10 November 2010

Amazon Refuses to Pull Pedophilia "How To" Book

There is a book on Amazon.com entitled "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure".  I'm not making this up.  It exists - you can click the title and see it for yourself.

Many people are outraged by the fact that Amazon.com is supporting this self-published Kindle only available e-book, myself included.  A 'how to' book on molesting a child.  This is not freedom of speech that can be protected under the First Amendment.  This incites others to commit criminal acts, something our forefathers thought about and protected us against.  That is, unless you don't consider our precious children to be people worthy of protection, even under this recently celebrated "Hate Crimes Law" that our 'commander and chief' bragged about creating and signing into law here recently... oh wait, that's right - they aren't... yet.

For those who are going to bring the fact that other countries in the world today still practice some forms of pedophilia as a right of passage into adulthood and that perhaps this book is for them, I challenge you very simply.  If, and that is a huge if, that were the case then the last sentence is his poorly written "product description" would not be needed.  The phrase regarding how reading this book "will result in less hatred and perhaps liter sentences should they ever be caught" does not bode towards those countries needs - as it is not illegal.  I'm not putting words in this fool's mouth - he is hoping that pedophiles will buy this book, learn how to be a more gentle sexual offender in the hopes of pleasuring themselves (or even worse, thinking they are pleasuring the child) so that when they are arrested for their crime, they can say "hey, I was gentle" and the jury goes "oh, okay... we're sorry... our bad... you can go now".  Yes, that is the goal of this book.  Sort of like a "how to be a better lover" but for those of a deviant mindset - like society needed another tool to assist it on it's downward spiral.

Amazon.com's position on this is that they "[believe] 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".  So for a company to not support such things, they just market the 'how to' guide so others can do it for them.

And there we have it.  Amazon.com, who is still feeling the pain of their believed wrong doing regarding the removal of the GLBT book rankings, probably is under the delusion that this book won't sell and therefore they won't be losing any profits over it.  Think again Amazon.com.  I don't believe their position.  Since the release date of Oct. 28th, it has sold almost 13k copies.  That is a thousand copies a day and $65,000 thus far in profit.  To be a 'best seller' you need to sell about five thousand copies a week.  Does that sound like losing money to you - yeah, me neither.

After spending the majority of the evening doing my research and investigating from all angles, I am boycotting Amazon.com until they apologize for their lack of moral compass and remove this book from their listings.  It is self published so they have every right to not carry it... just like their rules and guidelines state but then again, if they upheld those this book would never have made it on the virtual shelf.


  1. Welp, it appears as though all the negative publicity and canceled accounts is greater than their supposed conviction against their misuse of the word censorship... the book seems to have been removed but I'm going to dig deeper to make sure.

  2. Actually it seems like Amazon is "reviewing" it. So we'll see.


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