opium of the people

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opium of the people

Marx’s classic metaphor for religion. [Ger. Hist.: Critique of Hegel’s “Philosophy of Right”]
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EastEnders and Coronation Street seem a bit like the opium of the masses now.
A classic example of how the Royals are the opium of the masses.
All it's missing is Peter Marks in his Karl Marx beard claiming Tesco is the opium of the masses.
But football is the opium of the masses and so common sense is the first thing to fly out of the window.
Who are these people that think they can change for the better a game that has been the opium of the masses for over a hundred years?
Karl Marx once described religion as the opium of the masses.
Not so long ago the middle and upper classes regarded TV as the mind- numbing opium of the masses.
IF religion is the opium of the masses, then Spiritualized are the valium.
In a recent interview he condemned Facebook as the new opium of the masses.
Being the opium of the masses is the least of its evils, though that is bad enough.
THERE'S no two ways about it, shopping has become the new opium of the masses.
He said: "Karl Marx once described religion as the opium of the masses.