Want to understand why leftists are so outraged at being called Neo-Marxists or Socialists? To anger a Conservative tell them a lie. To anger a Leftist, tell them the truth. (Note 1)
Note 1) This saying is often attributed to Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt. Much ado is made by so-called fact-checkers about whether Roosevelt actually said it. We attribute it to no one, except to Truth.