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.
by trauncher October 29, 2011
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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.
by Trice7UK August 10, 2010
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The person who likes to post ignorant crap on this webpage under the handle "Herbertheperver".
Herbertheperver is clearly a useful idiot who's proned to spinning a well-known term in an attempt to use it against the people who would use it as a term to define people just like Herbertheperver.
by AaronEmus December 18, 2018
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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.
by Herbertheperver August 8, 2016
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People who believe, act, and promote for a higher power who's interests are actually against that very person.

That power sees that person as a "useful idiot." The powers-that-be exploit the Useful Idiot to carry out their own wants and needs. They often use the hate and fears of the useful idiot, to manipulate them into acting against their own best interests.
That tRumptard redneck rube voted to give tax cuts to the rich plutocrats! It's cute how he pretends the rich create jobs. The rich see him as a useful idiot. And tRump thinks he's trash. But they know the useful idiot can be manipulated with hatred and fear to vote against their own best interests.
by Too Many Drones November 21, 2020
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The kind of people who defined this term just like how the term was popularized in the first place: propaganda.

It means someone who follows or supports an ideal or person without knowing what it/they represent(s).
Conservatives, by calling leftists "useful idiots", believe that they think the same way they do, but in reverse.
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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.
by Dassh December 10, 2003
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