I don’t think you realize what empathy is implying here. No, I don’t think that’s the right way to say it.
Sometimes empathy is not to rationalize out the problems, not to probe, ect. Some people simply want to be heard. I don’t think it’d be much of a surprise to say simply put, our people have known nothing but defense. Even our allies at this point are a scourge upon what it is to be Matari. Is it hard to understand that aside from the Caldari there isn’t another people who doesn’t want to shape us in their image? The Amarr and their gods image, the Gallante and their political beliefs and their assimilation of our culture into their melting pot. Adding too much spice ruins any stew as they say.
Its understandable to want to understand the world around you, the exotic and the humdrum. Just understand that sometimes asking why gets a negative reaction. Personally your affiliations mean nothing to me in this regard, I don’t view it as an attack since I don’t view questions as statements. I’m one person. I believe I’m not the only one who feels this way, I’ll leave you to be the judge on that. Personally I understand my kins’ responses here. I don’t share it necessarily but I can understand their passion on it. My path was different than theirs, as was yours. Hear them. Don’t question when its out of place, since obviously it must mean something to be spoken of as passionately as it is.
At one time you went on a sojourn to understand the other people of the cluster. You stopped before you went to the Republic. Consider this that chapter as since conflict is what we’ve always known, it actually would in some ways be an example for you to learn from. Not the actions but why. To be clear, if all you can decipher from these events is the hostility you’ve faced from my kin you haven’t been paying attention. That is what we’ve dealt with. Unless you haven’t heard the tired “savage tribal” dribble and such since forever.
To be clear, the world can burn for all I care if that’s what its destined to do. I can’t stop it, you can’t stop it, no one here can stop it. We can only simply follow what path we carve and surmount what obstacles we come across. Hopefully that will amount to something in the grand scheme. There is only so much we can do. Saving the world is not exactly something in our wheelhouse…