When I say commie, I mean all forms of forced collectivism. I mean communists, Marxists, and socialists – including social democrats (looking at you Europe) and, of course national socialists (aka, Nazis).
This is an important clarification to make because commies draw lines between what is essentially the same philosophy of death. That philosophy boils down to a view that you don’t matter. Only the collective good matters. And it is possible to know what’s in the best interest of the collective good.
So, when your hipster brother-in-law states that Stalin and Hitler messed up Marx’s pure vision trip him up by asking him to describe the difference.