She’s someone you might not have babysit your child, but she nonetheless received Top Secret security clearance. Now she’s sitting in jail, facing 10 years’ incarceration for leaking classified information to the media. Welcome to third-millennium American reality — and to Reality.
Reality Leigh Winner, that is. That’s the name of the 25-year-old federal contractor (shown) who was arrested Saturday for endangering national security. But Reality has little acquaintance with reality. She’s a brainwashed, far-left #Resistance activist who supports Black Lives Matter, stated she would stand with Iran against the United States, and wrote that “being white is terrorism.”
Sure, give this woman clearance. What could possibly go wrong? AL.com explains what did:
Reality Leigh Winner, 25, a contractor with Pluribus International Corp. in Georgia, is charged [by the U.S. Department of Justice] with removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to an online news outlet. Winner was arrested by the FBI at her home in Augusta, Georgia on Saturday.
... According to reports, the document leaked by Winner is the same one cited in an article published Monday by The Intercept. The National Security Agency document — which the site said was provided anonymously — is dated May 5, 2017 and details claims Russian military intelligence executed a cyber-attack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and send phishing emails to elected officials in the days leading up to the November presidential election.
… Around May 9, she allegedly printed and removed the document and then sent it to the news site.
According to the DOJ complaint, Winner also “admitted intentionally identifying and printing the classified intelligence reporting at issue despite not having a ‘need to know,’ and with knowledge that the intelligence reporting was classified. WINNER further admitted removing the classified intelligence reporting from her office space, retaining it, and mailing it from Augusta, Georgia, to the News Outlet, which she knew was not authorized to receive or possess the documents. WINNER further acknowledged that she was aware of the contents of the intelligence reporting and that she knew the contents of the reporting could be used to the injury of the United States and to the advantage of a foreign nation.”
The Guardian’s Jon Swaine reports that Winner’s mother, Billie Winner-Davis, told him that her daughter “is a former US Air Force linguist who speaks Pashto, Farsi [Persian] & Dari,” languages spoken primarily in Pakistan and/or Afghanistan and/or Iran and/or Tajikistan. So, sadly, the Winner affair is another example of how veteran status is no guarantor of patriotism.
Or, in Reality’s case, of intelligence. The Washington Post and other sources report that unlike with Edward Snowden, Winner’s trail was remarkably easy to follow. Federal authorities were able to bring charges a mere six days after being tipped off, partially because Winner used a work computer to email the Intercept — via a personal email account.
Yet this story isn’t as much about one young woman’s ineptitude as it is about our own. The situation with Winner was much as with the recent jihadi who was known to British authorities for two years before he participated in the recent London terrorist attack. What’s the similarity? People wonder why he was given the latitude to perpetrate jihad murder, and people ask how Winner was able to get top-secret security clearance despite her clearly traitorous spirit.
It’s very simple: As a civilization, the West is as out of touch with reality as is Reality. Too many of our government officials are more concerned about whether you approve of faux marriage or boys masquerading as girls — and ensuring you can’t work if you don’t — than about that trivial little matter of whether you’re loyal to the country. You can bet that if Winner had been denied clearance based on her “political beliefs,” a large swath of the nation would consider it “intolerant” and unjust discrimination.
Moreover, we’ve become so relativistic that many people don’t even know what patriotism is. Today one can be a masculinized woman but yet be “feminine”; a boy but yet be a girl; and anti-American but yet, somehow, still be considered patriotic based on the notion that his antipathy is actually love-born constructive criticism.
To a discerning person (meaning, in part, not politically correct), it would have been obvious that Winner was a loser from the get-go. Reports are that she changed her own name to “Reality,” a hippie-like action reflective of an anti-tradition, anti-Western mentality (yes, profiling works). Yet Winner rendered high-powered discernment unnecessary, actually tweeting that she’d stand with Sharia-shackled Iran against her own country.
The irony here is that this supposedly liberated woman wouldn’t fare too well in Iran. Take a gander at her photo above and you’ll see why.
To complete the picture, here are a few of Winner’s tweets (posting under the name “Sara Winners”):
Winner is also an ardent supporter of the Astroturf/agitation group Black Lives Matter.
InfoWars reports that Winner “was radicalized by John Oliver, The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert, Michael Moore and others. She said Leonardo DiCaprio’s propaganda film ‘Before The Flood’ changed her entire outlook on life and said she’s now ‘#waitingtodie’ from climate change and doesn’t want to have kids.” And here are the tweets to this effect:
Here are the tweets in which she expresses a preference for Iran over the United States:
And here’s one in which Winner talks about flag-burning and “white privilege”:
There are many more. You can search Winner’s Twitter page here.
Again, though, the problem is us. A while back President Trump called Islamic terrorists “losers,” but the truth is that Western nations are the losers. A “loser,” if the term means anything beyond a schoolyard taunt, refers to someone who could be so much more than he is but, due to lack of virtue, fails to realize his potential. We have unrivaled military power and technological prowess, but we play the self-flagellating doormat.
Britain just recently endured two terrorist attacks, but meanwhile concerns itself with investigating journalist Katie Hopkins for anti-Muslim “hate speech.” France has seen heinous jihadist acts, but not long ago rejected the only candidate who might have protected the nation (Marine Le Pen). And too many of our “leaders” shed crocodile tears after bombs explode and blood is shed, but then quickly turn to warning against what they truly have passion to combat: so-called “Islamophobia.”
These are the same reality deniers who would give a Reality access to sensitive information. Unfortunately, they’re not just losers — they’re losers intent upon losing civilization.