Socialism has always been wildly successful. It's stated goals are just smoke; the real goals are to enrich the socialists and give them power to punish those they hate. It ALWAYS works. Jacobins, Nazis, Communists, fascists, social democrats, progressives, liberals, Democrats etc, all get rich when in power. Fortunately they're not all able to crush their enemies, but it's not from lack of trying. Just look what the Democrats did to black folks since they conquered all the institutions in America. SPECTRE is the perfect name for the leftist fellow travelers.