UPDATED: THESE PICTURES WERE A TWEET OF SUPPORT TO KAPERNICK FROM THIS CADET.*
I no longer remember a day where I wasn't deeply shocked or saddened by something I saw.
Do you? I haven't recognized my country or even many of her people in a very long time.
The fundamental transformation that Barrak Obama sought is here. We are not the same.
This is heartbreaking.
In case there was any lingering doubt, hasta la victoria siempre pic.twitter.com/0XrW38wcCk— Commie Bebop🌹 (@punkproletarian) September 25, 2017
What politician signed their name for this cadet?
The only thing that killed more people over the last 100 years than communism is disease.
100 million dead and the deadliest government system in all human history.
This is ignorant, foolish and reckless, even if is only a prank. I pray it is.
How can Americans be so obscene and stupid?
What would be said by the press, the left and the media had his hat said: fascism will win and his tee shirt was Hitler? Understandably outraged.
We should all be just as outraged.
The New York Times just ran a story that said: "For all its flaws, the Communist revolution taught Chinese women to dream big."
What? Communism in China MURDERED SIX TIMES MORE THAN HITLER.
"For all of his faults, Hitler did come up with the autobahn." NO. There is no "yeah, but..." These systems were and still are toxic killers.
Che hated blacks, homosexuals and anyone different than him.
He killed them for sport.
The time for laughs is long over. If this is a prank, imagine laughing at the pictures of people in gas chambers. THIS IS NO DIFFERENT.
Che was a butcher. Enough is enough!
Evil is sweeping the earth.
We have failed our children. They do not know. We tolerated the "funny" Che shirts and now this generation embraces these killers.
Communists, fascists, populists, nationalists, socialists, Antifa, Nazis, black panthers, leadership of BLM, white and black supremacists, ISIS, Hamas, etc. and all those who laugh them off despite the piles of dead bodies left in their wake will be held accountable one day in the courts of humanity.
I pray for this cadet, but I pray even harder for the men and women serving with him.
May he never have to watch the back of someone who is an actual guardian of the Freedom of all men.
If this was a joke, may he be the first to liberate the death camps in communist North Korea and be forever haunted by his callousness and arrogance.
UPDATE: The Army has issued a statement responding to the social media posts:
RESPONSE TO SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS BY USMA GRADUATE -- September 26, 2017
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. 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.
*Second Lt. Spenser Rapone is an infantry officer and a member of Democratic Socialists of America. He sent some support for Colin Kaepernick via Twitter, showing him in uniform, with “communism will win” etched inside his officer’s cap. He also tweeted a photo of himself wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt under his uniform.