First, it was cow farts. Now, it’s cauliflower, arguably the least exciting vegetable ever, that made the cut to be on socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (NY) sh*tlist, in this case as a presumably racist colonial green space usurper. During a livestream, she rambled on about composting (because a girl from the Bronx is an expert on this) only to unleash a total gem: “[W]hen 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.” She went on to use this as the basis of “why a lot of communities of color get resistant to certain environmentalist movements because they come with the colonial lens on them.”
Here’s more from National Review…
A few weeks ago, I noted that Louisiana’s state legislature is contemplating legislation that would bar makers of cauliflower rice from labeling their product “rice,” contending that consumers will get confused. Instead, the rice growers want the product to be labeled . . . “riced cauliflower.”
But Louisiana isn’t the only spot where cauliflower is under fire. In a stream-of-consciousness discussion of composting, the Green New Deal, and community gardens, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lamented cauliflower as symbol of colonialism.
“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.