drone(n): A drone is someone who follows an ideology or some other form of idealization blindlessly and uncritically.
The nouns original meaning is used in context with "social" insect
s, which are ordered into a hive
structure. In an insect hive, drones are the workers - the ones gathering food, building the hive - in short: maintaining the hive, controlled by the queen, if not by some common instinctual fellowship and hierarchal order.