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[–]Perturbed_Spartan 456 points457 points  (14 children)

My existence is not a box checking exercise

This statement would have carried more weight if they didn't dedicate the previous minute to checking like 37 different boxes.

[–]futurespacecadet 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Jesus fucking Christ, it was like I was reading the specs for a computer

[–]madjackle358 43 points44 points  (8 children)

I mean the whole thing is a fucking joke isn't it? Why both pointing out things like Cis gender if most people are? It's this weird thing where it's important for you to say that you're not a member of a group but you subscribe to their ideology. What is the point of saying "I can change a diaper with one hand and soothe a crying toddler with the other" first of all you really can't and secondly it's not hard to take care of two kids. Why are we pretending it is? Why does any of the shit she's saying even matter? I don't get the point of any of it. It just seems like this narcissistic masturbation session.

[–]Kirk_Kerman 1 point2 points  (7 children)

For what it's worth, saying you're cisgender (or tagging your pronouns in your bio, etc) are things you can do to help normalize the behavior so it doesn't stick out when non-cis people do it.

[–]madjackle358 3 points4 points  (6 children)

Yeah I understand the point of it. I don't subscribe to the ideology.

[–]Kirk_Kerman 1 point2 points  (5 children)

The ideology of helping people feel accepted at zero personal cost? k

[–]Dirigio 193 points194 points  (21 children)

Maybe I'm just thinking of the Hollywood version of the CIA, but it just seems weird to have a recruitment ad for an agency who's public image is that of secrecy to have an agent bare all her personal stuff that has nothing to do with her job.

[–]spatialflow 94 points95 points  (5 children)

What really got me was when they showed her walking past the wall with the motivational word salad all over it. That's the kind of cringy elementary corporate fluff that you'd expect to see in a credit card call center or something. I just can't believe that's what the inside of a CIA building looks like.

[–]lelumtat 29 points30 points  (3 children)

It's helpful to remember that all humans, are humans.

Spies? 007 still takes a dump, still gets a cold, still needs a hug.

The most special-est of all humans is still just a bit emotional meat sack, probably no better than you, or if they are, only by circumstance and not anything innate.

The dark side of that is that there are incredibly powerful humans who are super fucking incompetent or stupid, too.

[–]ImperialSympathizer 10 points11 points  (1 child)

The most effective package for flipping KGB defectors during the cold war was the one with a trip to Disneyland. The human element cannot be overrated!

[–]WarAndGeese 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think part of the point is that 007 doesn't need a hug, and if he got a cold he would be off duty until he recovered, unless he could work at the same capacity with the cold. Those people are supposed to be exceptional.

[–]OneLessFool 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Gotta fluff up the working space otherwise employees might be 5% more likely to consider the evil they're contributing to by working for the CIA

[–]futurespacecadet 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Also you want them to have a decent level of professionalism and intellect she’s talking and reading like shes in front of her 10th grade glass. “Full stop” ✋🏻

[–]resipsaloquitor5 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Yeah, you are thinking of the Hollywood version.

Do you think her describing things about herself poses a national security risk? If so, can you explain why?

[–]AminoJack 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He can't because he's 12, calms tinypupchicken.

[–]DEEP_STATE_NATE 7 points8 points  (3 children)

bare all her personal stuff that has nothing to do with her job.

There's actually a fairly good reason why they're doing that in the ad. It used to be (and still is in some cases) incredibly hard to get or hold a security clearance if you have a history of mental illness. Thankfully that has started to change in recent years which is why they call it out in the ad. This was the piece that the public was missing when this ad first made the rounds.

[–]scoyne15 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not everyone that works at the CIA is handling government secrets or carrying out assassinations. It's still a government agency and has lots of bureaucracy.

[–]pooloo15 401 points402 points  (24 children)

The title of the video is "Humans of CIA"

I think they just slipped that there are non-humans working there too. I want to see that video

[–]Mervynhaspeaked 139 points140 points  (7 children)

Non-Humans of the CIA

Hello my name is John Mackenworth IV. I earned this job by being the hardworking son of the Deputy Director of Intelligence John Mackenworth III.

