(April 19, 1894-May 26, 1966)
Born in Chicago, Illinois
Birth name was Elizabeth Kirkpatrick
Anti-Communist and isolationist
Member of the America First Committee
Co-founder of the Mothers' Peace Movement
Wrote 'The Red Network: A Who's Who of Radicalism for Patriots' (1934), 'The Roosevelt Red Record and Its Background' (1936) and 'The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today' (1940)
One of 33 people indicted in Washington, DC, for violating the Smith Act which made it a crime to advocate overthrowing the US government (1942)
Case ended with a mistrial after presiding judge Edward Eicher died (1944)
Why she might be annoying
Among the people she claimed were Communists or Communist sympathizers were Eleanor Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein and Chiang Kai-Shek.
She praised the fascist governments in Spain, Italy and Germany for being anti-Communist.
She said Nazi antisemitism was caused by 'the large number of revolutionary Russian Jews in Germany.'
She eventually declared Marxism and 'Jewry' to be identical.
She called the New Deal 'a Trojan horse for international Communism.'
She claimed Franklin Delano Roosevelt was actually Jewish (and, of course, a Communist).
She called Dwight David Eisenhower 'Ike the Kike.'
Why she might not be annoying
She was a concert harpist before turning political.
She became an anti-Communist after touring the USSR and witnessing Soviet anti-religious policies (1931).
The Smith Act under which she was indicted was later declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
Glen Beck praised her 'Red Networks' as an example of someone 'doing what we're doing now.'
Credit: C. Fishel
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