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Amazon Often Rejects Porn But Helps White Racists Publish Books

By Leah Nelson on March 21, 2011 - 3:49 pm, Posted in Extremist Propaganda

Fans of racist literature looking to get their hands on a copy of Kyle Bristow’s 2010 novel White Apocalypse need look no further than Amazon.com. Thanks to the online retail giant’s print-on-demand (POD) service, the bloodthirsty white nationalist fantasy – which Bristow self-published through Amazon subsidiary CreateSpace – is available for sale on Amazon for just $17.58.

And it’s eligible for super-saver shipping.

Amazon will even help novice white nationalists get their library going. For $50.14 – a slight discount – interested readers can buy Bristow’s book together with Racism Schmacism by James Edwards, host of the unabashedly racist radio program “The Political Cesspool,” and A Mighty Fortress by dedicated neo-Nazi Harold Covington, described by one enthusiastic reviewer as “unabashedly pro-white and anti-jew [sic] and non-white.”

Amazon did not respond to a request for comment from Hatewatch.

When Amazon announced its new self-publishing and POD service in 2005, the press release boasted: “Print-on-demand has changed the economics of small-quantity printing, making it possible for books with low and uncertain demand to be profitably produced. BookSurge [now called CreateSpace] makes it possible to print books that appeal to targeted audiences, whether it’s one copy or one thousand. … Thanks to print-on-demand, ‘out of print’ is out of date.”

Amazon’s forecast turned out to be correct: It is precisely this business model that makes it possible for extremists like Bristow to get their self-published screeds – “books with low and uncertain demand” which a decade ago would have been limited in quantity, difficult to find, poor in quality, and unknown to anyone but hard-core believers – to a broader audience than ever before. It may well be that no human being at Amazon or its POD service ever actually reads a book like White Apocalypse —the book may be produced entirely by computer.

White Apocalypse is centered on the “Solutrean Hypothesis,” a theory that has almost zero support among anthropologists but bravely insists that whites from Europe managed to cross the North Atlantic to North America 15,000 to 17,000 years ago, thus becoming the real “Native Americans.” Bristow claims that the crossing in fact happened, and that those early whites were massacred by the later-arriving Asiatic people who crossed the ancient land bridge across the present-day Bering Strait. The book’s hero is a white man on a mission to give the hypothesis a fair hearing – but in order to do so, he must vanquish his “evil, anti-western” opponents at the Atlanta-based “Center for Diversity and Multiculturalism” —  an organization that bears a striking resemblance to the Montgomery, Ala.-based Southern Poverty Law Center. It even includes characters clearly based on Mark Potok, the director of SPLC’s Intelligence Project, and Heidi Beirich, its director of research. The book contains a graphic description of the Potok character’s assassination at the hands of the hero.

The “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought” list for White Apocalypse runs 96 books long and includes Jean Raspail’s white nationalist, anti-immigration classic Camp of the Saints; Holocaust denier and longtime Klan leader David Duke’s My Awakening: A Path to Racial Understanding; fiction by hard-core nativist Matthew Bracken; and works by white nationalist Jared Taylor, who edits the American Renaissance journal, and anti-Semitic California State University, Long Beach, psychology professor Kevin MacDonald.

Also listed is The 21st Century Sniper: A Complete Practical Guide, described as “a complete practical guide for any modern sniper, [including] tips and basic training necessary to become an efficient marksman.” Amazon’s teaser for the book says, “To the sniper, the battlefield is like a painter’s blank canvas. It is his job to simultaneously utilize tools, training, and creativity to deliver devastating psychological impact upon the battlefield. And it is he alone who is left with the intimacy of the kill.”

On page 195 of White Apocalypse, the main character shoots the Potok character sniper-style from a parking lot roof.

Like any private business, Amazon is entitled to determine what books it wishes to promote. The bookseller seems quite clear on some matters — pornography and books that prove an embarrassment among them.

In 2010, for instance, Amazon got 3,000 negative comments in a single day from people incensed that it had made the self-published The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure available on Kindle. (The author, Phillip R. Greaves, claimed the book was an “attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles … by establishing certain rules for these adults to follow.”) The day the comments came in, Amazon issued a statement claiming that it “believes it is censorship not to sell certain books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable.” But according to the Los Angeles Times, the next day, links on Amazon to the listing were rerouted to a page that said, “We’re sorry. The Web address you entered is not a functioning page on our site.”

