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Revolutionary Thought

It's the anniversary of the Russian Revolution, marking the Marxist overthrow of the Russian government. Karl Marx once wrote that "religion is the opium of the people." What is the new opium of the people?

9george99 Вопрос дня: Революционные мысли

jena_star Writer's Block: Revolutionary Thought

It was probably a translation, so exact wording could probably be debated, but wasn't the quote "religion is the opiate of the masses"? I mean, that does sound better, and would look better on posters
klava_17 Writer's Block: Revolutionary Thought
Consumerism. People consume like crazy wasting time, money and energy.
dayton_duez Writer's Block: Revolutionary Thought
The internet
helenkosings Writer's Block: Revolutionary Thought

(And to mark this anniversary, Homeschool Kid and I studied Animal Farm by Orwell.  Homeschooling is GREAT.)

cobracruella Writer's Block: Revolutionary Thought
Personlig ville jeg sagt sport og teknologi. En kan se det lett på hvor avhenging en er av dagens teknologi, og på dedikerte sportsfans.
dmjumu Writer's Block: Revolutionary Thought
Music. In the grocery store, people around me have ear buds. Cars always throb with overextended speakers in the parking lot below my bedroom window. At my work there is tame overhead music playing fo
fayanora Writer's Block: Revolutionary Thought
Come on over to ljswritersblock, the new archive community for old Writer's Block questions!
tomcatshanger Writer's Block: Revolutionary Thought
Socialism is the new religion, so I suppose it's the new opium as well.

There's only faith that it works, it's preached by guys on TV and at podiums, we are all supposed to give money in support of it,
jkoster Writer's Block: Revolutionary Thought

Technology, the ability to be "always-on" and "on-demand". Word has it that TIVO users will soon be able to order a pizza from Dominoes through their set-top box. We are being mollified by instant-gra
callmehandy Writer's Block: Revolutionary Thought
spanners17 Writer's Block: Revolutionary Thought
Weed brownies, ipods, evian bottles and the occasional starbucks. I think Karl Marx would like a starbucks don't you? especially after all that hard work, spreading his form of communism, developing t
miss_binkowitz Writer's Block: Revolutionary Thought

Gaming. It has its own language, converts, rules. Either you get it and submit to it or you don't believe in it - just like religion.

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