In the past authoritarian era, prior to around 1960, society was governed by the rule of law. It was possible to distinguish between communists and socialists. Whereas socialists were candid about their intentions and openly favored government takeover, communists denied their true intentions and thus operated clandestinely (subversively) to bring about their desired goal of a socialist society. Thus, it was relatively easy in those days to recognize the social danger of both types of individuals and to take appropriate defensive action against them.
In today’s anti-authoritarian society, there is a partial breakdown in the rule of law and social destructiveness from the secondary layer is increasingly breaking into the social surface. As an example, it is no longer possible for most people to recognize the destructiveness of communists because they have succeeded in entering the political mainstream, the social surface, by presenting themselves to the world as true liberals. They have become identified as ” progressives” and are now able to pass socialistic legislation to bring about their desired goals strictly within the rule of law. Therefore, practically speaking, there is no longer any need to make a distinction between the socialist’s and the communist’s destructive mode of operation. It is one and the same.