I think often times when people discuss the implacability of Capitalism and the lack of "revolution" for the last 20-40 years they have a tendency to obsess over the next capitalist calamity, the next market failure, pandemic, world war, etc., anything that to their mind would be an opportunity to shake capitalist liberalism enough to let some kind of great red enlightenment grip most people. The given assumption being that when Capital is revealed for the 500th time to be a monstrous entity, that the majority of workers will be become some variety of leftist.
What I'm curious about is how communists intend to either destroy or get around the commonly held perception that "commies killed gorillions and were bad at basic econ, leading to foodn'ts." Communists are correct when they point out how Capitalism's autistic shitwaves (2008, 1929, etc.) create waves of ideological changes in people who are differently affected by said shitwave. The issue is that in previous examples of this happening like the 1929 market crash occurred before there was a deeply ingrained, constantly maintenanced, bureaucracy of historical revisionism with anything that concerned Communism. Sure there was anti-communist books and propaganda then, but nothing as developed as the last 60 years of slander. How different spheres of the left reacted to this bureaucracy likely contributes to modern stagnation of Socialist movements, insofar as every party, union, etc. even social democrats have to formulate which pieces of cold war arguments that they accept, reject, or something they agreed happened but not like the anti-communists claimed they did, blah blah blah. Left spaces on the internet also respond to this in different ways, /leftypol/ naturally laughs at and refuse to engage the frequent "commie did bad" post that pop up (likely because of the chan-style nature of /leftypol/ and because of /pol/ boogeyman that lingers from constant shitty raids), Stupidpol accepts generally the narratives about the USSR and China, and often complains of "tankies" which they malign for their social progressivism. Regardless, any and all discussion on "the left" will eventually reach a point of discussing X failure, Y atrocity, Z authoritarianism, and thus spreads the curse of the Doomer and blackpills all around.
A response I often hear is that by showing graphs, using facts and logic, and by demonstrating the nolstagia for Socialism that exists in places like Russia, then the prPost too long. Click here to view the full text.