In defending the Kudlow alternative math calculation of net job gains in first 30 months of the Trump and Biden administrations, Mr. Bruce Hall writes:
I guess that Joe Biden single-handedly made those jobs [in leisure and hospitality] reappear when the jackboots came off the necks of business owners.
I then wondered when we last saw government jackboots suppressing peaceful civilian activity. Oh, it was this:
From Graff in Politico (2020):
Few sights from the nation’s protests in recent days have seemed more dystopian than the appearance of rows of heavily-armed riot police around Washington in drab military-style uniforms with no insignia, identifying emblems or name badges. Many of the apparently federal agents have refused to identify which agency they work for. “Tell us who you are, identify yourselves!” protesters demanded, as they stared down the helmeted, sunglass-wearing mostly white men outside the White House. Eagle-eyed protesters have identified some of them as belonging to Bureau of Prisons’ riot police units from Texas, but others remain a mystery.
It just strikes me that references to jackbooted government agents (or more recently Nazi’s) are made by people who are happy to have demonstrations (by people who happen to be predominantly non-white) quashed, books banned, and transgendered individuals suppressed. It all gives true meaning to the term “projection”.