CIA’s Series Of Woke Recruitment Videos Damage National Unity

CIA’s Series Of Woke Recruitment Videos Damage National Unity

The Central Intelligence Agency is the latest government agency to demonstrate its partisan nature, and its overt politicization harms the nation.
Gabe Kaminsky
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Since March, the Central Intelligence Agency has been posting openly leftist informational videos called “Humans of CIA.” While one would imagine, or at least hope, a major U.S. government agency would remain on the sidelines of obviously political issues, think again. Political correctness has infiltrated all of society and the government is no exception.

Consider the first video published on March 25. A 36-year-old Latina mother, who calls herself a “cisgender millennial,” celebrates her intersectionality and says she “refuse[s] to internalize misguided patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be.”

“I am a woman of color, I am a mom, I am a cisgender millennial who’s been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder,” the agent says, as dramatic music plays. “I am intersectional, but my existence is not a box-checking exercise …I did not sneak into CIA. My employment was not and is not the result of a fluke or slip through the cracks. I earned my way in and I earned my way up the ranks of this organization. I am educated, qualified, and competent, and sometimes I struggle.”

“I used to struggle with imposter syndrome, but at 36, I refuse to internalize misguided patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be,” the agent continues. “I am tired of feeling like I’m supposed to apologize for the space I occupy rather than intoxicate people with my effort, my brilliance. I am proud of me, full stop …I stand here a proud, first-generation Latina and officer at CIA …Mija [Spanish for daughter], you’re worth it.”

The script is confusing and contradicting. If in fact the CIA agent does not determine that her career is “a box-checking exercise,” why does she spend several minutes discussing aspects of her identity and qualify that being a woman makes her “refuse” to submit to “patriarchal ideas”?

Along with this, the agent notes she is “educated, qualified, and competent.” Given that she works in the CIA, one would hope so. It seems from the video, though, that the CIA is more intent on communicating that biological factors are vital and that one should be hyper-focused on identity to gauge whether one will succeed in America. It’s a free country.

The second video sticks to the intersectionality theme. Published on April 8, a white librarian describes his upbringing as a gay man in the south.

“Growing up gay in a small southern town, I was lucky to have a wonderful and accepting family,” the librarian says. “I always struggled with the idea that I might not be able to discuss my personal life at work. Imagine my surprise when I was talking my oath at CIA and I noticed a rainbow on then director [John] Brennan’s lanyard.”

“I remember being stunned,” the man continues. ” …Inclusion is a core value here. Officers from the top down work hard to ensure that every single person, whatever their gender, gender identity, race, disability, or sexual orientation can bring their entire self to work every day.”

The video, which has 4,500 downvotes on Youtube, once more communicates that the man’s sexual orientation is highly relevant — and implies that “small southern town[s]” are discriminatory toward such individuals. The latter half is where it predominantly gets into identity, as the CIA takes a position on biological sex and uses the phrase “gender identity” as a term wholly endorsed by officials.

Of course, the Biden administration has taken a firm stance on subjective gender ideology. The Department of Health and Human Services redefined “sex” as including “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” on Monday. This is a reversal from the Trump administration, which acknowledged sex as defined by an individual’s biology.

The third video, which perhaps was toned down upon a slew of blowback from Americans, is a feminist piece that centralizes identity over the CIA’s outlined mission “to gather and share intelligence to protect our Nation from threats.” The agent discusses her qualifications, and again affirms that there is a vast patriarchy and that women at the CIA wonder why there are not more women — as opposed to anyone of any identity qualified for the position.

“We’ve had several principals who are women, some of whom have asked why there aren’t more women on the director’s protective staff,” the agent notes. “I’ve been able to inspire not only women …but also people who wouldn’t normally consider themselves qualified to be a special agent.”

“I am now a supervisory special agent, held by only a handful of women in the past,” the agent continues. “I’ve experienced highs and lows, both professionally and personally.”

It should come as no surprise that the CIA is peddling far-left partisanship. The Department of Defense coordinated in March to target Fox News host Tucker Carlson, then deleted the tweet in question. The Pentagon hired a “chief of diversity and inclusion” who was since reassigned.

CIA Director William Burns said after the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd that it is “one step forward” in “addressing the broader trauma of racism and persistent inequity in our nation.” In other words, the CIA’s director affirms that Floyd was killed due to race, which has not been confirmed by any stretch, and that there is systemic racism in the United States. This is echoed by the Biden administration’s position.

The U.S. government does a grand disservice to Americans when it communicates that identity is more important to qualifications and that one’s biology holds any special relevance in performing the job to serve and protect. Leftist dogma is the norm across the federal government, but intersectional centrality only needlessly divides us.

Gabe Kaminsky is an intern at The Federalist and a senior at the University of Pittsburgh. His writing has been featured in the Daily Wire, The American Conservative, the Washington Examiner, and other outlets. He has also appeared on Fox News, Hill.TV, and various radio programs. Follow him on Twitter @Gabe__Kaminsky or email [email protected]
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