where is the renowned left in India? The left as the communists would like to call themselves are probably the most hypocritical bastards that ever were there on planet earth. Maybe thats the whole idea, then they are doing a very good job of it. We may all like to think that a red world has ceased to exist and the idea killed itself with the collapse of the russian federation. But I think that the idea has becoem far stronger through far sublter ideas. Think of it, the ideas doing the rounds in various forums around the world: brotherhood to be found in religion? the govt as caretaker? differential taxes so that equitable distribution of wealth takes place? govt's with a social face? govt s playing 'mai-baap' to the populace? All these ideas are essentially different facets of the communist idea of 'sharing'. Creativity be damned, everything needs to be shared. The whole deal of team play comes to existense from this concept. Team, balls , the greatest discoveries have happened at the individual level. A team essentially serves to decrease your effficiecny in as much that most of the you spend thinking about possible reations to your positions.
You would actually think that relgion would be anit-communist. Hello! you are mistaken, religion does not need the sage who realizes god and then questions the methods that are advocated. Bad press for the vaticans etc of the world. You want unsuspecting public who would give up their rational thinking process to be part of something big. ( Like dogs got convinced to be our pets by our ancestors :) ).