A term meant referring to an advocate of Marxist totalitarianism. Countries with prominent Left-fascist governments (as of 2010) include Syria, North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela. Left fascist regimes are typified by secret police, a dictatorial government, ostentacious support for Marxist ideology, and a kinship with other Marxist governments. For a more detailed description of the term, see "Liberal Fascism" by Jonah Goldberg. In regards the former post-war East Germany, see also the term "Fourth Reich".
Leftist-fascists consider the term as an insult, and do not accept the term. But Leftist-fascists also support totalitarian regimes in the name of social justice (see "doublethink", George Orwell). Most everyone else, and especially victims of Left fascist regimes (such as the people of Eastern Europe) find the term quite accurate.
Calling a Stalinist regime a "progressive state" simply because it is ruled by Marxists and is allied with other Marxist dictatorships is not accurate. A government that murders dissidents, executes people who try to leave the country, has no democratic elections and treats its citizens like chattel is more approrpiately called a "Left fascist" regime, and is ruled and supported by Leftist-fascist