Under what we have called the ‘colonization of everyday life’, the only possible changes are changes of fragmentary roles. In terms of more or less inflexible conventions, one is successively citizen, head of family, sexual partner, politician, specialist, professional, producer, consumer. Yet what boss doesn’t himself feel bossed? The proverb applies to everyone: you sometimes get a fuck, but you always get fucked!

– Raoul Vaneigem, Basic Banalities II