It Is What It Is

Huh? What in the world does THAT mean?

You certainly know. But I need to put it in a different form. Sometimes things we see and hear are not what we think they are or sound. Sometimes they’re different. What does that have to do with a story on TruthNewsNetwork? Simple: there are far too many things daily playing out on an international stage that is in our eyes and ears — and they’re playing loudly and vividly. But the sounds they’re playing or saying and the pictures they’re showing are NOT what they appear to be.

So what does that mean in the context of “It Is What It Is?”

Set The Stage

How old were you when you discovered that Santa was Mom or Dad or both? You had labored for years with that picture-perfect perception of the round man in the red suit dropping in through the chimney — and we never asked how that worked if we didn’t have a fireplace. He had reindeers pulling a sleigh despite his morbid obesity passing out toys and other goodies overnight all around the world. And he circled the Globe making every kid on Earth happy in 24 hours!

I think you are now seeing a bit of what I’m explaining.

It often looks good, smells good, feels good, sounds good: but it is NOT okay. It’s terrible.

Yes, I know: sometimes it IS good. And when it is, it’s glorious! But more and more in our lives, we’re seeing the opposite being revealed again and again. Its happening becomes more prevalent every day, so much so that we have numbed to it. And that’s dangerous.

Do you remember that story about the frog and the pot of water on the stove? Put the frog in the pot full of cold water, and he’ll just swim around in it. Put the frog in the pot full of hot water, and he’ll quickly jump out too. Put the frog in the pot full of cold water; he’ll swim around. Slowly raise the temperature of the water until it boils, and what happens? What happened? The frog was lulled to sleep: his fear of hot water had been wiped from his memory.

How many of us has that happened today? Millions of us who are caught up in our busy lives working so hard to stay ahead, pay bills, put a few bucks back for a new outfit and summer vacation, and a new “used” car. We’re so caught up that we ignore some of the apparent facts that the water in the pot in which we’re swimming is getting hotter and hotter. When we realize we’re about to boil to death, it’s too late to get out.

What’s the Pot?

Everyone has a pot of their own, but we’re talking about the BIG pot we as frogs are all in the United States. The critical question we need to answer is who regulates the temperature of the water? 

Conventional wisdom and the U.S. Constitution tell us plainly that the People are to control the pot, its content, and the water temperature. It was pretty much that way for the first 200 years of us being a nation. It began to change in the 60s and 70s. And today there’s a continual fight — a war — for control of the pot, the water, the water temperature and what frogs go in the pot!

The Players

Through our 2 ½ centuries, there have been perpetual arguments about all of this, even though the Constitution detailed it all. Our court systems stay clogged over the control dispute of the pot. But that’s part of the beauty of a representative republic: the people are THE deciders of what does and does not happen in our government. During that time, the People decided who would represent us in D.C., where all the laws are made by those we send to do just that. As opinions are developed, and their variations in thought are passed to those representatives, rules and guidelines are changed through representative voting. That’s legislation.

What has changed is those folks we send to Washington have slowly every two years moved away from representing the People. What’s at stake is the power to determine those rules and guidelines that now are almost totally based on THEIR thoughts and desires and not so much on those of the People.

We are rapidly becoming an Autocracy, and we may already be there.

An autocracy is a system of government in which an autocrat, today best defined as a party or group of influential people, possesses supreme and absolute power. The decisions of this autocrat are subject to neither external legal restraints nor regularized mechanisms of popular control, except perhaps for the implicit threat of a coup d’état or mass insurrection. Absolute monarchies (such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Eswatini, Brunei, Oman, and Vatican City are the main modern-day forms of autocracy.

Throughout American history, there have been numerous presidents that many thought were “autocrat-wannabes.” Even President Trump was accused even before elected of wanting to be an autocrat, and many said a dictator. But what has happened is the people in the pot of cold water have not noticed the water temperature turning up. We’ve been content in the pot swimming around, doing our thing, and never saw the heat.

News flash: Trump hasn’t been turning up the heat. The American Left has control of the water temperature.

