A reader writes:
What I would really like to talk about is intermarriage. I have come to greatly abhor tribalism of all kinds, fueled most of all by this very conflict. That is why I firmly believe that intermarriage should be encouraged strongly, to just short of making it mandatory. If love isn’t everything, then love is nothing. But most important of all, the ‘silent holocausters’ need to be stopped.
It is forward of me to say this, but rip all vestiges of guilt you feel about it out of you. Not only is it unhealthy, it only serves to help those who see identity as more important than happiness, even to the point of unending war.
Am I insensitive to their strongly held beliefs? Maybe, but it’s not like I’m throwing white phosphorous at them or anything.