03 December 2010


There is nothing wrong with being partisan, at least in the moral sense. It doesnt lead to the best political outcomes, but like my post yesterday indicated, it can have some benefit. Fanaticism is a whole other matter.

Most of us do not have jobs that make us the target of violent threats by fanatics. UCLA researcher J. David Jentsch does. He does neurological research on primates and enjoys the protection of armed security guards at his home.

Those who have threatened him are no different than the people who target abortion doctors. They are practicing terrorism in the name of animal rights. I admire Jentsch's conviction.

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