Blacks escalate war on HIS-Story, slave mentality

| October 3, 2013


Carl Lee Whitt recently expressed an observation on my Facebook page. Mr. Whitt suggests, “Black businesses in Fort have a big problem with trust. It is difficult to help each other when we don’t really want to see improvement in another person’s well being.”

First of all, I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Whitt. But I don’t think he went far enough into a scientific analysis. Too many blacks say that Willie Lynch is a myth and didn’t exist because of no birth certificate, no early black heroes ever discussed him and because many of the words and phrases used in the “Final Call” newspaper version of the Willie Lynch letter, “Let’s Make a Slave” were not yet in existence. But, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s Willie Lynch.

I agree there is a psychological dilemma facing Fort Wayne blacks that no one seems to want to directly and forthrightly address. The reason for this reluctance is contained in the “perceived risk” of publicly looking like you don’t like white people. So therefore we distance ourselves from initiatives that can potentially make a difference, especially if the traditional black players are not in the forefront or at its conceptual nucleus. But they (self-appointed negro elite) can’t be in the forefront, because of their fear of offending white people (and their grant money). It’s a social, psychological and economic Catch 22.

But, to avoid wasting time and spewing meaningless rhetoric aimed to enlighten the perpetrators of local HIS-Story and their compliant slave mentality enablers, we Kekionga Blacks, a special forces subset of Fort Wayne blacks have an answer to this paradox.

In February 2012, and coincidentally the 300th Anniversary of 1712 Willie Lynch, I created a 2012 calendar to officially “Declare war on Slave Mentality” and to stop the nonsense of how we blacks are destroying each other through the way we have been behaviorally conditioned, psychologically indoctrinated and socially played. Once scared, a few blacks understood what I was attempting to do, I lost their support for my calendar project that was titled “Fort Wayne Blacks Declare War on Willie Lynch Slave Mentality.” They apparently felt betrayed by me and did not in any way want to be portrayed as possibly acknowledging or confronting the existence of historic white supremacy.

The following year, I produced a follow-up February 2013 Calendar. I hustled and replaced those cowardly blacks and ideologically separated myself from them. That’s when and why I created the concept of Kekionga Blacks. Kekionga Blacks are African Americans who have a strong knowledge and pride of their own African heritage. They also have the wisdom and curiosity to know the importance of being aware of the history and heritage of the land where they now reside. But, most importantly, they’re not afraid of white people. No disrespect of any sort is meant toward anyone of European ancestry. My focus is on blacks whose slave mentality is on autopilot.

On our February 2013 calendar, the theme was Fort Wayne HIS-Story Reform, where we Kekionga Blacks saluted three of the greatest Indian white supremacy fighters in the history of the United States of America. We recognized the 250th anniversary of Chief Pontiac’s Rebellion in Fort Wayne on March 27, 1763. On this date, nothing was mentioned by the local media. We recognized Chief Little Turtle’s July 14, 1812 (201 year memorial) of his death from natural causes. I naively thought that on his death bicentennial, the Fort Wayne Politicians, Educators and HIS-Storians would surely recognize this war hero who according to George Washington, was the “greatest Indian ever.” I was wrong. The third Indian was Tecumseh who has a movie about his life, called “The Last Warrior.” Tecumseh was killed on Oct. 5, 1813 in a battle while fighting against William Henry Harrison. Let’s see if the major media will mention anything about this Native American war hero.

I was a bit over optimistic in our local HIS-Storian’s desire to be inclusive in telling the history of our city. But the fact is, these Indians of present day Fort Wayne killed the most whites in the United States history of European terrorists taking the Indian’s land. Consequentially, they have been made to become extinct in Indiana his-story and from our consciousness. Indiana by definition is “the land of the Indians. But, when was the last time you thought about the Indians. Where are they? What happened to them? Can blacks be erased from our consciousness just as easily? I don’t know the answer to that question. Call a Texas conservative. They would know, they’ve done it.

My favorite nemesis Elder Yonah sometimes confuses people when he attacks my insistent use of local history facts and their relevance to broader humanity. History can be used as a tool for understanding any conflict. Ignoring and discounting local history does not change the facts. And yes, I do feel our local history is uniquely situated to give us unique insights into the core of American HIS-Story and the Willie Lynch quandary.

In conclusion, the issue of self-regenerating slave mentality has got to be dealt with at some point in time. So does local history illiteracy. We Kekionga Blacks have adopted a war strategy that was successfully implemented in the Little Turtle Wars of 1790 and 1791. The war tactic of using bows and arrows to kill hundreds of European terrorists, metaphorically can be translated and used by blacks. But instead of killing terrorists, in our attack, we use personal interviews and testimonials to kill Willie Lynch. Tell me where I’m wrong!

Click here to view all my articles on You’ll see the many Warriors at war with the traditional compliance of status-quo slave mentality and undebated HIS-Story. Is there an error in my analysis?

So, Mr. Whitt, thank you for your observation and the next time you’re in Fort Wayne call Frost Illustrated or let me know. We need to sit down and do an interview.


This article originally appeared in the Oct. 2 print edition.

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Eric Hackley is a veteran independent journalist, television show host and producer focusing largely on history, particularly family history in the black community. His award-winning public access television shows have featured a host of local and national icons. Hackley can be contacted at

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