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Intersectional Torturers

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Social media was ablaze yesterday over a CIA recruiting video which you should definitely watch if you haven’t seen it already, because it has to be seen to be believed.

The video features a Latina CIA officer proudly describing her ascent to her position in one of the most depraved institutions that has ever existed using a jaw-dropping fountain of social justice buzzwords and appeals to Latin American culture while wearing a t-shirt featuring a girl power symbol and the caption “Mija, you are worth it.”

“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. “I am intersectional, but my existence is not a box-checking exercise. I am a walking declaration. A woman whose inflection does not rise at the end of her sentences suggesting that a question has been asked.”

“I did not sneak into the CIA,” says the officer over inspirational-sounding music, adding, “At 36, I refuse to internalize misguided patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be.”

“Know your worth, command your space. Mija, you are worth it,” the video concludes.

“People in other parts of the world who make even modest efforts to ‘command their space’ often end up murdered by the CIA or its proxies,” someone commented under the video.

It’s honestly one of the most appalling things I’ve ever seen. To see ideas and values that are intended to protect and elevate disempowered members of the human community exploited to promote an immensely powerful government agency notorious for its down-punching assaults on those very populations is horrifying, to put it mildly.

This would after all be the same CIA that has inflicted many murderous and catastrophic interventions upon the world in general and Latin America in particular. The same lyingdrug-runningwarmongering, propagandizing, psychological terrorizing institution whose extensive use of torture has reportedly included “Rape, gang rape, rape using eels, snakes, or hard objects, and rape followed by murder; electric shock (‘the Bell Telephone Hour’) rendered by attaching wires to the genitals or other sensitive parts of the body, like the tongue; the ‘water treatment’; the ‘airplane’ in which the prisoner’s arms were tied behind the back, and the rope looped over a hook on the ceiling, suspending the prisoner in midair, after which he or she was beaten; beatings with rubber hoses and whips; the use of police dogs to maul prisoners.”

So it’s understandable that a video promoting this agency using language intended to uplift women, Latin Americans, and those struggling with mental illness has been met with widespread ridicule and mockery. Of course, it was only a matter of time before this outrage elevated the video to the attention of mainstream conservatives and it was turned into another vapid partisan issue.

“China and Russia are laughing their asses off watching CIA go full woke,” tweeted Donald Trump Jr. “‘Cisgender.’ ‘Intersectional.’ It’s like The Babylon Bee is handling CIA’s comms. If you think about it, wokeness is the kind of twisted PSYOP a spy agency would invent to destroy a country from the inside out.”

Yes Junior, the CIA is trying to destroy the very empire it exists to defend, using “wokeness”. Fucking moron.

“The CIA once had a mission against the Soviets, then Al Qaeda, but it is now a slothful, wasteful bureaucracy, overrun with politically correct slogans and militant mediocrity- as is the whole ‘intelligence community’,” tweeted radio host Buck Sexton.

Yeah the CIA was awesome when it was murdering and torturing Muslims and communists, but now it’s just a wasteful bureaucracy. Putz.

To be clear, here are the things we learned from the CIA’s “I am intersectional” video:

  • The CIA has unbelievable audacity.
  • There is no value system the CIA won’t exploit.
  • The politics of identity are not in and of themselves enough to meaningfully challenge power.

Here are the things we did not learn from the CIA’s “I am intersectional” video:

  • Inclusiveness is bad.
  • Republicans are smart.

The video is significant because it shows an agency staffed entirely by sociopaths using extremely manipulative language to advance its predatory agendas, not because it vindicates your dopey ideology. It’s so dumb and depressing how everything real gets twisted and bogged down into fake partisan bullshit.

The CIA can use, has used, and will use any ideological position to advance its agendas. That’s what’s so creepy about the video: it’s a high-budget, in-your-face example of how predatory manipulators operate, and it sets off our predation alarms. It’s not because “woke bad”.

Sociopaths don’t use language like normal human beings; normal people use language for connection and communication, while sociopaths use it for manipulation and control. Seeing it laid out openly, with language toyed with in a way that is entirely divorced from human value, is shudder-inducing.

Still, it is in some sense comforting to know that after all this time, after all that practice, after all that research into the mechanics of the human mind, and even with all its vast resources, the CIA can still make a sloppy propaganda video that is subject to viral disgust. They might be sociopaths, they might have an immense budget supplemented by their own covert drug trafficking programs, but at least the missing empathy centers in their brains sometimes make it difficult for them to understand normal human beings enough to manipulate them effectively.

It’s just so crazy that people still support this warped, perverse institution. It says so much about the power of Hollywood brainwashing, and about the power of denial. People just assume the CIA no longer does the profoundly evil things we know for a fact it has done in the past, and this assumption is based on literally nothing. It’s based on no factual evidence whatsoever. It’s believed because it is comfortable.