How so?

The People have allowed it. We’ve sat quietly while the mantra of politics has steadily and stealthily slid further to the Left in this century. Today’s American political philosophy looks nothing like it did in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. A generation of U.S. citizens has come and gone since Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. And with them went to memories and lessons learned from a war that nearly destroyed the nation. The U.S. united as a People like never before and killed not one but two totalitarian governments, Germany and Japan. WWII almost destroyed us.

To make it through, our fathers and grandfathers had to put everything on the line. Meism was DEAD. It was everything for the nation. And everyone pitched in. Self was WAY in the rear. To make it as a country, they knew it had to be what JFK reminded us in his inauguration speech when he said, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask instead what YOU can do for your country.”

Imagine hearing that from today’s politicians and the majority of our governed. Rarely will that sentiment be expressed.

That’s made us a generation of frogs that began in a pot of cold water and are content while the temperature heads for boiling. Most of the frogs don’t pay attention to the water temperature. The rest started jumping from the pot about ten years ago.

What Are We Facing?

We’re facing a pot that is boiling. We think we’re OK. We’ve ignored most of the signs of the water temperature going up very slowly.

The pot controllers have taken over and are in charge. Many of the frogs have awakened and are franticly trying to alert the other frogs of the impending danger. It may be too late.

What’s going to happen? The water is certainly going to boil. Many other frogs are going to pay the ultimate price. What needs to be stopped is the senseless loss of any more frogs. The message is out there with the truth of the pot, the water, and what’s at stake. The problem is that too many frogs are turning deaf ears on the truth and just keep on swimming.


Who’s in control? Just take a look at what has happened in Washington for the last 17 months. Democrats took over the House, which gave them the power of the People. Yes, the Senate is still under Republican control. But the Senate’s everyday legislative powers are limited. The House is the birthing place of legislation that regulates the water temperature.

That put Pelosi in charge. I know of no other Speaker of the House in U.S. history that has taken such vile and unethical actions as the leader as has Nancy Pelosi. Her lust for more power and control is breathtaking. It’s become more and more evident that anyone with whom she disagrees is finished in politics.

She met her match, however, when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her seat in the House. It’s hard to believe that someone could bloviate more and louder than does Pelosi. But AOC does. Her socialist message resonates with millions of young Americans that were educated in a system void of knowledge of that generation, which cut its teeth on the memories of an America that won the greatest war in human history. All they know is Meism, and “What’s in it for me?” Pelosi was shocked when AOC was not only elected by how quickly her message took control in the House. It took Pelosi a year to regain control. But of course, she has.

She has her hand on the temperature knob. She’s in control. She and her minions stand around that pot, watching the frogs who try to jump out, kicking them back in as quickly as they can. The educated frogs are the ones who endanger that autocratic model that she leads. They cannot let that happen.

Their plans have been in place for some time. Barack Obama activated it. Hillary Clinton was to take it up to the next level. After that was to be an Autocratic/Socialist move to take over the American government. Donald Trump thwarted the master plan.

What’s next? Three years ago, I predicted the Left will do anything and everything within their power to take him out. They have tried with all their efforts for three years. But to their chagrin, he’s effective dodged all their bullets: so far. Even if he survives the rest of this year and wins re-election, their drive to remove him will NOT stop. They’ll just keep turning up the water temperature.

What’s at stake? Losing 250 years of history of being the greatest nation in World history. For the autocrats to win control, they must obliterate the recorded facts of the structure of the greatest country on Earth. Knowledge is power. Removing proof of the past from the minds of this generation is mandatory for that change to happen.

When you watch the news, read the newspaper, listen to the radio or talk to fellow workers or friends, be careful to instead of benignly accepting everything you hear and say as factual, notate in your mind and find out for yourself if what message you are given is real. Teach your children to do the same thing.

We’ve got to get as many frogs out of the water as quickly as possible.

We’re NOT going to be able to change the product the Left is selling to unwitting Americans. We must simply teach them that “It Is What It Is.” And it’s undoubtedly NOT utopia.

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