>>50739641>You see, destruction's not the only outcome of control.
I never suggested that it was>There's also the chance of convincing your enemies that you not only have everything they need, but everything they've ever yearned for.
And you would put them in a gilded cage until they see the error of their ways. Would you want the same fate for yourself? To be unable to act upon your own will until your will conforms to an ideology you find abhorrent?
I would not wish that upon myself and I shall not force that upon others, even my enemies. Should reasoned discussion the only response to an existential threat to you or the ones you are responsible for is to respond in kind.
Abominations and heretics shalt not be suffered to live.
It is the most merciful fate for those who cannot exist peacefully with you or your subjects. They have chosen their hill to die on, who are you to deny them?