Amazon’s Kindle service also has pulled incest-fantasy and other erotica and two books titled How to Rape a Straight Guy and Rape in Holding Cell 6, whose author posted on his blog a letter from Amazon stating that the books “contain content that is in violation of our content guidelines.”

Amazon does sell The Turner Diaries, a race war fantasy novel that inspired crimes including Timothy McVeigh’s bombing of Oklahoma City’s Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Written under a pseudonym by William Pierce, founder of what was once the most dangerous neo-Nazi organization in America, the National Alliance, The Turner Diaries’ plot includes a bomb attack on a federal building by white supremacist guerillas. It also features a bloody section on the “Day of the Rope,” when “race-mixers” are hung from lampposts and trees.

  • Roman

    Is Amazon corrupting Children?

    Decades ago, pornography was isolated to those sleazy grey buildings, with bars on the windows and ID checks at the door. Today you can find hundreds of new porn books on Amazon, absolutely free, each and every day, and easily available to children. No credit card is required, no parental locks, and no tracking. Kids are becoming addicted to sexually explicit material, and Amazon is making access to pornography easier than ever.

    But what is even more disturbing is the activity on the Amazon website, where children are being lured into adults only groups, populated by members who read and review erotica. For example, this reporter found the following conversation on the Amazon Customer Discussions:

    Adult#1 says: “10. through me, you can get to Adult #4 and others you know here, and Adult #4 can get you into the “cool places” ;-)”

    Female child-14yo says: “The only objection I have to goodreads is that I’m not old enough to be in the BBA group. :P Would I be able to find most of you at the Dead Writers’ Society?”

    Adult#2 says: “Oh, Pet, I’ve been wanting you to join us over there. … If it won’t let you join, PM Adult #4 (she is easier to find than I am because my name over there is really common) and we’ll figure out a way to let you in.”

    Adult#1 says: “Lie about your DOB year. (I will disavow any knowledge of this suggestion).”

    Adult#3 says: “You do know that what you just did is a criminal offense?”

    And further research leads us to discussion threads started by Adult #4, like “For the Quirky and Racy Among Us”, and “Spanking in erotica: How much is too much?” where she states “I thought spanking should be something of a sexual turn on…” And what is most shocking of all, Adult #4 claims to be a first-grade school teacher.

    Amazon has been notified repeatedly about this group of adults, and has refused to stop the obvious criminal corruption of a minor. The question is why? Is Amazon so desperate to destroy Barnes & Noble with the dumping of free eBooks, that they will sacrifice the mental health of children? Do the lawyers at Amazon even know what the Sherman Act says, or what criminal negligence means in this country.

    Parents around the world need to demand an explanation from Amazon, and an immediate investigation by the US Justice Department. Our children are not pawns in Amazons perverted games and craving for power. It is time to put an end to this criminal behavior against children, and against Barnes & Noble.

    And that is the opinion of this reporter.

    Sources:

    http://www.amazon.com/forum/ro.....H0RIVM8ZDP

  • David K. Meller

    Free speech and the I Amendment have been under attack far more vigorously in the years since 9/11/2001 than liberalism, gender or race egalitarianism, or socialism.

    If ever kudos were deserved for carrying a book, which may be “offensive” to some, but which discusses needed ideas and challenges, it is today! I’m not saying that I necessarily agree with White racial nationalism, but their right to sell their books, publish their newsletters, and even broadcast on radio and Television must be sacrosanct. If their rights to free speech, assembly, and press are restricted today, SPLC and ADL will be on the Government’s verboten list tomorrow!

    Their right of expression and advocacy MUST be protected, or nobody’s is!

    PEACE AND FREEDOM!
    David K. Meller

  • Izzak

    Frankly, it does not matter what you anti-white extremists say. The United States is imploding economically and their will be a regime change by the European American population. Like it or not. You can stick your fingers in your ear, and hold your breath until you pass out, but the boomerang is swinging in the direction of pro-white advocacy. Its done. Well know agitators who have advocated the genocide of whites through massive ethnic cleansing and demographic displacement have violated article II of the Geneva Conventions and will likely be subjected to trial by tribunal. Thats right boys and girls – no jury. Execution for treason and attempts at genocide. You freaks will be punished in the next 5-10 years.

