On his last full day as the best US diplomat, the outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized progressive identity politics as “not who America is”.
“Woke-ism, multiculturalism, all -isms – they are not who America is. They distort our glorious foundation and what this country is about,” wrote Pompeo on Tuesday.
“Our enemies fueled these divisions because they know they make us weaker,” he added.
Pompeo argued that these ideas are actually moving America towards authoritarianism.
“Censorship, alertness, political correctness – everything points in one direction – authoritarianism disguised as moral justice.” he wrote.
The tweet was excerpted from a speech Pompeo had recently given to Voice of America when he criticized the recent actions of tech titans to curb freedom of speech on social media as “a kind of dangerous censorship instinct”.
“Censorship, vigilance, political correctness – everything points in one direction – authoritarianism disguised as moral justice. It’s similar to what we see on Twitter, Facebook, Apple, and too many campuses today. It’s not who we are. It’s not who we are as Americans, and it’s not what Voice of America should be, ”he said in the Jan. 11 remarks. “It’s time we just put the waking state to sleep.”
“It is not wrong for you to send that this is the greatest nation in the history of the world and the greatest nation civilization has ever known. In fact, I am not saying this to ignore our mistakes. In fact, just the opposite; it is to acknowledge them, ”he added.