Communism might work but only in a small, largely homogeneous country, with a benevolent Head of State, of which Stalin wasn't an example.
Throughout history every generation produced a legion of fools and parasites who believed that a benign totalitarian government is possible.
First off, it'd be really good for you to precisely define what you mean by "communism." Let's start there.
Indeed, "communism" isn't wholesale consuming the Earth's finite resources while escalatingly polluting the environment as it depends upon an economic system that is predicated on endless growth. Capitalism is doing that.