These attacks do not exist in a vacuum. They are calculated attempts to discredit Marxism as a theory of revolutionary change. The ruling class is terrified of a united working class that organizes across racial and gender identities.
Politicians and media pundits like to use the term democracy, but that is just a veil to hide the actual workings of the capitalist system. Pull back the veil and what we have is a dictatorship of the bourgeoisie.