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How woke can the Deep State go? Church Militant's Kristine Christlieb peers into the black hole of Deep State politics, finding yet another constellation of starry-eyed zealots in the U.S. State Department.
U.S. Navy training video: "Using the right pronouns is a really a simple way to affirm someone's identity. It is a signal of acceptance and respect."
Not to be outdone by the U.S. Navy's pronoun training, Secretary of State Antony Blinken is announcing his department's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion or DEI.
The 24-page, five-year strategic plan released last week is making public — and official — the State Department's belief that DEI — and accessibility — are national security imperatives.
In a statement introducing the plan, Blinken tells Americans he will measure the success of his tenure by how well his department can "recruit and retain a workforce that looks like America."
Reinforcing the plan is a corollary document titled "Decision Criteria for Tenure and Promotion in the Foreign Service."
Blinken is essentially telling his foreign service staff the fastest way out of a backwater embassy is promoting DEI and woke virtue signaling.
Many Americans were unhappy when State Department bureaucrats used the nation's embassies to promote gay pride.
Kristen Welker, NBC News: "It is Pride Month. Did the administration direct U.S. embassies not to fly the pride flag?"
Mike Pence, former vice president: "I'm aware that the State Department indicated that on the flagpole of our American embassies that one flag should fly, and that's the American flag, and I support that."
Gay flags have been flying over U.S. embassies since at least 2015. Both the Departments of Defense and State are fully on-board with the sexual revolution — promoting it in policies and promotions.
In April, the State Department announced it is overhauling its hiring process, ditching the 100-year-old writing and language skills test that "allows the department to examine more candidates from a wider variety of backgrounds."