Roger Nash Baldwin. The communist founder of the ACLU. Would have agreed 100% with Svetlana. The REASON he founded the ACLU is because he came to the conclusion, after spending time in the Soviet Union during the revolution, that the best way to attain communist reforms in the US would be by advancing a programme of absolute equality for all. Because the only way absolute equality could be attained was by absolute government control enforcing it.
Angela Davis came to the same conclusion in Cuba in the 60’s, regarding racial equality. She became a communist for the same reasons, if memory serves — because it promised to deliver racial equality.
So, don’t discount this line of thinking just off the cuff. It’s not incorrect.