Mahomes and Hurts are among the real reasons why White Folks cling to their assault rifles. Both alpha-male gridiron “Signal Callers” represent and embody the cultural 9.7 earthquake which has been “rockin’” and “shakin’” this polarized land for decades. These two ebony gladiators’ success and prominence have fueled the long present year White America has maintained at the prospect of Black men coming for White women, coming for White men’s jobs, their homes, and their lifestyles.

Did I say coming for White women? That’s the scariest prospect of all for White men, and don’t you ever doubt nor question it.

These two men represent assertive and hungry Black men, and women perhaps more so, and our newly carved-out ability to rise up against unfathomable odds, thrive and in the end, prosper and actually live life and most irritating to millions, live like White folks.

White America is far past concerned, worried, and scared. They’ve moved on: they were terrified when Nat Turner snapped. They were horrified when Malcolm convinced Huey P and Bobby Seals that the answer to our problem was armed resistance. Integration shocked them into fleeing the cities. When their little White boys wanted to grow up to be like Mike and Bo, and their daughters wanted to marry those types of alpha males, well, at that point they realized that was the canary in the mine moment for the White man’s absolute control and dominance of US popular culture, of society’s perception of Black people.

American culture, from Sports, music, and entertainment to the workplace, be it corporate America or Main street, to plain old mainstream life is being “colorized” to the horror of far too many White folks, far too many. Where are all the “enlightened” White folks?

White America knew, due to fairness and open competition in American society, an awakening was occurring. Their fake, fraudulent, artificial, contrive, manipulated, and alas make-believe stranglehold on talent, heart, brains, and guts, which supposedly explained away their monopoly on success and prosperity, would be revealed and then destroyed, eradicated, and replaced by fairness, balance, inclusion, and diversity.

Them’s fightin’ words in Trump’s good ol’ xenophobic US of A.

Then came Obama. He, like Mahomes, was the ultimate golden boy “Signal Caller” and his two successful terms left most of White America disgusted and reeling. Not all, just about 75 million or say, give or take a redneck doctor here, a good ol’ boy banker there, a Klansman over there in that police uniform. The “end” was near, they needed a Great White Hope … enter Lord Trump.

Both Obama and Mahomes, being biracial, represent a particular fear and insult to White men. White men talk endlessly about being replaced when the more fitting and apt term is “rejected,” and “rejected” by White women as their only choice for a mate, and rejected by their children as their only suitable role models. Hear me now, I’m spittin’ salacious and hellified fire that DeSantis’s disciples don’t want you to hear and analyze in an AP classroom. Can you get to that?

Mahomes is the product of once illegal “race mixing,” while Hurts hails from a two-parent home with an alpha male father. Let’s not pretend “it ain’t what it is”. These are two societal factors White men have worked overtime to undermine, erase and eradicate within their society. Strong, enlightened Black fathers are angry, paranoid White guys’ Kryptonite.

Interracial sexual intercourse, race mixing and rejection are cornerstones in White male bigotry.

You may not be able to dig this, but dig this: everything is connected in life, and very few elements of life lay outside this interwoven world.

Simply because Black folks wanted to thrive, and sports were one of the few categories we could check, we’ve come to today redefine this decadent empire’s national pastimes and make them ours. Our success ignites a blue flame under the behinds of millions and millions of White folks, particularly Rednecks, but not limited to: Hipsters, Yuppies. All categories of White America are alarmed at the insistence of Black folks not to accept some inferior, secondary support role in the story of America.

We are central characters on the stage of life, constantly and consistently struggling to get our well-deserved and earned piece of the All-American apple pie. Our tenacity and raw desire not to go quietly into the good night, our persistence scares, disgusts, and angers a large slice of White America. They wholeheartedly believe Blacks seek vengeance, and they think that, along with the indigenous people of the Americas, together we folks of color are determined, doggedly so, to replace white folks in all matters that matter.

That’s why no number of incidents of gun violence will ever guilt Trump’s troops into giving up their lasers and anti-aircraft guns. They want their country back, and they are willing to do anything to get it back - to hell with the US Constitution and the words of the “Good Book.”

We comin’, and that scares them. To the point, you see the blatant assaults on civil and human rights, and you see the clinging to their bazookas and urban tanks. They desperately want to reverse the trend toward a civilized civilization. White men yearn to go back to the days of ruling by fear and intimidation, violence and brutality.

Hence, a Black Super Bowl, with dueling alpha-male Black Field Generals being showcased in a league that is today 75% Black. Yeah, this 21st-century example of “Black Power” shook the caveman’s caves. Yes, they have determined none of their privileges are safe any longer - and this scares the hell out of them.

The addition of billionaire Rihanna showcasing the beauty and talents of women of color sends a message about “who” and “what” is attractive: supposedly only Madonna and Brittany types being the definition, the standard of “beauty.”

Why is the NFL 70% Black and yet the cheerleaders are vastly Caucasian? Black and Latino women aren’t attractive? They don’t have the physical skills to be cheerleaders? Not driven nor smart enough?

Where have we heard that bs before?

BlackCommentator.com Columnist, Desi Cortez, who also writes for BlackAthlete.com & NegusWhoRead.com, was hatched in the heart of Dixie, circa 1961, at the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the by-product of four dynamic individuals, Raised in South-Central LA, the 213. At age 14 transplanted to the base of the Rockies, Denver. Still a Mile-Hi. Sat at the foot of scholars for many, many moons, emerging with a desire and direction… if not a sheep-skin. Meandered thru life; gone a-lot places, done a-lot of things, raised a man-cub into an officer n' gentleman, a "man's man." Produced a beautiful baby-girl with my lover/woman/soul-mate… aired my "little" mind on the airwaves and wrote some stuff along the way. Wordsmith behind America's Ten Months Pregnant . . . Ready To Blow!: Even Trump Can't "Make America White Again." A New, More Inclusive, Diverse 21st Century America - Love It . . . Or Get The Hell Out!. Contact Mr. Cortez and BC.

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