Excuse? No. Reasons? YEs. We do have problems.
History has shown that if we enacted a communists system here, tens of millions would be genocided, and the survivors horrible oppressed for generations.
How many tens of millions would you be willing to see die here in America and still call it a win if Communism was in charge?
You've been brainwashed by capitalist cold war BS propaganda. The only genocide in Soviet Russia was caused by outside invaders and the capitalists who were burning down farm cooperatives, murdering peasants, teachers, and everyone who was a socialist. The United States along with 14 other countries invaded Soviet Russia after WW1 in an attempt to destroy the socialists and take back the assets once owned by British colonialists. They failed.
In twenty years the socialists turned an under-industrialized, agrarian society comprised mostly of illiterate peasants, into an industrial juggernaut, rivaling the United States. From 87% illiteracy to almost 100% literacy in twenty years. The United States was going through its great depression and the Soviets were doing quite well. It was a marvel at how it industrialized itself and improved the standard of living of millions of people. The United States had more than a 120-year headstart with industrialization and socialism accomplished nearly the same level of industrialization in twenty years. Socialism doesn't work? Who are you trying to fool?
Four million Germans, who at the time were the most advanced war machine on Earth, invaded Soviet Russia and nine million Soviet soldiers lost their lives defending their homeland. About 17 million civilians died as a result of that war. The Soviets beat the Nazis and less than 15 years later they were launching satellites into space. They had become the second largest economy in the world, again rivaling the United States. A nuclear superpower. Socialism doesn't work? Are you sure?
The Soviets invented a lot of technology:
Below are ten Soviet inventions that have had a particular impact on health sciences, space exploration, and technology in everyday life.
That's just a few inventions. There's a long list. Microwave ovens, LED lights..etc, the first space stations, the first spacecraft docking in space, the first human beings in space..etc
Socialism doesn't work? And they accomplished all of that, despite of all of the challenges and obstacles that the well established capitalist powers threw at them. They were essentially encircled by the imperialists, and sanctioned, threatened with war..etc. The Cold War wasn't an arms race, it was an arms chase, because the Soviet Union, didn't want to be in a cold war with anyone. Socialists want to spend their resources on building infrastructure, providing food, housing, heathcare, an education to their comrades, not spending resources on a huge military, fighting a war against another superpower.
I'll end with this. There were plenty of famines, genocides, mountains of bodies, before socialism existed. In capitalist colonialism, there was plenty of oppression, bloodshed, poverty, famines..etc. So why use these types of arguments against socialism? These arguments can be used against capitalism. Don't you realize that?