A CIA recruitment ad featuring a “cisgender woman of color” who rails against the “patriarchy” and announces she has been diagnosed with “generalized anxiety disorder” has been ridiculed for its woke pandering.
The promo went viral on Twitter, racking up almost a million views, prompting ‘The CIA’ to start trending.
In the video, a Hispanic woman regurgitates glib social justice mantras, explaining how she is a “daughter of immigrants” while bragging about being “perfectly made.”
“I am a cisgender millennial who has been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder,” she states.
Turns out the CIA was behind Woke all along. Seems kind of obvious in hindsight. pic.twitter.com/QQfnV1It0k
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 3, 2021
“I am intersectional, but my existence is not a box checking exercise,” she adds, after having ticked a whole raft of ‘diversity’ boxes and showing off her ‘Donald R. Cryer award for diversity and inclusion.’
She then begins rambling on about not allowing her inflection to rise at the end of her sentences and having “earned her way in” (but not by checking diversity boxes, surely?).
“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,” she states, once again definitely not trying to tick diversity boxes.
She then continues to stroke her own ego before declaring herself to be “a proud first generation Latina and officer of the CIA.”
Respondents to the clip expressed a mixture of disgust and bewilderment at the utter state of the CIA to be forced to resort to such pandering.
Henceforth all criticism of the CIA is white privilege. https://t.co/416Gv8rNcX
— Richard Seymour (@leninology) May 3, 2021
The really telling thing about this video os that it speaks to the CIA's assessment of who would be interested in working for them. Clearly, they think they have appeal to woke millenials – and they're probably right. https://t.co/1hGuVRuE7B
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) May 3, 2021
The CIA went from waterboarding terrorists to torturing Americans with shitty woke commercials.
— Rising serpent 🇺🇸 (@rising_serpent) May 3, 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
Really? You can't think of *any* reasons it might make sense for the CIA to hire for diversity?
Here's a hint: what if we want to spy in a country that is mostly nonwhite? https://t.co/l4oyM4oDMf
— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) May 3, 2021