This is a different sort of Vault 7 story than I thought I would run today. It’s a snippet from an interview with Former CIA Director, Michael Hayden by a Mainstream British news agency.
After months of being bombarded with TV images of Millennial Snowflakes weeping for the arch villainess, major league racketeer and serial killer who lost the Presidential election and rioting against Free Speech, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage, in their single-minded quest for whatever they’ve been manipulated to perceive as “Virtue Signalling”, there may be hope for Millennials yet, if we are to agree with Hayden’s assessment here.
For Hayden, THE story underlying Vault 7 and his chief concern for the future of the clandestine services is how the cultural values of Millennials are completely at odds with those of his generation – and I must say, the way he frames this observation is shockingly politically correct (unlike the way I just did!):
“I don’t mean to judge them, at all – but there this group of millennials and related groups that simply have different understandings of the words loyalty, secrecy, and transparency than certainly my generation did. And so, we bring these folks into the Agency, good Americans, all, I can assume but again, culturally, they have different instincts than the people who made the decision to hire them and we may be running into this different cultural approach, that we saw with Chelsea Manning, with Edward Snowden and now, perhaps, with a third actor.”