I have lived with Americans abroad, and could easily go there and fit in. FS bears a surname that I could see anywhere in my country, she speaks my language - not as a Nigerian does - but as a descendant of people from here. It's easier for Englishmen to identify with Americans than Swedes, I'm sure, but we are as European as you, so don't speak for us! Real
Americans are my cultural and ethnic kin. And I even have reasonably close family there. Americans and other colonials have been at Apricity from the START, making this place what it is. It is ridiculous to have to keep revisiting the tiresome old 'but they're not Europeans' nonsense. Get over it.