Tuesdays with Torrey: The Obama Paradox

How did we get here? How did we get to a place where facts are not facts and opinions are? When did things change from seeking the truth to seeking something to fit our own narrative? 

The narrative I would like to address in particular is that Barack Obama created division in this country. Everywhere you look there is some conservative speaking on how Barack Hussein Obama is the reason why there is so much division now but they cannot tell you how. I have asked multiple times, “what actions did he take to actually divide the country?” without ever receiving a response that holds water. 

This is where this article becomes an opinion piece. See, I believe the reason Obama is considered the father of divisiveness in this country is the same reason why Donald J. Trump became president. These reasons fall under one of three categories, either you are a racist that hates the fact that an African-American became President of the United States, you follow and believe conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones, or you’re adamant that Democrats are trying to take your rights away. None of which are Barack’s fault. 

The racist angle is clear, if you believe you are part of the superior race then how is it possible that a man that is inferior to you held the highest office in the most powerful country in the world? That thought process creates divisiveness. 

Believing what conspiracy theorists have to say gives credence to accusations that have been debunked for years like the birther argument or Pizzagate. When you believe things like Obama killed off Seal Team Six because he didn’t want people to know that he didn’t kill the real Osama Bin Laden, you are definitely part of the problem. 

Last but definitely not least is the so-called removal of your rights. What rights where taken away during Obama’s administration? Last I checked, no one’s guns were confiscated, no one was silenced, and no one’s voter rights were infringed upon. 

What were some of his biggest scandals while in office? He wanted Dijon mustard on a burger, he didn’t wear a flag pin, he took his WIFE on a date to a Broadway show, and the fact he wore a tan suit. If you are one of the people who feel as though he created divisiveness, I implore you to think about what exactly he did. And then look within yourself and figure out why you hate him.

Torrey Brown is a loving husband, father, and son, and also an outspoken champion for the black cause and all social injustices.

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