Clearing up “perceived” racial confusion in my book title: ‘KEKIONGA BLACKS’ War on HIS-Story & Slave Mentality’

| March 19, 2014

Eric Hackley

Eric Hackley

By Eric D. Hackley

The following is a point, counterpoint discussion that I had with Scott Maitland on HackonomicsTV on Facebook. Scott is a late 20s to early 30s white dude who I’ve known for about five years. He’s never shy about giving his opinion about black people from his perspective. I told him at some point I may present some of our discussions in Frost Illustrated. Well, it finally happened. He cracked on the title of my recently published book, “KEKIONGA BLACKS’ War on HIS-Story & Slave Mentality.”

Through this following conversation, I hope to clear up confusion about me book. Some whites feel I’m declaring war on them and some blacks feel I am showing too much allegiance to Indians who are now about extinct. And, that I should ignore what happened to local Indians and focus exclusively on the plight of blacks, because I’m African American.

Well, my book was originally targeted at blacks. The intent was to introduce and show how the selected Fort Wayne black people’s examples can assist in the eradication of over 400 years of behavioral conditioning that has manifested itself in the form that has been diagnosed or labeled as Slave Mentality. But then I realized, HIS-Story and Slave Mentally are viruses that corrupt the mindsets through intentional brainwashing and behavioral conditioning of its black and white victims. So therefore, in actuality they are both the same. The only difference is, one focuses on whites through HIS-Story propaganda and the other is focused on blacks, through Willie Lynch Slave Mentality.

Scott Maitland

Scott Maitland

SCOTT MAITLAND: I know I’ve touched on this before but I have to bring it up again. This book disappoints me because the word choice in just the title alone isolates a great many people. Perhaps many of those people who are isolated by the word choice are the exact same ones that need to read it the most.

For instance, as a white man, I know what you’re talking about because I’m your friend. But, if I didn’t know you and if I wasn’t from Fort Wayne and I picked up your book and looked at the title, I would put it right back down. Honestly, I wouldn’t give a second thought. First of all, I’d say to myself, “what the hell is a Kekionga Black? I’m not one of those. This must not pertain to me.”

ERIC HACKLEY: And you’d be correct. As I said before, the book was originally aimed at emancipating the mindsets of black people. KEKIONGA BLACKS are more warrior oriented than the statuesque seeking Fort Wayne black person. KEKIONGA BLACKS, like their predecessors who occupied this land in the 1790, showed no fear in standing up and going to war with American terrorists or European oriented white supremacists. You can go with whichever name you feel fits the scenario the best.

Today’s KEKIONGA BLACKS’ unapologetic warrior mindset is expressed in the pages of the book and through video presentations of the same individual stories of confronting challenges and overcoming obstacles can be see on HackonomicsTV on Facebook or YouTube.

But continue…

SCOTT: And whoever these people are, these Kekionga Blacks, it seems that they’re declaring war on something about the quote unquote slave mentality and his story. Well, that sounds like something against white people and I’m white so I guess this is a racial book against people like me, so I have no place here.

HACKLEY: (This is illogical white supremacist rhetoric 101). But go on…

SCOTT: So the point that I’m making is that again, it isolates a lot of people who otherwise may be interested to hear what you’re saying. It also further invalidates a very valid point that you have regarding minorities in this country particularly African Americans and Native Americans who have had their cultural history and heritage stripped from them and replaced with falsehoods.

HACKLEY: Due to this observation, I will also focus and present my book to whites, because they are equally illiterate as blacks and anyone else who lives here on subject of Fort Wayne history and how they have been sold half truths through the Anthony Wayne fairy tale version of local facts.

To be clear on this point, I am not calling Fort Wayne people stupid when it comes to knowing early American Fort Wayne history. However, since this history is no longer being taught in our Indiana or Fort Wayne schools, we have been consequently programmed by default to be one step ahead of being retarded about what happened on this land and area some 220 years ago and why knowing the truth has relevance in decoding our slave mentality today.

