Well, as y'all might have guessed this is going to be a communist bashing post. Mr. Minnelli seems to be inflating irrational political ideals on lj quite frequently. So here Il Duce "I'm Politically Insane" Minnelli...
Communism in practice (especially the concept of bringing it to a Western democratic nation) is incompatible with greedy / primal human nature, you crazy fool (yes Mr. Minnelli, you). An "egalitarian society" could be looked at as ideal (or idiotic), and is truly impossible to achieve.
It is human nature to be motivated by personal incentive (let me count the ways why capitalism is the answer), and that while several retarded commie leaders have claimed to be working for the common good, many or all of them have been corrupt and totalitarian.
"Most communist countries have shown no signs of advancing from Marx's "socialist" stage of economy to an ideal "communist" stage."
Communists ignore the realities of economic life and production in favor of their ideas about how things ought to be done which leads to economic disruption and severe poverty.
Adam if you won't listen to common sense listen to Tears for Fears:
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
'Cos I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very Mad World
The funny bit is that they are actually anti-communists, and that my friend is why they wrote Mad World because it is simply illogical and disillusioned thoughts. That is all.