Like so much of history, most people seem horribly confused on what communism is.
It is far more about a totalitarian system where they force you to think, act, believe and especially speak, in a certain way conforming to Marxist/PoMo ideas than it is an economic thing. Economics was a means to an end. Even most communists know it didn’t work. So they are trying another method now.
This is a pretty good barometer on how far it has come.
This now quite old video from Bill Whittle helps fill in the blanks for anyone who doesn’t see the connection: