You know, actually, while I’m here, let me lay down just a little bit of Intaki wisdom I’ve gained in my old age. Kim, here is some news you will neither like nor most likely accept:
You have already lost this war.
No, I don’t mean the State, the State Protectorate or the Caldari people. They’re doing just fine. I mean you, specifically, Diana Kim, have already lost this war, because the Gallente Federation lives in your head rent-free. They’re almost the only thing that you ever talk about.
How many times have you screamed on the IGS about how the Federation must be destroyed? How long have you been doing it for? It must be the better part of ten years, and it certainly feels that long. And how much effect has your yelling had on the Federation? Has it ever even come close to the brink of destruction? No. Not once. It survived having swathes of its northern low-security space taken away. It survived an all-out assault by Uriam Kador’s personal fleet. It survived the machinations of the Serpentis, the boiling hatred of Heth and the Provists, the cataclysm of the Seylinn Incident, the appearence of the Sleepers and the Drifters. Gods and spirits, it’s even survived Mentas Blaque and Jacus Roden.
What, ultimately, has all your yelling on the IGS achieved? You clearly haven’t convinced many people of the righteousness of your cause, otherwise you wouldn’t feel the need to constantly repeat yourself time and again. You’ve turned hatred of the Federation and anything even tangientally related to the Federation (such as, say, the Minmatar) into your only defining characteristic. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that you hate the Federation more than you love the State - that’s certainly the impression your behaviour gives off.
I admit it, Kim - I used to hate you just as much as you hate the Federation. You used to make my blood boil, and I desired nothing more than seeing you dead. But nowadays, I don’t hate you, because there’s not enough of you there to hate. You’re sort of empty, a one-note person, a flat character. Hating you contributed nothing to my life, accomplished none of my goals and only brought me sadness. I’m glad that I stopped. It was such a relief when I looked at myself and I realised that you have no ability to impact my life in any meaningful way. You can rage and scream at the Federation all you want and the Federation isn’t going to vanish. It’s not even going to notice.
I’m going to give a million to one odds that you won’t understand what I’m saying to you here. You’re going to dismiss me with a hail of insults, or else you’re not even have the courage to reply to my points at all. In ten minutes you’ll have forgotten every word I wrote. Then in a few days you’ll make another thread demanding the end of the Federation, and again you’ll be frustrated wondering why most people mock you and the Federation stubbornly refuses to collapse. You’ll feel a sense of powerlessness and frustration - the same way you always do when you make one of these threads - and you’ll wonder why you always feel this way. You’ll wonder why you’re stuck in a loop.
And I’ll take no pleasure in being proven right.
But I’ll still be right.