The strong do not start from the position of equality, or of desire for cooperation, but from the presumption that either you and yours create value via a productive exchange, or one’s you and yours are better punished, enserfed, enslaved, imprisoned, or killed. We deprive enemies of boycott. Either trade productively or die. Otherwise you are consuming the world’s resources which could be put to better use.
Once you undrestand that our presumption is between extermination, enslavement, or productive exchange, you understand the folly of leaving open the option for boycott, resistance, or parasitism.
There is no neutral territory for gods.