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Thursday, 11 November 2010 10:39

Amazon in censorship row

Written by Nick Farell
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Ebook burning called for
An ebook which is supposed to be a guide for paedophiles has gotten Amazon into a censorship row. The booktitled The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure by Phillip R. Greaves is available on Amazon for Kindle for $4.75. It claims to be a guide of insight and conduct for engaging in paedophilia.

Some customers, who are not seeing Amazon's bigger picture, are trying to arrange a book banning campaign. They want to start a boycott of Amazon until it does what they say.

While the book is about as silly and slimey as you would expect, Amazon has refused to delete it from its stores. The outfit does not want to get into a position where it has to censor every book because someone takes offence to it. Amazon told TechCruch that it 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 decision.”

The shopping site, however, does object to “offensive material,” including porn. This particular clause is often used by the religious right in the US to try to get Amazon to ban books that it does not like. It has not been particularly successful.

Here is a list of books that various groups have asked to be banned in the past. Alas, When a Tree Falls by Nick Farrell was not on the list, even if it is heretical.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
Carrie by Stephen King
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Christine by Stephen King
Curses, Hexes, and Spells by Daniel Cohen
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Decameron by Boccaccio
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Lysistrata by Aristophanes
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Living Bible by William C. Bower
The Shining by Stephen King
The Witches by Roald Dahl
The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Snyder
Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume

Nick Farell

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-23 #1 Morse 2010-11-11 11:32
WHAT THE [censored]!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How the hell can such a book be allowed on sale??????????????? Amazon need to bring that shit down immediately and the author wants to be arrested and castrated.......what teh [censored] is wrong with this planet???? can fluffy headed liberalism go any lower?????
 
 
+14 #2 Tr0y 2010-11-11 11:41
Surprisingly "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle) by Adolf Hitler is not on the list :o
 
 
+21 #3 Tr0y 2010-11-11 11:54
Quoting Morse:
WHAT THE [censored]!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How the hell can such a book be allowed on sale




So, did you know the author actually wrote this to give parents and guardians of children an idea of what to look for? He wrote it this way and named it as such to give people an "inside look" at how pedophiles work. The intention is NOT to instruct actual pedophiles.

Unfortunately some people have a shallow understanding of things and get so shocked and outraged before they understand what the author is doing, they will completely miss the point.

How come nobody is making a big fuss over 120 Days of Sodom? That book describes in graphic detail the incestuous rape of over 50 children over a period of 120 days.
 
 
-5 #4 boobster 2010-11-11 12:12
Quoting Tr0y:
Unfortunately some people have a shallow understanding of things and get so shocked and outraged before they understand what the author is doing, they will completely miss the point.



Please!

Don't attempt to use reason when this is clearly not the time for it. Obviously, we should all start shouting because that proves that we don't have any similar thoughts and it makes us feel better at the same time. What we really should be doing is blaming people like Obama, Clinton and baby Hitler.
 
 
-9 #5 Morse 2010-11-11 12:32
going by the article it says 'a guide FOR paedophiles' .... what is that supposed to mean?

also a book called The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure????????
It claims to be a guide of insight and conduct for engaging in paedophilia. wtf is that supposed to mean???? if it was actually a formal guide to parents on how to protect their children i imagine it would be titled as such, obviously the contnets of the book are controversial, ppl who defend this kind of 'material need to crawl into a hole and die.

Also i wont apologise for having a 'shallow understanding' of paedophiles, all i need to 'understand' is the time and date they get executed.
 
 
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-4 #7 Morse 2010-11-11 17:31
@andro thats kind of ironic isnt it? arent you in fact demonstrating why censorship is sometimes entirely appropriate?
lets say someone releases a book describing in total detail how to make a bomb? you think thats ok, dont you see how that could lead to ppl being hurt or killed? what if someone swears in front of your 2 yr old kid is that alright?
if you standing in shop and see a book on the shelf The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure? isnt there something in your gut telling you that its just wrong?
 
 
-4 #8 Greg4422 2010-11-11 17:56
I fully support the death penalty for all rapist, child molesters,and pedophiles.

Amaazon did the right thing to remove this book today. Pedophiles do not have constitutional rights in my world!!!!!
 
 
-2 #9 Tr0y 2010-11-11 19:31
Quoting Morse:
lets say someone releases a book describing in total detail how to make a bomb? you think thats ok, dont you see how that could lead to ppl being hurt or killed?


[irony] You might have noticed that those kinds of books have already been released. Of course only for responsible people. Like those working for the Army. And Navy. And Air Force. And FBI. And CIA. And ... and ... and ... [/irony]
 
 
0 #10 Morse 2010-11-11 20:12
Quoting Tr0y:
Quoting Morse:
lets say someone releases a book describing in total detail how to make a bomb? you think thats ok, dont you see how that could lead to ppl being hurt or killed?


[irony] You might have noticed that those kinds of books have already been released. Of course only for responsible people. Like those working for the Army. And Navy. And Air Force. And FBI. And CIA. And ... and ... and ... [/irony]


lol how dense are you?, oh sorry i totally forgot the army order their ordinance manuals from amazon......facepalm
now here is true irony, you highlight an example where where only certain government branches have access to specific information, yet you attack the censorship of a paedophile handbook....
 

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