I guess this is bothering me more than I let on.
My friend Jennifer (see right for her blog address) had a post on her facebook about a book that Amazon has on their Kindle website that caters to Pedophiles and gives them some advice on how to get along in the world of pedophilia. Seriously? At first I thought this was an elaborate and completely sick joke. Then Amazon defended themselves by stating that they were defending the freedom of the press. Again not joking…. google it!
So I thought to myself, does Amazon have books about beastiality? So curious Jennifer had a look and yes they have fiction about people and animals! and even more not politically correct, they have non-fiction about these activities. Serious!
Then I searched some other topics that I thought were equally kinky/gross/illegal and you bet they were there in both fiction and non-fiction versions.
I guess we are just way more naive than we think we are and these big companies have been catering to the kinky/gross/illegal all along and we only just found out about it.
Thank God for the freedom of the press, that way we found out about this book, exposed it and now the big companies have to face the press themselves. I tried to search the book that brought this all to our attention and Amazon has dropped it from their web site. The power of social media is changing the landscape of morality for better or for worse. Let’s hope and pray it’s for the better.
Just in case it isn’t, please spend some time creep-proofing your children, there are some excellent books available at your local book store, you know, the one that ISN’T Amazon.