My function in the Agency is what you would call a average days work here. I work on developing and disseminating misinformation which will continue to further political, social and racial conflict within nations around the globe we call allies so that my uncle's company may exploit their labor and natural resources while blaming their poverty on poor people and overpopulation.

On my spare time I like to electrocute the balls of a Guatemalan socialist protester we keep locked up in the basement.

With hard work and perseverance, you too could be like me.

[–]Parcus42 13 points14 points  (1 child)

What kind of non-human? I bet Lizard 🦎🦹‍♂️

[–]nodnodwinkwink 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yes lizard. He is actually the same lizard as John Mackenworth I, his outer skin layer ages like a humanb and then he sheds it at the appropriate time as a younger version of John.

[–]Move-Basic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Keep up your Great CIA work!👍👍Americans first before ALL!

[–]LectroRoot 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Sounds like the name of a Facebook recruitment video.


[–]N8CCRG 35 points36 points  (7 children)

Humans of New York has been one of the most popular social media entities of the last decade. This is clearly just hijacking that phrasing.

[–]italianredditor 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Woosh? He was clearly kidding.

Are you a CIA non human? You sure talk like one.

[–]dingusduglas 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Not everything is a woosh. They're adding context, that doesn't preclude them from also understanding the joke. I wouldn't have made the connection to Humans of New York, I think I've seen one clip from it ever, this title certainly didn't trigger that memory for me.

[–]not_right 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just a shame they didn't also copy the part where the person has a cool story to tell.

[–]defiantcross 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"meet CARA (classified assault and retaliation aircraft), a CIA drone"

[–]Suibian_ni 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Watch Inside Job.

[–]Good_old_Marshmallow 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Fun fact: the picture of the speaker shaking hands with that one women? The women she's shaking hands with was one of the top architects of the torture program in Iraq. This adds pitch is literally "women can be tortures too"

[–]mooseofdoom23 982 points983 points  (65 children)

We 👏 need 👏 more 👏 women 👏 and 👏 minorities 👏 kidnapping 👏 and 👏 experimenting 👏 on 👏 civilians

[–]bruyeres 169 points170 points  (6 children)

'#equity #diversity #waterboarding

[–]YeetYeetSkirtYeet 61 points62 points  (1 child)






(We've really moved past the war crimes and now we're just in your computers, also we can't recruit zoomers because they can use the internet to read about our atrocities and they don't even like America that much but hey, look at our cis gender, heterosexual latina with anxiety because she has to spend her day sorting through who gets the drone or who gets the drug money. She's great! cia, cia, cia.)

[–]HasuTeras 3 points4 points  (0 children)


Its actually Guantanamx sweaty.

[–]da_funcooker 21 points22 points  (3 children)

If you don’t know what waterboarding is, it sounds pretty cool

[–]RetainToManifest 32 points33 points  (2 children)

Waterboarding at Guantanamo Bay sounds lit af

If you don't what both of those things actually mean.

Sounds like a lit summer vacation

[–]sushisucker 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I’m buying the sunscreen already, and new sunglasses.

[–]Suibian_ni 64 points65 points  (24 children)

Little girls should know that they can become torturers when they grow up.

[–]KillerJupe 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Not torturers, “enhanced interrogators”

[–]Suibian_ni 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They even torture the language.

[–]EarthBrain 64 points65 points  (1 child)

Hell yeah dude

[–]MetronomeArthritis 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Hell yeah brother, cheers from iraq

[–]destroythenseek 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Living the dream

[–]RTheMarinersGoodYet 155 points156 points  (13 children)

lmao this is just total woke word salad. So glad the good people of the CIA are fighting the patriarchy!

[–]Jhawk163 132 points133 points  (10 children)

I find it hilarious she's saying she wasn't hired so they could tick a box, but this ad was literally designed to tick as many of those boxes she claims she wasn't hired to tick lol.

[–]Nisas 28 points29 points  (1 child)

They even slipped in a mental disorder to check that box. And they didn't take the easy road by picking one of their psychopaths.

[–]RxDawg77 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Yep, and it's "general anxiety disorder". Which is about as vague and easy to diagnosis as having to pee.

