It's still a blatant attempt to try to convince people to not tie themselves into our sphere because of "abuses". And then you give credit to others (NPO) even though they are doing what you criticize, signing treaties all over the map including into C&G which is tied to us.
Source: Declaration from Vox Populi
Seriously guys, let's stop with the "awww treaties with a/the/some different/other power cluster are bad" argument. Treaties are tools, and establishing bonds with people of the "other" coalition can also be done to (try) erode their group. The thing can be criticized, but only in context: it's not bad by itself.
How do you think that Q lost its preeminence?
(This rant isn't aimed at Aza specifically, BTW.)