Outer space is not the "Wild West": There are clear rules for peace and war

At least the fictional Darth Vader looked and sounded like a "bad guy". Now days, we have Nibelungen nebbish looking paranoid bureaucrats and politicians with their tax payer paid for manicured fingers on the destruct buttons. At least in the Star Wars script, with Darth Vader there was no misunderstanding or uncertainty. Real human "bad guys" are a "pain in the Kilts"