Should “It is what it is” be the new American motto?
During our walks on Sept. 10 and 11 around downtown Pittsfield MA with “9/11 TRUTH” signs fore and aft, we shared a congenial minute or two with a young man in a black T-shirt bearing these words in white across his chest.
This morning I looked it up.
“When someone says this,” one source says, “it’s often an expression of resigned acceptance of a situation. It’s usually used to answer a question that cannot be adequately answered. … For example, when someone asks why something bad happened, the person to blame may already have apologized. When there’s nothing left to say or no way to answer questions about what happened, ‘It is what it is’ puts an end to the conversation, usually with a shrug. It’s another way of saying, ‘I don’t like it either, but there’s nothing we can do about it.'”
From another source: “Often used in the business world, this incredibly versatile phrase can be literally translated as ‘fuck it.'” The client changed the deadline to today? Well, it is what it is.”
Pertaining to the patently phony government narratives about how, why and by whom thousands were murdered on Sept. 11, 2001, untold billions of dollars stolen from the Treasury, millions killed abroad and and their cities destroyed, trillions spent on it all in the name of “democracy,” well …
It is what it is.
Good going, America.