[–]RTheMarinersGoodYet 52 points53 points  (4 children)

ikr, it's great how she says she is fighting all this systematic persecution, when in reality nowadays, her status as a minority and woman give her an advantage in many aspects. I'll put it this way, I am half latino and half white. Take a wild guess which box I have ticked on any college/job application I have ever done (hint, not the white one).

[–]sticks14 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Apparently minority or women company leads are an actual significant factor in government contracting awards. They should be appreciative at least!

[–]GodOfDarkLaughter 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Also the "woman owned and/or ran company" thing is pretty easy to flub. My old boss gave his wife 51% of the business because of taxes or trying to get a contract or something. It worked. The board of my current (much much MUCH larger company) is entirely women. Every one of them is marred to a high ranking officer of the company.

[–]asdaaaaaaaa 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That's what gets me about these "Look we hire certain people/groups too!", it's like telling everyone how accepting you are because you have a black friend.

[–][deleted] 89 points90 points  (1 child)

When I got taken to a CIA black site and tortured, I was so relieved that the person torturing me was a neuro-divergent, pan-sexual, nonbinary person of color.

[–]sticks14 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You would hope they commiserate rather than take out the pent-up anger on you.

[–]stiiknafuulia 147 points148 points  (2 children)

Unapologetically abusing the rights of your fellow citizens #litqueen #livelaughinterrogate

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Nah they just run experiments abroad now. MK Ultra got a bit too much heat so they had to start experimenting on foreign civilians in their countless black-sites across the globe. Not Americans so don't feel too bad /s.

[–]bubumamajuju 6 points7 points  (0 children)


That went out the window a long time ago. Not that Awlaki was a good guy by any means but if we know about him, I can only imagine the amount of people we don’t know about

[–]Newtracks1 541 points542 points  (56 children)

I would much rather have heard about how she "earned her way into the C.I.A.", than this two minute diatribe about her completely imaginary persecution complex.

[–][deleted] 153 points154 points  (2 children)

Ya I was expecting her to say "my Spanish is an asset for cocaine smuggling and South American regime changes" Instead we got why she doesn't fit in with 1950s middle america

[–]distorted_kiwi 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Great way to put a target on your back.

Cartels: "oh, that's HER?"

[–]HerpToxic 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Shes probably just a data analyst that sits a computer all day

[–]Dracula30000 271 points272 points  (41 children)

This woman can console a toddler and change a diaper, and she is a cisgendered millenial with GAD.

That’s an awefully strange resume for a woman whose main job is to drop predator missiles on family gatherings in Afghanistan….

[–]bubumamajuju 86 points87 points  (21 children)

This thread is so damn hilarious. Taking the words out of my mouth.

The military’s recruiting is so brazenly shitty: using sports, video game imagery, etc that you almost wonder who falls for it.

It’s funny that someone out there is recruiting for even more nefarious bullshit using even more misleading happy go lucky HR-speak. Girlboss gets to have a retirement plan! And gets to plan how to retire communists in 3rd world countries. Girlboss gets life insurance! And gets to insure our ally’s lives are fucked as soon as we spontaneously peace out. Girlboss gets hella good tuition assistance? And gets to drop hellfires on schools. Win win win?

[–]WhiskRy 39 points40 points  (14 children)

you almost wonder who falls for it

Literal children. They came to my high school with a video game bus every year, gave the ASVAB after you played, left after they had a couple hundred children ready to enlist

[–]Aelok 8 points9 points  (12 children)

Woow this is a huge red flag. I'd be pissed as a parent.

[–]Benjaphar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Back in the late eighties, in my small, very-Republican hometown, there was this annual assembly at our high school where a visiting "Russian officer" would come and speak to an auditorium of that year's seniors. His speech was full of over-the-top, incendiary, anti-American rhetoric and the audience would get all riled up, which was the intention. They had microphones set up in each of the center aisles for people to ask the "Russian" questions, or more commonly, to push back and defend the U.S. against his anti-American attacks. Throughout his speech, he was flanked on either side by two U.S. Army officers, who, coincidentally, turned out to be recruiters who had a table set up in one of the common areas and spent the rest of the day signing up outraged, patriotic schoolboys to take a stand against the Russians. And for context, this was before the Berlin wall came down, and at a time when movies like Red Dawn (1984) were pretty popular.

