The Brief: A former Israeli official's claims that a group of extraterrestrial aliens known as the Galactic Federation has been in talks with officials on earth about joining have been met with memes and mockery.
Former Israeli space security chief Haim Eshed alleged that outer space aliens are real and have been in conversation with the U.S. government, inspiring many memes and jokes about the possibility of a “Galactic Federation” existing.
On Friday, Eshed, the former head of Israel’s Defense Ministry’s space directorate, told Israel’s Yediot Aharonot newspaper that the United States government has signed agreements with aliens and that there is an “underground base in the depths of Mars” where some inter-species meetings have taken place. When the interview, which also suggests that Donald Trump knows about the aliens but has been keeping it a secret, was translated to English, the story gained international attention.
Eshed’s claims haven’t been corroborated by any official sources. Due to their outlandish nature, memes about aliens and the Galactic Federation started spreading in response. Memes include jokes about what a Galatic Federation would look like, how 2020 keeps on getting weirder, and why Earth hasn’t been admitted to the federation yet.
— Ali (@TheBilgram) December 8, 2020
The Galactic Federation piloting a trip to earth to frack us for all we’re worth pic.twitter.com/f7YsfZj0Il
— Nico Correia (@notn1co) December 8, 2020
Earth: "Can we join the Galactic Federation?"
The Galactic Federation: pic.twitter.com/2nfJp30zwA
— Ethan Carpenter (@ethanmcarpenter) December 7, 2020
The Galactic Federation of Aliens: pic.twitter.com/tiFEbhGnJD
— Ben Yahr (@benyahr) December 8, 2020
humans: can we meet the aliens yet
the galactic federation: pic.twitter.com/bGNuWZQc5B
— kendalorian 🪄 (@kennsyn) December 8, 2020
Of course, Elon Musk tweeted his own spin on the subject:
“So long, and thanks for the orifice!”
– Alien message decrypted
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 8, 2020
Some people saw this as an opportunity to mock Mark Zuckerberg by suggesting that he’s the alien leader of the Galactic Federation.
— ameriGOY 🎄 (@lavonaffairxxx) December 8, 2020
This meme features his mime-like electric surfboard look:
— MySpookySoup (@myspookysoup) December 8, 2020
— Jubruh (@jubot10) December 8, 2020
2020 bingo is getting a little too easy…
— frคຖ¢ēŞ (@Frances0390) December 8, 2020
Other memes made fun of Earth for having so many problems when other members of the supposed Galactic Federation are advanced enough to travel the galaxy.
The Galactic Federation establishing contact with humans for the first time (c. 2020 AD) pic.twitter.com/qk2wvdk5hN
— ஸ்ரீ (@indiburger) December 8, 2020
The aliens in their galactic federation meeting doing their monthly check up on earth: pic.twitter.com/0FpJPFv1xN
— Santa Sky❄️☃️🌈 | ALIENS EXIST (@pandulce) December 8, 2020
imagine being the earth ambassador for the galactic federation and every week ur boss is like “is earth ready yet” and ur just like pic.twitter.com/LxkhoUlUZo
— lauren 🍁 (@hockeyluvr96) December 8, 2020
— yardy kno (@lowkeysuburban) December 8, 2020
The Galactic Federation interviews Earth for membership pic.twitter.com/okgC7L0IuH
— Vinny Thomas (With Eggnog!) (@vinn_ayy) December 8, 2020
FYI, the fictional alien government in the movie Lilo & Stitch is also called the “United Galactic Federation.”
Incase anyone was wondering the “Galactic Federation” is the alien government from from Lilo and Stitch 🥴 pic.twitter.com/Qren7uZfbR
— katie (@kt_mgraham) December 8, 2020