Why do you seperate "Americans" as though they are a different ethnicity? Aren't Greek citizens of the USA "Americans"? Aren't Arab citizens of the USA "Americans"? Aren't Chinese citizens of the USA "Americans"?
What about African citizens of the USA? Are we Amercan?
The truth is no.
There is a seperation when it comes to us (it always has been). I guess that why you did not use Africans in your scenario.
I am an Ethiopian (Ethiopians are black people; African) and at the same time African Americans and their whole history is mine also. To educated Africans on the continent we all feel that all our history is one history. Unlike for example Irish history vs Greek history. WE are all simply Africans.
African people in America did not get their citizenship until about 50 years ago; although we have been there since before the begining of America.
We were brought to the land of Americas future by brute force by mobsters, killers and theives...Godless people... possing as christians.
Christians with no priests, no bishops, no liturgy, no church...'no nothing'. Just the rantings of the lost and sorriful like Luther and his type.
They are happily referred to as "colonists"; these were pirates, dead poeple. Roaming the world in rat infested disease ridden boats continent by continent with bulging eyes; looking for what they did not have at home; wealth, land, clean cloths and a descent meal.
The weirdos that were on these death ships must have been a sight to see. I do not think that these "people" were ever truely...really depicted in all their murderous splendor in any period film made to date by anybody anywhere.
I will try to make a point....
Ethnicity and the church was reallly a big aspect of Americas star spangled history of oppression, slavery, human slaughter and greed. This built the country.
Africans were NOT allowed to be "christian". According to these "people" 'they' are not in Gods plan of salvation. To these "people" Africans were animals. They lied to themsleves long enough until they believed this as truth. Even today you would be shocked at the silly things people believe about Africans (and themsleves as white people) which are the product of that period of utter stupidity.
Anyway America went forward on these dead ideas which have no place in God and all the while singing "God bless America"..yahda, yahda.....
For those who do not know an "American citizen" has ALL the rights and previledges as provided for in the bill of right and the constittution as it was established by the 'founding fathers'.
This goes WITHOUT any need for the 'civil rights' acts of 1957, and the 'voting rights acts' a few years later which is an 'act' of congress which must be 'acted' on periodically to re-establish it. GW Bush signed the most recent reinactment of the civil rights acts 2 years ago. I think W gave Africans in America another 25 years to live like Americans
These acts are for Africans living in America. The constitution and the bill of rights stand alone DOES NOT EVEN NOW PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF AFRICANS IN AMERICA. The constitution and the bill of rights are for white people. Even a person (white) who migrates to the USA and becomes an American after a few years has more TRUE constitutional protection than an African who has been here from day 1.
I am thankful that my parents were bolth educated people and were still well connected with their African heritage. I have a real idenity outisde of simply (African Ameircan) with a red, black, and green flag that flies over no country but the America of slavery and degradation. (African Americans) still do not have (and many never heard of the Church) of course they believe they have "the church" as. Many are truely faithful to Christ even.
Among the Africans in America (African Americans as people say) are Americas first and only Christian Martyrs.
These were people from along time ago 250 years ago to 75 years ago that lost their lives for saying the word Jesus and was caught. Their are those that were beaten to death for being caught praying to Christ. Even worse are those who had their eyes, either burned out, goawged out, or pierced through and later shot dead for being found reading a bible.....These are Americas first and only martyrs for Christ and to this day no one even recognise that they existed. To me they are Saints. May God bless their souls...Amen
The American citizens hated, hated, hated any act from Africans that gave or could possibly provide any enlightenment. Being caught reading would be blindness for certain; being caught reading the bible was certain death as well.
Ethinicty and the church I think for this thread did not mean what I am talking about. But I wanted to share what I felt. I always tell people that the true Holy Apostolic Church had no part in the worldwide campaigne for weath, dominance and power which we see the results of today. The descendants of these people continues with the Godlessness and greed causing to date two wars with each other...a fight that scaled the globe due the land holdings they had amassed over the 400 + years (which is still today other peoples property being coveted)effectively causing by description only two world wars. Actually they were at war with each other and dragged in those who they dominated.
RC had its hands in the matter however (the European slave trade); even supported the European slave trade in Africa which was a global interprize which created the largest forced migration of human beings on earth ever. The Atlantic Ocean is the largest grave site on earth with Africans holding about 80% of the spots mostly from being thrown over board alive. These numbers are staggering. The conditions of this matter are perplexing.