Another entry into the Cranky Sociologists gallery. Karl Marx was much easier to play around with, because unlike most other sociologists, he is incredibly well-known — though, honestly, not through any fault of his own. No doubt he would have loved to see the revolutions he inspired, but he was far too skeptical of authority and critical of the superstructure to have taken much liking to the iconography that arose afterwards. I prefer to think of him this way, a revolutionary taking part in labor struggles and giving capitalists the shit they deserve.
(BTW, do you know how hard it was for me to resist my comedic impulses and portray him struggling with his piles? That poor guy.)