This story starts here.
At the end, I think they were fighting just to fight. They’d just gotten in the habit. So finally they said, “This is crazy. We are done with this.” They seem to have learned their lesson and are trying hard to get along.
But, you know, don’t trust them.
The moral is if an Earthling shows up on your shore saying, “I come in the name of [X] to bring you [Y],” run. As deep into your jungles as you can. And whatever you do, don’t tell them you’re not interested. They will brand you a heretic, or a communist, or whatever the current wrong thing to be is. (‘Socialist’ is big now.) This will make you fair game for torture, forfeiture of natural resources and enslavement. Come to think of it, it doesn’t matter how you respond. You’re still fit for torture, forfeiture of natural resources and enslavement.
As I said, run.
Observer003 – Earthlings