A letter from the former President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in 2017:
IRAN EX-PRESIDENT’S FULL LETTER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP
In the name of God, The Compassionate, The Merciful
… To: His Excellency, Mr. Donald John Trump
The president of the United States of America
… 8- The developments and the current existence of America today is the result of immigration of a variety of nations to that land. The presence and constructive effort of the elite and scientists of different nations, including the million-plus population of my Iranian compatriots has had a major role in the development of the US. It is necessary that the spirit of the policies ruling the US, value respect toward the diversity of nations and races. In other words, the contemporary US belongs to all nations, including the natives of the land. No one may consider themselves the owner, and view others as guests or immigrants.
… And peace on the righteous servants of God
In service of the Iranian nation
Source: Fars News Agency
Interesting question: Who is closer to the American Establishment’s conventional wisdom on “Who are the owners of America?”
Trump or Ahmadinejad?
And here’s the late Col. Muammer Gadafphee’s similarly mainstream (and presciently gender-neutral) take on the question of “Who Is the America?”
America is not only for the whites, but it is for all. Who is the America? The American is you, me, and that. When we go to America we will become Americans and there is no a race or nationalism called America and the Americans are those Africans, Indians, Chinese, and Europeans and whoever goes to America will become American…. American is for all of us and the whole world had made and created America. All the people all over the world had made America and it shall accordingly be for all of us.