In every age the form in which the proletariat appears is redefined according to the overall configuration of hostilities. The most regrettable confusion in this regard concerns the ‘working class’. As such, the working class has always been hostile to the revolutionary movement, to communism. […] The worker’s movement has throughout its existence coincided with the progressive elements of capitalism. […] [It] has only demanded, for its most radical elements, the right of the working-class to manage Capital for itself. In reality, the proletariat has only ever worked for the expansion of the human basis of Capital. The so-called ‘socialist’ regimes have carried out its program perfectly: integrating everyone into capitalist relations of production and incorporating each person into the process of valorization.
— Tiqqun, “This is Not a Program”