Space Aliens Come Upon the Dictionary Page that Starts with Colonel Blimpism and Ends with Colorway

Discovering that
a phenomenon
of light or perception
may distinguish
otherwise identical
things, and that this
flourish named
color is often used
among humans
in that way.

Though some are
color-blind, it seems
and others call others
colored, and those
without color – because
the definition of color
excludes the phenomenon
of light we call white
these whites block
those with color

(But why? And how?)

from participating
in various activities.

Color bar/color line.

Why would the
colorless — ie,
pallid, blanched,
dull, uninteresting
do such a thing?

What activities, exactly?

And how do they
distinguish anyway?
Is that what this thing
a colorimeter is for?
Are there colorists
who decide?  Do they
fear those with something
called color temperature?
Blackbodies that can emit
radiant energy to
evoke color?

That’s it!  (They say.)
We’ve got it.  The key’s
right here on this page.
Now we know what moves
them.  And the word we’ll
use when we go down
to colonize.

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