I sit here, pretending to stare out into space, when all I'm really doing is double- and triple-checking my instruments, heading, etc. My mind isn't even on the little wars with which my corporation is engaged. No, I'm thinking about the empires and their wars; or, more importantly, their militias.
Many a brother and son will face death in the ongoing wars between the four empires. Why? What have these brave souls to gain from fighting for "the empires"?
Have I become so jaded, or perhaps mercenary, that I am missing obvious reasons to support the empires?
They provide a level of safety; but, not really.
The better resources to be found in an area, the less security the empires provide. It's as if all the empires want nothing more than slaves out of their citizens -- oppressed peoples living in fear of pirates and murderers.
What price do these outlaws pay for their evil deeds? Oh, they're not allowed into the high security areas of space, or they face quick destruction of their ship. They're not allowed in the areas with the poorest resources, or else the shuttle they travelled in, will be destroyed, pod left intact.
This is justice? A bounty can be collected by the pirate's own friends. Yet, we should send our warriors to fight and defend the empires' assets, so they may continue to oppress our people...
What better is this than to be a slave to the Amarr? I see no differences of note between the four great empires. Nothing but pain lies ahead for our warriors. That is, until they throw off the yokes of tyranny and make their way to the so-called lawlessness of null-sec space. One day, all our brothers will rejoice in the freedom to truly choose their own destinies and live their lives as free-peoples.
No, I remember very well the reasons for my strong distaste of "the empires". One day all our peoples shall truly be free, that is my dream.