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Array the Ubyssey
Blaspheming since 1918     Vancouver, B.C., Friday, March 22, 1991
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Vol 73, No 46
Daycare subject of hostile take-over
by M. Maenling
With the university cracking down on 12 autonomous,
parent-managed day-care societies operating under the umbrella of the UBC Childcare
Society (UCS), the future of cooperative daycare on campus is
in doubt.
The university issued an
eviction notice to UCS on March
8, which stated that UCS will
be required to leave by the end
of June if they do not sign over
their decision-making powers to
the administration.
UBC suggested 15 months
ago that UCS consolidate into
one decision making body. This,
however, proved unfeasible due
to conflicting mandates among
the societies. UCS representatives said that even if they had
consolidated, there is no guarantee that the university would
not attempt a take over at a
later date.
Chris Taylor, president of
UCS, said, "The university is
going to be taking over
operations...the eviction is just
a legal term used for the present
societies to disband and vacate
the premises in name only.
"The important thing is to
ensure people that children are
not going to suddenly be without childcare," Taylor said. He
added that the university would
be responsible for fees and "it
would be a great embarrassment to have good quality
childcare on campus that is inaccessible to students."
A meeting was held
Wednesday evening between
parents and representatives of
UCS and a UBC delegation
headed by vice-president K.D.
Srivastava and director of student housing and conferences,
Mary Risebrough.
UBC has pledged to keep
fees comparable, but not necessarily equivalent, to current
rates for the next two years,
according to Taylor. However,
parents of children at UCS believe the rates will probably
increase because the university plans to use unionized
labour to provide janitorial and
administrative duties. Currently, these tasks
are performed by parents on a
volunteer basis.
Pat Barber, a student with
two children in daycare, said,
"I'm not crazy about cleaning
floors and administration duties, but I'd gladly do them if
that is the price of having control over the environment of
my child."
Barber said he prefers to
keep the autonomy the centre
has now and is afraid the services will change. He said the
societies may be forced to move
to a new location to safeguard
their autonomy. "Some centres
have existed for 20 years with
no problems, thank you very
much."
Throughout Wednesday's
meeting, Srivastava avoided
giving specific answers when
queried by concerned parents.
"Unless the university did
not have commitment to
daycare we would not have
preserved this piece of land for
daycare," Srivastava said.
"I have good intentions,"
he reassured the audience, but
sometimes "the path to hell is
paved with good intentions."
One issue raised was the
future of Little Goslings infant
care. A parent asked if it might
be subsidized by UBC but
Srivastava remained evasive.
The major reason cited by
the university in justifying its
proposed take over was that it
did not want to deal with 12
separate societies. Barber,
however, did not accept that
argument.
"Well, what's the big problem? UBC administration deals
with 30,000 separate students
every day," Barber said. He
pointed out that, with an anticipated high rate of faculty
turnover in the next five years,
the university needs perks like
daycare facilities to attract
junior faculty.
At present, UCS childcare
gives priority to students, then
faculty, staff, and the community. Barber said that as a
parent he is afraid these priorities will change with the
university controlling UCS.
Taylor agreed and said,
"The need is there; accessibility is the question."
Child takes out frustrations on toy.
FILE PHOTO
Ombuds short of full backing
by Mark Nielsen
Auni versity ombuds office was
approved in principle at the UBC
Senate meeting Wednesday night
but members want more details
before giving it a final go-ahead.
Senate members argued that
without terms of reference and a
Former UBC student working to
save Bowron Lakes from logging
by Kathryn Weller
High elevation logging in the
central interior of BC is threatening the integrity of Bowron lake
Provincial Park near Quesnel, BC.
Doug Radies, a 27 year old
UBC physical education graduate, has been researching and
campaigning to see the boundaries
of the Bowron Lake Provincial
Park be expanded to join Wells
Gray Park.
"There are too many mills and
not enough timber in the central
interior of British Columbia. Over
cutting and competition forces
forest companies to move into high
elevation forest which until now
were considered too expensive to
log," reads a pamphlet published
by Radies.
