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Volume 1, Number 8 (September 1972)

The Post Amerikan was an underground, alternative newspaper published in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois from 1972 to 2004.

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COMMISSION The Commission on the University purpose-defeatins or purposeless, or
on THE sta:ted happening sometime last otherwise ob,iectionable, Why was
spring, The basic idea of the
UNIVERSITY Commission's actions is that students it like that? ~ouldn't it be fun to
can study the classrooms of the see it all in print and really show
University better than anyone else, how ridiculous it is and maybe make
since after all the classroom is our a lot of trouble about it with the
environment, We know what goes on in help of your fellow disgusted, bored,
each of our classes, and we know that or whatever, students? ·The commission
lots of timesJit's scandalous, and
we ~et together with our friends and doesn't believe in administrative or
tell each other how scandalous it is, bureaucratic "solutions" to students'
but so far it's pretty private and we problems, These "solutions" are
haven't got the w: .role crew of scanda- stuff like low pay or firinei: the
lized ISU students to come up with
a single loud whopping University- teacher altoaether, which leaves him
wide public scandal, How many of
your teachers do you think would be to go to another university and inflict
embarrassed if other students knew,
if other teachers knew, if the commu- the same stupid classroom routine on
nity knew, if EVERYBODY '<-:. :w, some different st~dents, who will hate it
of the stuff they pull in that secure .iust like we do, What we can do is
little classroom with the door to put our power as students to work
shut? That little classroom isn't
so secure, and we can prove it. to chan~e our teachers right here in
All we have to do is tell everybody
about the stuff we tell our friends, our classrooms, That way, we get the
and the Commission on the University benefit of our work, and we don't
is the place to go to get the word
out to everybody! push anybody off on students else-
where, .and we don't get a replacement
What you should do now is really that's just as bad or worse. And
think about some teacher you had or there's a small suspicion in my mind
some class you went through that
was disgustin¥, irritating, boring, that some teachers would be glad to
useless, intimidating, lifeless, know how thev could interact.with
their students a little more comfort-

ably. It must be pretty cold up

there facing the stubborn, silent, un-
fathomable hostility of 30 students,
So if you've had any particularly

inspiring or exemplary classroom
experiences, we want to hear those

too, How we're still goint; to be ~
stubborn, but we're not going to ~

for

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The stalwart hearing board is comprised of

siotuudselyn,tsitandbefinagcupltryob. abTlyheythetakoenlyitegvoeryfousnedr--
ation they have. Imagine being in court charged

with a traffic offense, but with no laws that

say what the sentence for such an offense would

by Perry Noyes Mason be. You could get, imagine, anything from a

five dollar fine to the guilotine. That's the

Nobody really knows what SCERB is. ISU's the hall? Usually their testimony is down on same judicial principal SCERB works on.

Student Code Enforcement Review Board is a transcript, also, with no chance for further Your panel of judges gets to deliberate on
questionning or cross-examination. The only what your sentence will be -- anything from
mess of unwritten rules, and the student caught one who gets questionned further is you. dismissal to a letter to your parents (if
in it always has difficulty fUguring out they haven't gotten one yet) to various forms
Now this may not so1D1d fair, because it isn't. of disciplinary probation, all with various
where he is. At its best, the maze of bur- But here the law presumes everbody innocent lengths.
eaucratic complications and ambiguities allow until caught. Your job is to basically hit upon

a student to successfUlly get himself lost.
At its worse, it is a kangarood court.

Let us suppose that you have been caught extrenuating circumstances. Disciplinary probation is a sort of limbo
for some insiduous act of illlDlorality like state where the student is told to watch it
It's no use trying to argue them out of for several months. What it means is if you're
drinking in the dorms or wanting to live charging you by mentioning trivialities such caught doing something wrong during a period
where you want to (and you're not 21.) Chances as human rights. ("Wait a minute, I've got of disciplinary pro and have to go before SCERB
the right to live where I damn well please!" again, the sentence is heavier.
are unknowable whether the board will call you or "I'm 211 Why shouldn't I be allowed to
down. Suppose they do. You get a letter in drink in the dorm. Berlo drinks in his office!") Heavier sentence means suspension or
Their argument is the law is the law. expulsion: kicked out of the IDliversity for
the mail informing you that --surprisel--you•ve a short period of time or for good, Most
violated a university regulation according to What you have to argue is some form of students get pretty paranoid during their
innocence and naivete, ("Shucks, I didn't period of disciplinary pro.
Student Life, ISU, and you have to appear be-
fore some SCERB administrator. _Usually some
time is given for an appointment with him.

Stories vary as to what will happen, usually know I was doing anything wrong. I won't do SCERB is used for everything from a drink-
depending on the administrator. He may approach it again.") You're allowed to bring one charac-
ter witness to verify on your good nature. ing violation to damage to property (say, during
the interview as if he wen merely asking you
Bring, if you can, a department head or some- a riot--if one ever happened on ISU.) That,
why you committed your act (say drinking) presumably, is where expulsion on the first
and what were the circumstances. He may out one high up enough to impress them. This works appearance would come in. Dope busts enjoy a
wonders. peculiar status where the Normal police might
and out tell you that you're to appear before

a SCERB hearing and conduct an interogation. One nice thing SCERB does before it even come barging in your dorm door or Security
He may slap your wrists. sees you on the hearing is send a letter to might. If Normal does, you get the town's jus-

Be carefUl. Anything you say will be held your parents. If your parents freak out easily tice.
against you. All the way. If you do (and SCERB's arm of justice is, at times, rather
by terrifying sounding officialese (and it
you usually do) appear before the hearing board, does sound scary) better talk to them first. arthritic, if steady. There have been instances
what you've said will be written down in tr&J.- Keep telling them the whole thing is blown out where people have been charged for crimes several
script and used as the basic testimony against years after the fact, when even they don't re-
of proportion (which it is) and that the letter member them. One woman student, 22 years old,
you. In effect, you're accusing yourself. they'll receive is merely form (which it often found herself appearing before the board for
isn't.)
housing violation -- when she was 20, She was

No wait a minute, you say, what about the By the way, SCERB can expell you from the able to talk them out of it with a lot of
people who saw me do it? What about the R.A. university.
who caught me with that bottle walking down faculty letters. It almost kept her from grad-
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uating.

be silent! Teachers of ISU, bewarel 3
Your students are watching you, and
WE WILL TELL! by Claude Meteskey
For ISU students with cars,
We're interested in all kinds parking is a drag,
of stories you can tell, Maybe one Student cars are automatically
incident seems petty, but pu~ting it subject to some ISU parking regula-
next to hundreds of other incidents tions, You have to register your
like it makes it a lot bigger, How car, If your unregistered car is
about all those Professional Sequence ever on the campus, you'll get a
stories that have been floating ticket for non-registration, even if
around? Everyone in Education has your parking is otherwise legal,
a few of thosel Come tell the commi- There are lots for student park-
ssion about it, and we'll publicize ing, if you buy a parking permit.
it, Another thing you can do is ask But there are far too few spaces for
your teachers a few questions, Like, the number of cars, Unless you try
what is the purpose of this course? to park at ?AM or in the late after-
How did you decide what textbook to noon, you may as well give up trying
use? What's your philosophy Of to find a space.
teaching? Then come tell us what An entire student parking lot
they answered--or if they refuse to was destroyed last spring, and there
answer--or if they get pissed off at has been no replacement, So parking
you--or if they tell you it's none spaces are even fewer.
of your business, Or if they give a
good rap and then contradict it in
their teaching practices, Everyone
will know! Your name will not be
used, but theirs will, The Commission
is interested in ALL CLASSES AND ALL
PROFESSORS,

Contact us at,
829-3701 or

P.O. Box 132, Bloomington
NOWI

INSPIRATIONAL WORDS DEPT,

"This is a time of tension and anxiety. You

are probably tense and anxious to begin your

career at ISU, and at ISU there is tension

and conflict. But conflict is good. • it's
indifference ~ !!!!!!.t ~ avoided."
--

THE VIDETTE, August, 1972

~ lfABlll& TIE /lllT ITAll

EXPERIENCES RAKE SOME ~here are plenty of parking
spaces in downtown Normal. But the
* MUCK TODAY limit is usually one or two hours,
so you will get a ticket if you are
Effectiveness not guaranteed or your tuition back, l1ttI parking for a full morning or after-
noon of classes.
Som SCERB seem to get lost forever. Last :!t1'71"1NU..~'
year 811 students were busted for living off- Faculty have plenty of parking
campus "illegally," which is to say they were lots, A parking map of ISU could
living in "unapproved" houses and si1111ltanously be laid out in concentric circles,
being guilty of being under 21. Nobody yet with faculty parking occupying the
knows what happened to these students. Some inner circles and student parking,
seem to have disappeared, if the map is large enough, in the
outer circles,
Supposing you don't appear before the
board, and all that happens is that letter It's just another aspect of fa-
sent to the folks, will it appear on your culty elitist privilege at ISU,
Tecord? Despite the fact that students out-
number faculty 15-1, despite the
SCERB says no. After sentence of dis- university supposedly serving stu-
ciplinary pro is served, they assert, it is dents, despite the students' greater
taken out of any records. Th.ey point as need for promptness (like cross-
proof of this practice the fact that the in- country class changes in 10 minutes),
dividual is never referred during the hearing ,and despite the sedentary faculty's
as an individual but as a number. ("Sit down, greater need for exercise, the fa-
587. ") and also that the hearings are closed. culty get to park in the closest
However, it obvious to anybody that somebody spots,
must know your name, or else they couldn't
have sent you the letter, and it always seems Parking tickets for violations
that you appear before someone you know. of ISU rules are handed out by the
ISU Security Police, The tickets are
It •akes it all a risky business for the tricky, Many students have thought
student who tries to apply for admission to they could get away without paying,
another university, for the application is The tickets do seem unenforceable,
sure to contain so• sort of question as to but if you plan to register for a-
whether you'd been victim to any disciplinary nother semester, you'd better pay,
action at your previous 'School and some One of the first steps at registra-
schools can get pretty touchy about lying on tions is "delinquincies." If you
their application fo'flllS, You know that SCERB have any library fines or parking
says they won't put your offense on your tran- tickets on your record, you can't
script, but you don't know whether they will register until these "delinquincies"
respond to direct inquiries fro11 another cam- are paid.
pus. It's a risk. Let your conscience or
judgment be your guide. But if this is your last semes-
ter at ISU, you have a chance of
ISU's application for adllission, inciden- running up all the free parking
tally, contains such a question. It's up to tickets you want. Of course, if you
you and how well you feel you've psyched out want that diploma, yot.'d better pay
the system you're trying to get into to kn°"' up--no diplomas are issued to delin-
whether they'll relate better to honesty or quents.
dishonesty, and whether they're uptight enough
about it to try and pin you down on it,

