It happened again.
Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said something stupid.
Anytime you feel like you're not a bright person, just Google "AOC" and you'll quickly feel better about yourself.
This latest example of AOC ridiculousness stems from her love affair with gardening. You may remember seeing a recent video of AOC shocked & amazed at the concept of home gardening. She looked on with awe at the site of a plant growing in a pot when left alone for a few days. AMAZING!
Now AOC is back with a new home gardening video, this time to warn us all about the dangers of cauliflower.
On Sunday, during a live video stream, explained to her followers how a “core component” of her Green New Deal legislation is ending “colonial” attitudes in community gardens. In the video she evangelized the virtues of home gardening while warning about dangerous colonial vegetables like cauliflower.
AOC 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.
When AOC talks sometimes we wonder if she suffers from Tourette Syndrome. How is cauliflower considered "colonial". Is she just saying any word that pops into her head? Maybe.
Most dictionaries describe the term "colonial" to mean relating to or characteristic of a colony or colonies; colonial style, a native of a colony. But that doesn't sound like what AOC is trying to say.
So to answer the question we consulted a different source - Urban Dictionary dot com - who described the term as, "Exploitation of a dependent country or people for money and political gain. Transfer of population to a new territory, where new arrivals live as permanent residents. It's a form of imperialism."
Oooooh! Now we get it - she's talking about racism. Cauliflower is racist! Of course.
Don't be surprised - it is white, after all.