What I describe as his tactic is that you focus on the enemy that exists so people desire what you have to say more. For example, if you say people will be wealthier and someone says, no, that doesn't seem to make sense, your move using this tactic would be well in your system people are dieing in the streets. Its called redirecting focus for a reason because that is exactly what is happening.
His ideas were not new. They were ideas that have existed since the days of the romans.His ideas were of their own time, and they've certainly influenced the modern age, but Marxism is not a modern philosophy, and communism is not taking hold in the modern United States, and any assertion that they are is exactly the type of diversionary tactic you're describing.
Marx can't defend himself and he wasn't dumb enough to think he could either. That is my entire point.I'm not a defender of Marx. Marx can defend himself. I'm a defender of my own ideas and perspectives. Modern liberals, likewise, may not share your worldview, but very few follow Marxist ideology.