Amazon published a book today called “Pedophiles Guide To Love and Pleasure” by Phillip Greaves
The internet was AGHAST.
How could Amazon have done such a horrific thing?
Protests were made. Complaints were made. Phone calls were made.
Until, it seemed Amazon had no choice and they took down the book from their site. Temporarily.
Yay, right? No more guidebook for Pedophiles. (It’s back up now, however)
I mean, what kind of monster would write such a disgusting book anyways?
I agree that this book is nothing but vile. And repulsive. And should, most likely, never have been written.
It’s a free country still. For now. Last time I checked.
The author had every right to pen that book, whether we agree with it or not.
This is coming from someone who WAS MOLESTED.
The 1st and 14th amendments state that we the people have the “right to express information, ideas, and opinions free of government restrictions based on content”.
That means that book was allowed to be written, published and put into the marketplace to sell.
Regardless of whether or not we agree with it. Let me reiterate, I don’t agree with that book and its subject matter.
I know I won’t buy the book. And you can exercise your freedom of choice too.
What I worry about is, if Amazon takes that book down from their site, a precedent of ginormous proportions is being set.
Our freedom of speech is potentially at risk here with that one potential action.
And I think that our freedom of speech is WAY MORE IMPORTANT than a book that, will most likely, not sell a single copy and will end up being pulled from the site due to being stale.
p.s. yes, I do realize that there is a very thin line between the actual business of selling and the freedom of speech in this instance. But still, it IS a very thin, precarious line. And I would hate for it to someday be used against us Americans or to be misinterpreted or misrepresented in any way. The U.S is already having enough issues to deal with.
p.p.s I did NOT link to that book for a reason. obviously.