The NFL, Spenser Rapone, And the Project Of Cultural Terraforming

BY Herschel Smith
6 years, 7 months ago

Here is a recent graduate of West Point.

His name is Spenser Rapone.  His introduction to fame and glory apparently came from being associated with “Veterans for Kaepernick.” has a discussion on him, and West Point has issued a statement of condemnation of his actions.

Don’t be surprised.  And be aware that the NFL protests, childish and sophomoric that they are, aren’t about the American flag any more than the Antifa protests are about freedom and liberty.  Spenser and the NFL are related.

On the one hand, there are those who [mistakenly] say that “While I don’t support their views, they have a constitutional right to do what they’re doing.”  There are others who assert that no true patriot should risk his life for the benefit of multinational corporations.  Both of these views miss the point of all of this.

True enough, I begged my youngest son Daniel to get out of the Marine Corps when it came time to reenlist back in 2008 – 2009.  I told him he could possibly fight and lose a limb or die for the sake of helping one Islamist army defeat another Islamist army, the entire purpose being to open up rat lines for oil and weapons plays in Northern Africa for American elitists.  That warning turned out to be prescient, and I’m glad to say he listened to me.

But to the collectivists, there are still tried and true, staid institutions such as the military, and even football.  The Marxists have managed literally to transform the culture of the college campus, a battle that was begun some 50 years ago and won well before the attention turned directly (rather than opaquely) towards white, middle class, Christian America.  The battles aren’t just beginning for them.  This is the end game for them, unless America turns to weapons to settle the war decisively.

The end game involves the terraforming of the institutions in which America has [foolishly] placed its trust.  It’s no mistake that gun controllers and collectivists such as David Petraeus and Stanley McChrystal were flag officers, and even into the ranks of staff officers there were many like Lt. Col. Robert Bateman, who is well known to most of my readers.  My son Daniel had some very direct thoughts about Bateman you might want to read again.  You can add to that growing list of collectivists young, ideologically leftist officers like Spenser Rapone.

Writing as @punkproletarian, He attacks his very alma mater as racist, but if you read into the first several paragraphs, you’ve read enough.  This may be managed by a wealthy benefactor such George Soros (who of course has hired many of the Antifa protesters), or it may not be.  It doesn’t matter.  The rot is so deep that the cancer cannot be excised.

As to the NFL protests, if you believe in property rights, contracts and covenants, you must hold to the view that a player doesn’t just have the right to do anything he wants to do, any time he wants to do it, any more than I do as an employee of a corporation.  I have no right to disparage my corporation in public, and as an at-will employee, my company has a right to fire me should I violate that trust.  The first amendment has no bearing on this subject.

This all leads us to the conclusion that the NFL owners must be in agreement with the protests, or at least not in disagreement enough to risk angering their employees.  Their employees, the players, want more bling to wear when out clubbing, or something, they know not what, and cannot communicate it to us because most of them are as dumb as a bag of rocks.  But we have nothing in common with them, not even a point of contact or agreement to which we can point.

If they object to overbearing police presence because of some black boy who didn’t pay taxes, lived off the public dole his whole life, stole whatever he wanted, and decided to walk down the middle of a road he didn’t own before he beat the hell out of someone, or if someone objects that Philado Castile was shot by the cops, we may object that white people have guns pointed at them all the time, have their dogs shot all the time, and get bullied all the time.  This has nothing to do with race, notwithstanding whatever the blacks who take the knee want us to think.

Here’s the point.  What the statists are telling you is that not even the flag, the U.S. military, or something so watched as NFL football constitutes a point of collaboration between you and them.  There can be no compromise.  They are in this to win, and just like the Chinese who sent men until the machine guns barrels overheated into South Korea, they are willing to sacrifice anyone or anything to get their way.  Civil war is coming should America eventually decide to settle this conflict with weapons.  If not, it’s essentially over.

