In just three days, several thousand people will have the opportunity to live the Zionist dream, leaving their homes in chutz la'aretz and traveling a few miles by air-conditioned bus to their new homes in Eretz Yisra'el. Right now it is popular (not just among the orange crowd but among the more-nuanced-than-thou orange-and-blue crowd) to bewail their fate.
While we're doing that, we should also mourn the residents of these four towns. I wasn't in Massachusetts in the 1930s, so I don't know whether they tied orange ribbons to their Model T's or sent their children to block the roads. But if they didn't, it makes me wonder if what's happening right now isn't actually a general opposition to eminent domain, to the idea that the government has the power to seize private property (with just compensation to the owners) when this is necessary to serve a legitimate public purpose. There must be something else going on, since the handwringing over the residents of Gush Katif losing their homes seems to far exceed the handwringing for the people of Prescott, Massachusetts (or, closer to home, for the working-class Jerusalemites who lived in what is now the gentrified ghost town of Kfar David). If you disagree with the reasons for the disengagement, then say so, but fixating on the plight of the settlers is disingenuous. A long-term solution for the region will inevitably require some people to move around.
So let's shed a tear for Greenwich MA, and wish the residents of Gush Katif a mazal tov on their new homes.