You didn’t actually believe God actually rained fire and brimstone on the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, did you?
Of course not.
The burning of a city is what happens when that city extends power over the people in the area it rules over, and the people become sick and tired of their stupid rules.
So do we have to burn the cities of New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles?
I’m afraid so, we have to, the inhabitants of those cities see us as things to be used for their benefit or as stuff to be disposed of. The inhabitants of those cities believe that they supposedly have a democratically granted power over us. But they don’t have the power they believe they have over us.