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It means "people who aren't able to change their position no matter what happens". Not used often, though.

"If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles." Sun Tzu
by Turambar (sersguenda at hotmail com) on Thu Jun 7th, 2007 at 11:51:00 AM EST
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Mayber usage varies across regions (and generations)? I am quite familiar with it, both in Hungarian and German, though in both, primary usage was for top bureaucrats and leaders under 'communism'. According to what I found with a little Googling, the usage may originate withg Wolf Biermann.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Jun 7th, 2007 at 01:52:38 PM EST
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