Remember when members of the U.S. military went after Tucker Carlson en masse on social media after he’d done a segment on President Biden “feminizing” the military (maternity flight suits, anyone?). An official account for the Marines told Carlson to “Get right before you get left, boomer.” The U.S. Army rolled out an introduction to its chief diversity officer. U.S. Special Operations Command welcomed aboard its new chief of diversity and inclusion (who had compared President Trump to Hitler on social media using badly Photoshopped pictures). Some officers in uniform made video responses to Carlson in their offices. In other words, Carlson struck a nerve.
The CIA isn’t about to be one-upped by the Army and its chief diversity officer. It recently released recruitment ads featuring an intersectional Latina cisgender millennial with generalized anxiety disorder to prove there was a place for her in the formerly patriarchal CIA.
"I am unapologetically me. I want you to be unapologetically you, whoever you are. Whether you work at #CIA, or anywhere else in the world.
Command your space. Mija, you are worth it."
— CIA (@CIA) April 28, 2021
But wait, there’s more.
Actual quotes from this new CIA recruitment ad:
"I am a woman of color"
"I am a cisgender millennial"
"I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder"
"I am intersectional"
I think it's safe to say the contemporary American left has failed.pic.twitter.com/ruUzWSeIur
— Aisha Ahmad (@aishaismad) May 2, 2021
When you can't tell if the person talking is AOC or CIA
— Aisha Ahmad (@aishaismad) May 2, 2021
As a former CIA case officer, I’m profoundly disappointed that this “recruitment” ad has no mention of the honor it is to serve these United States of America. Our enemies clean our clocks while we obsess over “me” & “I” puddles of wokeness, – and not the mission. 🇺🇸 https://t.co/mTZ46SQYmN
— Leah Campos (@LeahfsAZ) May 2, 2021
"The CIA: We're so desperate that we may even hire losers like you! I mean, what else are you doing? Getting angry at people on Twitter? If you're going to be a loser, be a LOSER AT THE CIA!"
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) May 2, 2021
Imagine the laughter at KGB HQ.
— Brian Knotts (@brianknotts) May 2, 2021
“My existence is not a box-checking exercise.” As she then proceeds to tell the viewers each identity box she checks
— Jim Foster (@JimboFoster92) May 2, 2021
It's funny how she says she earned her position and then they show an award for "diversity and inclusion". 😂
— Brotmeister (@HansBrotmeister) May 3, 2021
Always this pic.twitter.com/Xu11oYmIAw
— Shabtai (@velvetart) May 3, 2021
More 👏 female 👏 waterboarders
— Siobhan Thompson, mysterious European heiress (@vornietom) May 3, 2021
" I can change a diaper with one hand and destabilize a South American country with the other "
— Rob (@YaBoiShamoi) May 3, 2021
— Dr. Manhattan (@UncleDario1) May 2, 2021
"People are intoxicated by my brilliance." That's possibly the most obnoxious and narcissistic thing ever said. I'll take 'the patriarchy' over her any day.
— DukeofAquitaine (@DukeofAquitane) May 2, 2021
— Uniquely Generic (@naive_skeptic) May 3, 2021
OMG – can we say "trying too hard?" Plus it's about 1 minute too long
— Reality Based Adult Human Female (@TheParticleWave) May 3, 2021
Thank you for saying so. Thought I would scream if she didn’t stop talking. Don’t think thats the reaction they’re going for, right?
— Jayne Martin (@mizladyjayne) May 3, 2021
CIA promotes individuals wearing high visibility resentments like a safety vest. Sounds familiar.
— Handsome Mallard (@11121man) May 2, 2021
“I am not going to apologize for the space I occupy”… at least there was some true sentiment there
— Amna Khan (@amnaukhan) May 3, 2021
Would be a brilliant strategy if she had been kept under wraps and used to infiltrate the international left. Otherwise a painful exercise in political theater.
— Alberto Miguel Fernandez (@AlbertoMiguelF5) May 3, 2021
"I am intersectional"? Like, I have an analysis of how race intersects with class to form relations of oppression and exploitation?
Is the CIA looking for people who really get how the racialization of capitalist social relations reproduces an hierarchically divided proletariat?
— Ben Rosenzweig (@BenRosenzweig2) May 2, 2021
Leftists are upset because the CIA is appropriating their language to recruit — this ad fails everybody.
You felt the need to apologize for being a woman? Are you kidding me?
(We hold all the cards, sugar. Age 36 is a bit late to realize it, but welcome.)
— Sandy 〽️ (@RightGlockMom) April 30, 2021
Whether you’re toppling democratic governments in South America or introducing crack into the inner cities, just do you, boo.
— for me, personally (@FPersonally) April 30, 2021
It’s good they are encouraging women to sign up, but it seems like she’s more concerned about her pride and stereotype rather than mission objective. Also, it is interesting how she says “first generation ‘Latina’” instead of American.
— TOMOIAGA GRIGORE (@Ttg2014grigore) April 29, 2021
If I live to be 900 years old I’ll never understand the purpose of this Twitter account
— sexually boring (@PresidentOfFart) April 30, 2021
‘Get right before you get left, boomer’: Official Marine Corps Twitter account goes after Tucker Carlson https://t.co/DO5syy4LaQ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 14, 2021