Pope John Paul II's recent visit to Ms native Poland had two obvious purposes: to see his countrymen and and stir their religious enthusiasm and to challenge the irov-ernroent.

The'Pope's concern for his people and religion in the Communist'state is the first involvement by a modem Pontiff in political or social affairs. He is not merely a stagnant symbol; today's head of the Catholic Church is using his potential influence in a way that can benefit mankind ,

•Tohn Paul's demands for the end of oppression of Catholicism and his defense of universal human rights have made the Soviet-backed government wary. \ religious fervor has swept the country (a phenomenon called "Papalmania" by one church official) which includes the Polish youth, who are the key to the future of all Communist states.

Because of this show of Church power, the government is desperately trying to downplay the whole affair. Tt has changed the Pope's agenda and forbidden him to visit very religious areas, all of which is designe to detract from the impact of the visit. In one case, party thugs stole bleachers which were to be used at one of the papal stops. The Polish Catholics (90°4 of the country's population) are unified in their religious excitation, however, and none of this has dampened their enthusiasm.

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1 n jrnre 1979


Religious freedom in Poland, though not endorsed by the government, is protected. This element, directed and utilized by the Pope, has permitted the mobilization of the people (something v/hich almost never occurs in Communist states) behind their faith. This freedom of expression, although limited to religious areas, has permitted the Pope, the most influential non-government figure in Poland, to speak out in defense of human rights and "attack the present state of Communism

This attack is not meant to bring about the destruction of Communism. The Pone sees it as criticism to help church-state relations in Poland. nhe Catholic Church and the faith peonle have in it is quite possibly the only way for the masses to voice opinions and bring about change in the oppressive society in which they live. Indeed, these events could be the building blocks of the withering away of the state as Marx predicted and the creation of a truly T'arxist societv,

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Madison Square Garden/New York City 7 May 1979

With the opening chords of "Sweet Little Rock N' Roller", the Ron Wood Band, a.k.a. The New Barbarians, had the capacity crowd of better than 18000 at the Garden on its feet. The group, fronted by Wood and partner in crime Keith Richard (the guitar tandem of the world's greatest rock and roll band, the Rolling Stones), featured fusion jazz star Stanley Clarke on bas Ziggy Modeliste, formerly of the Meters on drums, Ian McLagan, once part of the Paces with Wood and now an occasional keyboardist for the Stones, and Bobby Keys, a longtime accompanist for the Stones, on sax.

The set consisted of material from Wood's three solo albums, an oldie or two, and several Stones songs (including "Love in Vain" and "Honky Tonk Women"). The highlights of the show included "Seven Days" and "Burled Alive" from "Gimme Some Meek", Wood's new album. Also outstanding were the bass solo by Clarke, Keith's rendition of "Before They Make Me Run", and perhaps the ultimate moment in rock and roll, "Jumpin' Jack Plash", which was the encore. It would be virtually impossible to pinpoint any one part of the show as the highlight, for it was on the whole a success. It was worth the thirteen bucks to get in; the collection of rock n' rollers played so well as a unit that thoughts of the Stones flashed in this writer's mind during the show,

Although nonn of the superstars who were rumored to appear showed up {the likes of Jagger, Watts, Wyman, Townshend, Dylan, Young, etc.), there was no doubt in my mind that the 3how rated ah A+. If I had to find a fault in the performance, it would have been that the group did not have a lead vocalist, although Wood and Richard did an admirable job sharing the vocals. Overall, the performance was a memorable one; the New Barbarians epitomize the rock and roll band.

Paul Williams, The Midnight Rambler

^hcre is no conflict between the individual and the social instincts, any nore than there is between the he«irt and the lungs; one is the'rece*-ptacle of a precious life essence, tht other, the repository of the elev ment that keeps thet. essence pure and strong. The individual is the heart of society, conserving the ossence of social life; society is the lungs which are distributing the element to keep the life essence—that is, the individual—pure and strong.

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In a society where those who always work never have anything, while those who never work enjoy everything solidarity of interests is non-oxirt-ent; hence social harmony is but a myth.




After the collapse of Nev/ Harmony Warren purchased "between 700 and 800 acres on long Island where the communuty moved and founded Modern Times. One visitor described the community: Broad avenues, tree-shaded streets, pretty cottages,., ,,,formed the outward appearance...The occupants were honest, industrious, and had learned to mind their own business, while readily cooperating with their neighbors for mutual advantage. They were free from sectarian dissensions, courts of law, policemen, jails, rum shops, prostitutes and crime. No one acquired wealth save by his own industry.

This may seem strange to some since the community was based on "Equitable Commerce" and "Indivual Sovereignty". Equitable commerce occurs when an indivual issues a promisory labor note for goods. Thus he is able to establish the rate of exchange for his own labor,' Thru equitable commerce each worker becomes elevated to ^e capitalist level since he is directly responsible for the amc t of hij wage.

Indivual soveriegnty involes a community without government laws, institutions, rules, organizations, or regulations, except those an indivual might wish upon himself.

This concept of individual sovereignty 1$ what Anarchism is based upon. The idea that if left alone to decide the fate of himself and the community man will freely impose morals upon himself. These being of the most righteous type not far from God's Ten Comandmentn. Since freely imposed these morals or rules will have meaning and hold truths for the people. Thus they'll be followed, i^nly this type will be respected because it comes directly from the people themselves. Miraculously enough all individual sovereignty costs us as a people is learning to love each other, tne way in which the lord intended us to live. Only thru peace will the v/orld find hope. We will not find hope thru the chains of government.

The type of peace Modern Times was about is Anarchism stands for. Brotherhood and Freedom are what Anarchists strive for. To be able to worship freely and speak out without fear. In essence, Anarchism has much in common with the Bill Of Rights on which our country was founded and from which we seem to have wandered so far.

Scott M. Rodell

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mhe Pots, described by one Pole as "the man who will go into battln for us", his leadership, and the faith of the Catholics will probably have a great influence on the v/orld, specifically the Communist v/orld. Tt is today's best example of the necessity of realistic, well-directed leadership and true believers for any cause to succeed.

Seth McKee

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It is widely accepted by the scientific comnunity that freedom is a growth function. Furthermore free will or belief is crucial as a working assumption for laws, morals,and religion to work. Disbelief in any of these can have a detrimental effect on a person's psychological health. It has even been speculated that if a person's belief in self-autonomy were to be extingished he would become so passive that he would exhibit.symptoms of psychosis.

In vifew of this we can draw the conclusion that if a person were to be subjected 'to laws which oppressed his beliefs or which he

felt were unfair he could develop psychosis, losing touch with reality and thus his sense of right and wrong. Very possibly this psychosis could lead to crime. In other words, Lav/ can cause crime. One example can be found in the case of minorities who often feel that they are unequal under the law, that the law doesn't work "fo^ them. This situation can be further heightened by the fact that freedom is often connected with determinism. In such a situation, an individual is offered an ontion and his acceptance or rejection may be based on the consenuences that he believes may ensue. This person may easily believe that rather than being free he has a choice of what consequencesare in store for him. This can further his disbelief.

Since it would appear that laws may not work and can have a detrimental effect, the only logical answer would seem to lie within the people t&emselves. A far more realistic and humane answer to our society's problems would seem to lie in community action. Society is made up of people and only people can help it. Everything lies in the hands of us all. Mow one can either turn his back...or be a member of the human race and help his fellow man. One can either sit back and wait for nolicemen to club criminals into line or help prevent the conditions that cause crime. No one man can do this, but together we can irrogress, making the difference.

Scott M. Rodell

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