Communism means handouts
I liken this to bad parenting, the easier your kids have it the more they turn into little monsters. I think everyone understands this and that contributes to the opinion of; stop giving handouts. So why am i advocating communism (more handouts) when i understand why less handouts are seemingly necessary? Well, if you give a man a fish he will eat for a day but then expect you to give him another fish tomorrow. If you're fortunate enough to be in a position to hand out fishing rods, you'll eventually be the one receiving fish without having to ask it. I hope i'm making sense.
Who's the boss then?
Political representation of any kind is not ideal because that is what opens doors for corruption. As the population becomes more educated so should the number of seats in parliament increase. A state defined education system is also an opportunity for corrupt influence but that's a discussion for another time. Ultimately the goal is to decentralise the decision making process through democracy until there is no political representation whatsoever. We want a population of problem solvers who can directly influence the course of their society rather than "hope" that their interests will be addressed.
The pros and cons
These are both serious show stoppers and are the reasons that communism and democracy as a whole has not been able to work as intended. Fortunately they're both solved with something that would previously have been seen as an impossible task but suddenly it's right here on our doorstep as if a boon from the gods themselves. What i'm talking about is ubiquitous and instant access to information and collaboration. This is of course the Internet. Not yet ubiquitous but already almost the total accumulation of current human knowledge and already the most powerful collaboration platform ever created. The Internet is a fundamental requirement for democratic communism.
What about censorship?
What's wrong with what we've got?
That wasted energy comes in the form of the financial industry, the legal industry and politics (essentially the war industry). These three completely unnecessary spheres of society have now become the prime siphon of human effort and creativity. Almost all the wealthiest people in the world today accumulated their wealth via these industries. In a resource based economy every human being alive and the billions more to come can be easily fed, housed and educated, including access to health, transportation, information and democratic contribution. All without the need to enslave oneself on the false belief that wage slavery is required in order to survive.