Somebody at Amazon is either asleep at the switch, stuck on stupid or just doesn’t care what their customers think.
Amazon is offering as a Kindle download The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure by Phillip R. Greaves for the cost of $4.79.
Greaves says in the misspelled Product Description, “This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian rules for these adults to follow. I hope to achieve this by appealing to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps liter sentences should they ever be caught.”
The first thing I asked myself was, “Is this somebody’s idea of a sick joke?”
I checked on Snopes.com to see if this was just an internet legend or something. Nothing.
Next I logged on to Amazon.com and entered a Live Chat with a customer service representative. I copied the discussion and here’s a part of it:
Kimneihoi :Hello, my name is Kim. I’ll be happy to help you today. 1:07:23 PM
Kimneihoi :How can I help?1:07:39 PM
Me:Good afternoon, Kim. 1:07:42 PM
Me:I wanted to know if a topic I saw on Facebook about a book being offered by Amazon is correct.1:08:10 PM
Kimneihoi :Hi, good afternoon.1:08:12 PM
Me:The book is called, “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure.”1:08:52 PM
Kimneihoi :Yes, the offer which you saw on Facebook about a book being offered by Amazon is correct.1:10:09 PM
Me:Are you kidding me? Amazon is offering a book for pedophiles?1:10:31 PM
Kimneihoi :we’ll as per my knowledge, it is.1:12:08 PM
Me:Okay. Thank you.1:12:19 PM
I am absolutely repulsed that a supposedly respectable business is offering a “book” (and I use that word advisedly) most hardcore porn websites would not touch with a ten-foot pole. I’m stunned Amazon.com has such poor quality control that a slimy piece of garbage could be offered on their site.
Someone needs to be fired. Maybe a few someones. This is not just outrageous, it’s sick.
This seems like the sort of topic Bill O’ Reilly would go off on a five-minute, red-faced, screaming tirade over. Hell, that’s what I feel like doing! There’s NOTHING lower than a pedophile.
Amazon has refused interview requests about why they are selling Greaves sleazy hackwork, but issued a statement, “Amazon 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 decisions.”
I call bullshit. Anderson Cooper certainly did.
Amazon is one serious Glenn Beck boycott/meltdown away from flushing this turd and I’d be first in line to join in. There is no form of degenerate scum than a pedophile. They are the lowest of the low and deserve to burn in a special section of hell.
Nobody wants this kind of heat when it starts hurting the profit margin. There is such a thing as bad publicity when you’re gearing up for the busy holiday season and you’re providing stroke material for child molesters.