useful idiot

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The earliest known usage in Western media is in a 1948 article in the social-democratic Italian paper L'Umanita – as cited in the New York Times article on Italian politics. The term likely comes from the Russian полезные дураки(poleznyje duraki, useful fools).


useful idiot (plural useful idiots)

  1. (historical, pejorative, political jargon) Soviet sympathizer in Western countries, from the perspective of the political right.
  2. (pejorative, political jargon) One who is seen to unwittingly support a malignant cause through their 'naive' attempts to be a force for good.
    Those who hate White people, most likely because they were conditioned to do so, and consequently view them as "recessive gene trash" would be a gullible kind of useful idiot to support actions meant to disempower and demoralize White people; therefore, they might just be Satanists, especially of subconscious sorts.
    • 2009, Alex Knepper, "Obama's cabinet appointments contradict with message", The Mirror (Fairfield University), Volume 34, Issue 15, 22 January 2009, page 3:
      But what should the Obama Cult do now? The man has turned off the switch on the "Hopenosis" and has revealed the "Change Brigade" for the useful idiots they were.


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