I agree. All the Marxist-Leninist countries became horribly corrupt and completely at odds with communism. Communism is supposed to be a stateless society with worker ownership of the means of production. Instead, they became highly authoritarian with everything controlled by an elite: state capitalist. All the warnings of the left-communists, democratic socialists, and libertarian socialists (anarchists) proved to be correct. The combination of capitalist propaganda and corrupted Marxist-Leninist state propaganda means that these days, the words "communism" and "socialism" have become completely twisted in common usage from their original meanings. These days there are so many people who don't know George Orwell was a socialist, for instance. In reality, the truest manifestation of what communism was intended to mean is open source software (both are common, stateless ownership; from each according to ability, to each according to need), which is the opposite of authoritarian!