I don’t know how many of you know this, but Amazon.com allows people to write their own “e-books” and then publish them online and the author and Amazon share the profits. One such book is titled the “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover’s Code of Conduct.” It is a how-to manual for pedophiles to “carefully” molest young children. The man who wrote the book, Phillip R. Greaves II, says that pedophiles are not actually bad people but misunderstood. He says that are a group of people called, “pedosexuals” and compares the mistreatment of this group of people to the plight of the Jews in World War II (which is absolutely DISGUSTING!)
I hope that what you are thinking at this point is “Oh my God, this is so offensive, Amazon better have pulled that book off it’s online market.” Yeah, they didn’t at first. A mother notified Amazon that this was an offensive book and it should be taken down. And Amazon’s owner responded and I quote, “[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 purchase.” It wasn’t until they had several thousand complaints and threat of boycotting that they pulled the book (though they still sell a book titled “Understanding Loved Boys and Boy Lovers” which is another book aimed at helping pedophiles.) Amazon didn’t pull the book until they were threatened with a boycott (I wouldn’t think a boycott would be so good for Christmas sales in a bad economy.)
So, not only do we have a man here who is writing books that promote sexually assaulting CHILDREN but Amazon said they were not going to “censor” the material. They treated this book as a right to free speech. My response to that is to get a GRIP on reality Amazon! It’s not like this was a group of people who wrote to Amazon and asked them to quit selling Harry Potter because it promotes a cult and teaches witch craft. This is not a group of people asking them to pull a book written by Ellen DeGeneres because she is a lesbian. This is not a group of people asking to have a book about Muslims or Christians or Jews to be taken off of the site because they hate religion.
This is a group of people asking that Amazon not sell a book teaching people how to perfect their trade of molesting young children. When the author of the book says that his purpose of writing the book was his “attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certain [sic] rules for these adults to follow” and he thinks that there is nothing wrong with “kissing and fondling” kids, then I’m not sure that Amazon will ever have my business again.
Had Amazon conducted themselves in a more professional manner and promptly taken the book off the market then I would not have had a problem with their involvement in this. Had they followed their OWN policy prohibiting “offensive material”, as well as content that “may lead to the production of an illegal item or illegal activity” then I wouldn’t be angry at Amazon. But, the fact that this book and other how-to pedophile material is not considered deeply disturbing, but considered a First Amendment Right makes me wonder if the man running amazon was one of the MANY people who bought and more than likely plans to use the e-book (it’s frightening to me that there were actually people who bought it.)
Next up from Amazon.com:
- The Rapist’s guide to breaking and entering a woman’s home and raping her.
- The KKK’s guide to lynching African Americans.
- The Bully’s guide to beating up teens and making them jump off bridges.
- The Assassin’s guide to killing a president.
- The Wife Beater’s guide to perfecting the art of beating the shit out of his wife.
- The Animal Abuser’s guide to torturing puppies.
- The Timothy McVeigh Wannabe’s guide to blowing up federal buildings.
- The Terrorist’s guide to flying planes into buildings.
- The Sexual Harasser’s Guide to making women feel like dirt in the workplace.
I’m not even sorry to say this: if you fall in line with Amazon.com’s policy on not “censoring” this kind of material, then I don’t want to know you, be friends with you, and I definitely don’t want you around my children for fear that you might have been one of the sickos who bought & plan on using the book.
But, if you do agree with it, then I’m hoping it’s because you don’t yet have children and don’t understand that drive to protect your children from EVER being “kissed or fondled” by a sicko like this man says is okay to do with children. When you have a child, let me know if you think this is okay for free speech.
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