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New atures SEPTEMBER 1984 SEPTEMBER 1989 m dent Body




Jujitsu club teaches fitne
By Martha Parsons frontation."
Daily Northwestern Jujitsu, a martial art stressing fight-
Northwestern U. ing, uses throwing, hand and foot strik-

American media refuses to ask:
What do Chinese students want?

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By Brian Smith
Western Herald
Western Michigan U.
The U.S. media indicated the magni-
tude of the news of the Beijing uprising;
unfortunately, the complexity of the
events and what the students do and do
not want has been clouded by the media's
neglect to ask the students one question:
"What do you want?"
Of course, the answer might refute the
U.S. media's implications that the stu-
dents want Western-style liberal democ-
racy, complete with a complimentary
serving of supply-side capitalism.
This became evident on a CBS report.
After showing student sit-ins, CBS fol-
lowed up with a report about what young
Chinese want. The report focused on a
supposedly typical 12-year-old Chinese
boy and his family. And what did that
young boy desire in life?
He desired to manage a large factory
in which he would control lots of workers
and, of course, make lots of money.
The question of whether the majority
of those in Tiananmen Square were
crushed by tanks in order to control each
other and to make lots of money can be
left up to the survey takers.
But, it is questionable as to whether
the students, the community members
and military members who now support
them, are dying for a better cheeseburger
and the right to control several franchis-
es that make those cheeseburgers.
But because the protesters put up a
replica of the Statue of Liberty, this action
was interpreted as an attempt to be just
like us.
After all, doesn't everyone want to be
just like us?
Although we have some good charac-
teristics that other nations do not have,
this does not mean that we are the perfect
society for which others strive. Now that
Solidarity has gained power in Poland,

A student weeps while listening to an account of
the bloody suppression in Tiananmen Square.

democratically. And it would seem that
the same would hold for the Chinese
protesters, if and when they gain power.
Unfortunately, the U.S. media's
attempts to make the uprising appear a
pro-capitalist rally is only one misleading
aspect of their coverage.
The other was the result of their
neglect to reflect on how the U.S. govern-
ment has dealt with similar pro-democ-
racy movements at home.
China could take a few tips by looking
at U.S. history.
For instance, perhaps China's biggest
mistake is the manner in which they
have killed their protesters.
China needs to learn to shoot its stu-
dents in groups of four, as we did at Kent
State, and not 400. China needs to learn
to use dogs that look and act like Rin Tin
Tin on acid, not tanks that look like
Czechoslovakia in 1968.
China needs to learn to use a half-civil-
ian, half-military militia - a National
Guard - to quell protests, and not to call
out its main militia. Government
response can, thereby, be labeled police
action; and headlines mentioning civil
war are avoided.
China needs to learn to make the stu-
dent movement appear threatening by
infiltrating rallies with undercover offi-
cers who, through their violent acts,
make a protest appear violent.
The United States found this tactic
quite successful in making the Civil
Rights and anti-Vietnam War protests of
the 1960s appear violent.
China also needs to better control the
foreign media; international pressure
will then lessen.
But China is a naive, communist, total-
itarian nation - we are a smart, demo-
cratic, capitalist nation (with good
cheeseburgers and good cheeseburger
managers). That is why they want to be
like us.

Americans are about to be sent a shock.
Solidarity is not the Republican Party,
Polish style. It is still a socialist party,
and will govern as a socialist party - the
major difference being that it will govern

A sophomore at U. of Idaho, Erik Dague
enjoyed snowboarding in 60 degree tempera-
tures at Sun Valley Idaho.
wins $7,000
at nationals
By Aaron Ponce
. Lumberjack
Northern Arizona U.
A junior in physical education at
Northern Arizona U., Carla Dalpiaz,
won first place and $7,000 in cash and
prizes for her victory in the United States
National Snowboarding competition.
Dalpiaz also came in second for the
downhill and eighth in the half-pipe
trench used for tricks.
She started skiing when she was three
years old, and began racing for the North
American Ski Team at the age of six.
Dalpiaz skied for the U.S. National
team in 1985 and '86, but her skiing
career ended when she fell and hurt her
knee during the 1986 season. She was
out of school for a year, and could not
renew her scholarship at U. of Colorado.
In 1987, Dalpiaz began coaching the
Flagstaff Ski Team, learned to snow-
board and competed in her first snow-
boarding competition in 1988.
"Snowboardingis much more laid back
than skiing," Dalpiaz said. "Also the
training is not as hard."
Interstate mullet toss
draws college pride
from Fla., Alabama
By Staff Reporters
. Chanticleer
Jacksonville State U.
While mullet tossing is not a team
sport, college pride is on the line when
students from one school go up against
those from another.
Mullet, one-pound saltwater fish, were
hurled across the Alabama-Florida state
line as high as 170 feet in the air when
college students from throughout the
South competed for a world's record as
the Flora-Bama Lounge hosted the fifth
annual Interstate Mullet Toss and
Annual Great Gulf Coast Beach Party.
Lastyear's toss was wonby Steve King
of Pensacola, Fla., with a throw of 111
feet 7 inches.
During the preliminaries, with the
wind to his back, King tossed the salty
projectiles 170 feet and one-half inch.

