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Nuns, Guns, and Useful Idiots

Useful idiots: 1. Political jargon for well-intentioned, but unwitting people exploited by nefarious politicians for evil ends There’s an idea floating about that our present liberal-progressive atheism, PC suppression of free speech, gun-grabbing naivete, and overall feckless ability to cope with reality is somehow useful. The NAACP defense of a ‘self-identifying’ white official as a black woman, Rachel Dolezal,  is only the most recent imbecility to laugh at. The idea is that leftists are  ‘useful idiots’ . “ There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.”  – Vladimir Lenin Falsely attributed to Vladimir Lenin, the term ‘ useful idiots ’, became popular with the Bolsheviks after the 1917 overthrow of last Romanov,  Tsar Nicholas II, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russians.  Many sympathetic intellectual Brits and Yanks flocked to the Bolshevik cause. These middle-class   intellec