Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of the incumbent president of Brazil, a member of the Brazilian National Congress proposed to ban communist symbols. In his Twitter, the deputy published the text of the document, according to which the production, distribution and sale of items with communist symbols will be punishable by imprisonment for a term of 9 to 15 years.
Mr. Bolsonaro could find more significant problems than the fight against communist symbols. The coronavirus epidemic is one of the most important problems in Brazil: according to statistics, the country is the second in the world in terms of infection and death numbers. At the same time, the head of state does not consider this problem significant, refusing to introduce quarantine measures. It seems that the topic of the ban on communist symbols is raised by Bolsonaro in order to divert the attention of the people from the most important problems, including the epidemic.
The bourgeoisie often resorts to such methods to divert the attention of the general population from problems. This is how Russian propagandists act, too. In Russia, the anti-social reforms of the 90s were accompanied by unbridled anti-communist and anti-Soviet propaganda, heavily involved in lies, slander, and manipulation of facts. In subsequent years, such propaganda became permanent, although its scope decreased slightly. One such example was the release of a film by the famous blogger Yuri Dud about Kolyma, less than a year after the pension reform. The content of the film was subsequently thoroughly analyzed by professional historians and its falsity was proved.
The capitalists need to defame communism in every possible way, as it poses a real threat to their rule. The working people cannot put up with bourgeois exploitation, therefore they are fighting against the capitalists. Tactically, this struggle is aimed at improving working conditions at the enterprise. The strategic goal is to abolish capitalism and replace it with a more progressive system. Of course, the bourgeoisie cannot put up with this and is fighting against the working people, suppressing them with all available forces and means. That is why anti-communist propaganda is being conducted and anti-communist laws are being adopted.