Students' competitiveness in the class-
room may not extend onto the streets,
said Northwestern U. jujitsu instructor
John Lewis, indicating that students
need to learn tactics to survive physical
Teaching students mental toughness
and the will to succeed in a fight is the
most difficult aspect of fighting for Lewis
to teach, he said at a jujitsu demonstra-
tion at Northwestern U.
"The will to survive-emotional tough-
ness - is something you're born with,"
he said.
"The goal and the only goal of this class
is to teach you how to survive a street con-

ing, grappling and even choking. Unlike
'The will to survive ... is some-
thing you're born with. The goal of
this class is to teach you how to sur-
vive a street confrontation."
- John Lewis,
jujitsu instructor
the more spiritual aikido and the compet-
itive judo, jujitsu is a practical art.
"I'm not interested in Oriental philos-
ophy," he said. "That won't help you on
the street."
Lewis, a black belt in jujitsu, is in his
12th year of unpaid teaching at
Northwestern U., and he has taught for

ss, survival
more than 22 years at other universities.
Diane Wallander, a 1987 Northwestern
U. graduate, said she joined the jujitsu
club her freshman year because she was
worried about campus rape.
"Karate is not going to help you with
someone who's serious," Wallander said.
Wallander is the first woman at
Northwestern U. to pursue a black belt.
"Jujitsu is not a function of strength,"
Lewis said. "The smallest woman in the
class can do it."
Sophomore John McKissack said he
attended the demonstration because he
was looking for a group to help him get
in shape.
But McKissack was not sure he would
join the club."It seems like there's a lot
of falling, he said, too much falling on

Peace activists' silence indicates
consent to Beijing totalitarianism

The men and women of the Army National For additional information on how to continue

By Mat Gleason
. University Times
California State U., Los Angeles
We have watched President Bush impose sanctions on the
Chinese governmentthat were followed by calls, fromboth right
and left, for stiffer penalties. Every group associated with inter-
national causes from Amnesty International to The John Birch
Society, has spoken against these atrocities - except the peace
Tiananmen Square was the setting of the most deliberate and
heinous systematic violence in the past 40 years, yet the lack
of protests by non-Chinese Americans is not only appalling, it's
This question, this unabashed indifference immediately
reveals the wolf in sheep's clothing who has successfully hidden
from the press. The worldwide network of peace activists are
politically motivated, and their politics preclude certain gov-
ernments. Which governments are spared the "hit-list" treat-
ment? Illogically, it is the most repressive and brutal govern-
ments that are spared the wrath of peace demonstrations. In
addition, these lucky regimes are rarely democratically elected.
How convenient.
The peace activists' silence is an act of support for Beijing's
totalitarian regime. Their motives, disguised as concern for the

oppressed, are exposed. The Peace Movement is an anti-democ-
racy leftist faction that, while probably not an organized con-
spiracy, has stemmed the tide of democratization.
Nicaragua has no free press. How can the Peace Movement
uphold the myth that it holds free elections? Yet, when El
Salvador democratically elects a president, the Peace
Movement demands that we cut aid. They want us to cut off
aid to one ofthe few democracies in the world because a majority
of Salvadorians don't agree with their pseudomarxist views.
Next time a non-socialist, democratically eklcted government
supported by the U.S.A. is involved in violence against some
rebel faction or guerilla group, you can bet that we'll hear their
impassioned pleas.But they won't protest the Chinese govern-
ment's use of violence and suppression against pro-democracy
An activist told me, in the days when we were normalizing
our relationship with The Peoples's Republic of China, that
China was the closest approximation to pure communism ever.
I'm afraid that they may be realizing how true that is.
China has a limitless capacity to fascinate. But it is not
Disneyland.It is, as it has been since 1949, a Communist dicta-
torship held together by brute force.No one who knows China
should be surprised when its leaders turn to violence to pursue
theirpoliticalgoals. They have donefar worse before Tiananmen
Square - Former President Richard M. Nixon.


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