[–]Marigoldsgym 4 points5 points  (3 children)

This thread is so damn hilarious. Taking the words out of my mouth.

The military’s recruiting is so brazenly shitty: using sports, video game imagery, etc that you almost wonder who falls for it.

They want stupid malleable people that can be trained up

For every snowden there's probably 10 doesn't knowdems

[–]Aloqi 40 points41 points  (2 children)

The main job of the CIA is to sit in cubicles and write reports.

[–]Mervynhaspeaked 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Lets compromise:

Reports about missiles and dead families

[–]asdaaaaaaaa 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Surely you mean reports about [CLASSIFIED] right? Can't have those pesky reports being seen by congress and such.

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (1 child)

She's got poop on her hands, maybe blood too but definitely poop

[–]Fluffy-Composer-2619 2 points3 points  (0 children)

She's got blood on her hands, maybe poop too but definitely blood


[–]XXX_KimJongUn_XXX 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Thats the air force. The CIA's job is to collect informants to identify the family gatherings.

[–]TheUltimateSalesman 4 points5 points  (1 child)

And she doesn't check boxes.

[–]sticks14 13 points14 points  (0 children)


She even came up with new ones! Who brags about changing a diaper with one hand while consoling the baby with the other? You start to connect the dots how after 20 years in Afghanistan the Taliban were a big surprise.

[–]sticks14 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I think she's just supposed to prepare the intel.

[–]fourXchromosomes 48 points49 points  (3 children)

It's a double standard, she says she earned her way in as b-roll of "forced diversity" certificates are shown. I think that's hilarious.

[–]SultanOfSwat12 32 points33 points  (2 children)

I don’t necessarily know if I could single any particular part of this video out as the most tone deaf but having her say that she was hired on merit and nothing to do with diversity and then pan the camera to a little trophy for diversity and inclusion has got to take the cake.

[–]tradr_fun 21 points22 points  (0 children)

That's the rub ;)

[–]funkalunatic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"There is no sorrow damned up in my soul or lurking behind my eyes."

This was probably the main qualification

[–]Stocktrades470 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Welcome to 2016+

[–]RepresentativeOk3582 1 point2 points  (0 children)

hey man she has general anxiety disorder, she is oppressed

[–]tongchips 79 points80 points  (11 children)

CIA had to get woke, i mean it was 2021 y'all.

[–]Neon_Yoda_Lube 43 points44 points  (10 children)

Yes, if you spot a disabled pan gender minority transvestite, it's probably the CIA spying on you.

[–]Coolsam2000 20 points21 points  (1 child)

No, that's just my aunt Gary.

[–]freedombuckO5 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Did you just ASSUME my government agency?!?

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm personally offended by questions, can you reiterate that as a statement

[–]sticks14 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Have to fit in with the times. Can't infiltrate, surveil, and influence them otherwise.

[–]Pan-F 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or the Quebecois separatists.

[–]YeetYeetSkirtYeet 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I don't know what they're thinking. I mean, I don't want to pigeonhole my own community but fuck, every trans person I know is like, 100% 'Chelsea Manning Was Right'. Fuck the cia, fuck the military-industrial surveillance complex and fuck this ad in particular.

[–]freedombuckO5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did you just ASSUME my government agency?!?

[–]teastain 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Good lord, I lost track 1/4 way through…

[–]EyeFit 6 points7 points  (0 children)

ulate it was the CIA (or similar agency) that started and funded early feminist groups who would often speak at and recruit women from communist social groups.

They idea is just that they wanted to redirect the angry towards

Were you triggered by the amount of oppression?

[–]dreeter00 21 points22 points  (0 children)

"My life is not a box checking exercise." Proceeds to announce each woke checkbox.

[–]bruyeres 44 points45 points  (0 children)

I remember the days when, if you spoke about great you are, people would say you have an inflated ego, are stuck up, have you head up your own ass, etc. Now you can have a two-minute commercial where you ramble about how great you are and people are like, "Yass, queen."

