Many people in this forum have been calling communism an ideology. But an order for someone to be ideological one must advocate something that is not in their own best interest. While I do believe many communists (specifically the Marxists) are ideological in what they believe would be the best approach to getting there, due to wishful thinking about the state. Marxists advocate a state socialist transition phase and believe the state would eventually take itself apart when things are 'ready'. This is wishful thinking because institutions are all about self preservation. I believe the state and capitalism should abolished simoniously. Communism itself isn't inherently ideological. By calling me an ideologue, you are making a claim about my own self interest. To back up that claim you must prove why it wouldn't be in my best interest. I am an unemployed 21 year old with autism, and have never got a single job in my life. The market tends to favor people with strong social / networking skills. The market does not respect me as an individual, It's just another oppressive / coercive institution, and it doesn't matter if people made it voluntarily. If you are an American reading this, there is a 80% chance that you are also getting the shorter end of the stick CLICK, and economic inequality is not good news. CLICK
I also see people in this forum making a mistake by confusing utopia with the act of ignoring reality in favor of ones desire. Utopia is not a statement about doablity. I made this same mistake in the past. The reason why I do believe in the possibility of anarchist communism occurring, is because of real life historic examples in Spain (Aragon), real life present examples (communes like Black Bear Ranch), discoveries about our behavior in psychology (Philip Zimbardo's experiments) and some anthropology like hunter gatherers being egalitarian.
Capitalism is only 200 years old. feudalism and aristocracy each took up to 400 years to die. Am I saying capitalism is as bad is either of those? Nope, what I am saying is that we cant say capitalism is here to stay. This is very small blip in our history, but it's also the most dangerous one because of nukes and climate change. The entire ecosystem under threat, and none of this is necessary. Do you honestly believe all of these problems can be solved by passing a few regulations and taxing the rich? Those are the last things the state wants to do. Why would I ask only for a welfare state if I know it can take it all away any time it wishes? Hundreds of uneducated peasants in Spain made their own decisions and they were better off. There is no reason to treat other human beings like dogs.