The outgping Secretary of State Cannot be Prologue in a Democratic Republic
It is frustratingly cruel, unusually and epically creepy that an clearly unhappy, resentful, and angry employee would wait for their exit interview to share how uncomfortable they clearly were. A crystal clear example of satisfying the EEOC criteria for malicious intent to discriminate and establish a hostile work environment.
From the article:
"Multiculturalism “is not who America is,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on his last full day at the State Department, a curious message from a diplomat whose own ancestors were immigrants from Italy, and one that ran counter to the United States’ long-held pride in being a melting pot of cultures.
In a post on Twitter, Mr. Pompeo, who has overseen a State Department where diplomats of color have been ignored, passed over or otherwise pressured to resign, also decried what he described as a sop to political correctness that he said “points in one direction — authoritarianism.”
“Wokeism, multiculturalism, all the -isms — they’re not who America is,” Mr. Pompeo wrote. “They distort our glorious founding and what this country is all about. Our enemies stoke these divisions because they know they make us weaker.”
The tweet infuriated American diplomats abroad and in the United States who described it as a final insult by an administration that has promoted far more white male Foreign Service Officers than women or people of color. Black and Hispanic diplomats each make up 8 percent of the Foreign Service, and Asians account for 7 percent, according to State Department data from March, the most recent available.
Mr. Pompeo’s post was particularly notable in that it came the day before Kamala Harris will be inaugurated as the first woman of color to hold the office of vice president.
“Talk about not reading the room,” said Lewis A. Lukens, the former deputy ambassador in London, responding to Mr. Pompeo’s post on Twitter.
Mr. Pompeo’s remarks may have been aimed at political conservatives he hopes to win over in future campaigns for office, including, possibly, a bid the presidency in 2024. It may also be a final dig at the 1619 Project, a New York Times project that reframes American history around the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans, which Mr. Pompeo has criticized repeatedly."
Wow! No wonder I felt as if a raging and belligerent bully had been America's Secretary of State. I felt like that because a raging and belligerent bully was SOS under POTUS45. Pompeo, like FLOTUS45 bears malice and overall I'll will towards the diverse voting Americans in the November 2020 elections, regardless of who they voted for.
Why don’t a group of civic leaders set him up as a Russian oligarch under Vladimir Putin? At least then he could live amongst people who all look and think and act like himself and POTUS45. Why would you enter public service if you loathe and despise the public you took an oath to serve and? How is it Pompeo is 100% willing to express his negative feelings and aggressively supremacist beliefs?
Mike Pompeo illustrates how difficult it is to be unconditionally loving. I’ll leave it to.wiser minds to figure out how Planet Earth is sustainable coexisting with the departing SOS and other people in the public and private sectors with beliefs and professional practice like his. Mr. Pompeo’s legacy will illustrate what happens when someone antithetical to being a good steward of human and natural resources is put in a position with authority and control over human and natural resources-- genocide, chaos, confusion and anarchy in endless global conflicts.