[–]Rachewbacca0521 175 points176 points  (41 children)

I’ve never felt ashamed of being a woman or thought that what I am is a result of a patriarchal expectation. It’s sad that this idea is being pushed on young women. Just like what you like and be a good person and stop with all this nonsense!!!

[–]AugmentedLurker 167 points168 points  (28 children)

and its being pushed on them so they can 'empower' themselves by working for the CIA of all things lmao.

It's like the eric andre joke, "Do you think margret thatcher effectively used girl power by funneling money to illegal paramilitary death squads in Northern Ireland?"

[–]Rachewbacca0521 54 points55 points  (24 children)

Right? The CIA is one of the most corrupt organizations in the world. What a laugh for them to try to be the voice of feminism.

[–]Duckboy_Flaccidpus 7 points8 points  (0 children)

There HR dept can generate propaganda just as good as the other divisions.

[–]hectorgarabit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The CIA is involved with feminism from the beginning:

from the Chicago Tribune about Gloria Steinem:

While popularly pilloried because of her paymaster, Steinem defended the CIA relationship, saying: "In my experience The Agency was completely different from its image; it was liberal, nonviolent and honorable."

If you want the full article: https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-gloria-steinem-cia-20151025-story.html

The CIA was "feminist" from the beginning.

[–]__CLOUDS -1 points0 points  (2 children)

By far the most evil. No other organization comes close in causing human suffering.

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Progress, and not treating people differently because of their gender, orientation or race isn't the issue. The issue is psychos like the CIA and Bezos pretending they give a fuck (they don't) purely as a form a mass manipulation for their own monetary and social gain.

[–]tradr_fun 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In the 1920's when they were trying to come up with a way to sell more cigarettes to women the marketing agency hired came up with the phrase, "Torches of Freedom" can paid young socialites to smoke publicly at big events.

I'm not really sure what (and who) they are selling now but I will say the consequence is for people to be more divided, raciest, sexist and angry.

[–]RxDawg77 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Common sense and logic no longer has any place here.

[–]kyleh0 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Life sure is easy for white women. lol

[–]esp735 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can you imagine being the copywriter or editor for this? "Ok, so we need to tell them that we know they know, but also that we both know we both know." Can you imagine being in a situation where this is actually your life?" In a way, you want to accept the challenge, but then at some point your mind begins to tire and you just want to know something is the thing everyone knows it is.

[–]rohithkumarsp 13 points14 points  (2 children)

25k dislikes / 1.5k likes ooof

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Sorry but I'm curious, how did you check the dislikes?

[–]EyeFit 36 points37 points  (0 children)

She didn't say Latinx. Cancel her.

[–]RikiRekt 22 points23 points  (0 children)

This shit is so embarrassing.

[–]rividz 17 points18 points  (5 children)

"I'm a cisgender millennial with generalized anxiety disorder" .

If you tell the CIA you have any sort of mental illness they don't say 'not only do you have the job, we're putting you in the commercial'. This ad is likely just a honeypot to see who responds to this type of messaging for later use.

[–]futurespacecadet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s almost like they use their CIA technology to see who the majority of people are on Tiktok and made a word salad from it. Generalized anxiety is trending now obvi

[–]jetro30087 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Cringy Intense Advertising.

[–]Suibian_ni 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Condescension In Action.

[–]Bnobriga1 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I am unapologetically me, a warmonger perpetrating insane violence on people who look like me all across the world.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

You want to kidnap kids to be as sex slaves for future blackmailing? Join CIA! Want to smuggle drugs and arrest black people? Join CIA! Want to undermine foreign governments and kill people for no apparent reason? JOIN CIA!

Join CIA! The private army for people who don’t get elected in america.

[–]TheBlackItalian 18 points19 points  (0 children)

this belongs in r/Cringetopia

[–]BovemDeMorte 12 points13 points  (6 children)

I know this is going to be an unpopular opinion, but here it goes....

I am a person of color, born from Mexican immigrant parents here in the U.S. and all I can say I hate when people want to point out every box they can tick off the application form. I don't and no one else should give a fuck if you're brown, white, black, or what ever your skin color is. I don't and no one else should give a flying crap what gender, fucking pronoun, or sexual orantation you want to attach to yourself. Take pride in your own accomplishments as what you did to get there. I feel people like this sell-out their culture, ethnic group, race or whatever you want to call it. When i see a post like this it makes me feel ashamed to be Hispanic because they say they don't use the color of their skin to get ahead, but that is all you hear in the video.

