CIA Recruitment Video Widely Mocked for ‘Woke’ Video Featuring Identity Politics

A new two-minute recruiting video released by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is being overwhelmingly mocked on social media for its absurd emphasis on identity politics, as reported by Fox News.

The video, released on Monday, features a 36-year-old female agent, who is Latina, openly describing herself as “intersectional…cisgender,” and “a millennial.” She claims, without any evidence, to having once suffered from “imposter syndrome,” but ultimately overcame it because she defied “misguided patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be.”

“I am intersectional,” the agent says in the beginning of the video, “but my existence is not a box-checking exercise. I am a walking declaration, a woman whose inflection does not rise at the end of her sentences, suggesting that a question has been asked.”

“I can change a diaper in one hand and console a crying toddler with the other. I earned my way in and I earned my way up the ranks,” she adds, also claiming that she is “tired of feeling like I am supposed to apologize for the space I occupy.”

After the video’s release, it was largely condemned and ridiculed by social media commentators. Bryan Dean Wright, a former CIA officer himself, remarked that “the CIA used to be about mission to country…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 some liberals, such as The View co-host Meghan McCain, criticized the video as “a joke and truly embarrassing for our entire country. China, Russia, and our enemies are laughing at us.” Author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza agreed, similarly noting that “America’s enemies are laughing their heads off.”

Award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald posted that “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 this for years.”

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: LANGLEY, VA - JANUARY 21: The logo of the CIA is seen during a visit ofUS President Donald Trump the CIA headquarters on January 21, 2017 in Langley, Virginia . Trump spoke with about 300 people in his first official visit with a government agaency. (Photo by Olivier Doulier - Pool/Getty Images)

Support Free & Independent Journalism Your support helps protect our independence so that American Greatness can keep delivering top-quality, independent journalism that's free to everyone. Every contribution, however big or small, helps secure our future. If you can, please consider a recurring monthly donation.

Want news updates?

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.