Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) bizarrely identified the planting of a specific vegetable in neighborhood communal gardens as a "colonial" act that turns off minorities on environmentalism.
The upstart socialist Democrat outed the cauliflower as the colonial culprit in an Instagram post touting her enlightened preference for woke plants, like Yucca.
"What I love too is growing plants that are culturally familiar to the community. It's so important," Ocasio-Cortez said in the post.
"That is such a core component of the Green New Deal is having all of these projects make sense in a cultural context," she explained, "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 to say that "communities of color" don't support environmentalism because of the cauliflower.
"But when you really think about it," Ocasio-Cortez continued, thoughtfully, "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," she concluded.
Ocasio-Cortez faced a good measure of mockery after she published a FAQ document for her "Green New Deal" that included many bizarre goals. Ultimately the document was deleted from her website, and when the legislation was put to a vote, it received zero votes in support.
Here's the video of the anti-cauliflower manifesto:
AOC: “Colonial” attitudes in community gardens www.youtube.com