Kevin Drum has jumped into the issue – on my side. Interesting comments, as well.
I’ll suggest a further distinction. Terrorism has a political dimension which blind rage lacks, and calls for a different set of responses.
If you believe that we need the same responses to disgruntled, depressed computer jocks as we do to the Aryan Nation and Al Qaeda, then the distinction doesn’t matter to you. At some level, this is an interesting parlor game – but until it can be tied to sensible policies, it is really just an argument over semantics.
It matters to me…