Earlier today we reported that Amazon is selling a book titled The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure. The book itself is a disgrace – a how-to guide for pedophiles. It includes, among other things, tips on how to get away with it and how to avoid sexually transmitted diseases by purchasing condom-like products for children too small to use actual condoms.
:::Regardless, Amazon will not remove the book from its store, and has told us "Amazon believes it is censorship not to sell certain books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable. Amazon does not support or promote hatred or criminal acts, however, we do support the right of every individual to make their own purchasing decisions." It remains available for sale and download.:::
I will not participate in dealings with a company or their holdings that would allow this material to be sold. Neither will I patronize the Amazon affiliates that share and link up on their blogs and pages.
If people do not take a stand on this, do you think it will disappear? I was told I am narrow-minded for thinking that "book banning" does anything but censor life itself.
Yes, one man's Bambi is another man's South Park (to quote our old preacher). I understand the whole 1st Amendment rights and all that as well. Free speech and all its bounty is what keeps people informed and not just blind followers of the propaganda mongers. I get that.
What I don't 'get' is how ANYONE could not see a problem with this. Have we truly become so desensitized to everything evil that a step by step HOW TO GUIDE TO RAPING OUR CHILDREN is worth arguing over?
This is wrong. It isn't about free speech people. It's about Pedophiles. It's about that being ILLEGAL, besides demented and sick.
For all your pushing of free speech, what if your neighbor bought this ebook? What if the boyfriend of your babysitter or daycare worker bought this book? What if your kid's bus driver buys it? Your children have been made less safe by the public sale of this trash and you want to whine about 1st Amendment rights?
And now that you know it, what will you do? Go ahead and buy that Kindle for Christmas? Continue buying your school items, reading books, grocery items and more from Amazon? By continuing to put money into their sick greed, you are encouraging them, ALLOWING THEM to continue with this book and who knows how many others following it's heels.
Amazon is like any other company. If a product does not bring in the coveted pennies, it becomes obscure. If you ban/boycott Amazon, it's parent and subsidiary companies, and the many Affiliates they have, as well as writing, emailing and calling them...if you take a stand against what you should know is wrong with this, and you spend your pennies with Barnes & Noble online, Books-a-Million, and the many other sellers of the same type *instead of Amazon* you will be heard.
It isn't the squeaky wheel gets the grease thinking...it's the broken wheel gets repaired thinking. By not allowing your money to fund their degrading of our children by their selling of pedophilia trash, you send a louder message. They don't care about a few Twitters, some Facebook whiners, or even a handful of blogs crying foul...but they cringe when that dollar sign begins to show signs of fading.
Are you going to stand up for your children's safety or turn a blind eye and just pretend you never heard about it?
Speak up! Only cowards stay in the shadows and murmur.
Jeff Bezo, Amazon's CEO:
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