Of course, taking communism in practice is even a step beyond Marxist theories, since Marx didn’t consider himself a Marxist. He said that society was growing towards freedom the way an acorn grows to a tree: inevitable unless totally crushed. He listed the progression as from tribal to city-state to feudal to capitalist to communism. But, truly, how will communism lead to freedom? If anything, it would seem to lead to an eventual break back into a tribal system where there is no established base of power or wealth. Thus, Communism is only the end of our evolution to freedom in that it would send us irrevocably back to the beginning. As such, it is like an apocalypse from which we can never emerge unscathed; the subversive atom bomb of society. God save us.