CIA recruitment video: ‘I am a cisgender millennial who has been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder’

By Jonathon Van Maren

I’ve been consistently documenting the process of corporations going woke one by one to align themselves with the LGBT revolution on this blog, and despite my pride in being unshockable at this terminal stage of our civilization, I’ll admit that I didn’t expect the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to get in on the game. I don’t know why not — after all, various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces have been going in this direction for some time — but the CIA? The jokes write themselves.

To improve its image, the CIA has released a video series called “Humans of the CIA.” The first installment featured a Latina CIA officer striding around the CIA headquarters to a soothing soundtrack while reciting lines in slam poetry style. “I am a woman of color,” she says while the music swells. “I am a mom. I am a cisgender millennial who has been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. I am intersectional, but my existence is not a box-checking exercise.” Her existence may not be a box-checking exercise, but this video’s existence certainly is.

“I am unapologetically me,” she says unapologetically. “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.” If you’re wondering what all of that means, it means that the CIA now speaks woke in addition to many other languages.


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