Sunday, November 14, 2010

Amazon, Pedophiles and Freedom of Speech

There has been much controversy in the media and around the blogosphere about what has been going down over at Amazon.com.

I actually just heard about it two or so days ago while watching Larry King Live with my mom-Have you heard about it?

Apparently, an author {if you can call the disgusting sack of shit that} self published a book entitled "The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct," which is basically a how-to guide for pedophiles, telling them what they can get away with that won't get them in trouble.

Penetration is out. You can’t do that with a child, but kissing and fondling I don’t think is that big of a problem,” said the horrendous excuse for a human being.

As if that wasn't enough, the news went on to show a video of the guy actually defending his published works, saying that his goal is to appeal to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps lighter sentences should they ever be caught.

He also told the cameras that pedophiles where portrayed in the news as murderers and rapists, and that true 'pedosexuals' are basically peaceful beings that love children.

SICK BASTARD!

Here is where the whole controversy with Amazon comes into play-Amazon took it upon themselves to actually sell the book on their site and defend themselves under the first amendment when they came under fire from countless people.

Okay.

Freedom of speech is such a wonderful right that we American's have and I would never want to deprive someone of that right. Amazon defended themselves, saying that to deny selling this "book" on their site, they would be denying the "author's" freedom of speech.

I truly understand and acknowledge that yes, this would violation of his freedom of speech.

HOWEVER, when our founding fathers sat down and created the amendment, I'm pretty positive that they did not have pedophiles creating how-to manuals in mind. Sometimes in these cases, people and companies have rights to deny the freedom of speech amendment if they feel the situation is immoral, dangerous, etc etc.

Case in point:: When innocent children are in potential danger of being molested due to a sick, twisted manual being sold on Amazon saying this 'sexual lifestyle' is okay.

People are also going on to say that it's not Amazon's fault; that they are doing what any good company would do. I respect people's opinions on this matter, but for me, any company-I don't care if your Amazon, Borders, Barnes and Noble, a cart on the street or a guy selling stuff from the inside of his jacket-any person or company willing to peddle this filth is not one that I want to give my business to.

Big corporation or little business, it basically just comes down to morals and common sense, apparently, some companies are majorly lacking in that department.

Since them, Amazon has pulled the book from their site. I've heard a few different conflicting stories: they're re-reviewing it, there is another different manual up, they've pulled it for good-Whatever the truth is, I'm sick and very disappointed that this whole thing happened in the first place.

They are definitely going to have to do something very large to gain my business, loyalty, and respect back.

If you would like to read a much more extensive posting about this issue, head on over to Telling Dad {his post is so much more powerful then mine}.

2 comments:

Crocheted Little Things said...

I heard about the story and was upset as well. Just the fact that there is a market for the "manual" upsets me indeed.
The sad truth is that even if Amazon took it down, some one else (EBAY) might sell it. I actually think they should arrest anyone that buys it, because you can be sure they don't have good intentions.

Brandy said...

I too am so disgusted by this, and couldn't agree more with you. I love that we live in a country where freedom of speech is a privledge and right of ours, but I am shocked that Amazon would carry such garbage. It's not a good company move on their part, I feel that it's the larger companies responsibilty to step up, and serve as a role model to other companies, and practice their right to sell or not sell what they choose. I am a little ashamed to say, I have not been up on my news, lately, and had to go find this article... I am pulling all Amazon deals from site, and practicing my own right to NOT promote this. And... putting up my own post! Thanks Kayla!