The CIA “woke recruitment ad” campaign is making waves, being laughed at and denounced by both people on the right and the left. The real intentions behind it remain murky. But the CIA should never be underestimated as a culture shaper.
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JAMES PETRAS—U.S. and European anti-communist publications receiving direct or indirect funding included Partisan Review, Kenyon Review, New Leader, Encounter and many others. Among the intellectuals who were funded and promoted by the CIA were Irving Kristol, Melvin Lasky, Isaiah Berlin, Stephen Spender, Sidney Hook, Daniel Bell, Dwight MacDonald, Robert Lowell, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, and numerous others in the United States and Europe. In Europe, the CIA was particularly interested in and promoted the “Democratic Left” and ex-leftists, including Ignacio Silone, Stephen Spender, Arthur Koestler, Raymond Aron, Anthony Crosland, Michael Josselson, and George Orwell.
The CIA, under the prodding of Sidney Hook and Melvin Lasky, was instrumental in funding the Congress for Cultural Freedom, a kind of cultural NATO that grouped together all sorts of “anti-Stalinist” leftists and rightists. They were completely free to defend Western cultural and political values, attack “Stalinist totalitarianism” and to tiptoe gently around U.S. racism and imperialism. Occasionally, a piece marginally critical of U.S. mass society was printed in the CIA-subsidized journals.
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PATRICE GREANViLLE—Woke CIA? Are you kidding? In this episode Jimmy, Ron Placone and Stef Zamorano comment on the sheer absurdity if not downright imbecility apparently penetrating even the sociopathic CIA, as it turns to recruit self-defined “progressives”, but maybe it is just one more opportunistic, perhaps brilliant move by an organization that in many ways helped to spawn a cultural shift toward postmodernist identitarian insanity. All to bury any understanding by the masses of the need to wage a politics of unity, world peace, and class struggle.
Incidentally, since the woman in this CIA package uses deliberate “woke” lingo, like “intersectional”, “cisgender”, and “imposter syndrome,” all of which sound like the whinings of a well-heeled egotist, I doubt that many “regular” people will fully understand on first pass what she’s talking about. So below we have supplied a couple of definitions to help you along. As well, we have added to this post two solid analyses of this new phenomenon, by sober-minded leftists. (See our addendum).
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RAINER SHEA—Is it any wonder that during his 2017 Senate hearing, former FBI agent and pro-censorship fanatic Clint Watts used language which perfectly reflected what I just described? He said that “Civil wars don’t start with gunshots, they start with words. America’s war with itself has already begun. We all must act now on the social media battlefield to quell information rebellions that can quickly lead to violent confrontations and easily transform us into the Divided States of America.” Because of this risk inherent within a free and open internet, concluded Watts, the government must work with Big Tech to “silence” sources of “rebellion.”
His paranoia was entirely valid, because as someone who was radicalized towards Marxism-Leninism after years of reading debunkery of U.S. regime change narratives, I can say that actors like me are indeed created through letting people access information which goes against what the government says.
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GLENN GREENWALD—This is an obvious scam — they have not “independently confirmed” anything but rather merely acted as servants to the same lying security state agents who planted the original false story — but they do it over and over, creating the deceitful perception that a fake story has been “confirmed” by multiple outlets, thus bolstering its credibility in the public mind. It was the favored tactic for spreading debunked Russiagate frauds and is still used. One of the most vivid examples occurred in December, 2017, when CNN falsely reported what it hyped as “a major bombshell”: that Donald Trump, Jr. had advance access to the WikiLeaks archive.