There have been many communities – spiritual, artistic, political and agricultural that have lived and prospered on idealistic ideologies.
Personally I think we can improve and create a better, fairer world which does not destroy nature, have gross inequality or exploit people. What’s more I think that is worth fighting for.
I’m reading about Rudolf Laban right now – one of many.
And not all of those sixties communes and idealists died out or gave up! Some are still with us true to a better vision of how to live free of greed and destruction, closer to nature. We just don’t hear about them.