Martians v. Black People

The way to avoid confronting racism.

Jeffrey Kass
ZORA
Published in
4 min readAug 7, 2023

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In June 2023, a former U.S. intelligence official testified at a congressional hearing that our government discovered and then covered up evidence of aliens on Earth.

The witness, David Grusch, alleged at a House of Representatives hearing that the Pentagon recovered crashed extraterrestrial vehicles and biological remains believed to be of “non-human” origin.

Apparently, the aliens figured out how to travel millions of light years to Earth but couldn’t figure out how to build a spaceship to survive the Earth’s atmosphere.

In our world of Google Maps, where you can see the clear details of a house across the world from a satellite, and smartphones take better pictures than professional cameras could just a decade ago, we still only can muster fuzzy photos of aliens, the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot.

These little flaws in logic aside, I understand why the prospect of interstellar neighbors with brains twice our size fascinates us. But the hearings also reminded me how quickly UFOs get our attention, while real problems like deep-embedded racism here on Earth go begging.

Conveniently, when pressed, Grusch admitted he didn’t have any firsthand knowledge of alien life and was just told the information by people he could not name because it’s classified. They’re trustworthy, he assured us.

A 2019 Gallup poll found that 68 percent of Americans believe the U.S. government knows more about UFOs than it’s sharing with the public. A third of Americans believe that some UFO sightings are extraterrestrial spacecraft visiting Earth.

Congress has held two hearings on UFOs in the last two years alone. Before those, the last time there was a hearing was in 1966 to hear testimony about alleged alien sightings in the middle-of-nowhere Michigan.

For some reason, they’re never in Manhattan, Chicago, or Miami.

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Jeffrey Kass
ZORA
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