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Tuesday, June 17, 2003  

Wow - new look for the Blogger editor. Very groovy.

Just wanted to post a great link from Instapundit on Trigger Hippies. I think the post he links highlights something that has really become a part of me since 9/11, which is the seeming conflict between rooting for the underdog idealist and hating terrorism (extremely violent idealists) at the same time.

Can I be sympathetic with the Vietnam activists of the 60s while still advocating war in Iraq? Sure can.

Can I be sympathetic to the violence committed by Weather Underground members and hate terrorism? No.

posted by Calvin | 4:45 PM

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