As a final thought, I haven’t watched a professional sports game for so long I can’t remember.  I don’t do professional sports.  For those of you who do, find another way to spend your time.  Go hiking.  Find some intermediate or advanced single track and go mountain biking for the workout of your life.  Go to a park and read to your children or grandchildren.  Enjoy the shooting sports.  But if you sit on a couch all Sunday and watch someone else play games, you’re the same as a crack addict who devotes his life to something that pays no return.

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  1. On September 27, 2017 at 8:29 am, Frogdaddy said:

    It’s disgusting to see this.

    The walls are closing in. As you say the rot continues unabated. I don’t see a way of escaping this. We’ve lived with this cancer long enough, it either kills the host or will need to be excised. At some point this will become so intrusive in our lives we’ll have to act for survival sake. It won’t stop. I don’t want it to happen but it’s going to come to a head.

    I’ve discouraged my kid from joining the armed forces because it’s not about defending this country anymore, it’s all for the MIC. He’s a heck of a patriot and it makes it hard, but he’ll understand in the end.

    I never understood sitting around all day watching football. I’d watch a Super Bowl with family throughout the years, but it ceased once I understood the corruption and degeneracy that was being forced upon me and my family (re: Janet Jackson ring a bell?). I was done with it at that point. It’s amazing to see what passes for courage today. “Bruce Jenner, he’s courageous”. “Tim Tebow, he’s nuts”.

    I’m sick of it and it’s becoming stifling.

  2. On September 27, 2017 at 10:34 am, Fred said:

    Mr. Smith,
    This is among your best. I could argue many points and angles but still be half wrong. This is a Thinking Mans article to which flippant or poorly thought out answers are useless.

  3. On September 27, 2017 at 11:17 am, Liberty4Ever said:

    Sat cong, Spenser. Sat cong.

  4. On September 27, 2017 at 11:54 am, DAN III said:


    Speaking from personal experience, if one believes this communist Rapone is the exception, you would be wrong. Today the US Armed Forces are filled with leftists and Marxists. They occupy every MOS and commissioned branch. Hell, it is acceptable. Oh, and if you think his West Point faculty and chain-of-command did not know this bastard’s political beliefs you would again be wrong.

    What is even more annoying to me is the Combat Infantry Badge this dirtbag has been awarded. Dollars to donuts his Marxist leanings were well-known by his Army unit. My experienced guess is that this POS had a direct appointment to the USMA courtesy his company/battalion/brigade commanders recommending him for such. Certainly, the company commander knew this guy’s leanings. Although, pending CID investigations, his company commander will feign ignorance. Yet, he sent the USMA recommendation right up the ladder to be rubber stamped by those in Rapone’s chain of command.

    One can trust those in government as far as one can throw them. Rapone is only one example of today’s Marxist Millenials so pervasive in what once was traditional, American society. These communists infest every level of government, civilian and military.

    Verify your zero. Do your PT. And make yourself right with your God. The SHTF is coming sooner than we think.

  5. On September 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm, Walter Zoomie said:

    It is my sincere hope that Rapone gets another deployment to the sandbox and gets both legs blown off. Fuck him, but I feel for the troops he will be leading…

  6. On September 27, 2017 at 12:30 pm, Dusty Joe said:

    The rot is so deep that the cancer cannot be excised.
    Yes it can, one shot at a time.

  7. On September 27, 2017 at 3:16 pm, OhioGuy said:

    D Joe

    Respectfully disagree. The Left has taken over the C4 nodes [ Command Control Coordination Comm ] just as HIV takes over the immune T4 response and coordination ‘apparatus.’

    Mediatainment – Legal & Judiciary – Whackademia – Gov

    This progra,m has been ongoing since the early 60’s. Several iterations of H. not-so-sapiens have emerged and been fully marinated in PC BS. The PTB merely have to wait while humans disappear, and the programmed successors become the norm.

    I’m an optimistic Realist, and I just have been working to set aside some materiele and know-how for my children.

