Jossís Moral/Political Trap
KdS - April 30, 2004

I think that the problem is that Joss is essentially a liberal pacifist who believes that fighting is a bad thing which can only have a corrosive effect on those involved, even if it's entirely necessary. Unfortunately, he set up a worldview on BtVS where demons represent inner psychological demons and the problems of the world, so there can be no clear end to the fight, which he reifies in the series as total and bloody warfare. So his characters are trapped in an eternal violent struggle, which he believes can only have a destructive effect on them. 1.