Regarding “honor-in-deceit”, let’s tease this out because it is beyond that. If you remember Japanese, say during WWII, only cowards surrender. I true warrior would rather die in battle or by suicide (not agreeing with that, just observing).
So here we have not just “honor-in-deceit” but “mocking, and gloating”, so that if you TRUST and show HONOR and get cheated — you got punked like a farm animal and are shat upon.
Then if you simply close the doors and say never again they come back, please please or you are racist! to let them in. Then you will get punked again and they laugh and mock you.
Let’s Repeat That:
—“It’s not just honor-in-deceit, but a mocking, and gloating, that if you TRUST and show HONOR and get cheated — you got punked like a farm animal and are shat upon.”—
They POISON the MORAL WELL, and leave only the option for physical retaliation.
Which is precisely what HONOR REQUIRES (duty, cost of maintaining the commons).
If we argue and disagree we can separate.
If we argue and insult we must punish.
That is the only way to preserve the moral and informational commons.