by Claude Meteskey Betting In If you want to get in a class after the be-
ginning of school, you will probably have to
It's hard to find classes you like at !SU-- If you are lucky and an earlybird, you wait in a long line. Figure the course is
there aten't that many good ones. But there are might get all the classes you want at pre-regis- closed and have the notes in advance--then you
some ideas you should keep in mind, not only for tration. If this happens, you're set and don't have to wait in the line only once. They may
selecting a course, but also for getting into it have to worry until the next semester. But usu- try to make you pay $5 for adding a course.
and getting what you want out of it. ally people don't get all their classes, espe- Just say you had to change your schedule so it
cially freshmen and sophomores. The classes are didn't conflict with your new job, and you won't
Selecting a Course "closed" after a certain number of people sign have to pay.
up.
First, don't believe the description in the It's easier just to sign up for every class
catalog. These summaries were written years ago But a "closed" course should not stop some- you could possibly want, then drop down to 15
and seldom describe accurately the course's con- one determined to get in. hours later. The catalog says you can't sign up
tent. In addition, the.course descriptions are for more than 17 hours, but a note from your ad-
deliberately vague, as the catalog must please Go to the instructor for that class and get visor will fix that.
administrators and higher-ups like the Board of a note requesting an extra place be added for
Regents. you. If the instructor doesn't want to write Manipulating Liberals
the note, be persistant. Tell him what a valu-
Browsing through the textbook stores can able contribution you can make to the class. Often students are stuck in a course, dis-
help. Often books are arranged by course, so Tell him how interested you are. You can almost appointed, and it's too late to change to anoth-
you can find some interesting-looking books and always get the note. er. But even these situations can be ~meliorated.
then see what class they will be used in.
After you get the note from you teacher, If you don't dig what's going on in the
Class size is an important criterion. Some you have to !!O to the department office. Most course, tell the teacher you'd rather do some-
ISU classes have 350 students packed in a lecture departments simply rubber-stamp the professor's thing else on your own. If he resists, tell him
auditorium. These classes usually teach little note. In some departments, the secretaries that the educational system is stifling your
more than endurance. By !!Oing to each Department can sign, eliminating the hassle of hunting down creativity and individuality. A lot of liberal
Office, a student can find out the maximum en- the department head. teachers know this and feel a little guilty about
rollment permitted in each section. Another way their teaching practices. Don't let them make you
is to get a .class schedule book and look up the With a. note from the teacher and the depart- do extra work if you don't want to--that's cre-
room number of each class you might take. A ment head, the course is automatically open to ating disincentives to a meaningful education,
quick tour through the classroom buildings will you. The best idea is to get the notes before
let you know if the classes will be large or you even go to register--it saves a lot of If you have a liberal professor, you can do
small. waiting in lines. most anything you want, and still get credit for
the course you're in. It's easy to think up a
If you want to take 15 hours, sign up for When getting notes, just act like everybody legitimate-sounding justification for anything,
18 or 21 hours. Then, after classes start, you knows the regulations are stupid, which they are. even if it's disguised fucking-off. Be original
can decide which ones to drop. It just takes a If they try to refuse a note, raise a stink. and work on their liberal consciences--they real-
couple minutes to drop a class, but it takes They're trying to deprive you of "educational ize they're part of an oppressive system.
hours in lines to add one. challenge •"
If there's an assignment you don't dig, tell
Some students survive ISU by taking certain If you are a freshman or sophomore, you sup- the professor. Explain how the assignment is
instructors rather than certain courses, By posedly can't take a 200 or 300-level course. irrelevant, oppressive, meaningless, arbitrary,
talking to people who want the same things from This is bullshit! Just have the notes from the or whatever. Make him justify what you don't
a course as you do, you can get a list of "good" instructor, the department head, and possibly like. The professors are there to serve the
professors. You won't go wron!! too often if you from your advisor. students.
just sign up for their courses no matter what the
content is supposed to be. (The medium is the Some courses have an H by them in the sche- Tests are really good to attack. They are
message.) dule book. These are Honors courses, and you completely arbitrary and subjective. If you do
must be in the Honors Program or have a note from well on a test, keep your mouth shut, It's mean-
Often you can't find out who the instruc- the Honors Office in Hovey Hall. Get the note. ingless anyway, but a good grade can't hurt you.
tor is from the class schedule book--they leave Make them realize they are being intellectual If you do poorly, scream like hell. The only
that space blank,. The department offices will elitist academics if they don't let you in. way a professor can answer your attacks on a
usually know. test is by copping out and admitting it's tot-
If courses in the schedule book have an M ally arbitrary. Then at least you're in honest
Some students draw up a list of possible by them, they are restricted to majors in that dialog.
courses and then interview each instructor. They department. Supposedly you learn more in these
actually ask the teachers to explain what the courses, and those are the grounds you can argue If you're really good, you can get anything
course will be about. This also gives you the on when getting a note. you want at ISU. If you're really lucky, you
opportunity to decide whether you like the prof- might even get an education.
essor.
by BSherrnan ORIENTATION
Required courses are often the most un- lSSUE:
bearable in the university. If there are so~e Over the summer, a special 64-page edition
that you dread takin~. just put them off. Grad- of the VIDETTE was distributed to incoming was necessitated by the enormity of the
uation requirements, especially r.eneral Education students by mail, the work of editor-in-chief task. That important issues about campus
requirements, are beco~ing more liberal and al: Carole Halicki. Such material was usually were omitted simply because they weren't dis-
lowing more choice as time goes on. If you wait sent out to parent's homes by News and Publi- cussed is the prime limitation of most of the
a couple years, those required courses may be- cations' Parental Propaganda Bureau, and spe- establishment press (with its emphasis on
come optional. (This strategy was successful culations were rife among members of the recording the words of the societal elite.)
with P.E. requirements, which have recently been POST as to why and what this work would be.
abolished.) Much of the material remained patently
Well, for one thing, lots of ads. inoffensive--no pictures of dead rats were
Each schedule book contains courses that are Worse fears weren't realized, of course; p,oing to be shown this time around in the
not listed in the catalog. These are usually they seldom ever are. The paper wasn't pure article on student housing--but that's under-
one-time "special" classes or "experimental" publicity release, despite the disquieting stood in the context of the paper being sent
courses. Look under "General Studies," usually opening article, entitled "ISU is a 'People' during the sununer to student's parent's homes.
toward the end of the schedule book. Also, each University," (if not, apparently a lucid one?) A couple of articles must have had appeal to
department has courses whose numbers end in 89-- Written in classic Madison Avenue, the un•
these are often taught just once by an instructor credited work contained marvelous assertions, lovers of Camp: the article on Jesse w. Fell,
with a special interest in the subject.
among the best being: founder of ISU, hater of Catholics, Jews,
Once you know what courses you want, you "Illinois State has made a vital Blacks, drinkers, and everything else not
should try to get them at convenient times during Baptist, and "lovers of trees" and an amazing
the day. Some courses have several separate contribution to the nation and the flight on Jesus Freaks ~Kids have found a ·
sections, all meeting at different times. After world because it is a 'people' uni- father-image in Christ. He adds direction
pre-registration begins, a lot of departments versity, It is provided and fi- to their formerly unstructured lives. • •11)
add extra sections of certain courses, and you nanced by the people, for the peo-
can't find them in the schedule book. Check with ple, poor or wealthy, black or But the paper did contain material on the
the department offices--you might find a class white, religious or non-religious 18-year old vote and registration and a short
offered at a more convenient time, and only a list of marijuana penalties, And a full page
few will know about. it. ••• " and collage of articles on basketball guard Doug
"Illinois State University ex- Collins (to place on your wall?)

ists for only one purpose: to One can note the short articles on Aca-
prepare the leaders of tomorrow. demic Senate and the Health Service--and the
Each of its resources is direc- uncertainty that covers both of these insti-
tutions on campus. There's an article on
ted to that end. • •11 the Board of Higher Ed, giving Berlo full
No wonder t:1c. .>iece was uncredited. power over the campus and one on the 811
housing violators caught for living off-cam-
After this (and two pages of editorial pus illegally, describing conditions in ap-
wisdo~, i>y the editor and President Berlo-- proved off-campus housing in a less flambo-
dealt with in a different article here by yant s·tyle than the original rat articles,
Perry Noyes) the paper settled down into
traditional VIDETTE, which is to say about As far as it goes, the issue serves as a
half the articles were reprints from earlier decent introduction to the campus. Living
here now, and seeing the issues breathe,
issues, will reveal their tension.
Within the limitations of its style,

most of the material was pretty good. Care-
ful reading of the issue would show a new
student most of the facets of every dis-
cussed issue that hit the campus in the
past year. That coverage would be specious

©®[ill~ tr~ [ffi ~ T'i!'eP I was able to use the device symbollically $'
(in t..'1e story "Swamped") where the
;:;G jQfCW:~ COJ:CS O'.:" ~E 1950'3, (Nostalgia One typical EC story Method was ,toand~I vengeance wreaked takes on cosmic
take a commonplace event, reverse it evolutionary proportions,
Press) books · '.fostalgia does conic reprints as a
reGUlar thing, and if there's any fault
make bot..h appear horrifying, :'hus a with t.he series (reoroductions are
excellent,) it's with t..he rather cloying
:;;,.. •Crumb's ZA? i' zero, nrobably the fisherman, after catching, scaling, and style of sane of their introductions,
written by old fans waxing enthusiastic,
first underground co"lic written, contained cooking a fish, bites into a candy bar he fnis volm1e a'l!erges relatively clean,
despite the fact that each story has a
two allusions to the old £C co"lics. First finds discovering too late it has a hook s'llall explanatory introduction about the
artist (t.he collection of reorints of the
was a picture of the artist's stu•lio, with in it, is dragged into the lake, skinned co:ri:i.c strip "l{razy Kat" is a· mess,) but
non-nostalgic youngsters can skip over
an issue of "LW co1rrl.cs (123) on the floor, and eaten by U."Jderwater creatures. 'l'his them quickly, and get to the gist--the
beautifully reproduced works (in this case
Second was the back cover: a picture of a device was particularly in "Let the twice t.he size of a normal comic--nearer
to t.he size the artist drew t..hem--and in
mother tearin;:;; up a young boy's comic .?unish"lent ?it the Crime," where a group color,) After all, that's what you buy
the book for, and to comics connoisseurs,
before his eyes, with the legend, "I'll of c':tildren, following their elder' s words it's really all there is to it, Fuck
what ot.'1er people think, I like reading
bet t..his happened to you wha"l you were a on capital punishment, electrocute anot.'1er comics.

kid!" child for "kidnappini;(' a doll, (The 3Sher'llan

Aost of t..he U."lderground cartoonists story is presented after-the-fact, with ci000~· J;~. , Junior ·.Jalker and the 1Ul Stars

announce their indebtedness to the ECs-- t..he children holding a funeral and the records

from t.he humor anarchy that was ~arvey curious adults, piecing the information Ihe first album I have been able to
get into in ;"!any moons is Ju."lior Walker and
Kurtzman' s :!AD to the sharper storyiines accidentally, ) the ,Ul Star's AOODY JRr You may remember
of AL ?eldstein and the hor~or 0 and science Junior best from his now classic "Shotgun,"
fiction comics--artists such as Crumb, :i.'he ':terror stories were usually based :iever a big name in honky music circles,
·::rreg Irons (and Sirl.iLL comics,~ arni ;;., Clay in contemporar~f A'llerica, which meant the Junior caught !>JY attention by being a
author had plenty of material, Recognizable regular at ~'illmore ";iest a couple of years
,/ilson developed the artistic· concepts - facets of the ;\rterican Good Life--base- ago.

opened by the ECs, before the line was ball, diners clubs, urban cornforts--often '.lis latest LP features his usual
wailing sax along with a very innovative
censored out of existence in 1955. were the tools of ghastly retribution, upto date soul and jazz sound, AOODY JR.
~Cs were olotted with consistent Feldstein's vision of evil covered a wide departs from his usual Zotownish sound
ra.".lge from the sentimentally melodra.matic at times and mellows into some real fine
intelligence (givi."lg them, at the ti.me, to the ~ore subtle social evils--all southel'!! 3lack folk music of a sort, So
a."l edge over about 90.; of the comics subordin2t.e to t..he ti~ht story line, :i.uch for atte'1lpti.>:1g to classify a man's
orinted to date) and consistent creativity =sic, which is as much pure music for
(giving them an edge over at least 93, '!'he !!.'CS violated rules, not merely in listeni."l.g to a."ld flyi."lg wit.Ii as I've heard
of t..he ot.hers--isolated exceptions being their grisly artwork, but in their in a long ti:>ie,
:4ill i!:isner' s "l'he Soirit" and t..'1e C.ti''l'AIN intelligent treatment of subjects like
iL\RV.JI. series.) They were U."lique in con- drugs, rape, institutional racism, mob In variety, cuts on the record range
cept as the first line of co:irl.cs to not violence, and the power of fascisn, . Ai.l from :·lay 5ack Home, a song of southern USA,
rely upon the security of a conti."luing to dalk in the :light; which floats you away
super-protaganist, Instead, t..he story- of this was being done in t.'1e 1950' s, ill to South A"!erica, The album is really
line counted, (A comic like S'J.t'il:Et-fA!', a time when paranoid Senators were sen- refreshin'.'; and creative, Very good for
however, could slide through months of sitive about such stuff being discussed initial entry of the untrai."led ear into
uncreative bla."ldness simply on the anywhere, let alone in a comic book, jazz, Get it, dig it, turn your friends
appeal of the character--years even, ) (.'!arvey fi:urtz"lall' s :·Jw was one of t.he on a."'!d turn t!J.em on to it by slippi.".lg it
first national magazines to criticize on your box wit..hout telling t..he:i. what it
The ~C horror books (there were Senator >icCarthy,) is.
war, crb1e, and science fiction, also,)
did, by having each story i."ltroduced by :fostalgia Press' first collection Seed
a trio of ghoulish types, create a
of SC reprints is a bit '.'lisleading in SO_·:.:!:.!:'I~·:.S I~J :~~.: YO?Ji CITY, John and Yoko,
steady flow. Each story would be it's title, since stories from the crime and
introduced as an attempt to top the (Apple)
scie".lce fiction comes are included. The
previous one in iz~d ~i~ol rivalry. crime stories for me are less interesting, L11side the new John and Yoko record
It provided some of the satirical if well-written example of _?Ulp-style is a petition for the buyer to sign, asking
dista."lce for the stories, with t.he crime stories (the type done so well.,on that the couple be allowed to r~main in our
particular host beginning, ending, and the old "Al..fred Ilitchcock Show,") lAl.e co1htry, due to their "sin~ar cultural
sometimes interrupting the stories with deals wit.'1 rape and is interesting on a contribution." I bout;ht and listened to
a mocking pun-filled monologue, emphasizing number of levels. ·.forking for some sort the record a."ld for a long ti~e considered
of balance of artists and techniques, not si".flin~ t.he petition,
the outrageous nature of the horror pre- sor.1e less successful stories are selected
sented without diminishing their cathartic on the basis of artwork or technique, :i.>herl'lan

eff~ctiveness. I prefer the horror tales, even those
less satiric, Feldstein took the ~avenge
The artwork was unsurpassed, different Play, modernized it, and did continuous
stories by Feldstein being geared to variations on it. 3Cs cou."ltryside was
different artists1 the rural and light Jack strewn wi t..h walki!lg corpses, out for their
Davis, the more urban Johnny Craig or just deserts, ?hey usually gave it to
George Evans, and the supremely grotesqu~ whoever deserved.it, too, i'ity and fear
Graham Ingles, whose settings and characters have never been as successfully evoked in
seemed to have walked out of Ten."lessee the medium, By SG's last year, Feldstein
Williams.

