A couple of weeks ago our Portuguese correspondent Orwell sent in this photo of a billboard in Loulé in the Algarve celebrating the centennial of communism in Portugal:
At some point since then the red billboard, like so many enemies of communism, has been disappeared:
Orwell had this to say about the vanished billboard:
It looks like someone else has taken solid action to remove the huge PCP communist banner ad. Not only that, but the frame supporting it has also been completely demolished.
Note: For the title of this post I thought up “Red B Gon” as an imaginary (but much-needed) product that eliminates communism at home and in the workplace.
It’s my habitual practice to do an internet search for any clever idea I come up with, because 95% of the time someone has already thought of the same thing. In this case, a product called “Red-B-Gone” already exists. Its purpose is to get rust out of water pumps and similar devices where the constant presence of water causes rust to accumulate. However, I couldn’t find any product by the same name that is designed to get rid of commies, so the diligent householder will just have to do that particular job himself.