A ponderously “woke” new video from the CIA, intended as a recruitment tool, is being torn apart on social media for making the United States’ primary intelligence service look like a group-therapy session for nonwhite women with low self-esteem.
The painful, condescending 2-minute video contains the faintly resentful musings of a 36-year-old CIA agent who describes herself as an “intersectional,” “cisgender,” and “millennial” Latina.
The officer wallows in her victimhood and uncertainty, telling viewers of how she used to suffer from “imposter syndrome” because other people made her feel bad about herself. But now she has embraced herself “unapologetically,” and rejected “misguided patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be.”
Former CIA officer Bryan Dean Wright tweeted: “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.”
Even “The View” co-host Meghan McCain cringed, tweeting: “This CIA recruitment video is a joke and truly embarrassing for our entire country … China, Russia and our enemies are laughing at us.”
“The CIA just released a recruitment video full of woke propaganda and America’s enemies are laughing their heads off. @CIA,” Dinesh D’Souza chimed in.
FOX News contributor Rachel Campos Duffy noted that the unnamed agent appears to list “all her identities (intersectional, cis gender, millennial woman of color with anxiety disorder) EXCEPT American. God help us.”
Political commentator Liz Wheeler tweeted, “Watch this insane CIA recruitment video & tell me the CIA isn’t a woke swamp creature… capable & willing to weaponize their power to target their political opponents: conservatives.”
Journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted: “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.”
“Biden is turning every U.S. institution into an embarrassing freak show,” Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra concurred. “The world is laughing at us.”