Something regarded as inducing a false and unrealistic sense of contentment among people.
Translating the German phrase Opium des Volks, used by Karl Marx in reference to religion (1844)
- Big government is not just the opiate of the masses.
- The priest mentioned Marx's line about religion as the opiate of the masses.
- Welfare is the opiate of the masses.
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