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The Curmudgeon on “the Opiate of the Masses”

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - God may be Brazilian, but Marx certainly wasn’t. He famously stated that “religion is the opiate of the masses” when, here in Brazil, all know that “futebol” is the true opiate, as addictive to Marxists and Socialists as it is to autocratic generals. It makes you feel good even when things are very bad.

Last week the Curmudgeon learned that former President Lula had come to visit the building site formerly known as Maracanã, because the stadium is very badly Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?

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