Radies said he would like to
see the entire system preserved
because the present boundaries
make very little sense. "[It is like]
having a body with no arms and
no legs."
The boundaries ofthe 120,000
hectare park were created as a
political trade-off when a scaled
down Hamber Park on the BC/
Alberta border was formed. Radies
said it was ludicrous to create
boundaries for political expediency
rather than for sound environmental reasons.
Furthermore, the success rate
for replanting at this elevation are
abysmal. According to Radies,
"high elevation spruce plantations
regenerate with only 25 per cent
success rates."   ■
At these elevations, the harsh
climate affords little room for new
growth but moreover, soil erosion
and siltation of waterways exacerbate problems.
Cariboo herds in the area* are
also in danger because their migratory patterns are being interrupted by excessive clearcutting.
Radies said that according to
a forest ministry study by Dale
Seip, the Cariboo herds in the
Quesnel highlands are being wiped
out.
He added that the only way
the Cariboo will survive will be
through the use of selective log
ging practices.
As for Radies' personal goals,
"I guess that to some degree my
reasons for doing this are personal and selfish. My intention is
to eventually move to the Bowron
area and establish an outdoor
education programme. But there
is no use in moving in there if they
are going to cut everything around
you."
Radies has been touring BC,
accompaniedby 19 year old Ocean
Hellman, giving free slideshows
followed by discussions on the
topic.
Their tour is scheduled to cul -
minate in Vancouver on March 22
when they will give a final slide-
show at Kitsilano Secondary
School at 7:30 pm.
"I'm doing this now because
in a couple of years it will be too
late," Radies said. "We're asking
for proper indentification of park's
boundaries. As it now stands, we
partially identify wilderness reserves only to find an unbridled
industry pushing towards the
boundaries of these reserves."
set of policies, they do not have a
clear enough picture of what an
university ombuds office would entail.
"How can we approve something th at has not been defined and
is without jurisdiction?," asked Peter Burns, dean of law.
In giving tentative support,
Senate backed the formation of an
ombuds advisory committee—representing the Board of Governors,
the Senate and the AMS—and
asked it to come back with terms of
reference and an initial set of policies.
Additionally, Senate resolved
that the office be established, be
jointly supported by the university
and the AMS and restrict its clients
to students.
It turned downarecommenda-
tion to evaluate the new ombuds
office in its third operating year,
because it will take at least a year to
set up, meaning that the office will
have actually been in operation for
only two years.
The recommendations were
drawn up by the academic policy
committee. Committee chair Paul
Tees said 12 other universities that
already had an ombuds office were
consulted.
Studentrep-at-large Orvin Lau
said the move will not mean the
senate will finally get a say on what
form the ombuds office will take.
"Anything like that will still
have to get approval from the AMS
and. the Board of Governors as well
as the Senate," Lau said.
Tees said the Senate appointments committee will name the
senate representative to the ombuds
advisory committee. He speculated
that with the advisory committee
not yet fully in place, it will take
until next September for the terms
of reference to be established.
AMS students council approved unanimously a week ago
(March 13) the proposal put forward by the Senate's academic
policy committee.
Senate narrowly voted down
tabling the motion during its debate, something former AMS
ombudsperson Carole Forsythe said
would have set back the process
significantly.
"If they tabled it, my god, how
long would it take before they got
around to it?," she said.
Forsythe, whose term ended
earlier this month, said the outcome showed the Senate is behind
the idea, but predicted more debate
when more details are presented.
"When they see the terms of
reference they'll see the potential
for how far reaching an
ombudsperson really can be," she
said.
Forsythe said a university
ombudsperson would be a major
improvement over the present situation.
"At this point, there is an AMS
ombuds, but there are strengths
and weaknesses," she said.
"A university ombudsperson
would be a full-time job. It wouldbe
recognized by the university; they
would know their responsibilities
and be able to do a much better job
in the long term.
"The AMS ombudsoffice does a
good job in the short term—it can
work on individual problems. But a
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2/THE UBYSSEY
March 22,1991 NEWS
Campus struck by annual joke accident
by Nadene Rehnby
An alcohol related pile-up outside of the UBC bookstore
Wednesday noon caused the
"death" of one person and "serious
injury" to another.
