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The U.S. Army has opened an investigation into West Point graduate Second Lieutenant Spenser Rapone for appearing to openly advocate for communism on social media.
Pictures of Rapone in uniform at West Point promoting pro-communism messages spread wildly around the internet Monday, in effect forcing West Point to issue a statement in response. The statement noted the Army has launched an investigation into Rapone’s activities.
“The U.S. Military Academy strives to develop leaders who internalize the academy’s motto of Duty, Honor, Country, and who live the Army values,” West Point said in a statement released Tuesday. “Second Lieutenant Rapone’s actions in no way reflect the values of the U.S. Military Academy or the U.S. Army. As figures of public trust, members of the military must exhibit exemplary conduct, and are prohibited from engaging in certain expressions of political speech in uniform. Second Lieutenant Rapone’s chain of command is aware of his actions and is looking into the matter. The academy is prepared to assist the officer’s chain of command as required.”
Rapone seemed to post the second picture in an effort to verify that he did in fact own the Twitter account. His bio describes himself as a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/26/army-opens-investigation-into-west-point-grad-for-promoting-communism/
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Land of the free still criminalising political thought? Classy.
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>>181776
A fucking Communist has no place in the armed forces.
It's absolutely insane that this subversion wasn't caught sooner.
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>>181781
>A fucking Communist has no place in the armed forces.
Why not? I would rather fight along side someone who values collectivism than one who worships at the alter of selfish individualism.
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>>181783
This guy is already openly displaying his treason and seems to be proud of it. In case we have a war with Communist China or North Korea there is a very high chance he will work against the US
I don't think he should be kicked out of the army or go to jail. I think he should be executed.
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>>181783
This is selfish individualism disguided as the first.
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>>181783
You should try joining the NK military then, you'd fit right in
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>>181787
>I think he should be executed.
#landofthefree

I love laughing at you cunts. Never change.
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>>181790
I'd rather join the Chinese. They'll be the first to colonize Mars by the way.
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>>181791
You retard do understand that the armed forces are not "free hippies" but are bound to serve the president and defend the constitution.
And being a communist goes directly against everything the constitution is.
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>>181793
China has more debt than America and massive state controlled malinvestment and mismanagement and virtually zero organically grown real economy. China is one gigantic ponzi scheme. They will implode so hard it will make look 1929 look like a mild downturn.
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>>181797
>China has more debt than America
China holds more American debt.
FTFY

>>181794
3/5
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>>181793
>"Commies should be able to serve in the military #freespeech"
>"Individualism is a false ideal"
>"I would rather fight for China than the US"
Sure buddy, I bet you'd be just the guy to defend the Constitution
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>>181801
Not a Yank so have no requirement to like or respect your flawed constitution.
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>>181802
What don't you like about it?
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>>181804
Aside from the initial treason against the sovereign and the fact it needed 27 amendments to get it right, it's just peachy.

>>181806
>but treason still exists
LMFAO
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>>181807
>I'm just pretending to be retarded
So this is the power of the left. Even when they try to troll they fail completely. Pathetic.
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>>181793
better dead than red
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>>181809
>>181810
America was born in an act of treason against the crown. Prove me wrong.

>>181811
Better loyal to my monarch than a republican traitor tbh.

>>181808
>>Flawed
>Ya got us now!
When you specify their should be well regulated militias but ignore that and let inbred rednecks do the job instead. Classic American poetry.
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>>181802
I'm not a yank either, but I don't think they should be forced to allow communists into their armed forces.
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>>181815
Because you don't respect freedom of political though or you just like to suck Yank dick?
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>>181814
>monarch
you don't know shit about communism, I bet you live somewhere in the suburbs of the US, you little shit
shut your whore mouth
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>>181819
Stupid Yank.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN9EC3Gy6Nk
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>>181820
You are delusional, kid.
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>>181822
I would try to convince you with a pic of my old JVC telly playing Corbyn's speech at the LPC but I expect you'd be too stupid to realise that proves where I am.
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>>181824
Oh no, I believe you that you are in the UK. I am just saying you are a delusional idiot.
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>>181833
>I am just saying you are a delusional idiot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4smim2MNvF8

>Compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission
>Ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite
>All of which are American dreams
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>>181833
>believe he is in the U.K.
For Christ sake anon look how ass blasted he is about the US and all the "yanks" if he was trying to be anymore British then he was already would be complaining that we still don't suck the queens clit regularly and that our tea was bad.
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>>181835

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VucczIg98Gw

>What did you learn in school today,
>Dear little boy of mine?
>What did you learn in school today,
>Dear little boy of mine?

>I learned that Washington never told a lie.
>I learned that soldiers seldom die.
>I learned that everybody's free,
>And that's what the teacher said to me.
>That's what I learned in school today,
>That's what I learned in school.

>What did you learn in school today,
>Dear little boy of mine?
>What did you learn in school today,
>Dear little boy of mine?
>I learned that policemen are my friends.
>I learned that justice never ends.
>I learned that murderers die for their crimes
>Even if we make a mistake sometimes.