You can be sure that when the next revelation comes out about some unfathomably evil thing the CIA did in the past, people will say “Boy I’m sure glad it’s not like that anymore! Today’s CIA is intersectional!”

Inept sociopaths go to prison.

Mediocre sociopaths become cops.

Effective sociopaths become CEOs.

Clever sociopaths join the CIA.

Intersectional Omnicide

Our weapons will be manufactured by corporations
that have pansexual CEOs and Muslim shareholders.

The bombers will be emblazoned with rainbow flags
and flown by empowered women of all colors
who will scream “YAAASSS QUEEN!” as the mushroom clouds arise.

The desert sand will turn to glass in the blasts,
and that glass will become a ceiling,
and that ceiling will be shattered
by a lesbian CIA Director.

People will be vaporized on the spot,
or watch their own bodies fall apart like sandcastles,
but they will never be misgendered.

We will march as equals,
white, black, Asian, indigenous,
and whatever miscellaneous extras we can find
(so long as they’re photogenic enough for Instagram),
arm-in-arm singing “Fight Song” in one voice
beneath a drone-filled sky
to the edge of extinction
where we will leap together
screaming “This is all Susan Sarandon’s fault!”
into the face of the abyss.

It won’t be pretty,
it won’t be wise,
but at least,
for one glorious flash,
we will get to feel like we really tried.




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  • 8 May 2021
    I see that “commentators” in the media are already hinting that Russia was responsible for the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline Company’s pipes carrying product from the refineries on the Gulf Coast, through the South and ultimately to the Northeast. Swell time for another set of sanctions or maybe even that casus belli Washington has been desperately trying to scare up.
    Well, I’ve got my own theory of what really happened. I think it is far more likely that the CIA perpetrated a false flag attack to blame on the Russians which will be used to justify the reactions I already stated. Moreover, since we KNOW that the CIA has depended on drug running to boost their dark money support for the past forty years (Colombian coke through Central America to the streets of LA, and opium and herion to the entire world from the poppy fields of Afhagnistan), why would they not carry out cyberattacks against American corporations using ransomware to collect millions to fund their global skullduggery?
    Somebody had to say the obvious.

  • Here is Anya Parampil’s perfect parody:

  • BLM and the Capitol ‘riots’ are all part of the same divide and rule psy-op. This video is too. All the reactions on display were hoped for by the people who made the video.

  • I love your work. You’ve got a much needed and different from the herd perspective. Seriously though, the one thing I cannot for the life of me understand about you, is if you are clearly quite an intelligent woman, a thinker,… how the HELL ARE YOU A SOCIALIST?

    But don’t take that the wrong way. I’m not saying you ‘shouldn’t’ be a socialist, just that I don’t understand it. I was a socialist for years until I realised eventually that it was set up by international bankers as a means to seize control and that every time it’s ever been tried, it’s not been able to be sustained without resorting to tyranny, the very thing you are against. They need the tyranny because isocialism goes so much against human nature that it’s the only way to maintain it. It crushes the human spirit…

    • @Mike C — did you dream up that theory about socialism all by yourself. That’s one of the nuttier things I’ve heard. Perhaps what happens when socialism is tried in some country, the US and it’s allies find ways to disrupt those gov’ts and support their over-throw — overtly or covertly (or both, in Bolivia for example). They support some dictator or eventual dictator to getting into power.

      Socialism is aligned with human nature. Capitalism crushes the human spirit — if you look at it as a system. A few people at the top are doing wonderfully, but the vast majority who are below them in the pyramid are not flourishing.

    • I’m guessing it’s because she actually …understands it. Good lord.

  • I was told (so I may have been misinformed) that Tucker Carlson suggested that this video may be an indication of a CIA attempt to infiltrate the left. If he said that, he may be on to more than he thinks. I would ask to what extent the CIA may have created the contemporary left (e.g. Antifa and BLM) just as it has created the contemporary right. The latino leader of the supposedly white supremacist Proud Boys has been a police agent for ten years, since before the PB’s even existed. And yes there are conspiracies so it’s just a question of picking the right theory. Those who put down conspiracy theories in general are either agents or dupes. The CIA, FBI and domestic police agencies have a long history of pitting groups against each other both at home and abroad. It’s called “the strategy of tension”.

    • Here is the heart of the problem. The thing the not so smart intelligence agencies seem unable to understand.
      They ain’t the government, they have no standing, they have acted out of place, they will be dismantled. One piece at a time they will be removed from the presence of our lives.
      They have caused so much global harm that the response will be one of recompense. I’m thinking the probability of this is so much higher than the other possibility that we will all be dead. I mean, from an “intelligence” perspective consider it – how much sense does it make for all of us to be dead – permanently. That is stupid.
      So makes me think the CIA will “give up” and realize the mistakes they have made and how they have compounded themselves into a corner of not return. Well, if you get in a corner and you have no way out, then best to beg for forgiveness, and then maybe your life will be spared.
      That is my advice to the CIA, but rest assured, their actions are coming to an end. We have had enough and we know and we will kill you one at a time if we have to. That is the beauty of being amongst the peasant class – there are so many of us that we are unstoppable. But don’t get confused – we ain’t zombies. We just love our children and want things to get better.
      Peace is easy and the peasants rule.

