H. Beam Piper on how to deal with Brownshirts (Space Viking-1964):
“Put up about fifty combat-cars. Drawn a deadline, and opened fire as soon as the mob crossed it, and kept firing till the survivors turned tail and ran. Then send out more cars, and shot everybody wearing a People’s Watchman uniform, all over town. Inside forty-eight hours, there’d be no People’s Welfare party and no Zaspar Makann either.”
To those who value power over all else, no act is too depraved and no bodycount is too high.
Kill them all before it's too late.