Notes on Marx’s opiate of the people

David Erasmus
3 min readOct 8, 2020


I agree and say yes Religion is the opiate and human life is riddled by separation and loneliness and the opportunity to connect beyond the suffering is vital for our human condition — I’m bloody glad opiates exist and they should be free for everyone and well governed. I want doctors who are qualified and care about me giving me morphine when I need it and helping me find support and health so I can stop using it at the right time.

The goal is healthy connection with my world through temporary safety from it. I do not want to throw…

David Erasmus

making a swiss army knife to explore a state of mind beyond nations, flowing with beauty & justice