More than 500 students
watched emergency services descend on campus in response to the
mock car accident, an event put on
by Counterattack-UBC.
"You've got to be really stupid
if you don't get some sort of message from thi s," sai d Arlette Blake,
a UBC student who witnessed the
accident scene.
The incident, intended as a
graphic display ofthe conse quences
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Senate shorts
by Mark Nielsen
Senate race rules tightened
Ignorance is no longer a plea
for candidates breaking senate
election rules after the UBC senate decided on Wednesday night
that nominees will have to sign a
statement saying they agree to
abide by campaign regulations.
The move was in response to
complaints filed with the senate
elections committee over election
posters put up after the deadline
for campaigning had passed. All
of the offenders said they were
unaware ofthe deadline.
Complaints were also filed
with the senate elections committee after The Ubyssey misplaced a
photo and part of a statementinits
election supplement, and after
some were not notified of an all-
candidates meeting.
The committee recommended
that the election results stand because "none of the irregularities
materially affected the results."
Monday holidays stand
Nothing can be done about the
instruction time lost because of
Monday holidays, a senate task
force has concluded.
The task force, which sent
questionnaires out to campus
faculties, found no practical
university-wide solution, and
recommended that faculties,
schools and departments address
the problem on an individual
basis.
The task force rejected extending the term into afourteenth
week because of the need for an
exam period long enough to properly accommodate the increasing
number of December final exams.
There will be three Monday
holidays in the first term of the
next winter session.
of drinking and driving, kept the
crowd engrossed in a massive response that included ambulance,
fire, RCMP, and coroner's services.
Onlookers were also provided with
a demonstration ofthe "jaws oflife"
as injured passengers were removed
from the wrecked vehicles.
Larry Campbell, Vancouver
regional coroner, said he was
pleased with the turnout and that
the scenario went very well.
"Awareness programs such as this
have made it socially unacceptable
[to drink and drive]," he said.
Campbell said the coroner's
service has seen a decline in alcohol-related accidents because of
increased awareness, but added,
"Even one is too many."
Leigh Dustan, another stu
dent who witnessed the event, said
that while the mock accident could
be helpful, the problem lies with
people's attitudes. "That people
shouldn't drink and drive is common knowledge," she said. "But
people still think 'it will never happen to me."
RCMP constable Christine
Dinham-Jones said the accident
was a typical scene of a fatality
accident. "Those injuries are very
likely with an accident involving
an impaired driver," she said.
Dinham Jones said she feels
awareness-raising efforts have had
an effect on attitudes. "People are
putting an effort into alternatives
such as public transit, taxis, designated drivers or calling a friend
or parents."
Beach boundary bingo
by Sharon Lindores
Th e future ofWreck Beach
will come into question again
at a public meeting Sunday
March 24.
The Wreck Beach Task
Force, which represents seven
interest groups and is chaired
by the Vancouver Parks Department, will present their
recommendations at the
meeting.
Judy Williams, chairperson ofthe Wreck Beach Preservation Society said This is
a chance to have a say in the
future ofthe beach and a show
of unity." The WBPS is one of
the groups represented on the
task force.
"We love Wreck Beach—7
it is a place of peace, joy and
humanity," Williams said. "We
will show the politicians that
we are not going away no matter what the season is."
"We hammered out the
issues and came out with a
good feeling," she said.
The task force will make
ten recommendations in all,
covering a variety of subjects
from law enforcement to vegetation management. Important issues to be discussed are
the areas which will remain
clothing-optional and access
to the beach. Responses to
these subjects will aid in the
planning process.
Vancouver Parks spokesperson, Gordon Smith, said,
"This information will be used
to develop a management
plan, which I hope will be out
by the end of April.
This will outline what we
are working towards through
the summer. The plan will be
finalized in the fall," he said.
The public meeting will
be held 2pm Sunday at Lord
Byng Secondary School Auditorium.
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PROGRAMMING his first
season with the Vancouver
Symphony Orchestra was like
going to a restaurant for the first
time, being very hungry, and
wanting to eat everything on the
menu said VSO's new music
director Sergiu Comissiona.
