Some exellent answers here.
Socialism is not an endpoint; it is a passing through point on the way to Communism. But don’t take my word for it…read what the Communist Party itself has to say:
Program of the Communist Party USA
The Road to Socialism USA:
Unity for Peace, Democracy, Jobs and Equality
Communists advocate socialism as the first phase of a new stage of society, but we don’t think that social and economic development will end at socialism. We see socialist society eventually leading to a higher phase—communism—where the capitalist class and all classes will have disappeared, replaced by a commonwealth of all working people, and where national and racial enmity and prejudice will be things of the past. In communist society, the essentials of life will be plentiful and readily available to all, and the repressive apparatus of government will wither away leaving purely administrative functions. In the communist phase of society, social production and distribution of wealth would be according to the principals of the motto, “From each according to their ability, to each according to their need.” In the Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels wrote, “In place of the old bourgeois [capitalist] society, with its classes and class antagonisms, we shall have an association in which the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all.”
Name a single Communist country that worked.
If Communist countries are better than Capitalist countries, why is it that Communist countries have to physically keep people from leaving (often shooting them when they try to leave), and we have a difficult time keeping tens of millions of illegal immigrants from coming into our country?
Last thought: The Nazis were the National Socialist Party.