Lipkin wrote:If Sizemore betrays Parson, he's already lost. Not because Parson would survive, or punish him, which he probably would, but because he'd be betraying his own peaceful ideals. As soon as he wishes Parson dead, he's lost himself.
I think that's actually precisely one of the reasons why Sizemore is so miserable. He feels trapped and doesn't see any way out that doesn't also betray his ideals.
This comic has investigated pacifism a fair bit, via Sizemore, the prequel focusing on FAQ, etc. In some cases, the power of peace can be twisted to deprive others of their freedom (e.g. Olive Branch and Jillian). However, the power of war seems to be used to deprive others of their freedom all the time. I'm not sure if Rob is trying to push for one perspective or another when it comes to pacifism. It seems to me like he's mostly trying to get people to think rather than necessarily take sides.