He was a fattish but active man of paralyzing stupidity, a mass of imbecile enthusiasm – one of those completely unquestioning, devoted drudges on whom, more even than on the Thought Police, the stability of the Party depended.

George Orwell

1984. Part 1, Chapter 2. Tom Parsons, a devout member of the Party and proud of his spying childen, who eventually betray him.