Columbia University: Portrait of a Useful Idiot

Boy, howdy, have the recent campus protests — riots — really given us some great illustrations of the concept of the “useful idiot.” Our college campuses are overrun with them; if nothing else has become apparent over the last few days, the explosion of numbers of useful idiots has.


It comes as no surprise that the origin of the term “useful idiot” came from the Soviet Union:

It is one task of the KGB [in 1982] to apply its skills of secrecy and deception to projecting the Soviet party’s influence. This it does through contacts with legal Communist Parties abroad, with groups sympathetic to Soviet goals, with do-gooders of the type that Lenin once described as “useful idiots“.

Sometimes, though, one useful idiot really makes an effort to lower the bar even lower than it has been, and of late, that bar is somewhere at the bottom of the Marianas Trench. To that end, I give you Johannah King-Slutzky, an instructor and Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University.

A Columbia University graduate student went viral online after telling members of the media that protesters were at risk of dying or becoming severely ill if authorities did not deliver food and water to them. 

“First of all, we’re saying that they’re obligated to provide food to students who pay for a meal plan here,” the student told reporters when asked about Columbia’s role providing food access for students occupying the campus building Hamilton Hall.

Obligated? These young skulls full of mush illegally occupied a campus building and refused to leave (and it was roundly entertaining to see NYPD cops dragging them away, accompanied by the student occupiers’ shrieks of outrage), and they want the university to feed them? The only proper response to that demand would be to tell the students to defecate in one hand, demand in the other, and see which hand fills up first.


But wait! There’s more!

“I guess it’s ultimately a question of what kind of community and obligation Columbia feels it has to its students,” King-Slutzky said. “Do you want students to die of dehydration and starvation or get severely ill, even if they disagree with you?”

She continued: “If the answer is no then you should allow basic — I mean, it’s crazy to say since we’re on an Ivy League campus — but this is like, basic humanitarian aid we’re asking for, like could people please have a glass of water?” 

Do you want a glass of water? Leave the building. Do you want something to eat? Leave the building. It’s not complicated. Humanitarian aid, as the term is properly used, is for people who have no other options. These nitwits have other options — or, at least, they did, before the NYPD loaded them all in buses bound for the protestors’ new accommodations at Hotel Crowbar.

On Tuesday, my colleague Brittany Sheehan told us about this useful idiot in detail.

Previously on RedState: Reporter Grills CUNY Occupier: ‘We Want to Be Revolutionaries, Would You Please Bring Us Food and Water?’

Now, on Wednesday, we see the well-deserved mocking that King-Slutzky is receiving from wags on the internet.


If it’s any comfort to the Marxist King-Slutzky, she’s got plenty of company in her nitwittery.

See Related:‘Stupid’: Woke ‘Professor’ Hears About It After Declaring Columbia Situation As ‘WORSE Than Tiananmen’ 

WATCH: Lawrence Jones Corners Columbia Protester With Great Questions, Shows They Can’t Handle the Truth

It’s difficult to overstate just how clueless this person is. A self-professed Marxist, no doubt one who would describe herself as a feminist, supporting a cause, a people who would have raped and murdered her if she had been at a certain music festival in Israel on October 7th of last year. The cognitive dissonance Miss King-Slutzky presents has to be measured on the Richter scale. And, unless I miss my guess, she will go right on teaching Marxist radicalism at Columbia after this.


She would make Lenin and Stalin proud. A truly useful idiot, in a position to be more useful still.

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