The New Opiate of the People

Karl Marx once called religion the opiate of the people. Today, I’d argue that it’s outrage. When we channel our time and energy¬†into the tripartite American outrage industry (social media, news media, partisan politics), we become drunk with self-righteousness. And like drunks, we become insensitive and impotent. Lashing out at those who disagree with us.…

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