"The doctor isn’t concerned with the patient – only with the patient’s ability to work. The lawyer isn’t concerned with the client but with the case. The scientist isn’t concerned with the needs of the people but rather represents the interests of capital, though he may understand it to be science. In all three cases there is a distance between the needs of the patient, client, the people and that which the role-professional (doctor, lawyer, scientist) observes and treats as their object of work. Doctor, lawyer, scientist are themselves parts of the system’s forces, advocates of social relations who continually produce anew their “work material.” By virtue of social pedigree, education, and economic power there stands a barrier between the professional, on the one side, and on the other side the sick, the criminalized, those systematically held back from intellectual development, and the wage-dependent working population."
SPK (Turn Illness Into a Weapon)