>What did you learn in school today,
>Dear little boy of mine?
>What did you learn in school today,
>Dear little boy of mine?
>I learned our Government must be strong;
>It's always right and never wrong;
>Our leaders are the finest men
>And we elect them again and again.

>What did you learn in school today,
>Dear little boy of mine?
>What did you learn in school today,
>Dear little boy of mine?
>I learned that war is not so bad;
>I learned about the great ones we have had;
>We fought in Germany and in France
>And someday I might get my chance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iAIM02kv0g

Which side are you on?
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>>181839
Will you be a lousy scab or will you be a man?
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>>181818
Because communists are by definition against the ideals that the US and it's armed forces are supposed to uphold
You wouldn't expect the English army to allow Irish separatists, would you?
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>>181776
The idea that you're from the UK makes this particular criticism pretty lulzy. How long will you be able to post to 4chan from your impending bankrupt police state?
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There is literally nothing wrong with being a communist.
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>>181806
i agree, but you're a fucking idiot if you think this guy is guilty of treason. he holds unpopular and contrary opinions, he hasn't conspired with a foreign group.
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>>181893
He openly posts about his love for enemy regimes. Not something an army officer can get away with.
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>>181776
>>181783
>>181789
>>181791

A salty communist pretending to be superior to the filthy capitalists. How's those food shortages in every commie country going?
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>>181893
He's an idiot, so I can mock him all I want

Personally, I think he should hang
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>>181893
He openly derides his superior officers and disrespects the one document everyone in the Armed Services are sworn to defend.

How the fuck do you defend him? He deserves a dishonorable discharge at the very least.
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>>181917
Liberals not only defend the indefensible, they celebrate them.

They reject value structures. They reject natural law. They should all be shamed and ostrisized from American society.
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>>181776
it's kind of treasonous to be an officer in the military while promoting the ideology of america's enemies
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>>181775
Good.
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>>181776
Not criminalizing, just removing from the military
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It's not the communism that he is under investigation for, it's the 'politics while in uniform' part, ya morons.
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>>181776
You're not supposed to take any stance as a general you fucking simpleton. This is war we're talking about, not your Game of Memes you sit on your couch and rot away watching.
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I bet this is a ploy to be stripped of his commission before getting sent to Bumfukistan.

Not many things left a young person bent on wriggling out of their service obligation can use as a vehicle to get themselves tossed out of military besides being a communist, hell even traps serve now.

If it turns out to be an act on the guy's part, I think he needs to pay back Uncle Sam for the free first class education he got.
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>>181807
I take it you never bothered to read why the founding fathers had the Constitution made to be amended - They foresaw that times could change and the spirit of the people with it. So they made a Constitution that could evolve, hence a living document.

>>181806
Being a communist is not treasonous. Treason is knowingly and purposefully carrying out an act against your nation. As Americans we should be striving to accept all creeds, religions, and whatnot. The Commy Boogeyman was made to unite against the U.S.S.R. Our biggest trading partner is a state-ran, singe-party country ffs.
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>>181996
You can be a communist, but you can't promote communism while acting as a representative of the US military. Our military exists to defend America and its form of governance. This wouldn't even be a discussion if the guy was wearing a swastika armband.
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>>181787
Openly displaying treason?

Do you realize that the professional military is the largest socialist movement any state can support?

It's not treason, it's an inevitable reality of a system that large. The only way to combat it is to dissolve the force into many smaller forces (... like a bunch of independent militias all supporting a free state...). The second they started using monies for veteran's affairs and taking care of their own they became nothing more than the largest union interest in town.

He's just a symptom. The system betrayed the structures enshrined in the constitution long ago to make lots of money with it's industrial allies who betrayed actual capitalism (Adam Smith was a moral philosopher, this profit at all costs mentality flies directly in the face of his teachings) long ago as well.

The trouble is you can't put those principles into practice - the nation would be weak and fall prey to petty and vindictive external interests. This is why America wisely practiced a relatively isolationist stance early on. Those wise men that built the nation knew what it was to be embroiled in the endless battles, both physical and spiritual/mental, of history. They fought for, among other things, freedom from the endless cycle of, at the time, European unrest.

But that vision was lost, and time has seen their great great grand childer piss it all away on greed and misplaced self-righteousness.
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>>182014

This has to be a paid shill

No one can intentionally be this retarded for free
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>>181996
nice try living document theory is bullshit
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>>182010
You mean liberal (closet socialist) scum. The type of people who jerk it to UBI and muh atuomashun because they want machine communism.
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>>181775
I long for the days traitors could be put up against a wall and dispatched with a bullet. BTW, his actions go way beyond political thought if employed by the military. This is sedition, plain and simple.
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>>181775
>supports communism
>joins military as an officer
He’s already failed communism.
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>>181775
>fully embrace ironic detatchment
>bring about the communist revolution
At least he is honest with himself.
>>181776
>criminal stupidity
>political thought
Turns out that advocating genocide for muh greater good is still genocide.
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>>181783
>i would
But you dont because collectivism is about being selfish. You dont support your fellow out of conviction but for the promise of not being left behind.
Were not the promise of wealth to fuel the entitlements you simply can not generate for yourself you wouldnt be a collectivist.
Que the capitalists exploit us arguments but nobody forced you to be a loser. You just didnt cut it.
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>>181776
You actually lose certain rights when you sign your life away to the military. You cannot protest, especially not in uniform. And you cannot voice your political opinion, especially not in uniform.
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>>182099
Yeah he doesn't understand this.