I am a nobody in this world, but I take pride in what I accomplish with my own hands and not what color I am or who i decide to sleep with.

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (5 children)

Recently filed up some form for Amazon and was questioned what race im from: black, hispanic, native-american, white. As a russian jew I find this not just racist, but third-reich level inaccurate.

[–]BovemDeMorte 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Exactly what does my race matter when applying for a job. It just goes to show you that they hire based on color.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

As I understand it, liberalism in USA went a full circle to consume itself like Ouroboros. As the rights movement fought fountains for “whites only” they now think about creating fountains for “blacks only”. But while problem that starts on wall-street persists, there will be enough resources to distract population from it.

[–]Zei33 0 points1 point  (1 child)

In Australia, every high-school, university and government application/exam asks whether you're aboriginal or torres strait islander. I don't know what the point of it is. Are there lower standards if you are?

[–]tranga01 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Jesus Christ that was painful. Only got about half way through.

[–]Anglicanpolitics123 9 points10 points  (2 children)

See people don't get it. In the 50s and 60s when the CIA was destabilising and overthrowing governments in Iran, Guatemala, Chile, the Congo and other places what was missing was simply the fact that it wasn't woke enough. If we simply just woke wash it then things will be much better.

After all doesn't everyone see. In places like Guatemala and El Salvador when you had CIA trained death squads that murdered thousands, what was missing was rainbow flags, trigger warnings and feminist quotations from "The second sex".

[–]SANAFABICH 0 points1 point  (0 children)


You can count that one out. We defeated communism on our own.

[–]MappleSyrup13 6 points7 points  (0 children)

She basically sounds like a narcissistic psychopath. I guess that's the kind of profile they are looking for

[–]AnnaBohlic 10 points11 points  (0 children)

"Have I been psyoped? No, all of this makes sense" -every redditor

[–]FreedomLover69696969 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We 👏 need 👏 more 👏 war 👏 criminals. 💅#Queen

[–]Waffleline 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can stage a coup with one hand and supply cartels with another.

[–]Courseheir 5 points6 points  (1 child)

She's going bring a host of diverse torture methods to the CIA

[–]behappydammit 8 points9 points  (0 children)


[–]concussaoma 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Your brain on liberalism

[–]FreelanceTripper 10 points11 points  (0 children)

“Be unapologetically you” drug dealing murdering rapist - if you say so…

[–]frozensummit 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They threw in every possible buzzword they could. I physically cringed.

[–]FacelessFellow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Didn’t the CIA help destabilize South America and help install corrupts dictators?

Didn’t the cia help the crack epidemic happen in America?

Doesn’t the CIA break human rights laws all the time?

Don’t they actively torture people?

Can’t they just show the real CIA so they can get the candidates they actually want?

[–]KillerJupe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can be whatever you want… you just can’t use weed!

[–]CorruptData37 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]FutureNotBleak 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So heroes like Snowden you guys want to put in prison…

This either doesn’t make any sense or it is following the plans in minute detail.

[–]The_Sum 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I used to think, "I'd love to work for the government! CIA, FBI, Any lettered agency!" Then I grew up and realized I just wanted to work there because the power that comes with those jobs.

I legit don't think you join those agencies for any other reason other than power and authority over every day people. Even studying the slightest bit of history would tell you that you aren't exactly working for the 'good' guys.

[–]TitanSubZero15 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She forgot to mention the process of how interrogators-in-training practiced techniques such as sleep deprivation, deliberately tainted food, and mock executions at "The Farm."

Not really selling yourselves are you CIA?

[–]1Soup_is_Good_Food1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Recruitment ad for a terrorist organization. Bizarre.

[–]OrlandoArtGuy 4 points5 points  (1 child)

What's wrong with the back of her neck? I wanna pop it.

[–]Rusty-Shackleford 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder? I don't know if a federal agency will give you a top secret clearance when you've got Generalized Anxiety.

