The liberty principle for this Freedom Friday is the simple fact that the “useful idiots” in our midst are threatening our freedom and liberty. Karl Marx is often credited with coining the term “useful idiots” because of his statement, “My adherents are useful idiots.”
The phrase has also been attributed to Lenin, but the phrase has not been found among his published works. A 1948 article - about contemporary Italian politics in the New York Times - “documented usage of the term in an article from the social-democratic Italian paper L’Umanita. The French equivalent, `idiots utiles,’ was used in a newspaper article title as early as 1946.”
“In political jargon, useful idiot is a pejorative term for people perceived as propagandists for a cause, whose goals they do not understand, and who are used cynically by the leaders of the cause.
“The term has been used to refer to Soviet sympathizers in Western countries. The implication was that, although the people in question naively thought of themselves as an ally of the Soviet Union, they were actually held in contempt and were being cynically used. The use of the term in political discourse has since been extended to other propagandists, especially those who are seen to unwittingly support a malignant cause.”
“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 ideas…. 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 they 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.”
The term describes people who blindly support leaders without understanding exactly what their leaders are proposing. When Marx made his famous statement, he was most likely referring to those people who blindly supported Lenin and Stalin even though they were committing many atrocities. Useful idiots are not necessary unintelligent but are brainwashed; they are “misinformed, naïve, and ignorant of the facts due to being indoctrinated with liberal/socialist propaganda through their public education….”
Useful idiots in our day could be those who continue to claim that Obamacare is a good law in spite of all the evidence against it. Other useful idiots could be those who listen to Al Gore and believe that mere mankind can control the climate. Still other useful idiots could be those who believe that Islam is a peaceful religion. Useful idiots believed that Obama was personally paying for their cell phones or would pay their mortgage or car, etc. from his “stash” - and gave him four more years to destroy our government. They believe Mr. Obama when he claims the murders of Benghazi, the IRS persecution of conservative groups, Fast and Furious, etc. are “phony scandals.” They believe conservatives are against Mr. Obama because of the color of his skin and cannot understand that we do not care what he looks like; they do care about his policies. They cannot understand that he and his cohorts are taking steady steps to dismantle our Constitution and “fundamentally change” our nation. They think it is a good thing when he says that he wants to bring the United States down to the level of all other countries.
Rush Limbaugh asked, “How can people be so stupid? I marvel at that. See, I think you have to work at being ignorant – and if you’re gonna work at being ignorant, why not work at being informed?”
Will Durant stated, “We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four hours; we are not the best informed of the events of the last sixty centuries.”
President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government.”
Please become informed. Please use the brains given to you by God to THINK and UNDERSTAND that our nation is incrementally being destroyed. Please start listening to what the progressives are saying – really listening – and then read between the lines. They tell us what their plans are and should be believed! Please, please, please! Become an informed citizen and help save our nation!