The only thing new here is that they’re actually using the word Communism, probably because the work done in the public schools and universities throughout the West has been so successful at getting the stink of death, torture, deceit, and failure off of it. Although, there will still be a stigma attached to the use of the word when anti-Communists use it. So, as usual, there’s a healthy dose of doublethink mixed in. An anti-Communist calling a Communist a Communist will still be an offense that will mark someone as a “McCarthyite.”
The new vanguardists of Communism are the Communist intellectuals who actually admit to being Communists. After decades of making up all sorts of new names (and retrieving old names) for themselves, they’ve finally come full circle and returned to the gold standard.