The Grave of the Hundred Head by Kipling was recently referenced in a post about possible forceful responses to government abuses. However, we may want to keep in mind that Kipling wrote about revenge exacted against a local population by “sepoys” in support of a foreign invader. It was more if ATF destroyed a Mexican village that killed one of their gunrunners. We already know that government thugs feel immune to prosecution (Lon Horiuchi was granted immunity after Ruby Ridge murders, went on to murder more at Waco) and are not reluctant to shed other people’s blood directly or through proxies. In other words, should Americans respond by killing a few predators, the rest may step up the atrocities instead of retreating.