Sounds as if you are offended by my post. I am assuming it is because this is the only way you can play the game. I am sorry that the best you can do within the game is play one way based upon some strategy you read somewhere online. Sorry that you are unable to develop a strategy for winning this game on your own through building your civilization and must take advantage of something no amount of planning or strategy can overcome on the side of the other players.
Obviously it is built into the game to give someone the capability to do this. But why is it the ONLY strategy most people can use to win. It is boring just like playing the AI that is too stupid to think for itself and and just repeats the same thing over and over and over again. God gave you a brain, try using it.