PLOT SUMMARY: Joe Vanist (the guy rtluttering to himself in the first panel) is ego
hurt and jealous at 11;he sir)lt of Libby with another man (doppleganger Hugh Manist)
eTen though he probably intended to ditch her soon originally. After a11. one has
one•e pride.

••• People's Food, as a food buying cooperative, offer a different way and our main interest
• has been kicking about t~e chow since January lies in getting fresh, high quality food at
14, 1972. We deal real fresh produce, fresh fair prices. This means there are times when
fruits, Gridley cheese, local eggs - all for an item which appears on the order form will
pretty cheap. By doing all the work coopera- not be purchased by our buyers. This happens
tively, costs are cut to a minimum. And since only when quality ~s not available. our
we are a non-profit organization, people that buyers use the same discrimination you would
eat our food. are not getting ripped off. on your own shopping ~rips.

Each week, a current price sheet of In addition to high quality, we have found
available food items is printed up. These that low prices azi, another advantage in buying
order forms can be obtained at the People's cooperatively. All the work is done voluntarily,
Food office, 114 1/2 North St., Normal remember. The space for our distribution points
from 11-6 weekdays, or at Newman Center, is generously donated by conununity organization.
So we are able to keep our prices low. The
501 s. Main, Normal. People place their small increase over the wholesaler's price,
covers only such expenses as paper items, gas
orders by phone (452~9221 or 452-9111) on and oil for the truck and our phone service •
Tuesday between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. Maintanence on the truck is covered by dona-
or in person at the People's Food office; tions to the Truck Fund,
Volunteers are needed to be at the office to
record each order. As a relatively new organization, People's
Food is open to changes and suggestions.
From 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, orders are We have changed considerably from our begin•
again being taken. Volunteers then total nings when we had no phone service and the
up the orders. At approximately 11:30 p.m. food had to be paid for on ordering day.
on Thursday, two volunteer buyers and one As we grow, (which is good in helping to keep
volunteer driver, leave for Chicago in the quality high and prices low) new situations
People's Food truck (obtained through ~ener­ can be dealt with if everyone works together.
ous- donations from the community). Arrival
time at the Water Street Produce Market is People's Food has come up with a very
about 2:30 a.m. At 3:30 a.m., buying commences, interesting way for people to deal directly
with our buyers searching out high quality with the rising cost of food. We know of a
items. man and woman with three children who say
they spend at least $20,00 less a month on
At Newman Center Friday, volunteers meet food than they did before People's Food got
at one o'clock to prepare for the arrival started.
of the truck from the market. After arrival,
part of the food is then taken to our dis- We are a not for profit organization that
tribution point in Bloomington (to be found has no bosses, just a whole lot of leaders.
on each weeks order form) where people are Maybe you want to be one. All you need do, is
waiting., as at Newman Center, to bag the start eating this delectable food and think
individual orders. Then from 4-6 p.m. we of ways to get it more together - then use
pick up, pay for our food, and receive next initiative to put your ideas into action.
week's order form. This is how we got started and how we will
continue to develop. Tuesday nights at 7:00
Some people may think this is a compli- we have our meetings to discuss past mistakes
cated and difficult way to obtain food as and future changes. Perhaps we' 11 see you
compared to super-market shopping. People's there.
Food is not a grocery store. We do not want
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A PF.IC;!; C01!P..\EISO': In February, 1972, student government Student Stores began with a limited text-
founded an organization called' Student Stores. book store in the spring of 1972. This text-
Co-op s. s. A charter was drawn up with the state of book store began by dealing completely through
Illinois, as a non-profit corporation. The a publishing agency -- sell books at a 5\ to
1, subject notebooks 1.99 l,'-J.0 corporation is run completely by I.S.U. 10\ discount. For a beginning organization
,19 students. In March, during the student the bookstore did a fantastic volume -- almost
2, . le3al pads ,30 .)0 government elections, a referandum was passed $27,000. In March, Student Stores opened a
,30 by a 25/l margin, which asked for a voluntary record store, selling records at a discount
3, 50 lg, envelopes .49 ,32 $1 per student. This fee was to be used for price. Most single albums sell for $3.57,
.12 supplying capital for Student Stores, the 42~ cheaper than any other store in the Bloom-
4. 100 sm, envelopes .'.J.9 ,20 bail fund, and the legal aid program. With ington-Normal area. The record store also
.29 its share of the referandum money Student provides the service of ordering any record
5, Flair p9".ls ,!J.9 Stores has begt.D'l expansion of its operations. not in stock. On August 28, this store moved
• 39 to a larger location. in the heart of the
6, Sic pens .19 In starting Student Stores programs were • Normal business district, 115 North Street •
.65 developed to fit five goals: 1) To provide On October 2, a commodities stores, selling
7, 125 sm. index cards ,29 services and merchandise to student at a school supplies, cigarettes, deodorant,
8, memo pads (white) ,79 cheaper cost with out ripping them off, shampoo, soap, deterl',ent, fil"l, etc., will
2) To provide services and merchandise that open at the ol<l record store location --
9. sm, notebook paper students need (books) and want (records). 107 N. Broadway. Also beginning this fall
3) To provide extra student employment will be a note-taking service. This service
(80 sheets) ,65 whenever financially possible. 4) To provide will take notes in the major hall lectures,
students with the basis of economic power. run them off, and then sell them for a minor
10, 3 subdivisions 5) To provide motivation for student union- cost to students. The fall bookstore, will
ization. reopen at Newman Center on September 18.
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continued on next page
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1

BOOK ON MAnJRITY

by Perry Noyes emphasis on growth experiences for you rather "The first obligation of any student is
than disciplinary experiences, it is committed to learn. The cost of education is high-- to
(Excerpts and translations from the special to more emphasis on performance criteria." (DB) you, to your parents, and to the taxpayers who
64-page New Student Edition of the VIDETTE, have every right to expect you not to squander
August, 1972,) (Performance criteria are an ideal method the public monies for your education." (DB)
for maintaining discipline; grades are a rather
The thoughts of Berlo, like those of most effective bludgeon. We see this utilized in (This, of course, brings up the budget thing,
influential thinkers, appear a trifle obscure the Professional Sequence Program, which is the again, which I've dealt with. Despite the 18-
to the uninitiated. Certainly those not overly process by which we prepare teachers and effec- year old vote, we don't consider you students
familiar with Illinois State u., the campus tively weed out malcontents, sociopaths, and taxpayers, of course, since it would mean we'd
over which the president presides, might be a creative people who probably weren't meant to have to listen to you. If government considered
bit confused as to the concrete reasons for be teachers, anyway. Growth is emphasized, but those people it most affected as responsible
some of his statements. it's uni-directional. As to who judges these citizens with legitimate interests when it made
performances and what his criteria will be, decisions about them, we wouldn't have drafted
For such people, some footnotes are pre- let me tell you that the Board of Higher Ed anyone for Vietnam, or be in Vietnam, or have
sented, much in the form of paraphrases that has given me complete control over all facets the draft, and marijuana would be legalized, our
refer to specifics. This may detract from of campus life. If I wanted to, I could grade environment wouldn't be threatened, women
the statements' larger, more metaphysical your paper, whether I knew anything or not.) wouldn't have to fight for equal recognition,
appeal, but they are essential to those wish- and perhaps we'd ave genuine welfare programs.)
ing to understand the man. ON THE SITUATION OF EDUCATION AND THE IMPORTANCE
OF PROGRESS "Love it; criticize it; discuss within it
The material referred to comprises the the changes needed to improve it. But also
thoughts of Berlo as written by the man and "A new era for higher education is upon us protect it from those who would destroy it."
as interpreted by VIDE'il'E editor Halicki. now. The days of practically unlimitted spend- (DB)
They appeared on pages three and four of the ing are over for colleges and universities, as
special summer VIDETl'E and identified accord- are the days when the concept of shared gov- (No, I don't mean me. No, I don't mean
ing to initials, since otherwise it might be ernance was becoming more than just a concept." you should think you can do anyting.)
confusing. (CH)
ON MATURITY AND MATURE DIALOG
ON nIB SITUATION OF EDUCATION (Quality is measured in terms of colt.
Look at my salary. Let's not have any bleeding "And remember the essential idea that
"We at Illinois State are cononitted to hearts out there asking for any freedom to con- educated people attack propositions and con-
restoring faith in higher education through trol their education direction, because the cepts; but not people.and personalities." (DB)
committing our energies to the basic intent budget isn't going to allow it. Anybody knows
of the university -- quality education for experimentation always costs too much money, and (Even though a person and his actions and
undergraduate students. Tliere have been alternative studies aren't just feasible. And thoughts and personal quirks all intertwine,
changes in our thinking on this and there will as my previous translation asserted, I'm it is not legitimate to acknowledge this. If
be more • • •" (DB) supposed to be entirely in control--experi- we did we'd have to acknowledge the entire
mentation implies a lack of control. The Uni- educational process as subjective, personality-
(We are currently in the process of try- versity--and the society--of the fUture cannot laden, and arbitrary. Which it is. And quit
ing to wipe out our graduate school through support that.) making those "fat David" jokes. I'm human,
budgetary assasination. This is a reversal too.)
of pat plans, which accomodated the building "Progress does deal in strife." (CH)
of a graduate school which allowed us to re- ON THE IMPORTANCE OF MEANINGFUL AMBIGUITY
cruit new instructors. Many of them are (As long as resistance is controlled and
gone now, also. Those instructors who were ineffective, it can be allowed. However, as (The following quote evaded translation)
a little odd in persisting with such quaint the University Catalog puts it, any actions
notions as the right for classroom experi- or proposals which violate "the provisions of "On the ather hand, we assume responsibi.
mentation, self-grading, or the words of our student code which prohibit the intentional lity for you, even though we are not your par-
Jerry Farber, were largely eliminated in disruption of the regular and essential op,era- ents. We wi 11 pay attention to your personal
the end-of-the-year contract coup. Most tions of the University, the University will live. But we also think you, as a student,
didn't/couldn't have tenure.) take steps appropriate to the maintenance of have two rights--the right to make a mistake
its integrity and orderly operation," So don't and the right to pay for it. You will have
"The university is committed to more try any strikes or boycotts or anything violent.) many opportunities to test yourself and see
if you measure up. It is our responsibility
to see that you are not crucified for you mis-
takes, but the development of self-identity
demands the accountability for one's own
behavior."

Think about it.

ITIJIJENT He calls.
I come in midi brown
STORES And meet him at his house in town
We talk of hemlines up or down.
CONT1J Womerrs He likes them up I like them down and so-
we 've nothing more to say
This fall the middleman has been eliminated Ceil.ter and the rest of the day to say it.
and discounts will range from 10\ to 35\ on I suggest a pot of tea.
textbooks and 35\ to SO\ on supplies. This The Bloomington-Normal Women's Group has But he would like a kiss from me.
fall the book exchange will be operated at been meeting fairly regularly this SU111111er. "Let's make love," say I
310 University Union. If students do not We've been doing some reading, rapping and "Let's make· sex," says he.
a whole lot of growing. We've been talking Whatever it was we made I wish
need to buy new books, they may purchase a about the possibilities of a house for women I'd made that pot of tea.
who need a rest from their husband, children,
a used book directly through another student. boyfriends or whatever. They could come -- Caroljean Kier, reprinted
In the near future Student Stores hopes to and stay awhile and there they'd find other from Black Maria, a book of women's stories,
expand to a gas station, clothing store, etc. women to talk to, a library, legal aid, poems, interviews and graphics done by
The possibilities are limitless. birth control and abortion information, or Chicago area women.
just peace and quiet, if that's what they
Student Stores cannot operate without the preferred. ladylike) that have kept us from our inde-
support of all I.s.u. students. If you have pendence. In the next few weeks an auto
We've also been talking about all those mechanics course for women taught by a woman
not yet paid your $1 referendum fee -- please skills we don't have (because they weren't mechanic will begin. Far out! For more
information on that call Ann or Mari at
do so. Complete the white I.B.M. card found 452-8281, Linda or Jeanette at 829-3576.

in the registration packet, and enclose your Many of our ideas are just forming and
not even in the planning stages yet. But
dollar. If you are not a student at 1.s.u. we see the need for some definate services
for women provided by women that must become
a donation can be made through Student Gov- available. Out meetings have been at 8 P.M.
on Thursdays. Call the above numbers for
ernment -- anyone can use these stores. If the meeting place. Come and help us meet our
you have any extra time to volunteer between needs.

now and October 15, Student Stores can use

your help, pricing merchandise, shelving

merchandise, working at the record store, etc.

