Army Finally Dumps Commie Cadet Spenser Rapone
Finally, after months of calls for the Army to rescind the commission of Spenser Rapone, the avowed Communist West Point graduate, they finally discharged him with an “other than honorable” discharge. That effectively prevents him from joining up again to subvert the US Military…which was his openly stated purpose. He was openly calling himself a Communist, Marxist, and Antifa supporter.
PJ Media reported that Senator Marco Rubio had requested he be removed from the Army back in October. Many of us called for his removal. An investigation was launched, but it wasn’t until SOFREP reported the outcome that we learned what happened.
After Rapone outed himself as a communist actively involved in a political project of subverting the military, it was announced by the Army that he was being investigated but the outcome was unknown until recently. SOFREP had a series of somewhat surreal e-mails with the Department of Defense about his status. An Army public affairs officer simply told us, “Privacy restrictions preclude us from discussing what, if any, actions may be taken against 2LT Rapone as a result of the administrative investigation, as well as the findings and recommendations of the investigation.”
We pressed them regarding DOD policies regarding communists serving in the ranks. The public affairs officer said they would research this and get back to us. In a few days they replied that according to AR 600-20, members of the armed forces may not belong to extremist groups. We than asked how DOD accounts for service members who may not be members of extremist organizations but may follow decentralized strategies such as Dutschke’s “long march through the institutions” or Abu Mu’sab al-Suri’s “Open Front” strategy? Curiously, we received no reply.
Rapone was open about his plans to subvert the military from the moment of his graduation on. One of his instructors had several run-ins with him and wrote out a sworn statement of which SOFREP posted a portion:
“At, best, Cadet Rapone’s online ideological screeds reveal the philosophical infatuations of a precocious adolescent, rather like a school boy who cannot stop spouting off about Nietzsche. The “misunderstood” and “persecuted” young genius shouts truth to power by cobbling together ideas and quotations popping up in chat rooms or on Facebook walls, certain that his provocative and shocking proclamations will, based solely upon their vehemence and sarcasm, demonstrate both the profound sincerity and the unassailable correctness of his viewpoints. This phase tends to be ephemeral, the erstwhile youthful firebrand eventually emerging from the self adulatory fog after eye-opening encounter with equally brilliant people articulating cogent, well-supported, and entirely contrary arguments, or having gained sufficient life experience to illustrate the fundamental interpretive emptiness that renders any strictly Manichaean worldview emotional unfulfilling and analytical bankrupt. At worst, however, Cadet Rapone’s statements bespeak either a severe mental or psychological disorder, or a genuine commitment to values and ideals wholly at odds with those of West Point and the Army.” LTC Robert Heffington
Rapone’s presence in the Army was a stain on the reputation of West Point and the entire Armed Forces. But the sad fact is there may be many more of them out there. Are they only catching the “dumb ones” that out themselves? Subverting our military, our entire county from within, is a thought that should keep our leadership and all of us awake at night.