I know.The fact that the game is written from the Imperial perspective massively overrepresents their importance and influence...
the only time the veil has slipped is that little note in the original Spimward Marches supplement.
Are the Zhodani a goose-stepping hive mind - nope. If there is one society in charted space I would prefer to be born into it would be the Zhodani.
Are the Solomani fascist goose-stepping space Nazis - nope. In point of fact the Imperium invented the Solomani hypothesis and promoted the racist major race/minor race distinction.
Are the Vargr a bunch of space pirates who couldn't organise a puppy playdate? The Jullian Protectorate says hello...
The Imperium knows little about the Aslan - the Solomani understand them a lot more - and even less about the Hive Federation. Much easier to label them as strange.
And then there are the K'kree. Are you really going to believe the Imperial propaganda?
Finally the Droyne, granted major status because they have jump drives but the Imperium can not explain why.
I'd rather rewrite the K'Kree herbivores, and remove the whole Lords of Thunder BS as just Imperial propaganda - some human who found out that K'Kree do not make good hunting, and spun this whole "aggressive herbivores" malarkey to cover up for his obscene desire to bag K'Kree heads as trophies on his wall.
Same sort of guys who painted the Zhodani as evil, and psions as amoral head benders, just because the psions could see the Impies coming, and refused point blank to let those Impies climb into the psions' pants.