Much gnashing of teeth over at KABA, where, in response to Spartacus' "Distant Early Warnings", someone suggested attacking supporters of the apparatchiks once they are sent to kill American gun owners.
Certain folks are deeply offended by even a mention of such things.
More thoughtful students of man's bestial nature might want to read these archival records from the Boer War at Stanford University, which contain the following quote from General Phil Sheridan:
The proper strategy consists in inflicting as telling blows as possible on the enemy's army, and then causing the inhabitants so much suffering that they must long for peace, and force the government to demand it. The people must be left with nothing but their eyes to weep with over the war.
--U.S. Army General Philip Sheridan, advice to Otto Von Bismark, 1870)
Listen also to this BBC Radio program re the Boer War as you consider how empires behave towards those who defy them.
Readers with similar questions will be rewarded by Thomas Pakenham's 'Boer War'.
Those looking for a quick answer can turn to this web entry, which also features a useful bibliography at its end.
Relevance, you ask?
The "concentration camp" mechanism is more than 100 years old, and has been used repeatedly when an occupying army needs to subdue guerrillas.
It is an effective way to demoralize fighting men, knowing that their wives, sweethearts, mothers, sisters, baby brothers, and other dependents are being mistreated and starved to compel surrender by the fighting forces.
Because it is effective, it can be expected to be amongst the tools used by Leviathan in suppressing the Resisters in AmRev3.
If man were a rational and kind creature, we could hope for a formal non-combatants truce as collectivists and individualists sort through their issues re political power in 21st-century North America.
Recent history, however, suggests an altogether different outcome.
Got E&E, anyone?