In the wake of the “woke” CIA ads that were widely mocked, the U.S. Army has released its own series of recruitment cartoon ads that seem to be even more suffused with woke themes.
The focal point of one of these new Army cartoon recruitment ads follows an LGBT rights march before shifting to viewing a lesbian wedding.
“This is the story of a soldier who operates your nation’s Patriot missile Defense Systems. It begins in California with a little girl raised by two moms,” a woman stated as the ad entitled “Emma” starts.
“Although I had a fairly typical childhood — took ballet, played violin — I also marched for equality,” the woman goes on to say as the ad displays a cartoon rendition of an LGBT right march.
First it was the woke CIA ad, now it is a super-woke woke animated army recruitment ad featuring a lesbian wedding, an LGBT rights parade and women "shattering stereotypes" by joining the world's largest killing machine. pic.twitter.com/xDqP39EQei
— Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) May 12, 2021
She goes on to say that when she was just a small girl at the age of 6, ” one of my moms” had an accident that resulted in paralysis but recovered, “eventually standing at the altar to marry my other mom.” She sings the praises of her moms as “powerful role models.”
The woman in the cartoon ad, who we later discover is identified as CPL. Emma Malonelord, stated that she answered the call to the Army after college because she “needed my own adventures, my own challenge, and after meeting with an Army recruiter, I found it, a way to prove my inner strength and maybe shatter some stereotypes along the way.”
A summation of the ad states, “Raised by two supportive mothers, Emma felt lucky to have such powerful role models in her life. Inspired by their courage and conviction, she was determined to face challenges of her own and shatter stereotypes along the way.”
As stated by the description tagged to the bottom of the ad, Malonelord is an active duty soldier and serves as an air defense enhanced early warning system operator.
These Army recruitment cartoons, aimed at kids just out of high school and college-aged Americans, focus on the personal struggles of the individual recruits.
Earlier this past month, the CIA released its own set of recruitment ads, the most new in a series that seemed to be aimed at millennials, seeming to disregard the criticisms that the previous releases seemed to spark.
The latest “humans of CIA” video ad focuses on a man who states that he is an agency librarian for the CIA and talks about his struggles with being gay and the profound acceptance he found at the CIA.
“Growing up gay in a small Southern town, I was lucky to have a wonderful and accepting family. I always struggled with the idea that I may not be able to discuss my personal life at work, the person in the CIA ad states. “Imagine my surprise when I was taking my oath at the CIA and I noticed a rainbow on then-Director Brennan’s lanyard.”
In the wake of all these releases, a group of GOP members of Congress issued accusations that the CIA is only working to develop its “wokeness” credentials rather than focusing on its far more important intelligence operations. The CIA defended itself and the ad campaign by saying that it has been successful at bringing in new recruits to the CIA.