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Term invented in Soviet Russia to describe people who blindly supported the likes of Lenin and Stalin while they committed atrocity after atrocity.

Today, it refers to brainwashed liberals and leftists the world over (usually college students that aren't necessarily idiots, but just misinformed, naive, and ignorant of facts due to being indoctrinated with liberal/socialist propaganda through their public education) who believe that George W. Bush has committed more crimes against humanity than leftist darlings like Saddam Hussain, Yasser Arafat, and Osama Bin Laden, and still defend Communism, the cause of over 100 million deaths to this day.

See also, idiotarian
Hundreds of useful idiots gathered at their college campus to burn American flags, pass out Communist pamphlets that apologize for Stalin and Mao, and to pledge support to their hero, Saddam Hussain.

Useful idiots need to be shown the facts, mainly that the United States and Israel are the greatest defenders of freedom and justice in the world. Until then, rational people can have fun laughing at their ignorance.
Dassh tərəfindən 10 Dekabr 2003
If you have never heard the term “useful idiot” it was the attitude held by Vladimir Lenin towards communist sympathizers in the West (America). While Lenin and the Soviets held them in utter contempt they also viewed them as tools for dispensing communist propaganda to other countries, thus infecting foreign cultures with their totalitarian tripe. After their mission was complete, they were no longer “useful.”

It's a term the refers to brainwashed American marxists who blindly support any ideology that gets themselves out of real work and causes others to pay their way.

it also refers to useful idiots who post inaccurate definitions of the term useful idiot on sites like the urban dictionary. while they believe that they are making some sort of statement, they are actually providing perfect examples of the term.
An American who espouses Marxist ideals is a useful idiot.
trauncher tərəfindən 29 Oktyabr 2011
Unthinking proponents of socialism and/or communism.
You can usually find them swarming the internet, participating in riots to promote tolerance, attempting to think up questions for themselves to answer, or sitting in Starbucks with their friends discussing the failings of capitalism over a light frappuccino.

Useful idiots are a conglomeration of trendies, brainwashed Marxists, ex-hippies (now college professors), "quirky" wannabe-intellectuals, migrant street thugs, girlish B.A. students/uni-drones, and Michael Moore.
In 1952 Doris Lessing, a British writer who has since won the Nobel Prize for Literature, was part of a delegation visiting the Soviet Union.

Her memories of the trip are clear and unforgiving:

“I was taken around and shown things as a 'useful idiot'... that's what my role was. I can't understand why I was so gullible.”

--From the BBC, of all places.
Trice7UK tərəfindən 10 Avqust 2010
Karl Marx described "useful idiots" as people who carry the Marxist ideals throughout a society or country itself, but this term can apply to anyone who believes in useless political ideals. Many young college students are bought and sold by liberal/socialist ideals like no-gun laws will stop crime in its tracks, heavy government control in our life is a good thing, and universal healthcare will solve all issues. They can be considered useful idiots because other countries around the world have proved these ideas horribly wrong, however they still blindly follow their leaders who say those things. Useful idiots believe they are fighting for "good" causes, but do not have the ability to think for themselves. If they would actually sit and think things out for a few minutes, they would realize how bad their ideas really are.
"My adherents are useful idiots." -Karl Marx

Person 1: America needs socialized medicine because thousands of people can't get healthcare, and socialized medicine will solve that issue!

Person 2: No it won't, the hospitals will just become so filled that LESS people will get help, and more people will die from curable diseases! Countries like Cuba and the U.K. have already proved this!

Person 1: No, it works! You're just a hatemonger of the poor! It works in other countries and it will work here!

Person 2: Ugh! What's the use of arguing this? You're just another useful idiot.
young conservative tərəfindən 25 Noyabr 2012
Someone that follows orders without question and may carry out actions to help those that fed them the propaganda, such as disbelieves facts against whom they are biased toward, spreading inaccurate information in favor of their leader or unfavorably toward their opponent, and in general, act as a tool against their own self interest and the interests of those in whom they believe they know what's best for.
Sam believes he's fighting for freedom and liberation but he's bombing countries simply so that his government can take hold of the oil field and establish a central bank. Sam is a useful idiot for thinking freedom is the purpose, and those that support him as a troop are useful idiots for thinking their tax dollars don't kill innocent children in failed, illegal, drone strikes.

Rhonda is such a useful idiot because she thinks that Clinton matches her progressive ideals and chides those for supporting third party, yet, the two party system has been bombing countries for decades and making back door deals with large corporations. Most are tired of the corruption, yet Rhonda thinks that voting for those who are responsible for the corruption is somehow the best way to stop it. What a very useful idiot she is.

Cletus loves Trump because Trump says he won't send jobs out of the country, yet Trump's own products are manufactured out of the country. Cletus does not think Trump is a lying hypocrite because Cletus is a useful idiot.
electrichead tərəfindən 31 İyul 2016
A useful idiot is someone who unwittingly manipulated by a foreign government to help a foreign government's agenda, with the support of said foreign government. Being a foreign government's bitch.
Donald Trump is one of Putin's useful idiots because many of his ideas like not fully supporting NATO plays into Russia's agenda and would help Putin. Putin supports Trump by hacking his opponents' servers and broadcasting the democrats in a negative light and Trump in a positive light on his propaganda channel.

Jill Stein is also one of Putin's useful idiots. She goes to Russia, a country notorious for its human rights abuses towards political opponents and gay people, and says the US needs to work on human rights and foreign policy. It's like going to Saudi Arabia and saying the US needs better women's rights. The night before she attended a dinner with Vladimir Putin, and she constantly retweets Putin's propaganda channel Russia Today.

Both of these candidates are supported by the Russian Federation for nefarious reasons. Putin supports Trump because he thinks a Trump and a friendly US could make Russia stronger as a country, while the Russians support Jill Stein because she will take away votes from left-wing types who would normally vote Democratic, which could hurt Hillary and help Trump in close states.

In other words, Donald Trump is Vladimir Putin's bitch.
Herbertheperver tərəfindən 07 Avqust 2016
Mis-attributed to Vladamir Lenin by Conservatives, (who usually learn of the term on social networks), it's used to degrade Progressive Liberals, who don't judge others from different countries, politics, or religions, as harshly as they do.

Conservatives often use the term to anyone who takes a different stance, whether the "useful idiot" is supportive of, or non-discriminatory toward: Socialists, Democratic Socialists, Democrats, Communists, Atheists, Catholics,, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Masons, Blacks, Hispanics, Indians, Arabs, Native Americans, and Europeans.

Thus, "useful idiots" are usually ignored, while they're blamed for "ruining" (ie. improving) a nation, and spreading love of others, rejecting discrimination, and equality treatment for all.
Conservative: "These are the facts that I've cherry-picked to support my argument."

Useful idiot: "But you ignored this, this, this, this, this, and this."

Conservative: "But you're taking that out of context! No wait, that's revisionist history! You just hate my version of God! You're actually going to listen to Scientists who know what they're talking about? How stupid are you? You should read my new book, that ignores all the positive contributions made by others, and ignores all the bad things about Conservatism, where I redefine words, revise history to my liking, and argues why Jesus was actually a Capitalist. I don't accept peer-review, by the way, because I'm right and always right on everything."

Useful idiot: "Your book sounds a lot like Conservapedia."
KnowledgeBattles tərəfindən 27 İyul 2015
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