The VSO held an opulent
press conference at the Hotel
Vancouver to announce their
1991-92 season last Wednesday.
Comissiona was the centre of
attention as he guided the
mostly partisan crowd through a
polished slide presentation
outlining the musical highlights
of next season.
The 1991-92 season promises a little of everything, from
choral works by Verdi and
Mozart to an evening with song-
and-dance trio Manhattan
Rhythm Kings. Considering the
diverse programming and the
guest artists, it should be an
agreeable season for everyone
except embittered music critics.
The VSO has stated in the
past that young people are
important to the future of
classical music in Vancouver, yet
has made little effort to attract
younger audiences.
However, for those of you
who have children or those of you
who just act like children, the
Kids' Koncerts will feature
larger-than-life puppets and
Garfield and his faithful sidekick
Odie. Wow.
Next year's season includes
a special concert with Pinchas
Zukerman (whom the maestro
kept referring to as "Pinky") who
will perform the Beethoven
Violin Concerto in D major.
Zukerman will also play the viola
for Berlioz's Harold in Italy.
Japanese violinist Midori,
who at the age of 20 is one ofthe
most promising and exciting
violinists today, will make her
debut with the VSO.
Also returning to Vancouver
will be Nadja Salerno-
Sonnenberg, a young soloist who
is as innovative as Midori is
technically skilled.
Local talents Jon Kimura
Parker (UBC alumni) and Corey
Cerovsek are included in the
VSO season. North Shore native
Cerovsek will perform Bruch's
Violin Concerto No.2 at the gala
opening concert in October.
The upcoming season is only
a slight departure from the
programming of the past. It's
more like going to your favourite
restaurant and ordering something you don't usually have, like
goulash. The experience is fresh
yet somehow familiar.
The VSO offers substantial
discounts to both students and
seniors on series subscriptions as
well as on single tickets.
Looking dapper in a navy
blazer and a striped shirt with a
bold print tie, the internationally
recognized maestro demonstrated that his skills on the
podium compliment his public
relations skills. His easy-going
manner cut through the usually
stuffy atmosphere associated
with the symphony and made
this maestro seem almost
accessible.
Kinetic drums
by Effie Pow
o
by Matthew Johnson
DISASTER is fun.
When an evening that
should be the greatest of one's
life turns out to be the worst,
people laugh and smile, and
enjoy another's ruin. Ill put it to
you this way. It all starts with a
blown main fuse. The rest, as
they say, is comedy.
Black Comedy is Peter
Shaffer's lighthearted look at
darkness, light, deceit,
knowledge, sex, trauma, and
love lost and found.
THEATRE
Black Comedy
Douglas College
Theatre Dept.
March 22-23
Director Drew Young
unfolds a web of conflict with
skill. As the characters are left to
fend for themselves, on the
darkest night of their lives,
(-DAIKO, shamisen, shinobue,«
and chappa hand cymbals are
all instruments used by the Kodo
performing company in their
recentVancouver show.
MUSIC
Kodo
The Orpheum
March 16	
Kodo played 11 pieces, most of
them traditional songs of fishers,
farmers, and festivals. The group
centres their performance on the
taiko (traditional Japanese drum),
but uses a variety of instruments.
The most impressive of the drums,
the 900-pound O-daiko, is carved
from a single tree, mounted on a .
platform and played by two men.
In one ofthe first pieces, seven
drummers linedthe stage, each with
small roped drum (shime-daiko), for
a powerful piece called Monochrome.
Exercising formidable control, the
drummers' soft tapping grew to a
sharp forceful pitch similar to the
sound of angry hornets in one's ears.
The oscillating waves of sound
captivated the audience.
Kodo's style ranged between
dramatic and animated. The group
opened the set with a sedate
composure, but other pieces showed
the lighter side of their powerful
technique. Some traditional songs
featured drumming that was similar to playful banter between friends.
Power seems to be the key word
to describe Kodo. The group's energy and force indicates their discipline, and the performers' warm
smiles measure their dedication to*
music.
