Wikipedia definition
1. Useful idiotIn political jargon, useful idiot is a pejorative term used to describe people perceived as propagandists for a cause whose goals they do not understand, who are used cynically by the leaders of the cause. The term was originally used to describe Soviet sympathizers in Western countries. The implication was that although the people in question naïvely thought of themselves as an ally of the Soviet Union, they were actually held in contempt and were being cynically used.
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2 Replies ・ Started by DavidOsu at 2016-05-11 17:39:15 UTC ・ Last reply by Pringle at 2022-07-17 18:16:57 UTC