Modern 'Tankies' are here:
and also here:
It's one fragment of the coercion driving the Empire.
Then there's this fraction of the money spent on making excuses for the Empire:
In 2017–18, degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the United States spent $604 billion (in current dollars).
That's not counting the edifice-naming money thrown around by corporations exploiting naive students for nearly free creativity and plutocratic ego advertising.
It's also not considering how many liberals hire the 'tankies' to do their landscaping and farming because they just can't be bothered with hard work.
Isn't capitalism GREAT!?