without egalimania interfering. Atnpresent, businessmen can be fined fornnot hiring and for hiring Hispanics, bynvarious federal civil rights and immigrationnenforcers.nBusinessmen should also be freenonce again to do as they did in the 19thncentury: interview and hire contractnworkers in other countries. Labornunions lobbied to outlaw this practice,nwhich insured that these immigrants —nwho came here as employees — wouldnnot become public charges.nBut our ultimate goal should be tonmake our country a network of privatenneighborhoods. There is no right ofnpublic access to private property. Ifncommercial districts were like malls,nand communities had access restrictednto the people the residents wanted — asnsome do today — we would not have tonworry about bums and felons infestingnour streets, nor about unwanted immigrants.nIf a community didn’t wantn50,000 Haitian AIDSophiliacs on theirnstreets, they wouldn’t be allowed there.nThat is the kind of society we ought tonwork for.n— Llewellyn H. RockwellnRYAN WHITE’S DEATH in Indianapolisnon Palm Sunday attractednnationwide attention. In retrospect, it isnapparent that the initial public reactionnto Ryan’s illness, demanding his exclusionnfrom school, was as unwarrantednas it was cruel. However, it is importantnto recognize that when his disease wasnfirst diagnosed, in 1984, AIDS was stillnconsidered a “medical mystery.” Itsnprecise cause and means of transmissionnwere unknown, but it was alreadynvery evident that it is a-horribly virulent,nuniformly fatal degenerative disease.nUnder the circumstances, thenpublic’s panicky reaction was understandable.nIf it had, in fact, turnednout—as some authorities at first believednlikely — that AIDS could benspread by casual contact, the panicnwould have spread and HIV carriersnwould certainly have been subject tonquarantine as an essential public healthnmeasure.nThe realization that AIDS is notntransmitted by casual contact has madenit possible for officialdom and a largenpart of the general public to react tonAIDS with outpourings of sympathynand compassion rather than with, or atn6/CHRONICLESnleast as well as with, terror and hysteria.nWould Elton John, Michael Jackson,nand Donald Trump have demonstrativelynvisited the dying lad if AIDSncould be caught as easily as measles ornchicken pox?nBut there is a question that remains:nwhile Ryan White was entering hisnprolonged death struggle, countlessnother Americans, young, middle-aged,nand old, were dying of various causesnaround the country. On any given day,na major children’s hospital will be treatingnmany tiny cancer patients engagednin a painful, hopeless struggle with thendisease. The nation’s nursing homesnand hospitals shelter thousands of victimsnof Alzheimer’s disease, a diseasenwhich is not contagious at all, and thenravages of which impinge terribly onnfamily as well as on health care personnel.nBut we do not read of the rich andnfamous flying to the bedside of thentypical Alzheimer’s or MS patient. Wendo not read of pilgrimages to thenbedside of the patient dying of lungncancer.nThe concentrated attention focusednon Ryan White represents an underlyingnambivalence in the attitude of ourncelebrities, the media, and the generalnpublic toward AIDS. On the onenhand, if Ryan had caught AIDS as anteenaged homosexual prostitute, it isnhardly conceivable that he would havenbeen made the focal point of such annoutpouring of love and compassion.nOn the other hand, the fact that hensuffered as an “innocent” obscures thenfact that his suffering was directly attributablento the “indecent acts” of thenunknown blood donor who becameninfected and then — probably unknowingly—ndonated the contaminatednblood that has now killed Ryan. Mysteriously,nthe very virulence of AIDSnand the pitiable condition to which itnreduces its victims before it inexorablynkills them seems to be causing us tonlose all awareness of the fact that AIDSnis largely transmitted by behavior patternsnthat are — or ought to be —nsubject to a measure of individual andnsocial control.nIn a conference in Vevey, Switzerland,nin 1987,1 suggested that AIDS isnhaving an impact on the theologicalnand religious world rather like its impactnon the immune system of itsnvictims. The AIDS virus destroys thenso-called T-4 lymphocytes, whosennnfunction is to alert the body’s immunensystem to the presence of dangerousnintrusion. The AIDS situation seemsnto be destroying the theological equivalentnof T-4 lymphocytes, and while itnrenders theologians incapable of recognizingnwhat is going on, it also letsndown the spiritual and moral barriersnthat inhibit the rapid spread of fatalninfections.nWould it not be prudent and logical,nin the face of this uniformly fatalnmalady, for federal officials to do whatnthey can to discourage conduct thatnspreads the disease? A White Housensource has informed us that the administrationnis under great pressure to dropnrestrictions that prevent AIDS patientsnfrom entering the United States. “Fortunately,”nhe said — for he does notnsympathize — “the restrictions arenbased on an act of Congress, and Incan’t picture Congress going on publicnrecord as voting to change them.”nMeanwhile the administration has createdna ten-day visa that can be grantednwithout inquiry into an applicant’snHIV status — a small but definite concessionnto those who feel that AIDSnshould not disqualify a person from annentry visa. At the same time, visanapplicants who have ever had tuberculosis—nan infectious but curablendisease—are still subject to restrictions.nThe argument with respect tonAIDS is that admission of AIDS patientsnand HIV carriers is not a menacento public health, inasmuch as the virusncannot be transmitted by casual contact.nHowever, in view of the fact thatnaccording to the most recent statistics,n85.4 percent of present AIDS victimsnare either male homosexuals or IVdrugnusers, or both, it is apparent thatnthey have engaged in “high risk behavior”nin the past, and there is no assurancenthat they would abstain while innthe United States. The pressure onngovernment to admit AIDS patientsnseems to be out of harmony withnpublic health policy in other areas.nAnother federal example: in an unusualn”emergency hearing” Palm Sundaynmorning, federal judge Carl Rubinnblocked the efforts of Hamilton Countynand Cincinnati authorities to halt thenContemporary Arts Center from exhibitingnallegedly obscene photos bynRobert Mapplethorpe, who died ofnAIDS in March of 1989. Federal judgesndo not, however, step in to preventn