Darkness, drama,;
Young keeps the audience
laughing and smiling with
superb blocking, wonderful
groping, and a healthy dose of
slapstick.
Bob Frazer is excellent in
the lead role of Brindsley Miller.
He vocally and physically shines
as Brindsley rapidly deteriorates
into the blackness of his two
vices: deceit and self-pity.
Equally enthralling are the
performances of Suzanne Taylor
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March 22,1991 Robert Cray on Ms way to another broken string
PAUL GORDON PHOTO
Weeping guitars cry the blues
by Paul Gordon
IT was an evening of unbridled blues as Robert Cray
commanded the spotlight with a
display of soul that fused
howling vocals with scorching
guitar.
MUSIC
Robert Cray and the
Memphis Horns
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
March 17
Throughout the night,
Cray's playing style varied from
the severe to the sublime. There
were times he unleashed his
I improvisational skills in rippling
j exchanges between roaring
I chords and ecstatic floods of
individually executed notes. In
other moments, Cray slowed to
emphasize the sparse and well-
placed lonely tones.
During the fiercely dealt
solos, Cray managed to rupture
six (yes, six) guitar strings which
cued a roadie to rush onstage
each time to receive the wounded
instrument and provide a new
one. Backed by a competent
entourage, Cray waited
assuredly for the next rotating
guitar while his band
comfortably slid into neutral.
To compliment the intensity
of his guitar, Cray exhibited a
wide and dynamic vocal range.
When lyrics were not called for,
Cray growled and grunted his
way through energetic riffs while
exhibiting the emotion ofthe
music in contorted facial
expressions.
Bassist Richard Cousins
styled across the stage while
effortlessly setting the pace for
the band to follow. Rhythm
guitarist Tim Kaihatsu lacked
stage presence, yet ripped out a
cluster of clearly refined solos
that momentarily taunted the
talents of Cray's, and provided a
handful of spice to the performance. Keyboard player Jimmy
Pugh and drummer Kevin Hayes
traded sly rhythms throughout
the night while trumpet player
Wayne Jackson and saxophonist
Andrew Love completed the
powerhouse sound of the Memphis Horns.
love lost and found
and Paula Hutton in the roles of
Brindsley's new and ex-lovers.
Carol, the new lover, is a
conniving, manipulative,
insecure woman with a heart of
gold—tarnished gold. Clea, on
the other hand, is a witty, clever,
strong woman who does not
tolerate Brindsley's
self-perpetuated weaknesses.
Watching these three play
off each other is simply electric.
Sparks fly in all directions. The
women alternately torment and
love Brindsley. Brindsley is able
to hold his own against the two
women, as they kiss him in one
scene, and cut him down in
another.
The supporting cast,
especially Steve Park as Harold
Gorringe, keeps the action
moving at a hilarious pace, and
the laughs flow at the same rate.
Karen Bright's set is
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and decorated in bright colours,
it provides a light and
background for the "darkness" of
the show. The play is worth
seeing for the set alone.
The lights go out, the
comedy is black, but the
production shines as truly
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Quality Daycare
Threatened
The administration has decided to wrest power from
yet another successful, autonomous venture run by the
greater university community. Daycare, as insufficient as
it is, will soon be taken over by the administration under
the guise of "streamlining" the system.
How it will affect the students, staff and faculty who
utilize this vital service is of little importance to the powers
that be. Money matters.
The facts, as cloudy as they may be, point to
unaffordable daycare with far too few spots for far too many
children.
The daycare system in place at UBC has been developed by parents, for parents. As it is, many students
existing on student loans cannot afford childcare. As it is
the price tag is not low. If many ofthe volunteers who help
operate the centres are replaced with paid staff, the cost
will easily leap out of the reach of the parents who have
operated the centres for twenty years.
Presently, the daycare facilities are run co-operatively. The parents who pay have a say in how they are run.
The centres are staffed in part by volunteers, which makes
them at least reasonably accessible.
These volunteer staff members will no doubt be replaced by paid employees. This will increase costs to the
consumers, the parents. Students, who already have a
heavy enough economic load, will be further burdened.
