Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist cauliflower for brains

American Thinker:

Is socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez getting really out there?

She’s out promoting urban farming by selecting the kinds of crops she thinks her constituents should be growing.  And naturally, those crops to be grown are viewed through the prism of “colonialism,” not the actual growing climate, which ironically, she claims to be an expert on.

According to Fox News:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday that growing cauliflower in community gardens is part of the “colonial” attitudes that her Green New Deal will stamp out.

The New York Democrat, who introduced the proposal to tackle climate change by radically transforming the economy, posted a series of Instagram videos filmed in her home state talking about community gardens as a “core component” of her proposal.

“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 [yuca] 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.”

There are so many things wrong with this I almost don’t know where to begin.

For starters, like yuca, cauliflower most certainly is a staple of Caribbean cuisines common to the Bronx and Queens, starting with Jamaican, which has lots of cauliflower recipes if you look.  Cauliflower is most frequently found in cuisines influenced by India, and guess what: the Caribbean is loaded with such influences, from Jamaica to Trinidad to Guyana, or most any place the colonial Brits cast anchor.  The Brits, however, didn’t introduce the cauliflower; the colonized Indians with them were the ones who did, and the Caribbean islands made the cuisine their very own.  Jerk cauliflower?  Not a British invention.  V.S. Naipaul (notice the name), from Trinidad and Tobago, certainly would have understood this.  Since I have lived in Ocasio-Cortez’s represented Bronx, near the Elder Avenue subway stop, I can tell you Guyanese and Jamaican immigrants are well represented in the area.

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16 Comments on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist cauliflower for brains

  1. Her rapid acquisition of botanical knowledge (and of the colonies no less!) is astonishing for a person who, not long ago, thought food was somehow produced right in the supermarket.

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  2. Orange man bad; Cauliflower bad; Global warming bad.

    Socialism good; Green New Deal good. Robbing tax payers good.

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  3. I say give Her the Plant material and the groomed bed’s, then We’ll watch Her plant it all Properly… She’s watching the Victory Garden Series on You Tube again, so She’s a Pro.

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  4. She’s boring.

    After her “12 years” retraction, she’s become a joke too hard to come back from.

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  5. Lazlo’s best friend said about these types: “They’ll tell you how to cut your meat!”

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  6. Cauliflower is nothing more than a symbol of white male supremacy. Just the other day, I witnessed some cauliflower harassing lesser vegetables and exerting dominion over vegetables of color. If one eats too much cauliflower, one begins to spend less time wearing pink pussy hats and ordering pizza from the comfort of mom’s basement, and more time studying the bond markets and practising law. And the fussy, female types of vegetables only cost about 87% of the cost of cauliflower, which is inequitable.

    So down with cauliflower. Unless there is cheese sauce involved, of course – because that’s just delicious.

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  7. White privilege – Here’s how you do it: Go to school and study your ass off. Graduate from high school. Obey the law. Avoid recreational drugs and alcohol. Get a job. Consider no job, if it is honest work, to be beneath you. Work your ass off. Go to church. Avoid pre-marital sex and all-night partying. Do not have a child unless you’re married and are able to support one. Live beneath your means. Save money for emergencies. Do not hang out with criminals, slackers, or losers. This is white privilege in a nutshell. And what’s great about white privilege is, get this, you don’t have to be white to get it.

    cut from American Digest that quoted from Ace of Spades

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  8. The last time we had a shit for brains, America hating socialist telling us what to eat it didn’t work out too well. Two dog’s were used to fertilize the White house vegetable garden, Joe Biden was used as sacrificial taster. For some reason there ain’t a lotta difference between what comes out of AOC’s mouth and Joe Biden’s cranial contents.

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  9. Her constituents should be growing worthwhile crops that don’t rely on fallacy, fiction and bullshit.

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  10. Was ahead on this one before AT, talked about it here on IOTW, on her previous BS post about her ‘colonial crap’, yeah and never mind Caribbeans what about the blacks that loves the stuff!

    As said in previous post, it’s the NATIVE blacks that will tell this one to eff off ” WE love Cauliflower and Gravy”

    As I do, with BUTTER and SALT.

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  11. “There are so many things wrong with this I almost don’t know where to begin.”

    The only thing wrong is that the idiot opened her mouth for all to see that she is hollow, through and through.

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