The day one of my teachers - the wise wizard; said the 'right thing' ...

I am against communism because it is only a negative philosophy. I am all for commune-ism.  That should be the right word: commune-ism.  A commune is respectful of every individual's uniqueness, respectful of every individual's talent, and tries to help his talent grow, help him grow towards his potential.  I want communes all over the world, so that slowly nations can disappear, and there are only communes: living, small units of humanity, totally, joyously helping everybody to be himself.  Marx proposes the dictatorship of the proletariat, the dictatorship of the poor. That is stupid. They are poor, and if they are in power they will make everybody poor. What else can they do?  I propose the dictatorship of the enlightened ones. Nobody has proposed it up to now. And sometimes out of my crazy mind.... This idea I have carried my whole life -- dictatorship of the enlightened ones, because if it is of enlightened ones it cannot be dictatorship. It is a contradiction in terms. The enlightened person cannot be a dictator like Joseph Stalin or Adolf Hitler.  Yes, the enlightened person can dictate to you, but out of his love, not out of his power -- he has no power -- out of his insight, because he has eyes to see and to feel the potential of people.  His dictates can only be thought of as suggestions, advice, guidelines.  Only in the dictatorship of the enlightened ones is there a possibility of a real, authentic democracy and also the real flowering of commune-ism:  Equality by distributing riches, not poverty; destroying poverty from the very roots, and raising everybody upwards to be rich.  My commune-ism is a higher state of capitalism. Marx's communism is against capitalism:  My commune-ism is capable of absorbing capitalism into it, using it as a tool, as a stepping-stone.