Solid State Declaration

I must’ve missed the Federal blockade of Intaki that had the planet running short of food…

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Apparently disregard toward people and considering them mere terrorists and criminals only counts if there’s a blockade.

No, just that there’s a massive difference in attitude between ‘we consider your actions to be criminal, so we’re treating them as such’ and ‘well fine then, we’ll go ahead and go for genocide’.

I’m assuming the former is kindly held for the Syndicate while the latter is reserved for the Caldari State then.

If you have to assume which of those worlds the Gallente tried to starve into submission, maybe you shouldn’t be pontificating about equivalences.

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It’s both.

This is active neglect.

By perpetuating the militia conflict that brings so much death and destruction to the Placid region, the Federation willfully neglects their responsibility to ensure the welfare of their citizens.

But the neglect in Placid goes beyond just this.

The Federal response to the Reschard disaster in YC108 was borne out of embarrassment, as all of New Eden saw the shocking failure to act. History has judged the disaster to be a huge failure of territorial security and disaster response on the part of the Federation, and it’s that neglect which makes the choice of imagery on their monument so distasteful.

For years the Federation neglected the people of entire constellations and Districts politically. With the deliberate removal of suffrage in the wake of State military activity across Placid and beyond, a critical element of how Federal society functions was denied at a critical moment. Curiously this was not deemed necessary in Luminaire, even in the shadow of the Caldari Navy Leviathan, the Shiigeru.

There’s also documented neglect and corruption within Federal law enforcement in Placid. Both in the case of the RISE incident of YC109.

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Be glad my predecessor, Sakaane Eionell didn’t hear you say that. As Suresha of the ILF, she was very, very critical of the Intaki Syndicate.

Almost nobody within the Intaki secessionist movement that I am aware of romanticises the Syndicate, and those of us who live and die on the Placid/Syndicate border are well aware of the challenges that face the region, often bleeding into neighbouring systems, including Intaki itself.

There are some parallels.

It’s true that the Federation has never blockaded Intaki Prime, but they did raze entire communities across a border constellation, and then destroy the only jump gate back to Federation space proper.

To those people on the wrong side of the gate this was essentially a blockade with the dial turned up to 11.

You make an imortant distinction here.

There were certainly innocents among the so-called 5,000, though some of us also challenge that number. The 5,000 were simply those who were named to be rounded up for expulsion.

We will never know how many dependents were forced to go with them. Husbands and wives. Elderly parents. Young children. And the original settlers of those destroyed communities in what is now Poitot and beyond were also uncounted, simply caught up in the extreme sanction of others.

When you consider that this was an excessive act, carried out by a Gallente Ultra Nationalist government against a group of people who were almost exclusively Intaki, genocide doesn’t feel too far from the mark.


But not the only gateway / access to necessities for their continued survival. Effectively, exile, not execution. I agree that it’s still horrible, and a difference of degree, but those differences matter when people try to paint with overly-broad brushes.

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So kind of them to not outright execute us and instead simply leave us for dead after razing our settlements. The Federation has a tendency to alter their historical records to avoid these inconvenient events. And if these and other such events that have been wiped from the records were made known to the Intaki people, it would cause a major problem for the supposedly “light handed” rule of the Federation.

The Intaki people are on a leash. That it is a relatively long one does not chance the fact that they are tied.

As usual, the traitor makes excuses for the Gallente like a lapdog whenever their consistently horrible and disgusting actions are brought up, regardless of what ethnicity or culture is the one being oppressed. This right here is exactly why the Intaki Separatist Movements have never gone away. They know when they are being lied to just as the Caldari had. We know all too well that the freedom the Gallente so brazenly proclaim about is nothing more than a deviously written and malicious scam contract.

It is rather telling when most of the attempts to build up the Placid region economically and infrastructurally have come Caldari aligned entities rather than Gallente ones, which can almost exclusively be found doing such things in the Essence region of the CEWPA warzone at any given time.


The fundamental hypocrisy of the Gallente Federation is that it will laud and fete the value of self-determination of a nation such as with the Minmatar as a cause célèbre but acts with extreme cultural fragility and hostility towards the very same acts of self-determination of minorities within its own borders.

The overwhelming consensus of the Federation (in my opinion conceit) is that its liberal politics and culture is suitable, even desirable, for all peoples within its borders. That such politics and culture of the Gallente creates the imbalanced power dynamics of a hegemonic majority and disenfranchised minorities with their own cultural identities of a shared history, language, and traditions – of the oppressor over the oppressed. The desire of self-determination by Federal minorities is fundamentally opposed to the Gallentean conceit their politics and culture is suitable and desirable to be adopted by all of humanity.

The Caldari know well the lengths the Gallente will go to in order to curtail the right to national self-determination of minority peoples within the Federation. Of the use of suspicion and aspersion, of criminalisation, of exile, of the use of phrases such as treason which are all aimed at the vilification and dehumanization of those whose aspirations of a separate sovereignty in accordance to a national identity are to be regarded with vehemence in order to make the final use of political violence against minorities pursuing self-determination palatable to the Gallente masses.

President Duvalier and the indiscriminate bombings of Caldari Prime were not outliers. Both were the product of Gallente political instincts to kill or destroy those minority groups deemed a threat to the established order of the Federation.

As such I welcome those Intaki who have realized that the political processes of democracy in the Federation will always fail the desire for self-determination so long as it exists as nothing more than the begging for concessions from a political and cultural oppressor.


In the past few days the Caldari Militia forces have established a direct line of control between State controlled High Security space and the Intaki Syndicate through an unbroken link through the warzone. I want to thank all those involved in this endeavor. We will continue to support and maintain this connection between our great powers for mutual support.

Not being able to maintain their war front, Federation forces have begun spreading the conflict into Syndicate space and working with criminal entities in their pursuit of striking at I-RED. This will not be forgotten nor forgiven.

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