“Okay, son, now you go on and have fun in the war, but don’t you be sending back any good news.”
If all your enemies fall, your own forces will soon desert. (Fair thoughts for the pilings and constitution of thy adversaries…lest you have taken their place.)
Why would one ever forget,
The Power of Brevity.
The first place that many people look is RIGHT OVER THERE!
An ordinary man is only concerned about local affairs.
Note: a “conservative” religion will be ritualized aggression.