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.
by young conservative November 25, 2012
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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.
by electrichead July 31, 2016
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Term used to describe someone who blindly supports his or her government despite its imperialistic behavior.
The last definition was written by a useful idiot.
by octavio January 3, 2004
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A term Republicans use for poor people who vote for them even though the Republican party hates poor people.
Farmer John voted for George Bush even though Bush gave a tax cut to the agribusiness behemoth down the street from John. John could not compete with the corporate behemoth and declared bankruptcy. Now John is a serf for the corporate overlords. George Bush calls these people useful idiots.
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A person who blindly follows the Corporate-run American Plutocracy and will fight for its preservation at the cost of the rest of his countrymen's wellbeing.
The Tea Party Member who supports cutting Medicare and Union Rights is a true useful idiot.
by mrTimed April 29, 2011
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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."
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