    Reality is a bitch, and will eventually arrive with all her sisters. I hope that I don’t have to put a round in the deserving unless there’s no other way. The Rot is systemic, and the upcoming ‘auto-immune’ response is gonna destroy viable host ‘cells’ in addition to the Debris that’s going to need debriding

    Prepare Accordingly

  8. On September 27, 2017 at 3:39 pm, Mack said:


    “Today the US Armed Forces are filled with leftists and Marxists.”

    And … Islamists.

  9. On September 27, 2017 at 5:04 pm, Yuri said:

    Dusty Joe,
    That’s not an excision, it’s a (prolonged) execution ……
    and, an act of mercy.

    I am fascinated and horrified by the broken-backed agonies and soul-damning screams of my best equine friend. Mabel now lays writhing at the bottom of a ravine. I have never wanted anything more than to climb down to end her misery; but the Sherriff and his posse are here, and they’ve got the drop on me.

  10. On September 27, 2017 at 5:07 pm, Herschel Smith said:


    Okay, so I’ll bite. You can’t lay out a quote like that and not give the source. Where did that come from?

  11. On September 27, 2017 at 5:09 pm, Pat Hines said:

    That cadet graduated in 2016 and is a currently serving 2LT. He’s set up for a courts marshal, soon. It’s likely that he thinks he can get out of his service obligation by getting the boot. What he doesn’t apparently know is that the US government will collect huge money for his formerly “free education”. His tax returns will be garnished, his wages such as they might be will be garnished, all the while there will be interest accruing on his debt. I’ve never been the target of this, I know several who have. US m military funded undergrad or graduate degrees costs can be recuperated and are.

    His plan, which is pretty obvious, will not work out for him.

  12. On September 27, 2017 at 5:34 pm, Roger J said:

    I hope some patriotic young enlisted man (most likely from the Deep South) remembers the meaning of the word “frag.”

  13. On September 27, 2017 at 6:20 pm, Tim, MSgt said:

    This f*cking idiot deserves a “Full Metal Jacket” soap-in-a-towel party. But since access to a soap bar could be restricted as a slipping hazard, replace it with a 200 round belt of FMJ, any caliber.

  14. On September 28, 2017 at 3:26 am, Nosmo said:

    The NFL thing will be managed by the fans, however they choose to manage it. I suspect that will not be to the NFL’s advantage; since the NFL, and the other sports activities, serve the purpose of delivering bread and circuses, I’m wondering what will replace it, because there will be clamoring for something.

    As for Rapone, how the Army deals with him will tell us everything we need to know.

  15. On September 28, 2017 at 11:50 am, Rickr said:

    As Mr. Rapone is apparently serving in clear violation of his oath of commission, in a just world he and those of his ilk would immediately be court-martialed, and presumably convicted to long terms producing gravel. But as Dan III notes, the Deep State (including the military high-command echelons) is so compromised this is likely a pipe dream.

  16. On September 28, 2017 at 3:18 pm, Davenport said:

    #1- Complain in writing to ESPN. Maybe they care enough to do something.

    #2- Their lives don’t matter. Who cares what they do during the national anthem.
    Kneel, sit, whatever; they can even go have “prison love” for all any of us should care. THEIR LIVES DON’T MATTER”. Never did, never will. If it weren’t for cotton they wouldn’t even be here.

  17. On September 28, 2017 at 8:06 pm, Stonewall said:

    As the astute man said earlier. “What the army does next will tell us all we need to know”

  18. On September 29, 2017 at 10:32 am, Steve said:

    Through my military career I showed respect and courtesy to all officers, but I would hate to have to salute this guy and call him “Sir”.

  19. On October 1, 2017 at 8:25 pm, Yuri said:

    @ Herschel Smith (September 27, 2017 at 5:07 pm),

    Sorry for delay in reply, and sorry to disappoint; but that’s straight from my head, through fingers to keyboard, for that comment specifically. I didn’t take it from anywhere; but, you can turn it into a quote, if you like.

    I figured I didn’t need to explain that Mabel is America, and the Sherriff and his men are communists.

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