Most people thought they had heard enough about the Green New Deal. But wait, folks, there’s apparently more!
Yes, we all thought that the extent of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ dream piece of legislation was the promise of all kinds of crazy things like free jobs, jet-elimination, and removing all farting cows from the planet.
But according to AOC herself, there’s even more to the bill than we had realized. More than you can read about, even! Yes, a major part of her legislation involves ending “colonialism” in gardens.
As reported by the 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.
Kinda crazy, right? I mean, who knew that all the poor indigenous people are still affected today, even in their own gardens, by colonialism? What madness! Those mean colonists are guilty of forcing unfamiliar veggies upon the indigenous… oh, the horror!
AOC, however, wants none of that. As chief-champion of the underdogs, she is so happy to be able to grow plants that are “culturally familiar” to indigenous communities, like, say, the communities living in the Bronx.
You can see her comments below (ridiculous as they may seem) that she posted to her Instagram video:
“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. 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 I — we get the most pushback on, because people say, like, why do you need to do that? That’s too hard. 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. And it should be no surprise that sometimes a lot of these projects don’t work out occasionally because our communities are naturally attuned to live in an environmentally conscious way.Loading...
Her comments are so unbelievably bizarre that they make the average numbskull think that there’s actual substance there.
How truly sad.
Even more sad was AOC’s previous garden comments surrounding the wonder of how vegetables come up “out of the dirt”… what an amazing discovery for college-educated economics guru!
As reported by Town Hall:
In a recent video checking out her small plot in a community garden in Washington, D.C., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) seemed to marvel at the fact that vegetables grow out of the ground.
AOC brought her followers along as she inspected her garden after a congressional recess, which brought her back to New York for two weeks.
The Democratic Socialist could hardly believe her eyes as she gazed on the plot’s successfulness (minus the dead tomato plant).
“I am SHOOK, like honestly, gardening, FOOD– that comes out of dirt… like, it’s magic.”
Now that you can see the extent (or lack thereof) of AOC’s wisdom regarding “colonialism” in indigenous gardens, and the “magic” of “food that comes out of the dirt,” are you thoroughly frightened for the future of the country under her leadership?
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