Last but not least support Student Stores --

why spend senseless extra dollars at other
stores.
--Chris Janecke

a~he Red Flag

The human future depends on the revolu- supremacy. Three (affi<,ng, many) examples of among "radical" whites--which suggests that

tionary unity of the international working that price are 1) the collapse of the anti- the greater verbal attention of 1968-69 was

classes, for workers and workers alone pos- war movement, 2) the stagnation of the wo- indeed merely verbal. As soon as direct and

sess even the potential power to break the men's liberation movement, and 3) the ina- heavy pressure from organized and militant

destructive might both of monopoly capital- bility since 1969 of college students to or- non-whites let up, whites with a sigh of re-

imperialism (centered in the U.S. ruling ganize effectively even for their own nar- lief let the topic drop even as a topic of

class) and of social imperialism or bureau- row interests as students, ·discussion. Working for McGovern, organizing

crat-capitalism (centered in Moscow), There The irrepressibly white-supremacist na- food co-ops, smashing an occasional bank win-

is no guarantee that that unity will be ture of the anti-war movement in th's coun- dow, developing conmunal spirit, harassing

achieved, that that potential power will be- try is shown, above all, by the failure of the County Medical Association over bureau-

come effective, but those who place their that movement to identify the war as, above cratic points of order, sputtering righteous-

hopes elsewhere are deceiving themselves and all, a racist war. For those who have too ly over the most recent nonsense from Hovey

putting up real barriers to the achievement much of a white blindspot to see this point, Hall are only a few of the ways to avoid even

of the unity necessary to destroy capitalisra. try to imagine the U.S. waging this type of thinking about, let alone confronting, the

In our first two columns we named white genocidal war against another white popula- single issue which is basic to all other is-

supremacy and male supremacy as the two chief tion like the French, British, or Italians. sues of the day.
barriers to working-class unity in this coun- The fact that ~cGovern has not, will not, Once the elections are over (regardless

try, and we explored tentatively some of the and as a bourgeois politician cannot label of the winner) it will sonn become necessary

manifestations of male supremacy. White su- the war for what it is reduces his whole to begin rebuilding the anti-war movement to

premacy is, at present at least, central, anti-war position to empty electioneering end the genocidal assault on the Vietnamese

especially since until victory over white rhetoric, Only the racist nature of the people, It is crucial that more "activists"

supremacy is won there can be no unity in the war--and the still deep racism of many self- begin to see that only on an anti-white su-

fight against male supremacy. proclaimed leaders of the anti-war movement premacist basis, clearly naming and confron-

The white supremacist structure of Ameri- --can explain why even among "radicals" the ting the racial basis of the war, can that

kan society (and of ISU) is obvious, but what killing of 11 white athletes in Munich has movement be effectively built, In a future

we wish to stress is the failure of white provoked more real horror than the systematic column we will detail some of the history of

"radicals" to initiate any real struggle a- slaughter of over two-million Vietnamese by the anti-war movement in the fall of 1969 and

gainst white supremacy in either their theory the Amerikan invader of their country. relate the collapse of the movement during

or their practice. The white movement has Black liberation has ceased in the last that fall and the following spring to its

_in the past few years paid heavily for this two years to receive even verbal attention failure to confront the issues of white

inability to throw off_the poisons of white supremacy.
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Dogmatism is potentially the most destrue- fold between 1916 and the end of the civil What the hell is a proletariat anyway?
tive opponent of revolutionary thought, Dog- war, The fact is that a large percentage of
matism played a crucially important.role in. the early Bolsheviks were killed in the ci- And what is a class?
vil war and there simply were not enough In Europe and Asia, classes developed from
the transformation of Leninism into Stalinism imaginative leaders to run the country. Men
and the consequent negation of the Russian like Trotsky found it necessary to impose the division of free men and slaves. To some
Revolution. old hierarchical and bureaucratic systems on large extent that division was based on money
the areas of government under their control and the type of labor that an individual did-
How? Ideological dogmatism is one of, if in order to maintain Bolshevik power and win With the end of slavery in a pure ownership
not THE, most powerful method of creating and the civil war. Clearly the Bolsheviks were sense, classes and slavery were increasingly
maintaining the static tendencies and hierar- seduced by their belief in the theory of the based on degrees of wealth and in terms of
chical nature inherent in a modern state bu- vangard to think that they could establish a labor. In the Old World these divisions were
reaucracy. Many months before his death government of free individuals based on state not based on rac~ but in the U.S. black sla-
Lenin began examining (and criticizing), the systems which undermined, destroyed indivi- very (which existed long after the end of
negative effects that the growing Soviet bu- dualism, Perhaps the Bolsheviks did not serfdom in most of Europe) added a dimension
reaucracy was having on the spirit of the even understand the basic psychological called racism to class divisions •
Revolution. It may be said (charitably) that changes that must come about in order to
illness prevented Lenin from acting to curb improve modern society, And the whole system is based on the hier-
the destructive nature of his bureaucracy, archical and normative principles so apparent
but there is no way that any present-day re- Since the founders of the U.S. nation were in modern bureaucracy, And what is the main
volutionary can be excused from examining operating from a similar elitist state of prop? It is dogmatism--dogmatism in the form
the Russian phenomena in order to combat the mind--and probably with less concern for the of religion, in the form of U.S. democracy,
ordinary man--it is of little wonder that in the form of Soviet communism. It is dog-
existing U.S. bureaucracy and--more important the U.S. state is hardly better than the matism in the form of a societal dictat that
--to prevent a similar subversion of any new Soviet. The same bureaucratic spirit is sti- one must wear a tie to an office job, or that
revolution. fling the people of both nations, but it must one must not smoke marijuana, or that one
~ot be assumed that this spirit is a modern must not have sexual relations with a member
The importance of dogmatism and the bu- development. It is only that the bureaucracy of one's own sex. The main prop is anti-
reaucratic mind lies in the very fact that of the state is now the most easily discern- individualism,
it is so all-pervasive, Lenin noted that the able bearer of this spirit. It is everywhere.
rise of the bureaucracy seemed to coincide A revolutionary's main duty is therefore
with a decline in individual initiative As I have said, ancimportant aspect of the to oppose dogmatism in all its aspects and
among the rank and file of the Communist bureaucratic spirit is that it is hierarchi- to promote individualism. What must be done
Party. In Russia's peculiar instance, the cal but it is also contains a normal aspect is to find a way to make "the masses" indi-
Bolshevik Party expanded perhaps a hundred- which is just as important. Worship of the viduals again (or for the first time), What
magical norm and the pressure towards con- must be done is to find a way of governing
~') ' ., t)'f forming to the norm is the essence of the a state or an industry that is compatible
static element of the bureaucratic spirit with individual freedom.
.~~ .. and the chief destructive force against in-
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~ .:. dividualism.
Consider, for instance, the sO-called wo-
,./·
men 1s liberation movement. One of the battle
t cries is that women are oppressed by men, by
male standards. Frequently this is interpre-
::;.· ted to mean that women are more oppressed
than men--that they are "slaves of the slaves"
" Obviously, there are laws, such as the anti-
abortion laws, various property laws and di-
~ vorce laws which discriminate against women •
But the crux of the struggle is that women
cannot act as free individuals and that is
not solely a struggle for women's rights.
Men may have a few legal advantages but those
are rightfully being reduced. The important
question, however, is whether or not people
,ay act as individuals without suffering so-
cietal pressure for departing form societal
norms. And that is a human struggle not a
struggle based on sex,

The so-called class struggle problem may
be approached from the exact same viewpoint.
What is this "bourgeois mentality"? .In the
U.S. it is the mentality of the masses and
the mentality of conformism. It is the men-
tality of bureaucracy, both state and indus-
trial, and that, I think, was what Marx was
really struggling against. The ideal soci-
ety would seem to be a society of individu~
als tolerant of other individuals. Conse-
quently, what can be gained from a glorifi-
cation of the "proletariat•?

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Pamphlets analyzin~ the ~merican pri-
U.S. military, already with 3 major e- s?n system and Attica Prison in par-
lectronic complexes in Thailand, are tic~lar are now available from the
building'a fourth, Radar surveillance, A~tica Defense Committee, c/o the Na-
facilities for automated bombers, and tional Lawyers Guild, 23 Cornelia st
communication systems interlocking the New York, N.Y. •'
CIA, the Thai Army, and the paramili-
tary Thai Border Patrol are being con- *** NEWS
structed in the rebel-plagued northern
area of the country, Boston homosexuals are fighting police Taxpayers will be paying the diet
harassment in court, in response to po- food industry $100 to $500 million
** * lice practice of periodically "cleaning as reimbursement for the money the
up" a popular gay cruising area. Until companies lost after the banning of
Althou~h the official U.S. policy to- now, merely walkinp.: on "The Block" at cyclamates, according to a bill
ward the racist Union of South Africa night was grounds for conviction on dis- passed by the House, Cyclamates,
has been to neither encourage or dis- orderly conduct charges, used as sugar substitutes in diet
courage investment, official U.S. gov- drinks, were banned in 1969 due to
ernment agencies have begun mapping *** evidence that they caused cancer.
South Africa's buried mineral wealth,
The Nation4l Aeronautic Space Admini- John D. Lavelle, the general demoted ***
stration and the Unlted States Geologi- for illegally ordering bombing in North
cal Survey began th1 mapping with a Vietnam, has now retired with-an excel- Officials at the Olympic Games have
lent pension. Lavelle, who supposedly been destroying petitions circu-
retired "for health reasons," can now lated by a woman athlete. The peti-
tions call for Nixon to halt bombing
satellite in July, :The executive ed- deduct 70~ of his $18,900 yearly pen- of North Vietnam.
itor of the Enginee!ing and Mining sion from income taxes--a "disability"
Journ~l of New York:said "Mining cor- deduction, He can deduct a further ***
porations must now :ate South Africa $5000 under a "sick pay" proviso.
high on their list If countries in The Southeastern Hemp Dealers As-
which to invest, be,ause of its pol- *** sociation donated $500 to the Miami
itical stability aswell as its wealth bail fund, The group called on other
of minerals," One hundred thousand Japanese gathered dealers to "support our communities,
in Hiroshima August 6 to mark the 27th politics and culture with the money
** we make there." In Atlanta, the
anniversary of the u.s. killing of group supports clinics, crisis cen-
Authorities at New :ork' s medium-se- ters, and political organizations.
curi ty Wallkill St~e Prison are try- 125,000 Hiroshima residents. 25 U.S.
ing to block the pr.soners from form- marines attended allJi expressed their ***
ing a union. Pris~ers working to form fear that Vietnam may be the next tar-
the union, which will atempt to raise get of U.S. nuclear weapons, The Air Force is now helping young
the average ~5¢ dai.jy wage, are being men with "social adjustment," through
threatened with shijment to a maximum- *** programs of classes and recreation
security prison, sponsered by the Youth Service U,S.A,
Ricardo Chavez, who last April held a corporation.
plane hostage while demanding a press
. conference, has been found guilty of ***
hijacking, Chavez wanted a press con-
ference in order to broadcast the Melvin Laird, the FBI director, and
plight of the Chicano Community, He the Attor.ney General have all been
claims he had no intention of taking served with lawsuits by several ac-
the plane- anwhere, and his gun was not tivist groups who used an electronic
loaded, He has been sentenced to life device to detect wiretaps in their
imprisonment. offices, The suits call for $100 a
day while the illegal wiretaps are
*** operating,

North American Rockwell has developed ***
a bomb even "better" than the "smart"
bomb, The "condor," which has its Reflecting on America's glories at
own engine, can be fired JO miles from the Republican Convention, Senator
its target, When approaching the tar- Goldwater said, "About 6'~ of the
get, the condor flashes a light in the world's people are Americans and
aircraft, The pilot watches a TV pic- they live on about 6% of the world's
ture broadcast from the flyin~ bomb real estate. They own over 52% of
and guides it exactly where needed. everything of material worth the
world has to offer."

