After checking off all of the following boxes, woman of color, mom, cisgender, millennial, diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, intersectional, the narrator of the CIA’s new recruitment ad tells us her existence is not a box checking exercise. She could have fooled us.
As she continues her slow-motion stroll through the corridors of power, she exudes confidence.
Wearing an uber confident smile, she tells us she is “perfectly made” and that her inflection does not rise at the end of her sentences suggesting a question has just been asked. She can even change a diaper with one hand while consoling a crying toddler with the other.
In fact, she’s a “walking declaration.”
“I used to struggle with impostor syndrome, but at 36, I refuse to internalize misguided patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be,” she tells viewers.
Former CIA officer Bryan Dean Wright joined “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday and expressed his disgust over the ad, calling it “propagandist garbage.” He points out the dangers of our “woke” new CIA dealing with countries that remain unenlightened.
“What happens when you hire a bunch of folks who are wokesters going out into the world that is not woke?” he asked. “Is an analyst who is a wokester – are they going to bring nuance to their analysis? … Of course not, They’re activists now.”
“The rest of the world. China, for instance, is deeply racist and bigoted. Will you go out with your Marxist BLM signs: ‘No, no, no, don’t do that. That’s bad.’ I mean, come on.”
“Just a few years ago, [the ad] would never have made it out of the front office. Look, you know, I started after 9/11 and our focus. If you asked us if we were to star in a recruitment video, we would have talked about the mission of the country. Nothing in that two-minute video was focused on the country.”
Needless to say, the ad has been widely mocked – on both sides of the aisle.
this is a video made by the CIA as part of their recruitment drive. look at the language used, and the t-shirt she’s wearing: a literal raised fist. you can’t make this shit up. they are coopting what was supposed to be an emancipatory language to enact mass murder and torture pic.twitter.com/ljMsZhBpSP
— ☀️👀 (@zei_squirrel) May 1, 2021
I hope the CIA actually is hiring fail brain millennials with debilitating anxiety like in the ad. that would be hilarious. Sam Fisher getting captured and tortured because the analyst working on his mission is hyperventilating due to being quote tweeted
— Anor Londo gentrifier (@ByYourLogic) May 2, 2021
Still can’t get over this CIA video… woke id politics officially co-opted by the world’s most destructive intelligence agency. I remember warning about this danger like 7 years ago and getting smeared for it by tumblr types https://t.co/4aDCezbbu1
— Rania Khalek (@RaniaKhalek) May 2, 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
As I see it, the left has taken their “woke” identity politics way too far and have now entered parody territory. Somewhere along the line, they managed to jump the shark.
It may have happened when Democrats, starting with the President, threw their collective tantrum over Georgia’s new voting law.
Even many blacks take offense over the implication that they are too stupid to figure out how to get a state ID card. Likewise, Democrats have become so pathetic that some of their own have run out credible excuses for this stupidity.
This is a perfect opportunity for Republicans to launch a ridicule campaign against the party.
Rule number 5 on the late radical “community organizer” Saul Alinsky’s Tried and True Rules for Radicals list says, “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.”
If ever there was a time for ridicule, it’s now.