You know, I agreed with you at first, but I don’t like people who double down on vehemently calling other people hypocrites for the status of their country failing to live up to its ideals, when, to my understanding and experience with the State, it has quite a lot of its own hypocrisies of the present. The State talks about prosperity, markets, and the rising tide lifting all boats, yet when I spent years there, I saw slum after slum after slum. Men working 16 hour days operating incredibly risky machinery, losing limbs, only to be tossed aside rather than offered pensions and medical care when they could no longer work because they were crippled.
Granted, this varies planet by planet and corporation by corporation, but one thing I can give the Federation credit for: there, these sorts of things are the exception, not the norm. While I can admire many things about the State, workplace safety, freedom to choose employer, and freedom to lobby for better working conditions and living standards leave much to be desired.
And I believe that makes you… right, a hypocrite. If you’re going to double down at throwing stones for ‘hypocrisy’, make sure your own house is secure.