An active duty Army officer who recently graduated from West Point showed his disdain for capitalism by revealing a hidden message written under his hat (sometimes referred to as a “cover” in the military) that said “communism will win” in a picture spreading across social media.
Over the weekend Spenser Rapone, an officer with the United States Army, posted a picture from his Twitter account (@punkproletarian) featuring a picture of himself in his military dress attire showing a hand written message saying “COMMUNISM WILL WIN”, while also holding up his clenched fist in a well known communist salute.
— Commie Bebop🌹 (@punkproletarian) September 24, 2017
The tweet contained a single hashtag, #VeteransForKaepernick, a nod to NFL player Colin Kaepernick who started the trend of kneeling during America’s National Anthem, which is played prior to his football games. Since Kaepernick’s act of protest against perceived “injustices” against minorities in America, more NFL players have followed his lead, which has resulted in thousands of fans burning their team’s jerseys and gear to show their disgust at the politicizing of football.
Spenser Rapone followed up with an additional tweet, just in case there was any “lingering doubt” about his message, showing him opening his dress coat to reveal a t-shirt with the face of late Marxist revolutionary and guerrilla leader Che Guevara, a common hero of socialists and communists.
In case there was any lingering doubt, hasta la victoria siempre pic.twitter.com/0XrW38wcCk
— Commie Bebop🌹 (@punkproletarian) September 25, 2017
Spencer Rapone confirmed the authenticity of the photo in a comment to LawNewz, but is in the field until Friday and was not able to answer more detailed questions.
Internet sleuths later found an Instagram account sharing the same username as Rapone, @punkproletarian, which featured various images supporting communist propaganda and a card that had the phrase “Kill every last capitalist” written on it in glitter, along with the famous communist hammer and sickle logo.
Rapone’s Instagram avatar features a picture of himself, but he has since made the account private. However, icons of a star along with the communist hammer and sickle appear at the end of his tagline.
Ironically, America and its system of capitalism has provided Rapone with a life of prosperity well beyond what any socialist country could ever offer, along with the opportunity to become an Army officer, although that fact appears lost on him.
The obvious question is, if Rapone has so much hatred for America and capitalism, then why join the United States military and fight to defend the values and freedom in which the nation was founded upon?
Only Rapone can answer that, but I can’t imagine soldiers under his command trusting his judgment, orders or ability to defend them should America enter a conflict with a communist country. In fact, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine Rapone ditching his Army uniform in favor of an outfit featuring the communist hammer and sickle logo in order to fight against the capitalist values of America that he is supposedly sworn to defend.
The fact that someone who spreads a message such as “kill every last capitalist” and admits he hates capitalists, and by extension America, is going to be leading young Americans into battle should be cause for concern among every citizen who loves their country as well as his fellow soldiers.