Man, this thread got derailed in the dumbest way possible. It's like people trying to defend bad fan theories in the face of canon...except with history, which is so much worse. Hint-when an instrument of surrender uses the phrase "unconditional surrender", THE SURRENDER WAS UNCONDITIONAL.
ABSOLUTELY. And as a further hint, when the people making the ultimatum respond to recalcitrance with, not negotiations, but ATOMIC BOMBS ONE AFTER ANOTHER, then it is pretty obvious at least the one side was not offering or listening to conditions.
Here is an example.
I saw people continuing the argument in almost their cheerful defiance of reason, and I said to myself "I will try to make it clear to them again" and my BRAIN instantly and loudly answered,
"NO ! ! ! NO YOU WILL NOT ! ! ! Listen closely, because I am giving you a final ultimatum
, and you are to accept it WITHOUT CONDITIONS !.
If you talk to one of those people again about their mistaken ideas, I will, with righteous FURY and INDIGNATION at your killing my brain cells to no purpose, swell again and again until my distended matter explodes your skull. SURRENDER, OR DIE !. . . not one tiny if, but or maybe. If I hear a single
condition proposed by you, it is tapioca-wall-coating-time, MY BLOODY OATH ON IT !".
You know, there is a slight temptation to troll this thread until the condition of the talk about unconditional surrender happens, as a form of unconditional surrender to fill the condition required for me to no longer troll.
But under any condition, that might be wrong
Not necessarily. If you can do it with wit and panache, and amuse us, why, Lay on McDuff, and damn'd be him who first cries, "Hold, enough".