As I said, you can't label someone as automatically e.g. a burglar for the reason that he does not go round saying "I am a burglar". The point about Marxists, Socialists and Communists is they are committed (and proud maybe) to label themselves as such. I don't think Norman Matoon Thomas is going to have time to run against Donald Trump, what with him being busy being dead and all. The platform of the US communist party looks very diluted from the full communist manifesto. I don't see them fighting for the violent overthrow through revolution of the capitalist state, nor the state confiscation of all private property and means of production. This could be called pink at the strongest. I suppose Lieutenant General Ion Mihai Pacepa has to keep finding such dangerous threats in the US or he would become irrelevant. He is 99 years old and left the Soviet bloc in 1978 so obviously there's someone who's right up to speed on all this. Bernie Sanders is a democratic socialist, not really what we're talking about.