Paranoid delusions of Angelina Jolie's great uncle


Bill Geerhart says:

Pamphlet review of 1948's "Behind the Lace Curtains of the YWCA" written by Joseph P. Kamp, an uncle of Jon Voight and a great uncle of Angelina Jolie.

Scroll all the way down to see the insane cover.

Paranoid Delusions of Angelina Jolie's Great Uncle


  1. I’ve never trusted them. If they were fine upstanding citizens, the Village People would have sung about them.

  2. You could have a lot of fun parodying those publications:

    MASTURBATION: Recruiting tool for Marxism!


    TV DINNERS: Soviet Russia’s assault on America’s Families.

  3. I’d like to check out that collection, Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security. Five discs and one DVD full of promising titles.

  4. While this was over the top, not all of the anti-communist thinking was entirely incorrect. As one rather ironic example, Samuel Dickstein (head of the House Un-American Activities Committee) was in the pay of Stalin. And even up to the 70s, Eldridge Cleaver in the pay of the North Vietnamese.

    Books such as “The Haunted Wood : Soviet Espionage in America–The Stalin Era” provide insight into a lot of what was _actually_ happening back then. There were valid reasons for some paranoia, interestingly.

  5. BiPolar, which includes a happy fun-time cornucopia of symptoms such as paranoia, delusions, irritability and at times, suicidal or murderous inclinations, tends to run in families and is often associated with great creative brilliance.

    Jolie’s erratic behavior over the years shows a LOT of keystone symptoms of having BiPolar (including her indignant denial and rejection of her own father for saying so.) So it’s not to surprising to find that one of her ancestors was a complete wingnut.

    (BTW- I know about the symptoms and hereditary issues with BP because a close relative of mine suffers from it. But I’d ALSO like to clearly state that I know lots and lots of highly talented, brilliant and creative people who are endearingly stone-cold sane. So despite what some deluded romantics like to say, insanity and the misery it entail for both the person who has it, and those who love them IS NOT a prerequisite for creative genius.)

  6. A stalinist spy on HUAC, and his name was actually Dickstein?

    Geez, thanks, alexeck. A man just can’t make this stuff up.

    I’m appropriating this word now. Gee, what a dickstein that guy was. Wow, he really dicksteined that other guy. Total dickstein! Did you see Ronald Reagan’s testimony to HUAC, when he completely dicksteined his SAG rivals by implying that everyone who disagreed with him at SAG was a filthy commie (or an uppity schvartze like Robards)?


  7. I don’t know where we get the idea that any suspicions of communism in the past 60 years is “paranoid delusion”. Sure, the YWCA may be a stretch, but communist sympathizers used (and continue to use) a wide variety of outlets to disseminate their worldviews. Communism isn’t Santa Claus; it is very real, and millions of people are subjects of it all over the world. Despite its well-documented destructive effects, many people, including some in the US, still consider it a viable form of government.

    1. many people, including some in the US, still consider it a viable form of government.

      Thank goodness for that.

  8. there is a large difference between what a true communist government would look like and the authoritarian police states that have historically called themselves communist (just like there’s a larger and larger difference between what a true democracy – or even democratic republic – would look like and the authoritarian police state rapidly reaching maturity in the U.S.) Cuba has become an interesting hybrid of the two forms of dirty pinkoism.

    whether or not the theoretical form could ever work is a different question, and has never been answered. doesn’t look like it ever will, either, even with the support of notables like Antinous and some of my old professors.

    regarding AssumeThePositions’ claims of a justified McCarthyism, I personally think this country (& consequently the world) would be a better place if the unions and progressive causes of the early-to-mid 20th hadn’t been decimated by ultra-conservative sociopathy hiding under (and generating) the rabid fear of a utopian political movement. it might have meant Stalin would have gotten the Bomb a few years earlier, or we might’ve lost in Vietnam a little quicker, or not been able able to kill as many Latin Americans as effectively, or whatever “national interest” would have been “compromised” if those commie screenwriters had kept their jobs, but imagine how much better off we’d all be if the poisonous “commie vaccination” that allowed the Nixon, Reagan, and Bush cartels to come to power had never been mainlined by the U.S body politic. just imagine. rainbows and unicorns everywhere under our proud red flag.

    would you like to buy a newspaper?

  9. I love how these extreme right-wing nutjobs always hide behind an uber-American organization title like “Constitutional Educational League, Inc.”

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