On occasion this has led to bigger and better things and on occasion my punishment has been severe and enduring, but we are who we are and if examination seems to show that change would be for the worse then I guess we're stuck with ourselves.
Most of you - not that there are hordes of you - have not known that among my various endeavors I sell books and other items on Amazon.
My first crusade since 1991 has arrived, and the message is this: boycott Amazon.com.
Why? Amazon is hosting the sale of a Kindle book, "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure," about which the author writes:
This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian (sic) 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 (sic) sentences should they ever be caught.Of all possible crimes, child molestation must be one of the lowest, and a site that assists in the propagation of "rules" for pedophilia and lobbying for lighter sentences for convicted pedophiles is not a site for me.
I have this evening contacted Amazon with the following written message:
On your site I am seller mostly-oldstuff. I am writing to inform you that I have changed my status to "on vacation" while I await your action regarding the Kindle book "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure."To my readers I would say only the trite but appropriate "Let your conscience be your guide." Amazon has many competitors.
My intention is to wait for some short period of time, certainly less than a month, and if I find that you are still making this book available then you and I will be quits. This applies to both selling and buying.
No response is required. If you feel compelled to respond then please do not insult me with "freedom of speech" claims. That concept is what allows the author to publish and sell his material but does not require any of us to sell or buy it.