I think there's a few things that need to be taken into account when reading this article. First, this is from 1986. The amount of information available to us about Aikido and its history is hugely different today than it was then. Draeger's assertion that 'do' was purely for personal development and 'jutsu' was practical applied martial art was still king (at least in the west) and this is from BB mag.
Ah, of course! I should have realized it from the bad hairstyles and pornstaches.
In which case, I stand by the general point of my remarks, but obviously it doesn't apply to Mr. Lau. As I said, I enjoyed his posts on AIKIDO-L, long after he'd made "the switch."