* **

Police Chief magazine is advertising
the "Spit Fire Electric Riot Baton,"
an electric cattle prod, for crowd
control,

***

Thieu has annulled draft exemptions
for Buddhist monks, and the Buddhists'
usually quiet opposition to Saigon
governments has erupted into violent
skirmishes between Buddhists and
Saigon Police, who have even invaded
pagodas.

***

I "aTchhaonscEeMblrohbavuehra~d : *** II

andmshuaoludnldoooottopth:boedeqrC. e~~ Bomb shipments from American Machine Large corporate agribusiness is moving
and Foundry Company in York, Pa. were into Iowa, squeezing out the indepen-
SERVICE stopped August 12 by fifty people ga- dent small farmer. The National Farm-
thered on the railroad tracks. The ers Organization has formed as an at-
Ford Motor Company is directly re- company, realizing that the demonstra- tempt to organize small farmers to hold
sponsible for the deaths of three tors were determined to stop war ship- out againt agribusiness.
workers killed on the job this year, ments, quickly backed down and can-
according to the U.S. Occupation celled trains for the day. (Last ***
Safety and Health Administration. spring, the company was hit by a sabo-
Ford was fined $200 as penalty for tage raid damaging several bomb casings The Braziliam government and U.S. cor-
the latest worker fatality, ready for shipment.) porations are undertaking a gigantic
"development project" in the resource-
*** ** rich Amazon River area. Millions of
acres of land have been sold to private
Conditions at Ford are "lethal," ac- Prisoners rounded up in South Vietnam's companies, without regard to who lives
cording to the Wayne County Depart- latest series of mass civillian arrests on the land, Indians-and squatters are
ment of Health. A suit charges are being severely tortured, according being killed and forced into near-slave
Ford with violating County pollution to letters arriving recently. The let- labor for the corporations.
regulations 143 times since 1970. ters were written by prisoners and
***
~E WON'T !>WALLOW ITI smuggled to the u.s. via France. Some
New police weapons will soon be on the
A White House Report recently presented were published in the French newspaper market, A "sound curdler," will fire
to Congress has admitted that the U.S. L'Humanite. Press reports indicate painful sound waves from a shotgun-like
funneled $78 million, supposedly ear- that about 14,000 civillians have been device, A "taser" will fire electriOal
marked for the Food for Peace Program, arrested each month since the April barbs enabling police to paralyze some-
into the South Vietnamese war budget offensive, one at five ~undred feet. Flourescent
in 1971. powder guns, barbed wire guns, foam
*** sprays, and high intensit~ lights to
*** disorient crowds are also being devel-
The Nixon administration, through as- oped.
Marijuana smoking may prevent glaucoma, sistant Attorney General Peterson, is
according to scientists at the Univer- launching an attack on the Supreme ***
sity of California Medical School and Court ruies against illegally seized
the National Institute of Health, evidence. Peterson said that persons 200 Japanese demonstrators blocked a
accused of serious crimes should have shipment of 5 U.S. tanks bound for
*** fewer rights than those accused of Vietnam in Yokohama August 5.
less serious crimes.
The U.S. Air Force has spent 28 mil- Gay prisoners in Florida have filed
lion developing instant air bases, *** complaints against official harassment
which can be dropped and assembled in of homosexuals. Another complaint de-
72 hours, providing facilities for six 85 black workers began a strike at manded that authorities cease refusing
thousand men, Air Force officials, Atlanta's Nabisco plant Aug. 11 to to allow gay-oriented periodicals and
listing 1400 possible sites throughout protest racist attitudes in the com- books into the prisons.
the world for the bases, say they pany's hiring and firing. They have
could "revolutionize U.S. diplomacy," now been joined by some white workers. ***
The union, Bakery Confectioners Local
** #42, is supporting the management. Perjury charges have been dropped a-
gainst Leslie Bacon, who was indicted
Continental Oil Company, McDonnell *** after a Seattle Grand Jury investiga-
Douglas, Gulf and Western, and Sig- tion into the 1971 bombing of the
nal Companies had a total 1971 in~ The World Council of Churches voted Capitol Building. The government
come of $332 million, yet not a Aug. 22 to dispose of all its stock dropped the charges rather than reveal
penny was paid in federal tax, ac- in all corporations doing business the contents of their illegal wiretaps.
cording to Rep. Charles Vanik in a with white-ruled African countries.
report to a Congressional committee, ***
The report also listed corporations ***
paying taxes at rates of only 1 to Arrested for participating in the
10%. The combined income for all Several American cities are becoming commando group whose bomb almost
these companies in 1971 was almost increasingly worried by the prolifer- spoiled San Juan's Miss USA festival,
3 billion dollars. ation of graffitti spray-painted on Wilfredo Lopez claims innocence,
buildings. Once confined to the ghet- though he does admit to the indepen-
toes, graffitti are spreading to the dentista feelings which apparently
suburbs and corporate business dis- motivated the attack.
tricts. New York mayor Lindsay pro-
posed a $100 fine or 6 months in jail ***
for anyone caught with an open paint
can in a public building. An insurance company is now offering
cops insurance against suits of po-
*** lice brutality and false arrest.
The company's motto is "Protection
14 GI's have filed court-martial char- for those who protect others."
ges against General John D. Lavelle-,
who admitted ordering bombing of North ***
Vietnam over Nixon's orders. (Nixon
had ordered a bombing halt during the These news briefs are all summaries of
period in question.) longer articles which could not be
printed entirely. Anyone interested
*** in reading the complete articles is
welcome to come to the Post-Amerikan
A recent- New York Times article re- office, 114~ North St. in Normal.
vealed that the U.S. attempted to fire-
storm heavily VC areas of Viet Nam,
The forests were too wet to burn, so
the projects were failures. But now,
the forests are gone--the successful
projects involved heavy B-52 bombing,
defoliation, and then complete clear-
ing with bulldozers. The former for-
ests are now "pacified."

**

WOMEN'S LIBERATION fact we are intensely unfree having interna- which blind up and prevent us from perceiving
lized probably more deeply than we have dreamed how flimsy are those gains, how money status and
AND HOW IT MAY BECOME ANTI-WOMEN the dehumanizing barbaric values of our society. lpproval have nothing to do with our inner
We are in no position to patronizingly help worth, and blind us too from the full view of
by Mary Porter others, and only by honestly examining our- how little control we have over our own lives.
selves can we develop the humility to accept
It is my feeling that there is a great the extent to which this is true. The goal of women's liberation at this
danger of women's liberation groups becoming stage cannot be inner security,, It's im-
anti-woman, that they may too easily get to The beauty of women's liberation if it possible at this stage. The goal is not to
the stage of allowing the members to feel per- could be pushed to its logical conclusions ~eel more comfortable and accepted and loved--
sonally liberated, while ignoring and cutting is that in fact because we are women we can all of which tend to make us satisfied with
themselves off from the rest of their sisters. never be free (yes, we can go beyond that and the status quo. The goal is going deeply
They are in some ways relatively more free than say that because we are participants in a enough into the analysis of what oppression
their sisters, but essentially they remain capitalistic framework we are not free.) Some means, and how deeply it affects us so that
oppressed, and in some senses even become are more free than others. But if we push we can direct our lives towards struggling
oppressors. We develop on the women's issue, women's liberation to truly uncover our non- against that kind of oppression which kills
in other words, the very destructive bourgeois freedom, to truly expose the bitterness of the us all.
frame of mind, which allows us, because we dehumanization process that has occurred in
feel relatively more secure, to avoid con- our lives, we would be able, because we under- Middle class women's liberation groups
frontation with the serious problems of the stand oppression on the gut level, to relate will have the tendency of stopping too soon.
society, to avoid facing the serious extent to oppressed peoples as equals. Yes we are We will 1.D1cover certain aspects of our own
of unfreedom within that society. By libera- more free. But fundamentally we are all oppression, and begin to accept and admire
ting ourselves enough to feel comfortable, by oppressed together. Fundamentally our lives ourselves a bit more. We will begin to make
the very dangerous sense of superiority, we are a mess. If we could face that, if we some important first step toward our own
loqse any committment we might have developed could get a true sense of what oppression means liberation.
to an intense and serious attack on oppression and the bitterness that grows from the aware-
in our society. We are failing to open our- ness, we might begin to struggle meaningfully, In short, I don't feel that we are
selves up to our own "artifical security" for to be radical in the best sense, to live facing squarely enough the deeply radical
all its basic. ugliness, and are unable therefore radically, arid to act more thoroughly con- implications of women's liberation. We seem
to identify with other oppressed peoples out sistent with our values. We have a long way to be satisfied, indeed to be assuming that
of our own intensity of awareness of what op- to go before we would have honestly faced some we are liberated, and because we are ·satisfied,
pression really means. Women's liberation of the problems in that way. To stop now we will never have a deep rooted conmdttment
provides a beautiful opportunity for opening with women's liberations, we are in danger of to work out in a total way a life style as
our minds and hearts to what's going on all being satisfied with the most superficial reforms. well as a political program that will be
around us. But we are in danger of stopping consistent with our real values or needs.
short of that potential. We must, I believe, The main political goal at this stage,
push women's liberation not to the stage of as I see it, is all of us expanding our con- We must push women's liberation a stage
feeling greater personal freedom, but in fact sciousness of ourselves as having worth, but farther -- so that we can no longer regard
the opposite, the intensity of our lack of also as having been deeply oppressed, As more ourselves as exceptions. We must push it to
freedom, a growing awareness of .what it means and more people do that, they can express the stage of feeling in the gut what it means
when people say that none are free until we themseI.ves in political ways against the forces to be treated like shit. Only then will we
are all free together. We must live this idea that oppress them. No one can liberate any- have a chance for begining to liberate ourselves
and probe it for all its worth. We must one else out of a spirit of nonequality. No and eliminating the artificial props which
deeply admit to ourselves the ways we are not one can liberate another at all, in fact. All give us false confidence. Only then will we
free in order to truly understand what non- we can do, I should think, is work for the
freedom really means, and thus ever to develop context in which we all as equal participants begin to be able to relate to others as
the kind of committment that is necessary to can work in the struggle together. We need allies and not as inferiors. Examples are
work against it. We can never successfully to believe, I should think, in the real mean- everywhere--teacher student relationships,
continue the ·struggle if we allow ourselves ing of participatory democracy. In the same mother child relationships, male female re-
the luxury of feeling marginally satisfied. way we assume that we·are capable of liberating lationships. All suffer from inherent elit-
sim, authoritarianism, all rely on power which
There is a danger for middle class women, ourselves, that no one can do it for us, we destroys love and ultimately destroys people.
as middle class everywhere, to assume that 11USt have the same attitude towards others,
we are more secure than other women, that we possible if we are sensing ourselves as unfree We can't afford to retain a sense of
have fewer problems. We begin to feel sorey together. We have to distrust false senses of superiority, authority, dominance because
for the other women that are more oppressed. security that might prompt us to act in pat- these are oppressive characteristics which it
With this kind of attitude, we are going to ronizing ways and thus become intimidators is only too easy for oppressed and insecure
be no more helpful to our sisters or to our- ourselves. people to use against those who are slightly
selves than white can be to blacks. We will less oppressed than they. They work against
begin to think ourselves to be the elite. We The danger with bourgeois mentality, ours, the 1novement, and against the goal of estab-
will begin to think of ourselves as superiors, is that we remain satisfied with the sup~rficial lishing an environment where all people's
denying what I though we believed in -- the props to our egos. We become satisfied with humanity and equality are respected.
equality of human beings. We set ourselves up artificial gains like money, status, approval,
as being relatively secure, now ready to pat-
ronhingly help others. We are relatively
.more secure. But we are by iiO"means free, in

about working women

MYTH: A woman's place is in the home. MYTll: It doesn't pay to train· or pro- recently signed into effect a new welfare law
mote women because they will marry and leave which requires all those "able-boclied"wel fare
A woman's workplace has become both 'her and the investment will be wasted. recipients to work -- without provisions for
home and her job. In many working and poor day care facilities.)
families, the woman must work outside the Sixty percent of all women in the labor
home just to make ends meet. In 1969, force are married, 20% are widowed, separated ~IYTI!: Woll'en are not interested in joining
30,5 million or 43% of women 16 years and or divorced, and the remaininP, 20% are single unions because they see their prina11r role as in
older were working in the U.S. women -- mostly young. the home.

