Diplomacy can be a fun house mirror refection of dishonesty. Ideally, it appeases hostility, allows for every individual to be okay with our differences in opinion. It can also be the disguise of steering us into oblivion. This is the line between a leader and a conqueror. How and when it’s used can be a great indicator of our benevolence. It can be honest and delicate; the voice of compassion, or it can be perverted into veiled lies from the acidic mouth and empty soul of brutality. It’s all of humanity’s responsibility to try to see it, understand when it is deceit or kindness, and practice that knowledge, but it is also our greatest struggle.