  • Buz Thompson

    you nuts should not care what others write but rather which nuts it read by……. an idiot yelling in the woods is still just an idiot. but that same idiot with three listeners has just made the score 4 to 0 think about it

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    “So, kidnapping white women for the purposes of breeding and multiplying? Why, this basically might as well been a tale of Moors, Tatars or Ottoman Turks who just happened to be trapped in white European men’s bodies! ”

    Oh poor historically challenged WN, you amuse me. First of all, yes, various European populations have been victims of slavery hundreds of years ago(of course people like you love talking about how slavery practiced by whites wasn’t so bad). But here are a few points you need to consider:

    1. In many cases, Europeans sold other Europeans into slavery, especially in early Russia. Incidentally, Moscow actually came to power thanks to the Golden Horde. The Ottoman Empire was just as European as it was non-European, as the peculiarities of their system meant that they tended to use local populations in Anatolia and the Balkans rather than displacing them or replacing them. Many famous “Ottomans” were not Turkish at all, but rather Greek, Armenian, Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian, and so on.

    2. Apparently you miss the hypocrisy of WN authors constantly complaining about rape and mistreatment of white women while fantasizing about doing it themselves.

    “I’m willing to believe this whole “all humans are same”

    Who said “all humans are same”? Oh right, nobody.

    ” B.S about as much as I do Ted Kennedy’s claims about the 1965 immigration reform that he helped shove through the senate floor not changing America’s ethnic balance, unleashing Third Worlders upon U.S nor will it making entire parts of U.S resemble Third World.”

    You need to stop getting your information on immigration from Stormfront. History lesson time again!

    1. The 1924 immigration act which the 1965 act effectively ended excluded mainly Europeans from Southern and Eastern Europe. Latin Americans were not covered, nor were Africans(who usually didn’t have resources to immigrate anyway).

    2. The reason why the 1965 immigration act seems to have shifted immigration habits is simple. Prior to 1924, major waves of immigrants came from Europe. Now what happened between WWII and 1965? Let’s see, Ireland’s standard of living improves, Poland, USSR, and other Eastern European countries are behind the Iron Curtain. Money is being dumped into countries like West Germany and Italy.

    In other words, there were good reasons why the trends changed against European immigration. Of course with the exception of the Irish, the 1924 act excluded most Eastern and Southern Europeans anyway.

    Also your claim that America has areas that resemble the Third World today is rather hilarious. Try looking at what life was like in the 1920s or 30s before you start complaining about today.

    “And yet, here we are, with America poised to resemble Guyana or Brazil by 2040.”

    Unlikely.

    “Lies and agitprop that are meant to soothe the worries and reassure the whites into embracing their own annihilation, and especially so since 1960s, are as much part of Left’s and Marxists’ agenda and strategy as eggs are to omelettes. ”

    Blargh MARXIST!! BLARGH!! LEFT!!! 1960S!! ARGH!!!

    “The “scientists” like Lewontin, Montagu and others have been well known for their leftist politics and their “one world” and “pro-multiculti” activities. ”

    You believe in a “white race”. You’re a multi-culturalist.

    “That was the most obtuse comment I’ve read in this thread. Recent research shows how Caucasians are in fact a relatively homogenous group, with only some if any variations. Even the non-European Caucasoids such as relatively unmixed Berbers of North Africa are much closer to Europeans, especially Basques and Andalusians, than they are to Bedouin Arabs, Sephardi Jews and especially moreso the sub-Saharan Africans both in terms of physical appearance and genes. ”

    Name a society that was organized based on genetic data like that. Never mind, you can’t. Better question: Can you explain the benefits of organizing a society based on the genetic data you just mentioned.

  • Nikita Vissarionovitch Trotsky

    “What do the WN rebels do? Well they are obsessed with breeding so they ride into town from time to time and kidnap women to be their wives(yes, plural). Yes that’s right, they steal wives.”