Women comprised 38% of all workers. Forty Married women with husbands and children There are twenty-five million, unorJ:anized
percent of married women living with their have an average worklife expectation (out- womer. workers fr. the llnited States and yet, the
husbands were workers. And in 5.4 million side the home) at age 35 of 24 years. lar~e:r, male-dominated unions have not sought
families, women were the sole support. to bring these women the protection of organi-
1·1YTl-I: Women on welfare don't want to zation.
MYTH: Women work for pin money, to work. They just want to live off the tax-
supplement their husband's income. payer's money. Many unorganized wo!'len are farm-workers
(500,000), domestic workers (1. 7 million) and
Forty percent of working women are Noman on welfare who want to work, as service workers (4. 7 mi Ilion) • These occupations
single, widowed, separated or divorced and well as non-welfare women, have the diffi- have a predominance of black, Puerto Rican,
must work to support themselves. culty of finding adequate, inexpensive day chicana, and oriental women. Racism couplect
care. One woman we know took home $90 a with the small and sometimes isolated nature
Of the 16 million women who work out- · week and paid $32 a week for day care for of their work makes organizing more difficult,
side the home, one-sixth have husbands who one child. but all the more essential.
earn less than $3000 a year, and one-fifth
have husbands who earn between $3000 and Since a welfare mother is rarely paid Other unorganized women workers, like
$5000 a year. even the minimum wage, the added cost of clerical workers, are persuaded by their
child care would just about eat up her bosses that their jobs are "better" than
Three-fifths of all families in which paycheck, leavin.11: her riqht back where she manual jobs in a shop and therefore unions
wives work would have incomes of less than started -- Jependt'nt on we 1fare. (Nixon are beneath their status.
$7000 a year without the wife's earnings.

LO<J..KL GS'.l(f{((OLOGISO 13

LUSUS IIFfifJ.'R PH.GIEI.If68

by Phoebe and Holden Caulfield impressed by his friendliness and profession. One doctor, when com-
thought he was "professionally OK." menting on Rudnicki's leaving his
The name of Dr. Rudnicki has He was treating her for a persistent practice in Pontiac, said, "Rudnicki
been in the air for quite a while, condition, and she assumed he was likes his patients too much. He
When we first heard of him, he was doing so competently. She mentioned doesn't look at them with profes-
a right-on gynecologist who gave that he was very flattering and al- sional eyes."
examinations and prescribed birth ways made comments about her being
control pills without regard to good-looking. A gynecologist, when informed
marital status, Until about a year of Rudnicki's propositioning Carol,
ago, Rudnicki was the only local gyn- Carol said that a couple of said "We know there's something
ecologist giving pills to single wo- times Rudnicki would be in a bad wrong with him, but you women must
men. - (With other doctors, a woman had mood and she described his actions report it before something can be
to claim she was getting married,) as "bizarre outbursts." Rudnicki done,"
made remarks that were personally
Then some funny rumors started derogatory and once made a sharp But Carol hasn't reported her
floating around1 that a woman's crack about "whoever you're shack- experiences to any official author-
bill from Rudnicki varied according ing up with," But Carol was willing ities. Like many people, Carol
to how good-looking she was, that to overlook these things because feels powerless to fight these sorts
he could get pretty sharp-tempered, they seemed to be only occasional of abuses o~ position and power.
that he committed numerous breaches moods. Carol did not believe the medical
of medical ethics, and that he was association would act on any com-
a very poor doctor. By the Winter of 1971, Carol's plaint she filed, so she did not
attitude began to change, She de- even bother complaining.
These stories did deserve the tected sexual overtones in Dr. Rud-
status of mere rumors until we were nicki' s comments. He began standing We encouraged Carol to let us
contacted by a young woman from a little too close, touching her too write up her experiences and send
Wormal who told us of her own exper- long, and asking too much about her this article to the Post Amerikan.
iences with Dr, Rudnicki, sex life. Carol felt that the doc- We hoped that the public exposure
tor's questions probed far beyond of Carol's experiences would help
This summer Carol (not her real what was medically important. Once put pressure on Rudnicki to change.
name) was sitting undressed on Rud- Dr, Rudnicki asked Carol if she en- Also, we know there are many other
nicki 's examining table when he ap- joved oral sex. Carol began to feel women who have personally experienced
proached her, wiggling his tongue in that Rudnicki was scheduling unnec- Rudnicki's unprofessional conduct,
simulation of cunnilingus and asked, essary appointments. and we hoped this article could en-
"How about it, Carol?"- He proceeded courage them to file official com-
to stroke her thigh and try to kiss Once Carol was supposed to drop plaints,
her. Carol pushed him away, saying into Rudnicki's office just to pick
he was being "unprofessional" and up some medicine, Howev~r, once she After the second examination
was placing her in "an unfair posi- arrived, he seemed to think her during which Rudnicki simulated
tion." Carol said Rudnicki respond- breasts needed examination, accord- cunnilingus and propositioned her,
ed by "pouting like a child." Carol ing to Carol, Carol finally switched doctors. She
said she then dressed and left the had hesitated for a long time, not
office crying. At one time Carol was sure an only because Rudnicki gave her low
infection wasn't VD, because she prices, but she had also hoped the
This incident was the culmina- hadn't been having sex for a long doctor would respect her refusals.
tiou of a long procession of Carol's time, Rudnicki replied, "Things
visits to Rudnicki. She first are rouch all over," and began So Rudnicki has lost Carol,
started seeing him on the recommen- hinting about his desire for Carol. and from what we hear he has lost
dation of her mother's friend in many other patients, but he is
the Spring of 1970. Between this Rudnicki's reputation is known still allowed to maintain his
time and the Summer of 1972, Carol among other members of the medical lucrative practice here in Blooming-
had between 20 and 30 appointments ton,
with Dr. Rudnicki, At first she was

40 000 lettuce workers are trying to improve upon such
ho~rid national figures as:

1) Yearly Income The average yearly income of a family
of four working full time is only $2700.

2) Leth~l Pesticides 800 workers are killed per year
as a 3sult of misuse of lethal pesticides.

3) Child Labor Over 400,000 children below the age of 13
work under the hot sun in stoop labor.

4) Life Expectancy The average life expectancy for farm
workers is only 49 years.

5) Decent Housing -gs'% of farmworkers housing does not
have a toilet, bath or sink.

YOU AS A CONSUMER CAN HELP. PLEASE DO NOT EAT OR BUY
ICEBERG (HEAD) LETTUCE. IN RESTAURANTS REQUEST THE
LETTUCE BE REMOVED. (ONLY ICEBERG LETTUCE IS BEING
BOYCOTTED. OTHER TYPES ARE NOT BEING BOYCOTTED.)

volved with CIA operations in Laoe to a firm doing something relating
and also with Southeast Asian opium to third-world population control.
traffic, receives millions of dol- There were grants to develop contra-
lars from AID each year, AID chan- ceptives, grants for designing dis-
nels ~ood for Peace money into the tribution and marketing programs,
military budgets of third world feasability studies, sterilization
governments. studies, and even studies about how
to get reluctant people to take con-
I sent awa~ for a booklet traceptives.
called Current Technical Service
Contracts, which anyone can get free Most of the booklet's contracts
from AID by writing to the Depart- were under a million dollars, and
ment .of State in Washington. almost all were under 2 million.

The booklet doesn't tell much, But International Planned Par-
but you can get some ideas about
enthood Federation gets 27 million
what AID is into by flipping through from AID to "support family plan-
it. ning organizations, programs and
projects in less developed countries."
A large number of contracts are
very vague, saying simply "training
participants assigned by AID in A firm called the Pathfunder
Fund gets 7 million for third world
various fields." Most of these con- population control, and so does the
tracts are with universities, and Population Council, Inc.
there are a lot of universities
dealing with the Agency.
Even General Electric and Wes-
tinghouse, believe it or not, have
There are a few scattered con- AID contracts dealing with popula-
by rrax Spielman tracts dealing with medical matters, tion control. And so does the
such as research into such tropical notorious Rand Corporation.
The Agency for International diseases as malaria and achistoso-
Development is one of those organi- miasis. Although these contracts
zations that sounds good until you And there were many, many smal-
get to know it better. On the sur- seem to be a laudable aspect of AID's . ler contracts with probably a hun-
face, AID works to correct the un- operations, they are few in number dred different firms, all dealing
balance between the wealthy healthy and account for only a small percen- with how to get those people in
industrialized nations and the im- tage of AID's total budget. South America and Africa and Asia
poverished countries containing most
of the world's population. All the I found the fairly-famous grant to stop having all those babies.
liberal arguments trying to morally
influence U,S, foreign policy call to Southern Illinois University. It. You begin to wonder why the
for programs to "help" "develop" totalled a million dollars to "grant top AID officials and their advisors
the poor countries, What could assistance to strengthen competency are so concerned about population
sound better, then, than an Agency in studies related to the economic control. .
for International Development? and social development of Vietnam
in its post-war reconstruction."
But AID's image of service is They know that unless the third
a fraud, The Agency for Interna- world very quickly starts getting
tional Development's primary goal One interesting contract was a lot more food, there's not going
is not the helping of other nations. with the International Executive
Service Corps. The grant is for to be enough to feed the growing
AID's policies are subordinate numbers of people. And the AID
to U.S. political and economic in- more than 11 million, and is to people know that those starving
terests. AID attempts to make a "sponsor and conduct a private, non- people are going to get desperate.
government program providing a means
country safe for u.s. investment. for private U.S. business to furnish
Maybe a food riot in Calcutta.
It attempts to create the political management counsel and technical as- Maybe a starving mob breaking in~o
"stability" necessary for that in- s istance to less developed coun- the rich American hotels and taking
vestment. tries."
all the good food. Maybe an angry
AID buys equipment so right- mob doing some trashing of all those
wing governments can fight guer- I found 5 separate contracts fat cat hotels and businesses and
rillas. It finances counter-insur- with Air America, totalling more automobiles,
gency training to back up elite than 80 million dollars. One of
dictatorships, AID is building fa- these is for "advice and assistance Or even worse, maybe those hun-
cilfities in South Vietnam for stor- in developing the in-country capa- gry people would start moving toward
ing the thousands of political pri- bility of the police aviation divi- a social system which would provide
soners Thieu is arresting and tor- sion" in Thailand. enough food. Maybe they'd move to-
turing, ward the communists, whose top pri-
orities always include feeding the
The Saigon Police are trained people. And that would be a disas-
with AID funds, Air America, in- But what impressed me the most ter for American business and their
was something I hadn't expected-- AID buddies. (I can see it now1
AID is into fertilit~ control--real- "The communists are exploiting the
ly heavy into fertility control. peoples' hunger and poverty, prom-

On most of the booklet's pages, ising them food and better living
the largest grant or contract was conditions.")

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TWO (yes) TWO RUU!S
FORTHOSEAMERICANSSO
ANXIOUS
TO EFFECT CHANGE
IN nlE UNITED STATES

(adopted '9~\VENTIONAL
by the Republican Party,

August, 1972)

1) You
must work within the system.

2) You
must not be successfUl

If in violation of Rule One POLITICS --
you will be either/or:

a) beat up,
b) arrested,
c) called nasty names and
Comnnmist by Spiro Agnew.

If in violation of Rule Two, Apple 'l'ree, 117 ·:. Beaufort, Normal
you will be either/or: The Joint, 605t N. r,~ain St,, Bloomington
McLean County Pant Co,, 601 N, Main., Bl,
a) not (yet) beat up or Fritz Pretzels, 115 North St., Normal
DA's Liquors, Oakland and Main, Bl,
arrested, Caboose Records, 101 North St,, Normal
b) t:alled Student Stores, 115 North St., Normal
Mother Murphy's, 111-t North St., Normal
1. impractical, Minstrel Record Parlor, 311 S, Main, Nml.
2. subversive, Al's Book World, 111 W, Front St,, Bl,
W:r, Goodbar, 111-t North St., Normal
3. and Un-Amerlcar.
in your ideals

For illustration to Rule
One:

(See activities outside the
Miami Convention--if you can
find any media presentation
of it.)

For illustration to Rule
TWo:

(See activities inside the 0~ GEl.V
Miami Convention--particularly ~ -:I1'EL~
the Ronald Reagen speech, with
~
the memorable "smoke-filled
room" comment, the Nixon
acceptance, and, <>f course,

the words of Agnew.)

And don't forget to register by
to vote. Citizens' Committee Against Monopoly

And don't forget to vote. If you call Directory Assis-
tance (13) lately, you-.will be asked
OOD THINGS ·ro to give your own phone number. The
operators are instructed to find
made, "1J/tl> 11a tur•'t OIAJJ? out your number before they give out
the information you are seeking,

General Telephone wants to find
out what patterns exist in Direc-
tory Assistance use,

If they find out that there are
regular users of the service, they
are planning to establish a charge
for calling the operator,

This has been done in other
cities,

We urge non-cooperation with
General Telephone Company,

Whenever they ask your phone
number, make up a number that could
not possibly exist in Bloomington-
Normal. When the operator says that
number doesn't exist, insist it is
written on your telephone.

