I have always appreciated Lowry's ability to turn a mirror to we budoka and force us to look at things we would prefer to deny.
Kevin and Erik bring up good points. Some aikidoka are too focused on the "art" part of "martial art". These individuals may forget that there is "martial" to it. And, jah, even judo has rules. So whose practice is better? Isn't that the question? Didn't we already have this discussion after that kid who hated his one aikido experience started a thread?
I don't like what Lowry said. But I know that sometimes, it is true. As Voltaire said "...I disagree with what you say, but will defend to my death your right to say it."