Now, let’s start off with the basic principle that the CIA was headed by John Brennan during the Obama years, so you know that there are likely some serious lingering issues there.
People appear to have completely memory-holed how the CIA under Brennan spied on Congress, how Brennan lied about it and how no one was ever punished for it.
Things like that might make you concerned about the Agency being compromised by politics or influenced by one party.
So just in case you weren’t sure, the CIA decided that they were going to trumpet their politics in an ad that went viral today.
Actual quotes from this new CIA recruitment ad:
"I am a woman of color"
"I am a cisgender millennial"
"I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder"
"I am intersectional"
I think it's safe to say the contemporary American left has failed.pic.twitter.com/ruUzWSeIur
— Aisha Ahmad (@aishaismad) May 2, 2021
“I am a cisgender millennial who’s been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.” Um, okay? TMI. “I am intersectional,” she says but claims her existence is not a “box-checking exercise.” So why are you checking those boxes? “I used to struggle with imposter syndrome,” she declares. “But at 36, I refuse to internalize misguided patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be.”
Yes, it’s real, as you can see part of it tweeted from their account.
"I am unapologetically me. I want you to be unapologetically you, whoever you are. Whether you work at #CIA, or anywhere else in the world.
Command your space. Mija, you are worth it."
— CIA (@CIA) April 28, 2021
This woman believes she’s a victim of some vast patriarchal system, despite apparently getting a prime position as a CIA officer at an agency that has long been a bastion of men. This is not giving me confidence in the CIA, not because she’s a woman, but because she seems to have issues. She sounds like a lot of leftist politicians to me, when I shouldn’t even know her politics.
Isn’t the job supposed to be about serving the United States against its enemies? Where is that in this ad? The purpose of the CIA isn’t supposed to be a place to work out your issues or declare your wokeness. It has a very specific purpose, the defense of the United States. How about detailing the qualifications for this job that you would need, rather than the woke points? Unless those are the qualifications you need?
What must our enemies think when they see ads like this, focused on everything but what the Agency is supposed to be about?
The intelligence community is supposed to be non-political. But we can now see more clearly than ever under Joe Biden how far the ‘fundamental transformation’ has come.
This insanity has infiltrated all our institutions from the CIA to the military. We saw this, too, when multiple members of the armed forces from official accounts went after Tucker Carlson in an inappropriate political display. Even the DOD website went after Carlson.
What’s funny is everyone pretty much hates the ad, even the folks on the left. The conservatives rightly think it’s wacky. The leftists are disturbed that it appropriated their language.
Former CIA Ops officer Bryan Wright says this craziness really took off under Brennan.
This woke garbage took flight under John Brennan, and largely in the Directorate of Analysis.
It’s now endemic throughout the Agency. https://t.co/EknRrMEGHp
— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) May 3, 2021
The CIA used to be about mission to country. (I speak from experience)
Now it’s now about demanding — and getting — accommodation to fix an emotional wound or advance a personal agenda.
America is less safe with this new CIA, and dangerously more political. https://t.co/bYiP1vK7rB
— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) May 2, 2021
Our enemies are laughing their asses off watching this. While the CIA virtue signals about hiring an “intersectional, cisgender millennial with generalized anxiety disorder”, our enemies are plotting to take advantage at every turn.
THE STATE OF OUR UNION IS IN PERIL.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 3, 2021
When you can’t tell if the person talking is AOC or CIA
— Aisha Ahmad (@aishaismad) May 2, 2021
Yes, the CIA—the agency central to the undermining of any anti-capitalist movement across the world for a century—adopted woke posturing in an ad because those ideas are hegemonic
— Edward Ongweso Jr (@bigblackjacobin) May 3, 2021
Lots of people who pay no attention to the CIA and the security state seem to think this CIA video is the first time they've promoted, endorsed and embraced woke ideology. They've been doing it for years. I wrote about back in 2015:https://t.co/aSmz341cC7
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 3, 2021
China and Russia love this. https://t.co/YGI5AEsO3w
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 3, 2021
"I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder"—isn’t that what you want from the CIA? https://t.co/abqtnnRR8m
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) May 2, 2021