Unless we conquer our present vices they will conquer us: we are diseased, we are developing criminal tendencies, and an alarmingly large percentage of our men and women are sexually impure.

W.E.B. Du Bois, 1897

2 thoughts on “Purity

  1. The dip into history is always an eyeopener.Things change and shift and yet.Seems,from reading the last posts that you are looking back lately?

    Makes me wonder,what’s pure/impure or do i have to read this in the context of the whole article/book or consider it flawed?
    The “we are” and “the alarming rate”,it seems like it’s written in the 3rd person yet pointing at one self.
    Maybe it’s the coffee in me…Thanks for the letter-stimuli.

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