The World Has Run Into a Ditch. Ditches Can Be Cleaned.
Hot-Take Free Thoughts on Israel, Gaza, Water and Dousing Conflicts
I have no hot takes to offer you about Israel, Hamas, Ukraine, Venezuela, China, Russia or any other geopolitical actors today. Except that I continue to find it fascinating how many people are willing to offer up rapid-response opinions regardless of how well informed (or not) they are, how little time they’ve taken to digest the news, research really critical history and context or just simply reflect on what’s happened and is continuing to happen.
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I’ve been reading and watching different sources to get up to speed a little bit on the history of Israel and Palestine. I have some preliminary thoughts I won’t get into to avoid completely derailing, but I have one obvious reaction and one less obvious.
The obvious: The situation is among the messiest on the planet. I mean, damn.
The less obvious: I can’t believe people don’t talk more about the wa…
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