The followers of the real politik or "realpolitik" viewpoint believe that gentle people must be defended by hard men and that the ends do justify the means. They hold that the believers in truth and justice are soft headed idealists who will be thanking them when the hammer comes down.
- John Flagg of ST:OM, or Captain Kennedy of Epiphany Trek are good examples of real politik. Admiral Leyton is a good canon example.
This is different axis than Gentlebeing or Guns & Butter. One can hold the former viewpoints and approach them from either Truth and Justice or Real Politik. However, it is noted that gentlebeing and real politik do not go together well.