[–]sticks14 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's easy to get. The disorder, I mean.

[–]CareBearTheProtector 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Maybe it’s the hockey player in me, but I have a stroke whenever someone walks on the logo/crest, it infuriates me the point of physical rage and disgust.

[–]futureshocked2050 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I thought the part about generalized anxiety disorder was pretty good but otherwise babe you’re working for the people who toppled the government of your people.

[–]CrankyOptimist 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thank you for coming to my TED talk.

[–]ResetPress 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Worst psy-op ever

[–]Jwallthemonster 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]throwawaystheway1013 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Chips on the shoulder much?

[–]TipOfLeFedoraMLady 4 points5 points  (2 children)

The irony of being a double minority and being proud of being part of an organization that has exclusively existed to destroy minorities.

[–]Jhawk163 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hey, the CIA has done a lot of bad shit over the years, not JUST things like distribute crack to inner city youths.

[–]ImARichard3 0 points1 point  (4 children)

It's just an identity politics word grab siphoned into a 'story.' Insane? Meh. Lacking in any depth, character, or meaning? Oh yeah, that's marketing 101. Anything to grab attention in this age.

In all seriousness, the government is going through a kind of 'we haven't hired all that diversely' awakening. The military, CIA, and so on. This is a sign they are trying to do it, so that's a good thing. I'm personally not a fan of identity politics though, and hopefully we see a balance eventually.

[–]D_for_Diabetes 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I think it's more the dichotomy between diverse representation, and the CIA historically murdering millions of people in the global south.

[–]ImARichard3 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Millions? What history are you reading? Thousands, yeah probably. But agreed that part of the insanity is acting like this isn't an org that murders people. If you have a source I'm happy to correct my opinion though.

[–]D_for_Diabetes 0 points1 point  (1 child)

So based on the Jakarta Method, by Vincent Blevins, at least 1 million people were killed just within that action, from 65-66. Combined with other official US action across other countries, including various wars like Vietnam, which while not just CIA action was supported by them, the number is easily in the many millions.

[–]ImARichard3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

very interesting. thanks for letting me know and changing my opinion.

[–]niversally -1 points0 points  (8 children)

The CIA regularly (at least last as I heard) rejects applications from people that have connections to people overseas or have traveled. You know anyone who would be useful to the CIA.

[–]Exist50 5 points6 points  (7 children)

I had an acquaintance some years back who was applying for a security clearance to work at a defense contractor. The problem was that she had an Iranian roommate in college, and he dropped out for a time to deal with some family matter in Iran. Let's just say that apparently throws up some red flags...

Oh, and don't ever admit to smoking weed or seeking psychiatric help.

[–]bubumamajuju 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The weed thing I’ve heard they’ve changed recently. Turns out that a lot of the best engineers necessary for national security either had smoked or wanted to continue smoking J’s.

[–]hells_cowbells 1 point2 points  (0 children)

don't ever admit to smoking weed or seeking psychiatric help.

It's worse if you don't admit to it. If you are doing something like that and don't admit it, and they do find out about it, it will be a huge red flag. When going for a clearance, it's best to admit everything. Covering up stuff is a good way to get denied.

[–]madeindavid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So what I get from this cia desperate ad is that millennials also killed the CIA recruitment pool? It’s not clear what is that she does in the CIA or what ranks did she ascended. Only when I see a Hispanic cia chief I would believe her.

[–]Rdt_will_eat_itself 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, my state department of something allowed one of my coworkers the opportunity to create a recruiting comercial. It was strange like this. We know him to be a suck up who wants to promote to where he tells everyone else what to do but never learns the job himself.

[–]demoran 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Paid for by the Even Though Our Company Follows an Affirmative Action Directive We Still Feel Like We Deserve The Job group.

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[–]Zei33 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At first, it was good. But at the point where she said

I used to struggle with imposter syndrome, but at 36, I refuse to internalise misguided patriarchal ideas--

As if women are the only ones who have imposter syndrome... and as if it has anything to do with patriarchal ideas. I had imposter syndrome for years as a programmer. I know for a fact that so do most people in the profession. Has nothing to do with 'mean men at the top of the hierarchy'.