When an important member of society, like a member of Congress, criticizes a vegetable for being too “colonial” we may want to take notice. So what vegetable is trying to colonize our nation against our will? According to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, growing cauliflower is a colonialist pursuit.
Defending cauliflower is a bridge too far for me? Taste is one issue, but why would she give political credence to vegetable. It is because . . . well it’s like . . . Oh, just watch her video.
Incoherent babbling aside, she does make a valid point. Not so much about colonialism but the fact that different people have different tastes, different likes and dislikes, different wants and desires. And in admitting this she is showing us all why socialism doesn’t work.
Central planners can never come up with a community garden that will please everyone in a community. AOC seems to suggest that communities should be segregated, so you can grow white people vegetables in one community and Latin American people vegetables in another (never mind that the climate in the Bronx may not optimal for Central American plants). Even still, lots of white people don’t want cauliflower, and some Hispanics don’t care for yucca. Only by letting individuals grow their own gardens and select their own plants can you have something that will be acceptable to everyone.
And so my colonialist friend, cauliflower, thank you for getting the young representative from New York to admit that socialism won’t work. Not sure she sees it that way, but that was my takeaway from her video.Published in