  • It is scary how you bunch all cops together because the actions of a few. There are ~700.000 employed cops in the U.S. A large part of them are exposed to things you can’t imagine daily. A small percentage of them handle those situation in a bad way. And you sit there behind your keyboards saying “Mediocre sociopaths become cops.”

  • A Soulless Interface [SI]- someone who has to justify their place on Earth with gamut of me-dentities is lost and thus has to join an organisation that recognises ‘soullessness’ as a positive for the job. Perhaps the SI in the video has been assembled and programmed in a lab.

  • Of course Russia and China will essentially control ALL the internet – because they are the ONLY ones capable of doing this !

    Russia can ‘giveth’ and Russia can ‘taketh’ AWAY !


  • It actually shows you how irrelevant the ZIO/US has become – this has been going on for some time and the US is powerless to stop it and they won’t even admit it is happening !

    Since Russia entered Syria in 2015 – according to Syrian estimates – 350 thousand ZIO/US ISIS ‘proxies’ have been turned into fertiliser – THATS how big the operation was – it was HUGE !

    Since 2015 Russia has suffered 112 casualties !!

    Tells you everything you need to know !

    ALL the ZIO/US has left is the printer and lying media !!

  • At least she’s honest. She candidly acknowledges that she’s mentally challenged, having been diagnosed with “generalized anxiety disorder” – which produces symptoms like seeing Russian bots and Muslim terrorists under your bed every time a scapegoat is required or a false flag organized. Too bad her recruiters missed the obvious narcissistic personality disorder and the sociopathy you have to be afflicted with to even consider working for the CIA – especially in black sites.
    For the next recruiting video in the same honest vein, we could suggest: “You’re a fucking narcissistic sociopath that no one can stand in everyday life. Come and join the CIA’s Lonely Hearts Club Band!”

    • Did you watch the video by ‘blaire erskine’? She’s not far off – enjoyed torture as a kid, and would tell little girls “Women can do murder too”.

      • Oh. It appears it’s a satire. So hard to tell!

  • I am sure she is aspiring to be like Gena Haspel, an intersectional water boarder.

    Thanks for posting this Caitlin.

    Let’s see how did the CIA help Latinos in Latin America.

    Dominican Republic – In May 1961, the ruler of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo was murdered with weapons supplied by the CIA

    El Salvador – Farabundo Martí who lead these social revolts against United Fruit company and were violently crushed by the United States.

    Guatemala – Jacobo Arbenz was overthrown during the US-backed 1954 Guatemalan coup d’état leading to authoritarian governments endorsed by the United States

    Nicaragua – After the Sandinista Revolution that overthrew pro-American dictator[49] Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Nicaragua fought the Contra guerrillas supported by the United States

    Panama – The Panama Canal Zone was carved out and placed under United States sovereignty untiol the year 2000. Panamanian dictator Omar Torrijos’ unexpected death in a plane crash has been attributed to US agents in collaboration with Manuel Noriega.

    Paraguay – Conservative Colorado Party in Paraguay ruled the country for 65 consecutive years, including the American-supported[58][59][60][61] brutal dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner that lasted 35 years, from 1954 to 1989.

    Peru – Alberto Fujimori and Vladimiro Montesinos’s Peruvian regime was supported by the CIA.

    Uruguay – After 150 years of traditional democratic governments in Uruguay, a civic-military dictatorship of Uruguay backed by the United States[69][70][71] started after the military-led 1973 Uruguayan coup d’état that suppressed the Constitution of Uruguay of 1967, empowering President Juan María Bordaberry as dictator.

    Venezuela – In April 2002, president Hugo Chávez was briefly ousted from power in the 2002 Venezuelan coup d’état attempt. In 2016, Maduro again claimed that the United States was attempting to assist the opposition with a coup attempt.

    That latina CIA officer has no business calling herself a latina. She defiles Latin America.

  • Excellent! One of your best articles yet!

  • Caitlin, honest rogue journalists like you certainly help spread awareness. But how does a minority of people like your readers with tons of awareness but meagre financial clout and authority defeat a sinister cabal of super-wealthy psychopaths who indoctrinate and control other psychopaths in state departments, academia and MSM who in turn indoctrinate and control the world? Other liberators with tons of awareness but meagre financial clout resorted to terrorism after they discovered that spreading awareness achieved nothing.

