Indeed. The Abyss was an invitation, to prove ourselves. Drifter, Sansha, Angel and Concord presence there is unwelcome; ours is.
But let’s not forget that it was Concord who first attacked a Triglavian scout ship, interrogated and disappeared the crew. Most would consider that a declaration of war, but it is conveniently left out. There was no peaceful first contact. It was the Triglavians who reached out to capsuleers with diplomacy. It is a reasonable assumption that had they not been attacked first, diplomatic contact between them and the Empires would be at least attempted. Almost all we know of Triglavians has been recovered by capsuleers - Concord has been completely silent.
Much as they are silent about their extensive, years-long research on the Drifters and their technology.
What do we know of the Drifters?
-They are related to the Sleepers, and to Jovians
-They utilize weapons and ship technology far in advance of ours
-They are commanded by a machine intelligence
-That intelligence rips out individuality, and subsumes individuals into mere drones and carriers of its will
-They have directly interfered with the Empires at the highest levels of government through influencing the minds of high officials
-They make incursions into both Empire and Null space, where they mostly scan and spy - although they have made occasional attacks against structures
-They are the ancient enemy of the Triglavians - the very threat that made them retreat to the Abyss
-Concord has been carrying out extensive research on them and their technology for years
-Yet nearly all we know comes from the Arataka Research Consortium
-Drifters attack Triglavian ships, but not EDENCOM
So, yes, perhaps it makes sense that at least some who openly side with tyranny over freedom would find Drifters appealing. But it is quite bizarre that these individuals are not looked upon with suspicion by the majority of EDENCOM, who I believe to be more misguided and reactionary rather than actively malicious. Is it complacency? Normalcy bias? Enemy-of-my-enemy? I simply cannot comprehend why some would speak in favour of Drifters, and why sane individuals would accept this.