Signing up for the military is basically saying "I support the US and represent it's values"
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>>182084

Liberals honestly believe communism is some kind of utopia where they all get thousands of dollars to stay at home and the government gives everyone an iPhone
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The military is already a socialize institution, everyone in it is for the healthcare and free schooling.
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They also need to investigate the buzz-cut punk who keeps appearing next to Rapone in many of the cadet photos. I bet he is just as deep into this as Rapone.
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>>181893
Honestly they probably will find some serious dirt once they get into the grit of the investigation. They will go through his computers, family computers, phones, just about every digital print will be lifted
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>>181893
>Communism is antithetical to the constitution
>He expresses his political views IN UNIFORM
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>>182593
I hope so!
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>>182129

this gets said a lot, and I know its just a poorly constructed insult, but how can you really think something like this?

I advocate that any person who works 40 hours a week should be able to afford a standard of living consistent with living in a first world country. people like you think everyone should be poor so they can be exploited by a small group of wealthy individuals, and you are ok with this because you hope to win the lottery one day and become wealthy yourself. to even suggest for a moment that a man who invents a useless phone app somehow deserves a larger piece of the pie at the expense of the man who works honestly contributing to the GDP in a meaningful way is morally bankrupt.
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>>182597

yeah, you cunts are big on the "in uniform" thing until someone from your camp does it. then, he is just being "patriotic" and "saying what needs to be said, PC police be damned!"
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>>181775
Not much to investigate, you have pictures and confessions.
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>>181776
>>181783
>>181791
I'm betting if he was Nazi you guys would be singing a different tune.

Remember 'progressive' it's a prejorative.
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>>181775
He could be recruited as a sleeper agent. Punt the little fudgepacker out.
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>>181776
You do realize you give up some of your rights when you join the military right?

For example its against regulations to critique the president in open forms while in uniform. You're also on call 24/7 for their use until your contract is up.

I know its fun to be edgy on 4chan, but no need to be an ignorant ausmo as well.
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>>181793
communist colonialist. thats a new one
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>>185085
Communist country run by the most successful capitalist state
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>>185085

China's only Communist in name. Their policies are actually more along the line of Mob/Mafia Capitalism
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>>185085
actually not really at all
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>>181787
>This guy is already openly displaying his treason

are you OK mister Sheckelstein?
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let remember that Virginian rednecks and new york yanks were communists and it was the most patriotic thing to do before mafia and jews from CIA took over the country..

https://youtu.be/wxiMrvDbq3s
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https://youtu.be/pCnEAH5wCzo
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>>185109
China is communist, but they're very practical in the way they go about achieving it with the "Let some people get rich first" philosophy.
When we approach a post-scarcity society, we have to embrace communism to some extent because we would have full automation of all essential tasks and AI doing essential thought-work, freeing us completely to spend our time as creatively as we please.
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>>181775
ITT: ignorant communist shills
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>>185153
>China is communist
Gave me a right chuckle. China is state capitalist in all but name.
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>>181781
>A fucking Communist has no place in the armed forces.
Why not? President Lincoln himself was friends with Karl Marx and there was a significant communist movement in the US before the Russian revolution caused the robber-barons to start shitting themselves, there were plenty of communists in the military in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Lincoln wasn't a commie himself but he did seem to be moving in that direction:
>Inasmuch as most good things are produced by labor, it follows that all such things ought to belong to those whose labor has produced them. But it has happened in all ages of the world that some have labored, and others, without labor, have enjoyed a large proportion of the fruits. This is wrong, and should not continue. To secure to each laborer the whole product of his labor as nearly as possible is a worthy object of any good government. -Abe Lincoln
Its no wonder the Wall Street fatcats had him assassinated...
>>181783
>I would rather fight along side someone who values collectivism than one who worships at the alter of selfish individualism.
Communism is arguably more individualistic than capitalism, just not in the "fuck you I got mine" sense that people typically use the term these days
>>181881
>Because communists are by definition against the ideals that the US
Communism is the logical conclusion of the enlightenment values the US was founded on.
>>182024
Top kek, you people honestly have no clue what communism is but you've been so indoctrinated into hating it despite that. I've found that many working-class Republicans actually agree with the basic ideas of communism as long as you don't tell them what it is, hilariously enough. It's not "when you have big government and it does stuff"




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