Online retailer Amazon is losing holiday business this season after parents are becoming enraged at a controversial e-document available for download on Amazon's virtual shelves.
The book is called The Pedophile's Guide To Love And Pleasure
and is, for all purposes, a how-to guide for child-touchers. The document claims to appeal to "the better nature of pedosexuals". Parents of victims of child molestation are calling for the removal of the listing from the site and who can blame them?
Amazon is refusing to remove The Pedophile's Guide To Love And Pleasure, citing a lack of desire to promote censorship. Two points: A) Censorship is when a GOVERNMENT controls information and B) Retailers make choices all the time about what to sell. You can't buy liquor at Wal-mart and Amazon should be socially responsible enough to not make pedo how-tos accessible to the public.
The first amendment is no more Amazon's responsibility than it is the publishers who can, and do, say no to books all the time.
Like, duh, Amazon. You're not a champion of the people here.
I guess Amazon hopes their nasty $4.79 e-book will bring in a lot of profit this season because they will lose a hefty sect of retail business from parents. It really is unfortunate timing for such a gutsy maneuver considering Amazon just launched Amazon Mom, a loyalty program marketed to parents and caregivers of young children, in September.
I call for a Boycott of Amazon, mamas! DOWN WITH SUPPORTING BABY TOUCHERS!
Here is the cover. I may download this book and reveal it's contents later today. Hm . . . undecided. Stay tuned.
Thanks for the tip off, Rachel!
My friend Kiersten pointed me in the direction of another FAILED GEM turning a profit for Amazon, "Understanding Loved Boys"
which purports that young children and older minors seek out sexual relationships with old men who themselves should not be criminalized
. I hope Amazon is enjoying their badge of social justice and free speech because they won't be enjoying any more money from me!
Write what you want, and buy what you want. It's the American way. But we are also free to patronize retailers who respect our children and our laws that protect them.
Wow, that was fast! As of 10:00PM CST Amazon has pulled the sale of The Pedophile's Guide To Love And Pleasure. It turns out they listen to their customers! *Impressed!* Hey, it's not my job to scrub the world clean, but I sure do feel better shopping from a retailer who doesn't supply child molesters with manuals. Yay for doing the right thing, Amazon!
Alright, folks. I'm going to bed. Not only is the book still for sell, the reason the page wasn't available a few minutes ago is because it was busy facilitating 101,000 copies being sold today - and increase of 100,999 since the story broke. Wow.
I couldn't bring myself to buy it and share, but the work was done for us by other curious people. Apparently the e-book contains some sicko tip about using the fingertips of gloves as condoms on little boys. FUCKING ILL.
Back to hating Amazon. Good night.
They took it down for real this time. I'm over this story. I'm still annoyed the other pedo book hasn't gotten much attention, but like I said, I'm not out to police the world. Amazon just needs to make up its mind - are they pro-family with their Amazon Mom program, or are they supportive of controversial authors who threaten the well being of children? I know they want everyone's money, but you can't have it both ways.