Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seems like he wants to end his last full day at the State Department with a bang—but not in a good way.
Another day with another string of questionable tweets. Our Secretary of State seems like he wants to end his last full day at the State Department with a bang—but not in a good way.
Mike Pompeo released a mysterious and tone-deaf tweet to the nation. "Woke-ism, multiculturalism, all the-isms — they're not who America is," Secretary Pompeo tweeted. "They distort our glorious founding and what this country is all about. Our enemies stoke these divisions because they know they make us weaker."
Woke-ism, multiculturalism, all the -isms — they're not who America is. They distort our glorious founding and what… https://t.co/aKWpDCy5iT— Secretary Pompeo (@Secretary Pompeo)1611066600.0
Let me repeat: Woke-ism and multiculturalism are not who America is? This is such a contradiction in itself since many of us in the United States are descendants of immigrants, including Pompeo, who has ancestors that were Italian immigrants. The U.S. is a melting pot of different cultures from all over the world for centuries now. And if I may give a brief U.S. history lesson, America was land inhabited by Native Americans first.
As a proud son of Abruzzo, I’m honored to visit my ancestors’ birthplace and to meet the wonderful people of Pacent… https://t.co/S0IOUoKjgF— Secretary Pompeo (@Secretary Pompeo)1570141423.0
On the topic of woke-ism, it is a state of consciousness, particularly in marginalized communities. Being woke is a sense of awareness that pertains to social and racial justice, which most of us are aware exists in the country.
To say that the tweet was offensive is an utter understatement. Why is that? Because of everything that happened within the administration, from voter fraud claims, numerous cases of police brutality, and the Capitol Hill riots.
It seems like a final insult by an administration that supports white supremacy and everything it entails while denouncing the experiences and voices of people of color who are striving for equality every chance they get.
Ultimately, I feel that Pompeo's remarks indicate the American culture that some work hard to preserve— one that picks and chooses what is deemed patriotic, non-threatening, and righteous among a desired demographic that is not always likely to support those who look different.
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