Here's a story about Karl Marx. Dermatologists now think he had some skin disease, and they speculate that it affected both his life and work.
"In addition to reducing his ability to work, which contributed to his depressing poverty, hidradenitis greatly reduced his self-esteem... this explains his self-loathing and alienation, a response reflected by the alienation Marx developed in his writing."
So, it's not about the alienation of the lower classes, it's about skin lesions.
Does this tell us anything about Marx's modern day adherents?