Two members of Congress are probing the National Security Agency (NSA) in response to a Daily Wire investigation that revealed the agency had created a glossary of terms that pushed Critical Race Theory and radical gender ideology.
The 34-page NSA document, first made public in an exclusive investigation from The Daily Wire, blames “white Europeans” for “settler colonialism,” promotes the gender-neutral pronouns “ze” and “zir,” and warns of “transmisogyny.”
Reps. Mike Waltz (R-FL) and Jim Banks (R-IN) say in a letter to the intelligence agency that they are “deeply concerned” about the glossary, which they refer to as a “list of insulting and often nonsensical terms.”
“We are deeply concerned about a document we received from the National Security Agency,” the lawmakers say in the letter to NSA Director Paul Nakasone. “Many of these definitions, when not incoherent, are deeply troubling. This document raises questions about NSA’s hiring and contracting processes that deserve answers.”
It blames “White Europeans” for “settler colonialism," attacks "white fragility," and warns of “transmisogyny.”
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“This list of insulting and often nonsensical terms goes on throughout the document,” the lawmakers say, highlighting terms like “whiteness,” “capitalism,” “equity,” and “neocolonialism,” among others. “What epistemology, specifically, does NSA consider white?” it asks. “Do your employees agree? How has this changed their work?”
The lawmakers ask whether the intelligence agency’s focus on “equity” means “differential treatment based on race” for employees, and hones in on how certain definitions in the glossary could impact national security.
“Some of these definitions seem to merge over into concepts that can harm national security,” the lawmakers say, specifically referencing the NSA’s definition of “neocolonialism,” which says that recipients of “humanitarian help and aid” are “victims of indirect and subtle form of domination.”
“Is this official U.S. policy towards nations in the developing world?” the lawmakers ask in the letter, which was first reported by the New York Post. “If so, which ones?”
The letter appears to indicate that the document was posted by an NSA employee without official authorization, but asks for further details on what exactly happened.
“We understand NSA believes that an employee posted this glossary to an internal server without authorization and was taken down once it was discovered,” it also states before asserting that the NSA must answer a series of questions in order for the congressmen to “conduct oversight and ensure NSA is focused on countering threats to U.S. interests.”
Among the questions is whether the document was ever used in any official capacity, what role the document was originally intended to serve, and whether or not it was officially catalogued and approved by the NSA.
The document has also drawn ire from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who warned that the radical leftists were taking over the powerful tools of government.
“We need to put an end to it before we figure out what it looks like when the CRT regime is latched to the most exquisite spying and surveillance tools that have ever existed on the planet,” Gaetz said.
The NSA has not responded to requests for comment on the document.