Types of questions that a marxist analyst of the media might ask: What kind of heroes are shown in the media: who does the media promote as possible role models for us to follow, we will be using marx to examine communism. The totality of these relations of production constitutes the economic structure of reality--the real foundation, on which legal and political superstructures arise and to which definite forms of social consciousness correspond. The mode of production of material life determines the general character of the social, political and spiritual processes of life. It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being determines their consciousness. : marx, preface to a contribution to the critique of political economy (1859) In the above quote, marx: economic relations/production define reality. Communism has continued to develop past marx s time.