No, Sandy’s little ‘word salad’ lecture about the cultural context of cauliflower is not from The Onion.

No justice, no peas! Or something.

Via Washington Examiner.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., explained Sunday that a “core component” of her Green New Deal legislation is ending “colonial” attitudes that dominate community gardens.

“What I love too is growing plants that are culturally familiar to the community. It’s so important,” the freshman congresswoman said in an Instagram video while exploring a Bronx community garden.

“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,’” Ocasio-Cortez said….

“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 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,”….

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  1. Vintageport says:

    Where’s my screwdriver? Oh yeah, it’s in my ear from the last time AOC went off on garbage disposals. Gonna need a bigger screwdriver.

  2. Pat_S says:

    Scary, Scary, quite contrary
    How does your garden grow?
    With racial bells and leftist yells
    And grievances all in a row.

  3. IndieGal4USA says:

    I’m laughing so hard I can’t think to write a funny response. (Nice poem Pat S.) Eating a nice piece of raw colonial cauliflower should provide inspiration. Would broccoli be more acceptable as a Green New Deal veggie? Yucca, Yucca, Yucca.

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