The words capitalism, socialism, fascism and communism have very little meaning when taken out of context of the societies so governed, and the actions they take. It is more accurate to say that someone or some group is acting like a communist because they do this or that. The fact is that most governments have some capitalistic, some communistic, some socialistic and some fascist aspects in the way they operate. So saying that communism is bad per se, is meaningless. If you want to say Communistic Russia contributed to many unwarranted deaths which should be remembered, that would be OK, since we are talking about a specific country which espouses communistic principles but uses those principles to justify bad actions. We get way too attached to the implied connotation of certain words instead of their actual meaning. I cannot judge that any of these words are inherently good or bad; I can judge that the actions taken by a specific government that proclaims to practice governing according to one of these defined words can act in ways that are good or bad. The really bad word is authoritarianism which seems to be at the core of all bad actors; NAZI Germany, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Syria and so forth. Something we, unfortunately are seeing more of in our own country. All authoritarian societies tend to not play “fair” with the world’s community of nations.