Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says if you plant cauliflowers, you’re probably a closet white supremacist who promotes a “colonial” approach to gardening that oppresses minorities.
For the record, cauliflower is a staple vegetable in Mexico, so apparently Mexicans didn’t get AOC’s brilliant hot-take memo.
AOC made the inane remarks in a dizzying and incoherent Instagram video she filmed at a Bronx community garden.
Ocasio-Cortez — who has declared a jihad on cow farts, airplanes, and cars — says gardening is a “core component” of her universally panned Green New Deal that aims to end “colonial” attitudes about community gardens.
AOC: Planting cauliflower is racist, y’all
The Bronx Bolshevik chirped in a comically blithering Instagram rant:
“What I love too is growing plants that are culturally familiar to the community, it’s so important. If you look all the way back there, that looks like composting. Looks like they’ve got composting going on, which is so awesome, too, because composting is really hard to do in a neighborhood like this.
We just don’t have the pick-ups and the ease of it that a lot of other communities have. So that’s really how you do it. 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 I get the most pushback on, because people say, ‘Like, why you need to do that? That’s too hard.’
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 cauliflower or something, what you’re doing is that you’re taking a colonial approach to environmentalism.
And that is why a lot of communities of color get resistant to certain environmentalist movements, because they come with the colonial lens on them. And it should be no surprise that sometimes a lot of these projects don’t work out occasionally because our communities are naturally attuned to live in an environmentally conscious way.
A lot of us are one or two generations removed from living off the land. My family in Puerto Rico in many ways lives off the land, but if I went to a predominantly white community and said, ‘Okay, you guys are going to be growing plantains and yucca and all these things that you don’t know how to cook, it’s — and that your palate isn’t accustomed to,’ it’s going to be, like, cute for a little bit, but it’s not easy.
You need to make it as easy as possible to kind of just flow into these communities and to make it work. So, the way that you do this right is that you don’t kind of come into a community and impose what you think is right. That is what so many community development projects get wrong, whether it’s housing, whether it’s environmental projects.
What you need to do is plug it in and find leaders in these communities and support them, and also just, like, pay attention to when they’re speaking about these things, because so often they’ll be saying these things forever and they just go on deaf ears.
And then when someone brings it up from a different community, that’s like the first time it’s acknowledged, when so many people have been talking about this for a long time. So that’s a huge element to all of this.”
Remember when leftists said the sun is racist?
There’s no logical way to analyze Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s nonsensical takes on random topics, so it’s better to just let her own words discredit her.
But AOC’s constant use of the Race Card and attacks on white people is reminiscent of the idiotic race-baiting of leftists in August 2017, when they insisted that the sun was racist. Why? Because the main path of the great Solar Eclipse of 2017 passed mostly through states that voted for President Trump.
Leading the charge was self-hating white Brooklyn Law professor, Alice Ristroph, who railed against the racist sun (that Nazi!) for shining across states where she claims hardly any black people lived.
First off, that is not true. But why let facts get in the way of a moonbat narrative?
“It has been dubbed the Great American Eclipse, and along most of its path, there live almost no black people. Presumably, this is not explained by the implicit bias of the solar system. Still, an eclipse chaser is always tempted to believe that the skies are relaying a message.”
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) August 22, 2017