Any Marxist worth their salt understands that the capitalist system in the USA must be eliminated before you transform into a full blown socialist country. While socialism is finding increased acceptance in the US many still refer to themselves as liberals or even progressives! Calling yourself a Marxist or a Communist will get you nowhere in the political arena here.
In the past the Communist Party was very active in the trade union movement which is why the Catholic Church created Labor schools to combat their influence. In addition the party was very active in Hollywood which would in turn lead to the Blacklist. Today how many closet Marxist there are here is anyone’s guess but we should not think that once we evolve to becoming a socialist country that this will be the end of it!
And that is all I’m going to say about that!