NOTE: the following article is satire, not a statement of fact. Treat it as such.
Team Biden is now, with the allegations surrounding Hunter Biden and Joe Biden taking cash from China swirling, trying to appear “tough” on Red China. Recently it did so with a call on how it aims to keep China from stealing American technology and keep our military secrets safe. That ended poorly, as a comment about keeping China out of our tech secrets was interpreted as “racist” by the DEI commissar on the call.
That senior administration official began quite reasonably, describing why it’s important to keep China out of certain sectors and how they plan on doing that:
The Biden administration is committed to keeping America safe and defending America’s national security. That includes appropriately protecting technologies that are critical to the next generation of military innovation. As many of you know, we’ve been working on an approach to address certain outbound investments in sensitive technologies in critical sectors that could undermine America’s national security.
For example, the PRC has a stated goal to acquire and produce key sensitive technologies that directly support the PRC’s military modernization and related activities, such as weapons development, and has exploited U.S. investments to develop domestic military and intelligence capabilities. Today, President Biden is expected to sign an executive order that authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to regulate certain U.S. investments into PRC entities engaged in activities involving national security sensitive technologies in three sectors: semiconductors and microelectronics, quantum information technologies, and certain artificial intelligence systems.
This program will complement our existing export control and inbound investment screening tools with a “small yard, high fence” approach to address the national security threat posed by countries of concern advancing such sensitive technologies. At the same time, it’s important to recognize this is a national security action, not an economic one. We recognize that cross-border investment flows have long contributed to U.S. economic vitality. This executive order protects our national security interests in a narrowly targeted manner while maintaining our longstanding commitment to open investment.
That’s when his video feed was cut, and someone else chimed in. A diminutive woman of Latin origin appeared on the screen and said, “See, now that’s exactly the sort of racist talk and thinking that we in the Biden Administration need to avoid.”
“For one, just because the PRC is a competitor in some areas doesn’t mean that we need to adopt racist policies to keep them out of sharing in our common prosperity and future for the benefit of a world humanity just struggling to get by because of our predatory ways.”
“But that’s actually not even the biggest issue here. What I’m here to talk about, and I’m in charge of the CIA’s DEI program for those who don’t know, is the use of the term “high fence.” See, what many, myself included, think of when they hear that are racist, white neighborhoods that try to exclude people of color, and the bad orange man’s border wall. We cannot have racist, fascist talk of that type in this administration. It is unforgivable.”
The meeting then ended, as no one wanted to risking angering the DEI (or should we say DIE?) woman.