I’m not actually asking for people to do a thing for me, at this point. I think the closest to a request I have here is “please discuss the general topic and help me think about how to apply or fix these thoughts.”
I don’t think all communication is about requests (that’s a kind of straw-NVC) only that when you are making a request it’s often easier to get what you want by asking than by indirectly pressuring.
That’s flattering to Rawls, but is it actually what he meant?
Or did he just assume that you don’t need a mutually acceptable protocol for deciding how to allocate resources, and you can just skip right to enforcing the desirable outcome?