That's the image chosen by the left in the 2011 Wisconsin protests. The shape of our state was visualized as a big fist by political partisans who had lost power in the fall 2010 elections but felt entitled to power. The Wisconsin left wasn't silent at all, but what it was noisy about was a desire to be the clunking fist of state power. Indeed, it felt that it already was the clunking fist of state power punching its way back to its rightful place.
Here's how the ACLU wrote about the Wisconsin-as-fist image back in February 2011 (at the height of the protest):
The Blue Fist has become an image of solidarity and strength not only for the Wisconsin union movement but for the global struggle for social justice and democracy.Door County is that extra jag next to the little finger. The ACLU doesn't explain the star. What's the association there? Communism? No, no, that would be a red star. This is a white star (on a blue field). Surely, it must refer to the stars on the American flag.
“We have to credit Scott Walker. He helped the Blue Fist come alive,” explained [Norm Carley, a UW-Milwaukee graduate from Steven’s Point, who "was part of the team that brought the Blue Fist to life"] “The fist has been a symbol of the struggle for years and years. Putting Door County on the closed hand, made the image into the Wisconsin Blue Fist."
Anyway, that's where my mental processes go when I hear about the left's silence about the clunking fist of state power. I'd like to hear more from libertarians of the left. But the left I see isn't critical of the fist. It wants to be the fist.