People who use violence to further their views are not lefties of peaceniks, no matter how they couch their justification. They are reactionaries.
And anyone who defends the Waihopai attackers is in no position to condemn the idiots who firebomb abortion clinics.
You're either for the rule of law, or you're for people taking the law into their own hands to defend what they genuinely perceive to be immensely important human values.
And anyone who is on the side of the firebombers is dead wrong.
If bloggers at the Standard or other people who think of themselves as progressive think the left in New Zealand is ever going to get elected by advocating firebombing, civil disobedience and attacks on anyone you disagree with, they are helping to destroy the left's chance of returning to power.