Those “Useful Idiots”

The mid terms have arrived so for the next few days I will be posting on nothing but US politics and the future….that is if we have one…….

No secret that I was a radical in the 70’s and on……I refuse to see Soviet agents behind every shadow….although they were probably there…..I protested the war in Vietnam as an unlawful war…..I protested our decisions to intervene in countries like Chile and Nicaragua after the people voted and it was not appreciated by American corporations so this country felt obligated to involve ourselves……I protested the invasions of Grenada and Panama as unnecessary military action……I give you a little of my background because back in those days the Right (conservatives) called us “Useful Idiots” for giving “aid and comfort” to the enemy.

In  case you are too young to remember those days or the term for that matter……actually the term was coined by Lenin to mean…..as a description of those mindless people in the Western democracies who would always find ways to excuse whatever the Soviet Union did….no matter the action the USSR would make…..

To help my readers see just how pathetic people attack anything they do not understand…..this post is from a far Right site with a “patriotic” sounding , American Thinker…..well sourced but I do not agree with the suppositions…

Many years ago, a phrase was coined by the leaders of the Soviet Union to describe those in the West who naively promoted the cause of Russian Communism when in reality they were held in contempt and were being cynically used by the Soviet hierarchy.  The term “useful idiot” more than ever applies to a vast swath of citizens in the United States who have been cynically used by the hardcore left for a cause

Well the Right picked up on this as a way to insult and minimize any positive effects that true liberalism would have on the society.

Fast forward to today’s Washington…..our society has a wealth of “useful idiots” that are enabling this Dear Leader and his assault on the republic.  The biggest and best “Useful Idiots” are in Congress and they travel under the guise of the Freedom Caucus (ever notice the more extreme the conservs get the more “patriotic” the vehicles are labelled?)

The real chuckle is that the people that called me and others “useful idiots” are the people that are enabling and excusing anything and everything this president does or says.

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10 thoughts on “Those “Useful Idiots”

  1. I don’t believe racism is involved when the the fact is our country has gone from the many supporting the few into the disastrous few trying to support the many.

      1. Alone is an island. Few there be that have the convenience of an island. (With the exception of those who inhabit rubber rooms.)

  2. I think we have idiots on both sides. It is sad and makes me very pessimistic about the future. I don’t know what is going to happen but can’t see that it will be good.
    And don’t see the idiots as useful. But I understand the term. Just don’t like it, or anything else that came from Lenin.

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