April 16, 2013
"Karl Marx got it wrong. It is not religion but materialism that is the opiate of the people. In essence, you destroy people’s religious life; you destroy their culture; you destroy their community; you deprive them of a goal structure; of a faith – which is essential; of an identity; of meaning in their lives; – you deprive people of everything that they really need, and then you compensate them by giving them toys to play with: motors cars, television sets, radios, refrigerators – these are toys; you bribe them with these toys to accept what would otherwise be an insupportable lot."

— Edward Goldsmith from New Lamps For Old - conversations with Satish Kumar

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