“Matryoshka From Queens”

Aug 25 2020
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Russian nesting dolls of decreasing size, one inside another, are sometimes known as “babushkas”, meaning grandmother, in Polish or Russian. Generally carved from linden wood, they are themed:  florals, peasant women, fairy tales.

Vasily Zvyozdochkin, Russian wood carver and doll maker, is credited with being the first, in 1890, to produce these dolls, more commonly known as “matryoshkas”, literally “little matron” – accent on the second syllable, and roll that “R” like Natasha Fatale of Bullwinkle cartoon fame.  Modern themes have been political.  In the 1980’s, a popular Soviet Union matryoshka set’s largest doll was in the image of Mikhail Gorbachev; the smallest of Vladimir Lenin.

Named the “Trojan matryoshka” because of its Russian-style nesting doll architecture, the Android app, xHelper, masquerades as a cleaner. It is malware that plants evil roots that cannot be extinguished. 

Objects within objects, a journey down the rabbit hole.  AOC, shorthand for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, provides  a never-ending matryoshka of gaffes within gaffes.  Democrat-Socialist AOC represents New York’s 14th congressional district, which encompasses parts of northern Queens and eastern Bronx. 

Mid-July 2020, she blamed New York City’s violent wave of arson and looting on “people not paying their rent and scared to pay their rent” claptrap and the “need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.”  In Victor Hugo’s historic 1862 novel, “Les Miserables”, the impoverished Jean Valjean was relentlessly pursued by Inspector Javert over the theft of a loaf of bread.  Is she confusing Paris of 1795 with the pandemonium following the death of George Floyd?  The prior week, New York City documented 43 shootings, a 300%  increase from the same period in 2019.  Ten people were shot over the July Fourth weekend alone.

In January 2019, she stated that climate change was the biggest “existential threat” since WW II and forewarned that the world would end in twelve years – not justifying how she arrived at that juncture – if this issue had not been addressed.  She segued into “3,000 people dying from our criminal justice system” (another figure plucked from thin air),  attempting to forge a connection between and among climate change, the threat of another world war and political prisoners.  Her May, 2019 video featured her scolding Americans for planting – and eating – cauliflower, a vegetable which she says symbolizes colonialism, thus is racist and oppressive.  AOC’s community garden would instead plant yucca, plantain and other “non-white supremacist” veggies.

Yucca and plantain growing in the “tropical climate” of Queens?

She added that “communities of color” are resistant to certain environmental causes “because they come with the colonial lens on them”, then jerry-rigged a causal connection between white supremacy®climate change®2015 Hurricane Maria.

In February 2019, she advised New Green Deal critics, “Until you do it, I’m the boss!”   Nancy Pelosi seems to have paid attention.

In July 2019, regarding ICE facilities, she said, “The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border. That is what they are.”  She likened the DHS treatment of illegal aliens to that given by Nazis to Jews.  In concentration camps, prisoners were, at gunpoint,  stripped naked upon arrival, shaved, shoved under high-pressure water pipes, sprayed with germicidal powder, then herded into specific “work groups”.  In the death camps, victims were primarily killed by gassing; in the concentration camps, death came by starvation, physical exhaustion, denial of medical care and “medical experimentations”. 

ICE manages, nationwide, a total of 136 immigrant detention facilities.  Between 1933 and 1945, the Third Reich operated over 42,500 camps – death, forced labor, brothels and ghettoes.  The goal of both concentration

and death camps was genocide.

During the September 2018 Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings, the shrieks of uber-anti-Semite/Women’s March cofounder/ American hater Linda Sarsour rocked the Senate chamber, as she protested  the nomination.  AOC later tweeted, “This woman is putting it all on the line for health care, women and LGBT+ rights” and “she is fighting for everything our flag represents”.

Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the June 2018 unemployment rate was 3.9%, representing the second lowest number of unemployed Americans since before 9/11.  AOC, in a PBS interview the next month, unwilling to give President Trump credit for economic success, said that  unemployment  was low because “everyone has two jobs” and “people are working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and can barely feed their kids.  When we have this no-holds- barred Wild West hypercapitalism, what that means is profit at any cost.”

“I’m an educator!  I’m an organizer!” 

“Little matron” political malware:  AOC.

Mary Himlin is President of the Kendall County Republican Club