You might want to look up what 'socialism' means
The problem of course is that slightly more socialist countries like Canada or some of northern Europe are just *barely* socialist, having socialized medicine, schooling, care for the poor, etc. but not nearly so much as advised by Marx. Unfortunately the American anti-socialist view sees these very useful values as being a slippery slope into 1970s communism and reject all of it.
Throwing out the baby with the bath water, so to speak.