Even better, but not as much
fun, is to give real phone numbers,
but different ones each time, This
will screw up their survey, The
more random use of the service ap-
pears, the less likely the phone
company is to levy that extra charge,

Call Directory Assistance even
when you don't need to.

If you want to do just a one-
time thing, give a 15-digit number.
General ~elephone will register
that as a protest. Take a lot of
the operator's time. Make her
search for non-existent numbers.

Last Summer Gen Tel was the
victim of a sabotage raid, The
company's trucks had sugar put in
the gas tanks while "HALT WAR PRO-
DUCTION" was painted on the build-
ing. (General Telephone Company
makes transceivers for army planes.)

But sabotage isn't the only
way to fight Gen Tel. Screwing up
this survey will ~elp, and it's le-
gal, too.

WAR TAX RESISTANCE

DO YOU KNOW What COULD Your Tax Dollars Buy?

WHAT WAR 17 Army Machine Guns ($9,025) l Elementary school
1 Main Battle Tank or teacher's annual
COSTS YOU? salary.
($600,000)
You work hard for your money. But most of your federal tax dol- or Full-time psychotherapy
lar goes to pay for wars-past, present and future. Sixty-one per- for 171 drug addicts
cent in the next fiscal year. 1 B-1 Bomer ($25 million) for one year (as prac-
or ticed at Odyssey House,
In fact, the U.S. has spent over $1 trillion--ene thousand bil- Phoenix), New York City
lion dollars--on the military since 1946. 105 Helicopters, the ($52.S million) costs.
number totally destroyed or
The ~~xon Administration is asking Congress for $176.9 billion in 1971 campaign in Laos Fifteen SO-bed public
for Fi~~al Year 1972. Of this amount, ·44\ is earmarked for cur- hospitals of the type
rent military expenditures. 6\ for veterans benefits, and 1 Destroyer ($90 million) in Gonzales, Louisiana
11\ for interest on the national debt (most of it war-incurred). or
This comes to 61\ of the proposed federal budget. 1 Aircraft Carrier 17 1/2 health centers
($1 billion) treating 40,000 people
Here's what is left over: Cost overrun of the or each year, for a total
HUMAN RESOURCES (education, manpower, health, income security): 17\ C-SA transport, as of 700,000 people, based
of 1970 ($2 billion) on a model in Cleveland
PHYSICAL RESOURCES (agriculture, rural development, natural re- or
sources, commerce, transportation, community development, and 5.6 typical high schools
housing): ll\ in the Midwest •.

ALL 01HER (international affairs and finance, space, general 67,000 low-cost housing
government, revenue-sharing, non-military pay increases, con- units with two bedrooms
tingencies): 11\ each

These figures have been compiled by the Library of Congress Leg- 6.25 billion passenger-·
islative Reference Service. The budget does not include the miles of mass transit
trust funds such as Social Security, over which Congress has no in a typical Americ8Jl
direct control. city.

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1) Decrease your federal income tax liability. Figure your own If you are one of the thousands After several months you will
taxes. Talke all possible deductions -- itemize them. Increase of students who will be paying start receiving notices from the
your contributions to religious, education, or charitable ~roups. a monthly phone bill to General IRS indicating you owe a certain
Telephone you need not pay your amount. Don't pay any attention
2) Reduce your income below the level of liability. A sin~le Federal Excise Tax which was to them -- it's just a form.
person earning less than $1700 need not pay income taxes. levied specifically for the Each form will sound more de-
Indochina War. manding and the final step will
3) Keep control of your own income by preventing withholding. be an attempt to collect the
Be self-employed or contract your work. Explore partnership or How will you go about not paying money, usually through garnish-
incorporation models. Receive less cash but more tax-free this tax? Simply write a letter ment of wages. The only penalty
fringe benefits. Work as a consultant. to General Telephone, Bloomington, you will receive will be a slight
Illinois indiciating your inten- interest charge of usually around
4) Refuse to pay the 10\ tax on your telephone, all of which tions of not contributing to the lo,. If you don't earn a wage,
goes for the war in Indochina. war by refusing to pay the 10\ they probably will never get your
excise tax. They in turn will money. And don't worry about your
5) Refuse to pay that portion of your income tax (61\)which goes send you a form to fill out which parent's money because an 18 year
for war, and instead put this money into an alternative fund. will then be sent to the Internal old is legally responsible for
This is an act of civil disobedience which may subject you to Revenue Service. The phone himself.
penalities. company no longer is involved
in the matter. Each month sub- This year the students living in
tract the 10\ tax from your bill the dorms will be able to use a
and pay the remaining balance. credit card for long distance
Your next month's phone bill will calls made from the dorm. They
show the adjustment. will also receive a monthly phone
bill which will have the 10\ tax.

SO STOP PAYING FOR TiiE WAR! 11

Since that meeting, the professionals /·~
have resorted to rather hidden, secretive ~
measures to resist change. They changed
Your Health as seen by General Motors and 4 half ago, by his task force to re-
planned by MIAHPCo elect Olgivie. So, his .aids got the word to the board meetings to a closed meeting,
the public health and human resources and public not allowed, which was in violation
by Bob Chapmen comprehensive health people to get busy on of the federal guidelines. The people found
the county level to get the ball rolling. out where the meetings w~ to be held from
The need for these peoples of the earth If the plan worked well, then by election friendly board members and the janitors of
to decentralize the decision process while time, Olgivie and Nixon, could take the
centralizing the implementation process, has the credit for ~everal new health facil- the buildings. They were in their seats be-
born us comprehensive health planning. Such ities build around the state. fore the professionals arrived.
a nation-wide health system would change the
existing health care systems from present On the Bloomington-Normal level, the The professionals decided not to an-
high-cost, treat-as-one-can-pay, Darwinistic plan meant that the doctors, hospital admin- nounce the time ahd place of the monthly
health business. The. program came out of istrators, and medical i.nsurance executives
compromise between people believing the con- should get together and form the necessary meeting until the day of the meetinp,. While
cept that health care is not a privilege but it does show the solidarity of the people,
a right, and the free-enterprise, health corporation and plan the area's new health in that they manage to muster more audience
profession/business AMA people. facilities, since they were the people with
:the me>st experience with such matters. The than board members, it is incredible and
The change agent in the plan would end professionals came up with MIAHPCo--Mid-111- without precedence that any body of health
the tight control by county medical socie- inois Areawide Health Planning Corporation. professionals show up at any meeting on such
ties, which are 100% physicians, over heal th short notice.
care systems and plans for health facili- MIAHPCo will be two years old in Novem-
ties and programs. Since these county sys- ber, but for being such a yourtg organizatio11 The pros found a way to slow down and
tems now have to rely on some state and fed- it is full of quite a few "old" people. One
eral tax monies to build and rennovate, and would find it natural to see that the prof- screen prospective members of the corpora-
since the AMA has been under fairly success- essional interest group has stacked the
ful attack for the past 12 years, or so, the board by using a liberal interpretation of tion. They adopted a form application,
plan calls for each geographical/population the federal consumer definition, so that the which often seems to get lost in a poor of-
region to be represented by a hea.lth plan- wife of a physician or an executive of State fice system, and set up a membership cononit-
ning corporation, with a board of directors Farm (health insurance) would be a consumer. tee controlled by fellow professionals, with
to be made up of 51% consumers, 49% provid- It is apparent to anyone who needs health
ers. care and earns a paycheck that any individual a 2/3 vote of the Board necessary to ap-
or role that comes under the direct economic prove any new member of the corporation.
On paper, the plan looks great and influence of a health care provider can be
would set up some long range changes to the controlled by same provider. The case with MIAHPCo shuffled their by-laws a few
present inequities by changing the decision MIAHPCo is blatant.
process and allowing problem groups to re- months ago, added Livingston County to the
present themselves and learn. But reality, When this practice was questioned by 30· region, and is currently applying to the
being what we are, has the Nixon administra- or sb basically consumer, conununity people
tion pushing a fine public works/health bill, at MIAHPCo's annual meeting, at Wesleyan Un- state for recognition as the region's of-
the Olgivie people using the plan to re- iversity last November, the value lines were ficial health planning agency. The Concerned
elect the governor, and their combined phil- drawn and MIAHPCo officers began to see the Citizens for Responsible Health Planning,
osophies all~wing the private practice/en- seriousness of the situation. The co11D11unity formed out of a coalition of people attendr
terprise professionals to dominate, as usual. people did their home work, quietly entered
the banquet room after the annual meal, and ing last November's meeting, has compiled a
On the national level it's a little asked for recognition of membership. (The voiume of carefully documented violations,
hard to see what HEW and Nixon are doing federal guidelines state that a citizen need poor intentions, manipulative and devious
with comprehensive health. In Illinois, only come to such a meeting and apply for practices of the MIAHPCo Board and its of-
Governor Olgivie found the little gem of a membership.) The people's knowledge of the
program lying practically dormant, a year guidelines and parlimentary procedure bested ficers. From this volume has emerged a
the professionals, and made some thinning documented challenge to the validity and
heads quite red. Two members of the c~n­ spirit of MIAHPCo and the many good pee>ple
sum..r•s group was elected to the board. who are friendly to its position, will take

their concern to the state and federal level
to see that the guidelines are followed,

that plain people have a voice in critical
areas of their lives.

Otherwise, General Motors may start
building hospitals and selling two-tone
powersteering air-conditioned medical care.

For further information, read the next
issue or call Rev. Jack Porter 828-9148, or

the McLean County Health Department.

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ir:H~~.- r~l~H~ this country. And the popular street
Methods o~ hustling heroin are as ripe as the
fr&f11i ffl ~!t;J1Jtl lJ~ ~S:RrHfi cheau loan racket or Lletroit's planned
obsol~scence a.'1d rape on t.lie environment.
(~ Strai--:ht Shit is a regular column You know what ~ o;otta do to live
about d.rugs and dru~ use written by ilandrill,) If ;srou are offered a taste of smack on a
't·Jhere you're at or ·want to be. Certai.."l joint, or snort, or a bag, where are you? You
:.Ie've been talkin~ about heroin cause dru:;s i.'1 certain doses ~lill alter that ca."l give one try, you ca.'1 ask the person
who offered t.lie hospitality if t.liey knew what
people in the Jloo-U.nor"'l ha'le oeen talkin<; to S0:-19 de3ree, to the ,?OSitiVe Or nez- they were doing, if they thought of exploitation
ative, •:Jertain c.o:oe '"las a sli:;ht effect, a.'1d rotten government and burnt out people,
about it, .faven't dealt with the question li\:e 1:,reed, Seine dope places a heavy. uarp a.l'.ld the mob 1 s bus:L"less Methods and how
t..1·hJY related to thato
of dealinc;, yet, l.Jon't confuse the rap, cause on re2.l:i ty, c!le'"1icg,ll~r ba!1dS ~erception and
thou;:;'it, li~ce heroi.'1, i'he reality of You could ask them what they got out
it ain't overuse, So how do you snli t the ::te!'oi.:1 1J.se i-:1 this cou.""ltr:r is sick. of your high, if they had seen the reality of
comrnunitj.es wit..li heavy heroin use, like
two in the real world? - :iary or :1arle"l, You could tell your friends
':!lo has been offeri.ng free shit and talk about
I'he use of any dru~ for any effect ihe le:;al trip is gettin0 ~1ore ~u':!lan, the syste"ls and groups that people in
is an individual choice, regardless of '.Jilt forc"l~. comn.i tt:1ent and 90 day sentences nloominor"l are growi."lg, and what junk would
a.nd _prob~tion are real. TI-i.e health tri·~ is do to those young systems,
w'iat the d.oc or law says, .·:ea.J'ini; :i:::n:~o.t.itis, abcesses, collapsed veins, inco:isis-
that when someone '',ets it into 'iis/her te:--it. ~ut of heroin ·1-rit~ vezetahle 11atter You could call Xandrill and run it
'lead, not counting how, that they want to .'.lr.d o:·:;'l.'1ic solids t'.:iat contri')ute to down so it could be kept track of and
take something into their body, to E;et some 0.}, res?irato~~' and circulatory disease an::!. patterned,
ki.l'.lc'. of feeli.l'.l~, they do it, Joing dooe .-:a:11q,::!..:;; such as pneu'.'lonia, tu-oerculosis,
is a victi"1less cri 1e, li~e orosti tution ·,_,looc~ clots a"ld 1.)loc'.{a::;e of blood flow throu:~h Or you could bust them by relating
or ho'.llosexuality, cause the n~rson con.,,.ittir,- ve:L1s. ~-ot to :11ention t..~e ty9e of to a narc, or by organizing the people
tl".e ti.\~t '.::-:~ ~') l·:~t~iin hi.s '"r:iJ1, w.d ~nea.nt 10dical care Generally rendered by unsyn- and brea.kirig both the pusher's arns. You
pat~'letic, "lorally outra;:;ed, and fina,"lcially could beat up junkies and run them off the
:r.o har!'1 to anyo!!e o] se. sus?icioup hos?ital personnel. streets and dry up t.lie market.

