"Communism" is newspeak for Stalinism. The idea is to associate Marxism or Libertarian Communism with Soviet-style quasi-socialistic State Capitalism in the minds of people who don't know any better. Let me reiterate: Stalinism is not Communism. The revolution failed when the soviets (workers' councils) were broken by Lenin and Trotsky.

A Finnish poet Pentti Saarikoski had some great words of wisdom when he put it:

Marx's mistake was Lenin
Lenin's mistake was Stalin
Stalin made no mistakes

Disclaimer: Originally, this was supposed to be ironic.

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