What is Americanism, or, in other words America? It is the amalgamation of all nations, languages, tongues and people! We, the American people, as we consider ourselves to be, consist of all nations from the different languages, tongues and peoples, and we recognize the amalgamation to be the summation of humanity as a sample and as an example. Therefore, I consider America being the amalgamation of all nations!
It brings us back to the original quotation of the Scripture, according to the King James Version of the Bible:
Out of one blood GOD formed all nations of men for to dwell upon the face of the whole, earth.
I do not feel that we are in our right place segregated and isolated; but, to the extreme reverse, when we are amalgamated and unified together, as was by the Creator in the creation, according to the historians – GOD formed all nations of men to dwell upon the face of the whole earth out of the one blood and according to same, I see that we must bring all peoples back together and bring an abolition to all division and segregation among the nations!
There are many of the African descendants and abstractions of the African nationalities seem to think that amalgamation is not the real thing, or not the great essential; but to bring an end to all divisibility we must unite together individually, severally, collectively, nationally, and, thence internationally, for,
As with an individual, so with a nation; and as with a nation, so with all nations!
I AM looking forward to see the time that all of the nations or nationalities universally will be so consolidatedly united and amalgamated there will be no sense or trace of division among them characteristically, politically, socially and otherwise!
It is a privilege to realize that this is the hope of the redemption of the nations to unify and bring an end to all divisibility!
There are some of all nations and all tribes and all people that are somewhat inclined to be selfish, in MY Opinion, with a tendency to care for self especially, and refuse to recognize their fellow brother that seems to be another. But how marvelous it will be when we will be able to amalgamate universally and internationally and bring an end to all divisibility among the nations, as well as among individuals!
So Americanism, Christianity, Democracy, Judaism and, as you say, Africanism, as a part of the great universal scheme of things, will eventually be established, whether it may be in the name of Africanism, Americanism or Christianity, or what not it will be the selfsame unified brotherhood of man established and all peoples will eventually realize they are all one family brotherhood, representing one family!
So that is what we look forward to and expect to see that this is established throughout the universe, and there will be no more warfare and bloodshed, but the distribution and the advancement of knowledge and understanding, skill and ability and increase for the benefit of all peoples universally! That is MY Plan and Purpose.
October 10, 1951 A.D.F.D.
FATHER DIVINE speaks on themes including Americanism as the amalgamation of all nations, saying “We are happy to demonstrate and to portray the Mystery of the Indivisibility of America” and asserting that “The time is not far distant when Uncle Sam shall bring an end to that line of demarcation, and the immigration barriers, all tariffs and immigration barriers shall come down, and the peoples of the earth shall be free eventually to unite in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, where there will be no more warfare and no more bloodshed. …This is democracy in action.”
Given Dec. 14, 1949 at 8:30pm in the Crystal Dining Room of the Divine Lorraine Hotel, Philadelphia, PA. Peace Mission CD 19-26, track 1.