  • Well, they need people to work there. Even Darth Vader has to open some spots from time to time. If that’s what she believes will bring food, insurance and comfort, let her be. It’s easy to go hard on people like her if we are identified as the opposite of what the empire represents. I just see a problem with the mellow music, LOL.

  • Exactly how I came to be an avid reader of your work I can’t recall. But somehow Jonathan Cook suggested your stuff to me, directly or indirectly.

    As a superannuated, unreformed ’60s activist, I was dismayed when I first started seeing the Left – or its remains at least – jumping into the identity politics racket in the 1980s. Dismay became fear as the inevitable fragmentation of the Left followed, as night does day. Please excuse the boast that I was warning my own circle of the dangers of identity politics over 30 years ago. So I see nothing at all positive in the Left’s blustering about the Right’s attacks on identity politics, even to the point of the Left denying that it practiced precisely that politics for all of those 30 years.

    While I agree with you wholeheartedly that the CIA and many other Right-wing agents and agencies will pollute and re-purpose any language that the Left can conjure in its attempts to undermine the Right’s baleful hold over the entire West, I also believe that identity politics and its language are the most fertile ground for specious distortion that the Left has ever offered the Right. There is something inherently specious in any identity politics. The fact that Trump’s supporters have become expert at exploiting their own version of the same kind of politics strikes me as a QED for what I’m arguing.

    May I therefore ask that you turn your attention at some point to the inherent and, I think, self-evident and arguably overwhelming need for the Left to admit and to repudiate identity politics tout court, in order to find again our commonalities, so that we have once again a more or less untied front rather than a collection of disparate, internecine fragments?

    • David, your pompous language is undercut by your “untied front”. I think it is best to keep your fly closed.

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  • nice poem 🙂

  • Not quite Latinx or CIA, but

  • I think that a more effective approach in a recruiting video would begin along the lines of: “Have you ever thought about how much fun it would be to murder people and get away with it? And, if you make a mistake with potentially embarrassing consequences, such as the unnecessary death of one or maybe a lot of people, wouldn’t it be nice if such an oopsie doesn’t adversely affect your career? If you think so, and if you like the idea of an ‘economy proof’ federal job with all of its bells, whistles and bennies, and if you like the sound of ‘USA-OUR WAY OR NO WAY’ then consider a career with…”

  • and…lazy sociopaths become cult leaders.

  • Know your worth as a human being by not promoting the security state’s insidious agenda advancing actions designed to establish a technocratic totalitarian biosecurity state devouring the entire planet.

  • It’s beyond me why people have a hard time mistrusting everything…especially everything with power. Most mistrust a long list of things…but balk when you try to get them to keep going. They just can’t make the jump to mistrusting everything. Seems the most logical natural obvious position based on the overwhelming evidence. If you can get someone to see the obvious then they lash out and say “Fine, but what can I do about it?” Then when you say “Nothing…other than to mock it and stop believing it and maybe if enough do the same then it will crumble”. They can’t even do that…can’t even just change their perspective and carry on benevolently…so strange. I can mistrust my government, my “news”, my experts, my religious leaders, my company, my financial system, etc…and carry on just fine.

  • I think this is a big deal and a positive step:

  • Hey, Barack took it to the bank – why shouldn’t she?
    There are always collaborators.

  • Sounds like the CIA needs more Spanish speakers for their next Latin American atrocity, Mija.

  • This came to mind after reading:

  • The CIA probably isn’t doing videos of Latina agents just to appear woke. They want Latinas and so on to help their agency understand and manipulate Hispanics better, maybe making the next Bolivian coup more long-lasting.

    • GCHQ – the UK’s NSA – is targetting dyslexics, but not out of a sudden fad for inclusivity.
      “It has often been said that dyslexics make brilliant spies, and today [29 April] we have opened up about the unique skills dyslexia brings to our mission to keep the UK safe.

      In a new vodcast (video podcast) called the D.Spot, broadcast today, Jo Cavan, a senior GCHQ director, joins two dyslexic intelligence officers to explore the dyslexic strengths that make them ideal analysts for the modern era. Their strengths include pattern recognition when dealing with big data, seeing the bigger picture when considering complex future scenarios and finding solutions to novel and challenging problems.”

  • I’m sure she had to be much sicker than all the white applicants. They’re not fooling anyone.

  • “Mediocre sociopaths become cops.”

    That’s disgusting. You lost the respect I had for you right there.

  • Centre for Insane Arseholes?

    • I always liked “Cocaine Importers of America”

      • Of the Americas.

        We’re intersectional now.

  • The truly pitiful part is that in spite of the absurdity of the notion that the CIA is a touchy feely institution, there are suckers on the planet who will buy it. There always are.

  • Intersectional Omnicide. Just fucking brilliant!!! Love it. Thank you.

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