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.”