The scope of the book designed to provoke black and white people’s intellectual emotions because we’re one statuesque heartbeat from being mentally dead. And besides, you’re in sales. You know that a person who doesn’t give a damn one way or the other about what you’re doing, talking about or selling is almost impossible to persuade or sell. However, a person who gets pissed, or in some way becomes psychologically energized, is almost the easiest to emotionally flip and close a sale with.

This book is not intended to in any way condemn or dehumanize white people. If that’s your or their perception, I can’t control what filters you or they are using to interpret my intent, what I’m saying or if you’re just upset with the idea that I would dare question past and present versions of local history writers.

In writing this book, the scope of my intention was to present a Non-European version of Fort Wayne history and discuss the educational relevance of the (almost completely deleted from Indiana Public School textbooks) Little Turtle Wars of the 1790s and the corresponding significance and geographic relevance of Kekionga (which has almost been deleted from our memory banks and mindset).

However, only an individual’s personal paranoia or guilt may make someone think I’m negatively attacking white people. The facts of the history of this land speak for themself. I know you are not intentionally doing what I am going to suggest, but your entire premise comes from a white supremacist perspective that I, with sound consciousness won’t adhere to.

Later in the conversation you said in referring to Fort Wayne Rescue Mission CEO Pastor Donovan Coley…

SCOTT: “I can’t stand this guy’s fake ass. While I’m not sure exactly what the quote unquote slave mentality is, given that it’s a very vague and loose term, someone might want to explain to Pastor Donovan that Christianity is not the original religion of his place of birth. Indeed it was brought to his people by Europeans and Spaniards. Many would probably argue that it’s another subtle form of white supremacy.”

HACKLEY: First of all, don’t change the focus. Our discussion is not about as you are suggesting, how white supremacists use religion as a tool for subjugation. But I am curious as to why you in 2014 hold an early middle aged black man accountable for the inexactitudes of Christianity? There are plenty of white-led Fort Wayne Christian churches in business today that were around in the middle 1800s. Go call them fake ass.

The idea of you saying and thinking that this Jamaican pastor is suffering from slave mentality shows that you’re delusional and too intellectually rigid, perhaps due to generations of behaviorally privileged thinking that may have given you a false impression that you personally have a stake in making the rules, setting the tone of discourse and that you’re always right, even when you’re wrong.

It’s an insult to be told my book title uses words that are unpleasant for you and other white people to hear, as you speak for all members of your race of people. Then you go on to voice displeasure by saying “the Pastor is using vague and loose terms.” Pastor Donovan was trying to be non-offensive, non-confrontational, and yet be forthright in articulating the truth about how Jamaicans dealt with racial subjugation during the era when they were being colonized. The story is actually quite remarkable when you consider what happened during the brainwashing of American blacks and African descendants across the world.

I hope you understand that in this correspondence, you have also suggested that Pastor Donovan is vague and not specific, but yet I’m offensive and too direct. In this correspondence you have given your rationale for why the Pastor and I “have to make you happy, to create a condition where you feel good about yourself and to satisfy your historically conditioned mindset’s filters.”

I therefore suggest that you go take an enema. Your mindset is constipated with Fox News narrow-minded jargon, white supremacist logic and generations of corresponding behavioral conditioning. Although I’m not suggesting that you are in any way a white supremacist, you’re verbal tone demonstrates that you could be a suspect. Take a few laxatives. You’ll be thinking better in the morning.

A lot of people didn’t know that whites suffer from slave mentality psychosis too. You can best see this condition happening in a history context, when over time, the inmates and the insane asylum attendants become indistinguishable from one another. Everyone has become equally crazy and therefore, the objective of my book is to restore sanity and an appreciation for our local history into our reality. Fort Wayne’s early American history has within itself the key to unlocking and emancipating the prejudices and ethnic falsehoods that have heretofore been resting all to comfortably in the deep recesses of our minds for far too long.

“KEKIONGA Blacks’ War on HIS-Story & Slave Mentality” is now available on amazon.com and at The Bookmark, located at3420 N Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805.

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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 hackonomicstv@gmail.com.

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