The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the smirking cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che Guevara. In another, he raises his fist and flips over his cap to reveal the hand-scrawled message: “Communism will win.”
Less than a year after Rapone’s images drew a firestorm of vitriol and even death threats, the second lieutenant who became known as the “commie cadet” is officially out of the U.S. Army with an other-than-honorable discharge.
Props to him for having the guts to actually fight the system instead of just being a inhumane drone….communism, tho.
real communism has never been tried, tho :^)
If someone attends West Point then they weren't going to be drones in the first place. They were going to be one of the people in command of said drones.
If someone joins an army as a self proclaimed agent of a political ideology they aren't fighting the system, they're trying to become it. Likely to the detriment of anyone who dares to disagree with them.
Not sure what he expected. The military is literally the vanguard of the two party system and anyone too far right or left is guaranteed to be kicked out.
Out of interest, isn't this just one step down from treason for an American officer?