More importantly, the parents will lose control ofthe
care of their own children. Under any new system, it is very
unlikely that the parents will have control oyer the day-today well being of their children. One of the major advantages ofthe current system is that parents do not have to
give up the right to decide what is good for their children in
order to pursue an education.
Students should not be punished for being parents.
It will certainly reflect well on Strangway if he can
offer a greater number of daycare spots to young new
professors interested in coming to UBC. Profs deserve
access to daycare, yes, but not at the expense oflow income
students whose needs are as great but means are more
restriced.
If the administration is interested in doing something
about daycare, it could look into increasing the number of
spots for children on campus, rather than tampering with
what has been working well for twenty years. Parents are
happy with the way the daycare system is operating right
now. The will ofthe parents should be taken into account
rather than administrative control being imposed from
above.
The administration has been making several heavy-
handed moves on the campus, including taking the Cheese
from the Engineers, taking over the management of the
aquatic centre, and are making moves on International
House.
When things are working, there's nothing to fix. And
any meddling will only create problems not solutions.
theUbyssey
March 22, 1991
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Whirling, twirling, floating about as the spirit of
the first day of spring filled the soul of M. Maenling.
Rebecca Bishop soared through the night mist, crowned
with a garland of apple blossoms gleefully tossed by
David Loh. Colin Maycock made a comment about the
rain as Paauuulah Gordon inhaled the sweet fragrance
of the world's rebirth. Nadene Rehnby brought the
turntables, as Mark Nielsen comprised sonnets of joy for
Elaine Griffith—they were in perfect scansion, she
checked. Paul Dayson grinned, Martin Chester gulped,
and Johanna Wickie grinded, the power of youth fending
off the evil plotting of Those Lovely Pit Security Guards,
the keepers ofthe icicle. Michael Booth sighed heavily at
lost love—ice hockey. The birds returned, and Kathryn
Weiler sang a duet of laughter with Matthew Johnson,
until he was so off key that The honourable "Wild Bill"
Vandee Z proclaimedpublicly that it was not his fault, he
would be cleared of all wrongdoing, and that he would
win the next election, when and if he ever calls it. Don
Mah, the giving soul ofthe Ubyssey, spread sunshine in
the hearts of all while Roger Kanno sang a childhood
nonsense song, Sharon Lindores joined in, not knowing
the words. Ernie the minstrel strummed the gentle
wind, Tigger Johnson tried singing again until Yukie
Kurahashi distracted him with a smile. Effie Pow rested
in the grass with soothing poetry, and Sam Green talked
with the animals, getting in tune with what's really
going on in the world—the cycle of life.
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Letters
Setting the
record straight
In his response (March
12) to my letter (March 5),
Mr. Champion accused me
of selective quotation and
blatant misrepresentation.
I take issue with his letter
as being both offensive and
incorrect. In writing his response, Mr. Champion did
not do his homework well.
Some of the points that I
take issue with are:
1) Mr. Champion
claims that, according to Le
Monde, Rabin's statement
in which he stated that
president Nasser of Egypt
did not want war was, "on
May 14, a full three weeks"
before the June 1967 war.
He is wrong. Nowhere in
the article did Le Monde
state that. In fact, in the
third paragraph of the article, it is stated that the
interview iwth Mr. Rabin
was made a few days before
the February 29, 1968 date
of the article. ("Le general
Itshak Rabin, ancien chef
de l'etat-major israelien,
interviewe par Eric Rouleau
il y a quelques jours, lors de
son passage a Paris ..."Le
Monde, Feb. 29, 1968.) It
was on May 14 that Mr.
Nasser sent the two divisions to Sinai—two days
after Mr. Rabin made another statement in which
he stated that Israel should
overthrow the government
of Syria because of its support for the Palestinian
"fedayin."
2) Concerning Mr.
