Imagine a human explaining memes (you know, from cats to We Are Number One remixes, even the silliest memes, like silly dances, to the most sinister ones, like disaster jokes) to an alien. How'd that go?
‘TIS A MOST GLORIOUS SITUATION INDEEDY
Coalition humans are… possibly awkward about it. Depends on the individual. Given their overall social thing about good decorum and the presentation of manners, admitting that their people have a long and proud tradition of giggling at jokes and recurring motifs that inject silliness and surreality is embarrassing. others might actually consider it a point of pride, and proudly tell their alien foes about the ancient tradition of shitposts and memeing fiends producing by their people
Union humans take a… different approach to the matter. For starters, the Union comprises many more species than humans, predominantly sapient gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutangs, and so on; the traditions of memes are shared throughout the hominid kingdom, and their ‘cousins’ birthed by the mighty hand of ‘lets throw science at these beasties until they can also meme at us’
im not suggesting that giving animals the abiliity to meme was the reason for uplift projects here, but that is probably how it happened, everyone should have octopi sending them shitposts
but the case is that the Union’s people are a little more proactive about the whole thing, they embrace it wholeheartedly; a significant chunk of their population lives on migrant fleets with a lifestyle best described as ‘a shitposter’s post history translated into real life shennaigans’
humans in the Union tend to be really dang weird, they don’t just tell memes, they do all kinds of outrageous stuff and their exploits become the foundations of future memes
one day, it is rumored, humanity will settle its differences and unite together with peace and love, but then they’ll elect their monarch by making the candidates box a dinosaur-kangaroo while enacting the most delicious of memes, like insult sword-fighting