Opium Den.  Before opiates were criminalized.  You think it's bad here?  You should have seen China.

Opium Den. Before opiates were criminalized. You think it's bad here? You should have seen China.

Religious distress is at the same time the expression of real distress and the protest against real distress. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions.Karl…

Karl Marx on Religion: The Opiate of the Masses?

Religious distress is at the same time the expression of real distress and the protest against real distress. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions.Karl…

If work is the opium of the people, I don't want to end up like a drug-user.

If work is the opium of the people, I don't want to end up like a drug-user.

Poppies.  The opium of the people  For those who long to grow poppies but don't know which to go for, RHS Wisley has trialled the best varieties. John Hoyland looks at the results

The opium of the people

Poppies. The opium of the people For those who long to grow poppies but don't know which to go for, RHS Wisley has trialled the best varieties. John Hoyland looks at the results

Quote: “Religion is the opiate of the masses.”    What he actually said: “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.” The bastardized quote makes more sense when it’s placed in context with Marx’s poetic words.

Quote: “Religion is the opiate of the masses.” What he actually said: “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.” The bastardized quote makes more sense when it’s placed in context with Marx’s poetic words.

A Machiavellian observation from Napoleon Bonaparte - similar to the observation by Karl Marx that "Religion is the opium of the People"  (The complete quotation from Marx is "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people")

A Machiavellian observation from Napoleon Bonaparte - similar to the observation by Karl Marx that "Religion is the opium of the People" (The complete quotation from Marx is "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people")

"ours is a culture not of ancestor worship, but of descendant worship." "babies are the new opium of the masses."

Happy (Belated) Non-Mother's Day

"ours is a culture not of ancestor worship, but of descendant worship." "babies are the new opium of the masses."

<b>Memes are the opium of the people.</b>

This refreshing drink.

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