Begin's statement in the
Aug. 21 1982 edition ofthe
New York Times, in which
Begin stated that, "the
Egyptian army concentrations in the Sinai approaches did not prove that
Nasser was about to attack"
Israel and that it was Israel
who attacked, I fail to see
Mr. Champion's point. He
claims that I did not quote
all of Begin's statement. On
the contrary, I quoted a
whole paragraph from the
Times. It is true that in the
next paragraph Mr. Begin
states that, "This was a war
of self-defense in the noblest
sense of the term."   This
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statement is subjective and
is not a fact. The paragraph
about the attack on Egypt
was based on facts, not on
some flawed "moral" judgement. (Mind you, Hitler
thought that hi s war agai nst
the world was moral too.)
So the new sentence does
not alter or weaken anything that was in the quote
I originally provided.
I hope that Mr. Champion does me the courtesy of
getting his "facts" straight
before continuinghis assassination attempt on my
character. I would further
hope that he and interested
students go to the library to
check the facts for themselves. The call number for
the New York Times is AW1
R 42. The article is on page
6 of the Aug. 21, 1982 edition. The call number for Le
Monde is AWl R3375. The
article is on the first and
fourth pages ofthe Feb. 29,
1968 edition. Another good
reference is Vantage Point,
by Lyndon Johnson, former
president of the United
States.
The only point that is
worth debating in Mr.
Champion's letter is the
"helpful" bellicose statements made by some Arab
leaders concerning Israel.
To understand why these
statements were made, I
would suggest that Mr.
Champion and others who
are interested in the Middle
East study the Arab world
at that time. They will find
it was an era when people
were trying to justify their
defeats. One of the most
popular excuses was the
theory that there were traitors within. That was why
no leader could afford to
sound soft on Israel, otherwise he would have been
labelled as traitor. These
statements were made before, during, and after the
war. The Israeli government
understood this well.
In conclusion, I recommend that before anybody
passes a hasty decision on
the Middle East, they should
exert some effort learning
about it.
Rafeh Hulays
Graduate studies
Please no more
Rand letters
This letter is addressed to
all who read Chris von
Bormann's "Perspective" in
The Ubyssey of Tuesday,
March 19 in which she attacked Ayn Rand, her philosophy of Objectivism, and
UBC Students of Objectivism. Bormann does not deserve the dignity that addressing her personally
would provide. Her letter
was composed of nothing but
cheap and untrue attacks
that might best be described
as childish. Hopefully, readers are intelligent enough to
recognize her allusions to
pornography and pedophila
as impish mudslinging.
However, some of her more
concrete comments do require
response.
Bormann accused us of being fascist and philosophically related to Nietzsche and
Hitler. I don't know how
anyone could draw that conclusion considering that Objectivism holds that the
intiation of force is the most
fundamental evil that can be
committed towards other
people and that the ONLY
function of government is to
retaliate against force, NOT
to initiate its use as under
fascism (or socialism, communism, etc.). This accusation becomes bizarre when
one considers that Leonard
Peikoff, a prominent Objec-
tivist philosopher, wrote an
entire book (The Ominous
Parallels) attacking the
philosophical roots ofNazdsm,
including those of Nietzsche,
and identifying their prevalence in today's intellectual
and cultural scene. Here is a
quote from from a speech that
Hitler delivered on Oct. 7,
1933, "It is thus necessary
that the individual should
finally come to realize that
his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the
existence ofthe nation; that
the position of the individual
ego is conditioned solely by
the interests ofthe nation as
a whole ... that above all the
unity of a nation's spirit and
will are worth far more than
the freedom ofthe spirit and
will of an individual...." For
someone who abhors
Objectivism's ethics of egoism, I think Chris Bormann
mightbe well advisedtoread
Mein Kampf.
Bormann scoffs at our admiration of industrialists,
lawyers, doctors, and architects. First, her list is incomplete. I admire scientists,
administrators, engineers,
managers, and many others.
I admire and respect people
who use their minds to gain
knowledge and then apply it
to producing the values that
human life and happiness
require. I admire them because they are independent,
productive, and whether
Chris Bormann sees it or not,
because they are the productive force which makes the
wealth, superior standards
of living, and higher life expectancies in free nations
possible. For these virtues,
they have received nothing
but government spawned
shackles and hatred such as
Bormann exhibits. If she does
not consider these men and
women virtuous, I shudder
to think of what she does.
