I’m sure whoever reads this blog knows all about the disengagement, and how the color orange is being used. Meanwhile, those in favor have started using the color blue, with somewhat less success.
Until recently, I’ve been pro-disengagement. There’s not much of a connection between Gush Katif and Eretz Yisrael, I believed, and if it could be traded for peace, then so be it. I’ve recently (And by recently, I mean slowly, over much time, and after much thought.) revised my opinion (Read: Changed my mind.) to be anti the current disengagement. Now I think that a unilateral disengagement would only be a reward to terror, and while I still believe strongly in using Gush Katif as currency in barter for peace, we would only be getting ripped off at the present exchange rate.
Here’s my problem, though. I don’t have a color expressing my opinion. Maybe yellow? Grey? Turquoise? Blue is for the people who want to give it all away; I’m not going to wear that. But orange isn’t my color either. It’s hard to find an orange shirt that doesn’t say “Jews don’t evict Jews,” or “Gush Katif is our home,” or some other idea on the never-give-it-away line. I think it can be given away, under the right circumstances. But where do I find somebody giving away centrist yellow T-shirts saying “Jews don’t evict Jews… without guarantees of peace,” or “Gush Katif is our home… until the proper time comes to trade it for a peace agreement?” Nuanced positions lack sound-byte worthy strength, and it’s a shame, because it’s the people holding those positions that can bring the extremists on both sides together.