'Communist Cadet' Pics Show Obama's Fundamental Transformation Is Here

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.

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.

H/T: Townhall.com

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This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

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Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.

The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

After a generation under the "one country, two systems" policy, the people of Hong Kong are accustomed to much greater political and economic freedom relative to the rest of China. For the protesters, it's about more than a single bill. Resisting Xi Jinping and the Communist Party means the survival of a liberal democracy within distance of China's totalitarian grasp — a goal that should be shared by the United States. Instead, President Trump has retreated to his administration's flawed "America First" mindset.

This is an ideal opportunity for the United States to assert our strength by supporting democratic values abroad. In his inaugural address, Trump said he wanted "friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world" while "understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their interests first." But at what point is respecting sovereignty enabling dictatorships? American interests are shaped by the principles of our founding: political freedom, free markets, and human rights. Conversely, the interests of China's Communist Party are the exact opposite. When these values come into conflict, as they have in Hong Kong, it's our responsibility to take a stand for freedom — even if those who need it aren't within our country's borders.

Of course, that's not a call for military action. Putting pressure on Hong Kong is a matter of rhetoric and positioning — vital tenets of effective diplomacy. When it comes to heavy-handed world powers, it's an approach that can really work. When the Solidarity movement began organizing against communism in Poland, President Reagan openly condemned the Soviet military's imposition of martial law. His administration's support for the pro-democracy movement helped the Polish people gain liberal reforms from the Soviet regime. Similarly, President Trump doesn't need to be overly cautious about retribution from Xi Jinping and the Chinese government. Open, strong support for democracy in Hong Kong not only advances America's governing principles, but also weakens China's brand of authoritarianism.

After creating a commission to study the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote last month that the principles of our Constitution are central "not only to Americans," but to the rest of the world. He was right — putting "America First" means being the first advocate for freedom across the globe. Nothing shows the strength of our country more than when, in crucial moments of their own history, other nations find inspiration in our flag.

Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.

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