Gallente propagandist? At least insult me with something resembling a fact instead of this lazy attempt. The briefest glance at my history and it would be obvious that I believe Gallente ideals to be as foolish and wishful as the Amarr’s. You’re a loyal soldier to the State Ms. Kim. I would never question that of you, so do not question it of me either.
I’m not sure which corporation failed to educate you properly on the finer points of political associations verses loyalty. I know Ishukone offered extensive education on cultural differences. We like to understand our rivals rather than paint them all with the same brush. It serves no purpose to pretend that all empires have the same regulations or views as we do.
Firstly affiliations and loyalty are two separate things. One can be loyal to one entity and still remain affiliated with one or several others. Caldari officers are placed in strategic positions throughout new eden and are affiliated with those entities while remaining ultimately in service to the state.
Secondly, you are correct that all Caldari complete military service and therefore have pledged their allegiance to the state at some point, however the other three empires do not all have the same requirement and are free to change citizenship or affiliations through the course of one’s life without committing treason. You can’t apply Caldari culture or laws to all other empires.
Thirdly, it gets muddy if you have multiple loyalties. You swear loyalty to the State, to your mega corp, to your family. What if a traitor takes over the State and tries to execute your family? Ok he’s a traitor and therefore doesn’t deserve loyalty by default, but what if half your brethren don’t see it that way. Whoever prevails often makes the losing side the traitors. Heth’s reign was enough to show us that.
So no, a change in affiliation does not equate to treason 100% of the time, and saying it does is ignorant which was my point. Perhaps I should have been more specific in that the idea is ignorant and not insulted you personally, but I think you’re smart enough to realise that it is rare an instance is so black and white.
The most this survey can be accused of is simply being too vague to gather useful data.