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”).
- (historical, pejorative, political jargon) Soviet sympathizer in Western countries, from the perspective of the political right.
- (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.