a political narcotic distributed by vested economic interests that makes moderate social liberalism, ethnicity, individual purity of heart, and soaring rhetoric appear to be substantive progressive change; co-optation of the left by vested economic interests
"The health care bill is a triumph of hopium over experience."
A substance that the media and press abuse, it makes them mesmerized by Barack Obama. For instance, when Obama swatting a fly was a headliner on the news, that camera man was on a double hit of Hopium.
Wow did you see the Obama Chia?!
Yeah man, wonder if the hair is actually Hopium, I need some NOW.
In securities trading a trader is said to be under the influence of the fictional narcotic hopium when she/he finds themselves deeply in the negative on the wrong side of a trade. The trader will continue to hold the position in the hopes that the security will return to the value at which they acquired it. (eg. staying long in a stock position when the price continues to plummet)
Cramer, you are totally smoking hopium man, thinking that stock will go back up anytime soon. Just sell it and get out!
A mythical drug that induces users to believe we can keep running Disney Land, Wal-Mart, and all our Automobiles on alternative fuels in the face of declining rates of global crude oil production.
Those cooks at the Rocky Mountain Institute must be on a lot of hopium to think we can build a 100mpg car that will save the day.
n. Originating in South America, this originates from one who is a relatively new instructor, and is always extremely stressed out. On some occasions, they have homicidal thoughts about other teacher's sons.