Can you :'eel for that !~~·-?ot.J·e~·.:iceJ. =·feadwlse, heroin is seductive, soothin~, Or you could get into smack and hope the
or:as·1ic, and always. It's too ::;ood for revolution catches up with you,
s:i.tue.t.io~~ tti:.!~(~J: !'1·0~ the context of l~"::~tlj t,._-·! most )SO~_)le to ha..Yldle. The surrou.."1.di..vi::::
."i,;·-':. :c~_.et eo1ent could be true if all dru·: " c~_ll'tl..'!.re :!.s :1~rst3rious a.-rid excit:L"-'l:~, the IBE POii
::-ush is as c;reat as a total bo:ly/r1i'-id flood
use was leo;al: if the potentialities .i'o; of se;:ual G:·:c::. te'"'lent, a.vid t!-ie follo1·:iY:.~ THE POST comes out currently
nll-."?ro-:.ective, soothi..'"1~ly YlU~ribe:l conscious:"'~ess every three (J) weeks and put
ri:, dB..rla.':r ·:.o c-ell tissue, addiction, wa:- :i.s a s1.uer'i filter for such trivial s'.'lit together at 114! North St., Normal.
(Phone1 452-9221.)
:·:·9i:-i_ov.s·.: f":, .. .,!·. ~.,1J druss i i f !:ied5.e.:11 r.rf.:-ntment a.s deco'.'lt food, cold '-reather, crabs and
lice, .\.'1d with continued use, either t'.-ie Elsewhere in this issue is an
Was ~"'rf'.";'S o:. r,hh:i} ; c'(1~ <: l'-CIS free or eh!-tl;.'; .?syc!:'lolo-::;ical uant o.:""' s:10.ct:' s blanl~et o:r announcement on the next paper
t"1e ':Jhy'".s~i_cal ad.diction is one of the safest meeting.
~nc1c1 2nd I'..ousini;; were f~·rJf, r/J· c;h.f::.1:.-.; -'oLs
':>et.s of :x:edicted Oe!'!.avicr. Policy of sorts1 All of the
T:'.'f,re in abu_..,danCe, required J 5 tt.lP s}:; i I , material in this issue is the
product of individuals who argue
: ·~;_-,, -;-r· ·· • ~ • ••• : .,, : ·.~ .- 1 • • i .1 1 atinz. and differ with each other, so any
one article should not be construed
:eec ". > :iention the effect c': t: :, '- -.'<Yt'''t- as representing the .paper's line •
(We don't really have one.) This
icB.l s'·p_ten1ent unon thi.P"h:. relation~hios j_ncludes the columns appearing
t.h;i.t ;:ieo')le de'!elop lik~ 7lan/wo:ial'.l, ' regularly, which are the product of
amazingly consistent individuals
fath<-:r- ;o-1....'·1or / so11-·~-!:-. _, ·;' 1-,·:i:-, fri'3nct, ("Red Flag," "Alternate Flag,"
teacl:ier/ stlJ_(~9nt. "Straight Shit," et al.)

;-re rl.on't live in a. "toid so w~eri o~e Jut if you c;o baci< to the ra:o that If you don't like what a
lc..,_'lling '°Jw.1ps i~to anot:ier le:n.'lJ.in:~ u.'1in- Jf.:ln.t a :.Jerson does to their 01,m body is particular piece says, write a
temtionally without "lalice a.'1d a.fot'e- t:1eir -:;odd.it"I!'led business, as lonr; as their rebuttal. Then send it to us.
tri:? do·3S:'1 1 t :'1.a!ce too ~"'.18.ny correspondin~~
thou ;~t ca11se 1-ie at,9 +,Go :·rn...,:,T "\")r !7.'n: ri::i,:iles i:'.1 other's lives while experb1ent- Classified ads are free and
in-; 1-rlth d.o:?a or realities, then it doesn't should be sent to the office.
. ;";lory. seeds,. out of the nurity of reiearc'i, make much difference whet.her so1'leone' s
expericientation, and the adva'1cerient of testin-f s:-1ac:< on ecolo~y. It's one person, Regular advert.i.zing c0R c' 30 bucks
~o intend.in~ victi~, freedon of choice.
personal a."ld collective le11"lin--: !mowled:ce-- for a full page and is divided
~ilt-free, hap::iily stoned le:~i:-ic; "'lay- ::ne th:b1-i;. The :ous'ier =kes his life from there. Special long-term
;_;et !'ll.S ass 8it by :;uilt-frec, mindin3- ·Y/ dea.lin·~ to as "!any :.ieople as possiole, It's rates are offered. Call 828-2725 •
0'trm busin.ess, sober le:'."1.'"'li~~. o~e thin:; to tal:e a lon~~ shot on you.r 01m life,
:. -'.:.' s anothe~ t._h.inc; to lay those sar1e c~..a.1ces
All us le1111in:;s :,otta deal ~:i th food, on so'.'leo'le else, to evan:;elize the uhole
shelter relations'i.ins. 1Ul t.he noise in i~crediblc !Jres~"t junk trip 0:-1 annther
between li'.rn which ~areer, how •mch "!Oney
per hour, what color ass wipe, ~'ipper or ::ierso'.' fo:· your OW'l :'.ain--that's the pusher,
buttons or skin, creates vibes, or tension,"
anxiety, bein"'. wired, :11-i.on;; ot'i.er thin·;s what If :;ou are into individual self-
do?e to use to che:'"'li.call:r create an inter- ::'ete::-"'lir.atio~, it would be hard to condone
nal environr:ie~t o:i" c~lx~.~e! u-:J, d.01-m 1 t'ie :Jolit:i.cal and mob hustle of j1mk in
side1·:a:·t, w'.'1atever.

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(by James Nolan, fro>i I\amparts, Aug,, 1971) ical opiate and a psychological crutch. !'lap;azine or the Oral ?;oberts variety who feed
Fundamentalis"l is truly the wading pool of on the honelessness of uneducated minorities
(I ran across this article the other religious faith, reserved for the fearful, who cou~h-up ten dollars a month or more so
day and found that it's one of those that t.lie ';Uilt-ridden arid the childish, for those that some sleazy preacher with a slick-backed
says what you've been wanting to say for a unprepared to dive, to ma..1<e their faith lean 'JO:'lpadour and sequin jacket will pray over
long time, It's too long to print whole, so into a political reality or mystical depth, minia.ture healing-aprons to cure them of
I've just picked out the main points.) their vita"lin deficiencies a.nd other ghetto
As people lose t.heir grip on the revo- dissases, all of •>hich is nothing less than
dn lotion, they seen to be grasoing for abso- a !dnd of lower-class voodoo, :lost peculiar
lutes, In the heavily moralistic South, the about Jesus-freaks is the combined tradition
The message of Jesus-freaks, in case Jesus line seems appropriate--else no one of ·'liddle-class hyoocracy a.~d lower-class
you haven't been able to skim their tracts '.fould ~.isten, Jut in the super-relativis- viciousness out of which they bloom, wit.h
or sit through their speil, is simply down- tic do-your-own-thing, mobile 8alifornia their flowers and smiles and '.>od-bless-you's.
home, Jesus-es-the-way, evangelical funda- scene, it is jarring: Yet it is perhaps 11ie sources and purveyors of this tradition
mentalism delivered with flower-child inno- this absolutism which attra.cts the blow>'.- were the first to prey upon this open-armed
cence and visionary fervor. ·•t<t 17 year oJd who simply has nothing to innocence, with the greasy Miracle magazine
do, :-!igh school has not prepared him for '1!ld the staid Christianity Today being among
Jesus-freaks have introduced only a few ~nythir.g creative 01· constructive; it has ·the first to report the Jesus MoveMent.
real variations to 3ible-pounding, tent re- only driven him to drop acid three times a
vival, fundamentalist Christianity, among week, Chee that's done, it is impossible l"undamentalist theologian Carl F. H,
them street language (Jesus is no longer to proceed through the "!ind-cannery of a :lenry writes in 8hristianity roday that
Lord and Savior but Leader and Liberator) university for very long, :;or can he c;o Jesus-frea!<s have "succeeded in rederecting
and the communal lifestyle. But over-arch- back home to the carpor·t and a bag-boy job t.lie revolutionary enthusial'l of not a few
ing all else is a passionate belief that the in t.'le super,narl:et, "ith neither -anmrnrs converts i.nto recreative channels a.nd toward
world will end within their lifetime while nor alternatives, with the visionary acid durable 8hristian goals." Few young Jesus-
Jesus returns to rapture them off to a very world of angels and demons his only certain- freaks understa.nd the perspective in which
literal heaven with str.eets of gold and an- ty, the fast-talkino;, self-confident preach- their leaders and elders see t.hem: they just
gels twanging on electric-amp harps, the er steps in and puts his ois 3iblical foot want to stand in white robes on mou.~tain
thought of which clouds their eyes and down, taps it in a fe-w fa'l'.iliar rhytJ1"1s, tops and wait for the light show of the
lesves them murmuring "fa-a-r out." :;tamps it in the fervor of his belief aml, Second-Comi.~g. 'l'hey do not see themselves
everythino; falls into place, as lon,z-haired chalk-ups on the large con-
rhe fundamentalist wor:rn on an appeal to version scoreboard, as part of a power game
guilt, which suburban drop-outs are particu- In ;Jllerica, fundamentalisl'l has always whose rules, goals and techniques have not
larly full of, on a thundering fear of hell and a been -9.SSociated with the forces of political cha.nged one bit i.n the last hundred years
candy-sweet promise of heaven, on a complete reaction, with t.lle blatherin:; }od-on-our- or more, After all, they are told, we are
negation of any other possible means to hap- side cross and flag confusers, a.~d, even not of t.'1is world,
piness, and on a repitition of phrases so worse, wi t.'1 the phony racketeers of reli-
unrelenting as to make a :~dison Avernie ad- gious ecstasy, the ill.mer Gantrys of i1iracle Heverend j3lessi t of "i:is Place" on &'un-
vertiser shutter, You either give in or set Strip i.n Los Angeles is a particularly
walk out, :!is pitch is an express train I FIND '{ou~ flashy example of this Ca'llpUS Crusade for
with only one stop: your !!alvation, All Christ mentality, boutiqued over with paste-
questions are answered by vague and enigma- ~t.. THfATRICS board psychedelic finish and restocked on
tic: .Bible quotations followed by chapter and the shelves as the :i.eal lliing for the Youth
verse number so that you can.~ot possibly )Tt1P1C/ Jarket, the Uncola of religious persuasion,
doubt their truth, and key simplicities are bearing about as close a resemblance to any-
under-lined in verbal red, If you protest thing revolutionary as those cleverly ad-
even the slightest, you are told that Satan ver tised, insipid little cheese nothings,
has planted his seed in your brain, a notion Screa.rning ::ellow Zonkers, had to t.he nutri-
with disturbing implications to be sure, and, tion revolution.
if you protest too much, you are told that "
you are possesed of a demon from which only This plasticine selling-of-the-revolu-
the blood of Jesus Christ can deliver you. tion is operating on all levels now,
Then it all starts over again, back to orig- Reverend Blessit, duded up in bell-bottoms
inal sin and the goddarnned Garden of &ien, and his hippie vest, does the rock festival
circuit, brin:rLng in the sheaves by sowing
In the end, if you become a passive enough psychedelic brochures,sandwiches with tracts
listener, you are rewarded with a paperback tucked inside,and frothing around on stage
3ible, the converter tape-loop is shut off, with such big-name Decisions-for-Christ as
pleasantries are exchanged about automobiles the manager of t.'1e Cha"!bers Brothers, The
or summer vacations, and you can leave, pro- flarria.ge of Pop riyths and evangelism is al-
mising to read the Jible and "look over" most as perfect a union as the one between
the tract, Hollywood and establishment politics, both
based on the manipulation of empty media
I can make no pretense about my feelings myths to extort eit.her souls or votes from
about fundamentalist theology, fundamentalist the star-struck masses,
evangelism and the whole fundamentalist fan-
dango of faith-healing, Jible-beating, and

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