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CIA recruitment video slammed as ‘woke propaganda’

A gag-worthy CIA recruitment video, featuring an “intersectional” and “cisgender” Latina mom, has been panned by critics — who say it is “woke propaganda” gone too far.

The promotional video, posted on Twitter Wednesday, features a 36-year-old officer who ticked off a series of left-wing buzzwords before boasting that she can “wax eloquent on complex legal issues” while staying true to her Latina roots.

“I am a woman of color, I am a mom, I am a cisgender millennial who’s been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder,” she says, while dramatic string music plays in the background. “I am intersectional, but my existence is not a box-checking exercise.”

“I did not sneak into the CIA,” the agent, who says she has suffered from “impostor syndrome,” goes on.

“My employment was not and is not of a fluke or a slip through the cracks. … I am educated, qualified and competent.”    

The two-minute video was widely mocked on social media.

“China and Russia Love this,” snarked Donald Trump Jr.

“The CIA just released a recruitment video full of woke propaganda and America’s enemies are laughing their heads off,” conservative author and podcaster Dinesh D’Souza said.

“That our universities teach people to talk like this is a national embarrassment,” tweeted author J.D. Vance.

Meanwhile, another critic claimed he was repulsed.

“i literally almost threw up,” he wrote.

Here’s another take from National Review:

Progressives seem upset that the CIA has “co-opted” their language in a new recruitment video that features a “cisgender millennial” woman who says she is “intersectional,” that she is “unapologetically me,” and that she refuses to “internalize misguided patriarchal ideas.”

Personally, I think the move makes perfect sense. The sort of people who talk like this are already experts in manipulating, infiltrating, surveilling, and extracting dubious confessions from the rest of us — and, as a result, they already possess most of the skills for which the CIA is looking.