Age old game , you have an element you want to get rid of , you know it will never go away 100% . However , if you pound on it hard enough , you will force it so far underground , that it will cease to have any further impact on your society . That does work . Weather it be Communists , gays , religious groups , whatever . They wont go away , but they will be too afraid to speak or act openly , thus situation under control . McCarthyism in the 50’s came close to ridding the country of Commies . But again , they are trying to sell the wrong product to the wrong country , doomed from the start .