In a really weird post on Instagram, the Democrats’ foremost authority on agriculture and everything says planting cauliflower is COLONIALISM and that’s why minorities hate environmentalism.
I’M SERIOUS THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID:
“What I love too is growing plants that are culturally familiar to the community. It’s so important,” she said as she filmed a community garden in the Bronx.
“So that’s really how you do it right. That is such a core component of the Green New Deal is having all of these projects make sense in a cultural context, and it’s an area that we get the most pushback on because people say, ‘Why do you need to do that? That’s too hard.’”
She went on to add that growing cauliflower in such gardens is a “colonial approach” and the reason communities of color oppose environmentalist movements.
“But when you really think about it — when someone says that it’s ‘too hard’ to do a green space that grows Yucca instead of, I don’t know, cauliflower or something — what you’re doing is you’re taking a colonial approach to environmentalism,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“That is why a lot of communities of color get resistant to certain environmentalist movements because they come with the colonial lens on them.”
WHAT THE EFF ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?!?!?
Honestly, sometimes we go a little nuts on the right and pretend liberals are dumber than they are, or we exaggerate the dumb things they say, but in this case, man, AOC is just a moron. This makes zero sense. I have never, in all my time making fun of liberals, heard them talking about cauliflower as a colonialist produce. Incredible.
Is it because it’s white?
I guess we can add the Conquistador Cauliflower to the dastardly Dr. Garbage Disposal to the gallery of AOC’s greatest villains.