Bormann's attitude seems to
be that it is scandalous that
someone would advocate reason as an absolute, the pursuit
of rational, selfish values (egoism), a political system based
on man's right to exist (capitalism), or pride in one's own
moral worth. I will not allow
her to make me hold my belief
as guilt. I believe in Objectivism and am immensely proud
of that fact.
I wish I understood why
"intellectuals" of Chris
Bormann's persuasion
launch into hate driven, paper-thin, and fraudulent attacks at the mere mention of
Ayn Rand or Objectivism. I
only hope that others will
discover her ideas on their
own and judge forthemselves
instead of defaulting and accepting Bormann's clouded
view of reality. After all, as
Bormann points out, Ayn
Rand's works, both fiction and
non-fiction, are "extemely
accessible"inmost bookstores
or through UBC Students of
Objectivism.
Kevin Haidl
Science 2
Member: Students of
Objectivism
6/THE UBYSSEY
March 22,1991 UTTIRS/OP^D
Listen with
your heart
During the four years
of the Gitksan and
Wet'suwet'en Land
Claims trial a young
whiteman from Hazel ton,
BC sat with Native people
silently drawing his observations of the Canadian justice system. Perhaps, after all the rhetoric and verbosity that has
gone on over this case,
you would consider publishing, rather than more
written comments, this
cartoon which he made in
1989. I think that in this
instance, a picture really
does say a thousand
words. The artist in Don
Monet. The idea for this
drawing is from
Gaxsbgabaxs (Gertie
Watson) or GWT
(Gitksan-Wet'suwet'en
Territory).
Lindy-Lou Flynn
Arts 4
Rand not
pornography
Dear Chris von Bormann, author
of "Objectionable Objectivists"
(The Ubyssey, March 19),
I am very surprised that a Fifth
Year Arts student could so easily
misrepresent the works of a highly
readable and understandable
philosopher, namely Ayn Rand. I
am not an Objectivist, Mr. von
Bormann, and I am certainly not
speaking on behalf of Mr. Lockitch
(I am quite sure he is capable of
defending himself), but I feel it is
necessary to correct what appear
to be errors of interpretation (and
even comprehension) which you
have made concerning Ms. Rand's
works.
You wrote that "the female
protagonists of her novels waited,
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breathless, to be dominated, raped,
by [Rand's] gods of industry and
money." I would have thought that
The Ubyssey's injunction against
publishing "factually incorrect"
material would have prevented
that sentence from being printed!
Have you ever read more than the
dust jacket of any book at all by
Ayn Rand? NONE of her female
characters act in any way similar
to that which you have described.
In fact, women are often the heroes
in her books: cases in point, Dagny
Taggart of Atlas Shrugged, Dominique Francon of The Foun-
tainhead, even Golden One (Gaea)
from Anthem.
Contrary to the belief held by
many who have never actually read
any of her books, Rand does not
worship industry. In fact, it is incorrect to say that she worships
anything. What she does ADMIRE,
though, is hard work and personal
success—you may have heard of
those things, Chris. Ayn Rand in
no way espoused fascism (which is
exactly the kind of collectivi sm she
opposed), nor did she support elitism. Why don't you take the time
to find these things out, Chris, and
maybe you'll realize that what
Rand DID support was individualism and human rights, not the
outlandish nightmares you have
attributed to her.
I imagine you thought you were
being amusing with your tale of
walking into a pornographic
bookshop, only to find Rand's books
there; truly, Mr. von Bormann, it
appears that you read little else
other than pornography—you certainly haven't read any Rand. I
guess pornography is, well...more
accessible to you, as it were.
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The Progressive Conservative
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stupid people to be lied to, manipulated, treated with contempt and
ignored, according to a non-partisan group circulating a petition in
SUB on Thursday.
Election Now was formed in
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single aim of putting pressure on
prime minister Brian Mulroney to
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"Since polling began, this
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public opinion] longer than any
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Mathews said that he was
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"I guess the CBC cuts did it. It
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Election Now currently has
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country. There are now Election
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The petition attracted a steady
The sign says it all.
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but many did so with private reservations.
"It seems a little fantastic,"
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