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【UM-033】TheSEX2

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-20 03:57:02
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【UM-033】TheSEX2 �


"Seehere,"saidI."Herewasthisdreadfulperiodwhentheygotfartoothick,anddecidedtolimitthepopulation.Wehavealotoftalkaboutthatamongus,butyourpositionissodifferentthatI'dliketoknowalittlemoreaboutit.

Ourfirststepofcomparativefreedomwasapersonallyconductedtourofthecountry.Nopentagonalbodyguardnow!Onlyourspecialtutors,andwegotonfamouslywiththem.JeffsaidhelovedZavalikeanaunt--"onlyjollierthananyauntIeversaw";SomelandIwereaschummyascouldbe--thebestoffriends;butitwasfunnytowatchTerryandMoadine.Shewaspatientwithhim,andcourteous,butitwaslikethepatienceandcourtesyofsomegreatman,sayaskilled,experienceddiplomat,withaschoolgirl.Hergraveacquiescencewithhismostpreposterousexpressionoffeeling;hergeniallaughter,notonlywith,but,Ioftenfelt,athim--thoughimpeccablypolite;herinnocentquestions,whichalmostinvariablyledhimtosaymorethanheintended--JeffandIfounditallamusingtowatch.

"Withsomanyoldwomenyou'dthinkthere'dbesomerazors,"sneeredTerry.WhereatJeffpointedoutthatheneverbeforehadseensuchcompleteabsenceoffacialhaironwomen.

"ButwhatIdonotunderstand,naturally,ishowyoupreventit.Igatheredthateachwomanhadfive.Youhavenotyrannicalhusbandstoholdincheck--andyousurelydonotdestroytheunborn--"

"Whyno,"shesaid."Whyshouldwe?Wearealldescendedfromacommonsource--allone`family'inreality.Yousee,ourcomparativelybriefandlimitedhistorygivesusthatadvantageatleast."

"Well,it'stheonlyonethen,"Terryreluctantlyagreed."AlessfemininelotIneversaw.Achildapiecedoesn'tseemtobeenoughtodevelopwhatIcallmotherliness."

Therefollowedaperiodof"negativeeugenics"whichmusthavebeenanappallingsacrifice.Wearecommonlywillingto"laydownourlives"forourcountry,buttheyhadtoforegomotherhoodfortheircountry--anditwaspreciselythehardestthingforthemtodo.

Thereyouhaveit.Yousee,theywereMothers,notinoursenseofhelplessinvoluntaryfecundity,forcedtofillandoverfilltheland,everyland,andthenseetheirchildrensuffer,sin,anddie,fightinghorriblywithoneanother;butinthesenseofConsciousMakersofPeople.Mother-lovewiththemwasnotabrutepassion,amere"instinct,"awhollypersonalfeeling;itwas--areligion.

AsforSomel,sheseemedsorry,alittleashamedeven,ofhertooclearlyexpressedamazement.AsIlookbacknow,knowingthembetter,IammoreandmoreandmoreamazedasIappreciatetheexquisitecourtesywithwhichtheyhadreceivedoverandoveragainstatementsandadmissionsonourpartwhichmusthaverevoltedthemtothesoul.


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