Disclaimer: the following does not represent an official stance or reflection of values from the Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive, nor our parent corporation of Ishukone.
The following is a transcript from a recorded broadcast on the Ishukone capital world of Malkalen V; the video broadcast itself is available through various State-sponsored media
<… Korbin Lavius, dressed in plain attire, addresses an assembled crowd at the Gariushi Square Central Plaza within the city of Vorautta. He appears to ponder out to the crowd as they chant in unison ‘Workers are the State!’
“My fellow Ishukonites, my fellow citizens, my heart aches as the latest news to circulate amongst the news outlets - the possibility of Lai Dai Protection Service forces gunning down protesting Lai Dai citizens in the Solva settlement on Anin V. I hope to the Ancestors that the official stance provided by the ‘Forest’ faction is indeed true - that the broadcasts were nothing more than complete fabrications by the treacherous Guristas Pirates. I truly with every fiber of my being hope that what they claim is true.”
<… Korbin clutches his heart and shakes his head; the crowd roars.
“However, I am not here to spread slander about Lai Dai or the rest of the ‘Forest’ faction, for we are all of us the Caldari State. And the Caldari State is hurting right now after the events of the Triglavian invasion. I am not a Lai Dai executive, and thus am not privy to the true course of events that allegedly unfolded on Anin V. But mark my words - if indeed it comes to light that LDPS did murder their own citizens, I will exercise every corporate connection, every resource, every ounce of blood of my being to ensure that those LDPS leaders responsible for allowing such an event to occur will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of corporate law. Right now as I speak, Lai Dai citizens gather in protest around the Lai Dai Corporate Spire on New Caldari Prime just one system over. More than eight years ago in the space beyond the planet, more than 2,000 protesting citizens from Kaalakiota were mercilessly butchered by Home Guard and State Peacekeeper forces acting under the influence of the Caldari Provincial Directorate. There will not be a repeat of those events.”
<… The crowd erupts in phenomenal cheers, roars, and applause; Korbin waits for several moments until it subsides to continue speaking.
“Now, regarding the ongoing civil unrest in the State, I firmly stand side-by-side with you all - the diligent and honorable workers of the Caldari State! My heart is with you, my spirit is with you, and my physical being is with you. While stationed as a colonial security director in Syndicate, I watched in horror as system after system fell to the Triglavian Collective. Billions of lives lost and stolen from us. The ineptitude of State Armed Forces leadership was readily apparent as functional naval doctrines were clearly not succeeding in repelling invading Triglavians. I felt shame. I felt anger. This could not happen. This should not happen. But it did, and now we see the aftermath - billions of State citizens dead or trapped in Pochven. This is unacceptable.”
<… Once again, the crowd erupts in a thunderous roar.
“To be Caldari means many things. Our people is a strong people. A determined people. An honorable people. Throughout the course of history, our people endured challenge after challenge in the pursuit of simply surviving, and being better - emotionally, physically, mentally. The events which unfolded last year are just another great challenge facing the Caldari people, and how we respond will be a true reflection of who we are as a people - of who we are as Caldari. Will we choose to sit idly and continue on as if nothing has happened? Or will we mobilize and flow like the ocean to adapt and change what needs to be changed in order to preserve the continuity of our great Caldari State? The choice is clear to me, as I am sure it is to you all.”
<… Chants of “Workers are the State! Ishukone for the State!” reverberate throughout the Gariushi Square Central Plaza.
“I will continue to work on behalf of the Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive. I will continue to work for the Ishukone Corporation, and the Caldari State. But most importantly, I will continue to work for you all - the workers of the Caldari State. I will seek out my contacts within the Caldari Armed Forces about reorganizing our military doctrines and structure so that the Caldari State will never experience another failure like the Triglavian invasions again. For Ishukone! For the State!”
<… The crowd echoes the final chant of Korbin. The Ishukone corporate anthem can be heard playing throughout the plaza, as Korbin exits the stage and disappears into the crowd.