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This is the meaning of the cross: that any low or base motive can be lifted up through the power of the cross and become a conduit for grace.
Now that American intellectuals no longer need an explanation for their country's cultural shortcomings, all that remains as an impetus to put down the common people is the need to feel superior, and that is a base motive that thinking people ought to rid themselves of.
What is clear is that you had no base motive, no sexual motive and there was not any question of deriving sexual gratification.