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12- TheMichigan Daiy Summer Weekly - Wednesday, July 7,1993

CLOUDS
Condnued from page 11
Bachphilosophy. Butread"Abovethe
Clouds" to share a son's struggle to
understand the father who left him.
-Colleen Olle
Global Tyranny,...Step
by Step
William F Jasper
Western Islands
Oh,those wackyreactionaries!Just
when you thought communism was
dead, William F. Jasper, a member of
the John Birch Society, has found a
new threattothe American Way-the
UnitedNations.In "Global Tyranny...
Step by Step: The United Nations and
theEmergingNewWorldOrder,"Jas-

per attempts to reveal the United Na-
tions' sinister conspiracy to rule the
world.
Jasper is a right-wing ideologue,
not a conspiracy theorist. "Global"
lacks the careful, subtle approach
needed to fully expose such a con-
spiracy and, more importantly, ex-
plain why it exists. If you do not al-
ready believe in what Jasper says,
"Global" may not convince you.
Forexample,Jaspercomplainsthat
theUnitedNationshasbeen afront for
communistagentssinceitscreationin
1945. But is communism still a threat
after the apparent fall of the Soviet
Union? Jasper cites "New Lies for
Old," a book written in 1984 by a
KGB defector who wams that the
apparent "liberalization" of the

U.S.S.R.andEasternEuropeismerely
a "strategic deception"meant to dupe
the kind-hearted, giving West. Inter-
estingly, the anti-communist Jasper
believes a communist source when it
advances his belief that communism
is still dangerous. Jasper is oblivious
to the fact that the KGB often sends
phony "defectors" to provide false
information to the West, andif there's
anyone who would want to stop the
liberalizationoftheU.S.S.R.,itwould
be the totalitarians in the KGB.
Jasper also does not sufficiently
explain the strange alliance between
communists and Western "Establish-
ment Insiders." Many of these Insid-
ers belong to the Council on Foreign
Relations (CFR), a group that advo-
cates world government. While Jas-

per criticizes the CFR's totalitarian,
communistic goals, he fails to explain
why individuals like George Bush and
Bill Clinton belong to this organiza-
tion.In fact,many arch-capitalists sup-
portone-worldcauses.Jasper assumes
that many of these capitalists are com-
munists-in-disguiseanassertionwhich
he never proves. He ignores the possi-
bility that these internationalists really
want to establish a capitalist world
market. But if that were true, Jasper
would have to criticize the American
institutionofcapitalism,andthatwould
be impossible for this ultra-patriot.
Jasper's solution to the United Na-
tions menace is equally simplistic. He
parrots the John Birch Society's slo-
gan, "Get USoutl"Unfortunately,even
if Americans do awake from their

"slumber" and really do get the U.S.
out of the United Nations, evil CFR
members will still control the U.S.
govemment and its foreign policy, a
problem which Jasper himself de-
scribes. Jasper does not say how we
freedom-loving Americans should ex-
pel these CFR puppets from our be-
loved democracy.
A conspiracy within the United
Nationstoestablishglobaltyranny may
indeedexist, butJasperfails toprove it.
He is content to focuson the surface, on
an alleged conspiracy that suits his
own political ends. In doing so, he
overlooks the more insidious, more
uncomfortable conspiracies that may
lie undemeath. Jasper cannot separate
his ideology fromasearch for the truth.
-Oliver Giancola

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WHOWHATWHEREWHEN

Sex, Madness and
John Cusack
The glorious Michigan Theater is
offeringastringoflushmoviesforthe
sensualist, the romantic, the thrill-
seeker in us all. In case you missed its
all-too-briefrunatShowcase,Vincent
Ward's "Map of the Human Heart"
retums this week, full of epic gran-

deur.Starring the great Anne Parillaud
("LaFemmeNikita"),aswellasPatrick
Bergin ("Sleeping with the Enemy,"
"Mountains on the Moon") and Jason
Scott Lee ("Dragon: The Bruce Lee
Story"), "Map" tells the story of a
British mapmaker and the doomed ro-
mance between a French-Canadian
woman (Parillaud) and an Inuit Es-
kimo (Lee). The story is set during the
WWII era and promises excitement,

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drama and passion. For those of you
who have seen the previews at the
Michigan, that is John Cusack (a far
cry from "One Crazy Summer") as the
mapmaker. Reason enough to go.
Ifthatdoesn'tsetyourpulseracing,
how'bout the NC-17literary flesh fest,
"Wide Sargasso Sea"? No, this is not
the story of one girl's erotic journey
from Milan to Minsk. Instead, this is a
film adaptation of the searing Jean
Rhys' novel of the same name.
Rhys' work posed the question of
what it was that drove Rochester's
wife mad in Charlotte Bronte's gothic
standard, "Jane Eyre." The story is set
in 1840s Jamaica, where we meetthe
young Mrs. Rochester-to-be and wit-
ness her tempestuous courtship by
Rochester. "Wide Sargasso Sea" is
directed by John Duigan, of "Flirting"
fame, and stars Karia Lombard, who
now can be seen (six-cineplex-shows-
a-day) dallying on the beach with
America's Sweetheart in "The Firm."
"Sea" can be seen at the State Theater
and the Michigan, leaving you with no
excuse not to indulge.
If your tastesrun more towards the
bizarre, catch "Fellini's Intervista."
Directed by the perennially-great Ital-

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"Amacord"), "Intervista" takes the
tone of a documentary about the di-
rector, winding us through the famed
movie sets where themasterhonedhis
craft. But the film brims over with
strange magic and the faces of his

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greatest stars, Anita Ekberg and
Marcello Mastroianni. Even if you've
never seen a Fellini film, check it out;
it could serve asa good primer for the,
work of one of cinema's true masters.
And for details about show times,
call 668-8397, or, for "Wide Sargasso
Sea" at the State, call 994-4025.
The Mel Mantra
The Velvet Fog is back. That's
right - this weekend the melodious
master of mood music, Mel Torne,
closes out the Ann Arbor Summer
Festival in classy style. Mel, whose
son Tracy wrote the zippy "Fire in the
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