    So, kidnapping white women for the purposes of breeding and multiplying? Why, this basically might as well been a tale of Moors, Tatars or Ottoman Turks who just happened to be trapped in white European men’s bodies!

    “The nucleotide diversity between humans is about 0.1%” So, everyone is very, very similar, and the only “indiginous population” that anyone resembles is the human polulation. “In general, however, an average of 85% [of that 0.1% variation that is] of genetic variation exists within local populations, ~7%….”

    I’m willing to believe this whole “all humans are same” B.S about as much as I do Ted Kennedy’s claims about the 1965 immigration reform that he helped shove through the senate floor not changing America’s ethnic balance, unleashing Third Worlders upon U.S nor will it making entire parts of U.S resemble Third World. And yet, here we are, with America poised to resemble Guyana or Brazil by 2040. Lies and agitprop that are meant to soothe the worries and reassure the whites into embracing their own annihilation, and especially so since 1960s, are as much part of Left’s and Marxists’ agenda and strategy as eggs are to omelettes. The “scientists” like Lewontin, Montagu and others have been well known for their leftist politics and their “one world” and “pro-multiculti” activities.

    “People you would likely consider ‘white’ are more genetically different from one another than all Europeans are from all Africans”

    That was the most obtuse comment I’ve read in this thread. Recent research shows how Caucasians are in fact a relatively homogenous group, with only some if any variations. Even the non-European Caucasoids such as relatively unmixed Berbers of North Africa are much closer to Europeans, especially Basques and Andalusians, than they are to Bedouin Arabs, Sephardi Jews and especially moreso the sub-Saharan Africans both in terms of physical appearance and genes.

    In the end, let me just say that it’s quite bewildering how you Jordan and others in the left manage to contradict yourselves, with defending and fighting for racial diversity, while simultaneously claiming that there’s no racial diffrences between humans whatsoever. But then again, double standards, one sidedness and hypocrysy are the best friends for the likes of you.

  • Sam Molloy

    I was raised to be colorblind, and there are good and bad people of all hues. It always galls me when a form I’m filling out asks for my race.

  • R Lavigueur

    Poindexter,

    The more you and other supporters of the idea of a white race attempt to bring up thousands of years of history, the more laughable the argument seems in light of anthropological, sociological and historical fact.

    “That there are mixed races around the edges of the white world, whether it be Europe, the Near East, North Africa, or North America, does not mean that it does not have a very real, extant core.”

    What it means is that you have chosen to define a core based around a specific and arbitrary set of criteria. Many in the United States consider “Hispanic” to be a racial category; while if you went to Europe, you would be hard pressed (in this period of history) to find people who would agree with you that those from the Southern part of the continent are not European. Go back in time and the definitions get blurrier. 40,000 years ago, there was no conception of Europe, and no evidence of a conception of whiteness, because the cultural traditions and history associated with these concepts did not yet exist.

    If you insist on using genetics, the entire nation of America would count as one of your mixed areas, with studies suggesting that at least 1/3rd of “white” Americans have physical and genetic markers which are not associated with European populations. Are these people actually not “white”, even though they believe that they are and even though they are culturally identical to those “whites” around them? If race is genetic, how could these people fail to realize their background?
    .
    Herein lies the problem with race. These people “know” that they are white, even though their DNA demonstrates unambiguously that they are not of pure European ancestry. They characterize themselves as white, instead, because in our culture having a European sounding name, a roughly European family tree, at least down the male branches of the family, and more or less pale skin is sufficient to mark an individual as belonging to the white “race”.

    In practice, it resembles the Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy, with those positing a racial identity listing off a number of traits, physical or genetic, and then drawing a line around them, declaring that those are the traits that mark white people. Today, we aren’t nearly as ridiculous about this as in the era of craniometry and phrenology, but as has been mentioned above, genetic similarity between groups is large enough to make attempts at dividing lines pointless.

    “The reality of the existence of white people is so easily understood that children can perceive it instantly.”

    The existence of variation in skin colour, hair colour, hair length, hair texture, eye colour, gender, height, and weight are all readily apparent to children. It is socialization that teaches them that difference in some of these areas is insignificant, while difference in others matters a great deal. This is why children in different areas of the world conceive of these ideas very differently.

    It takes very little effort to convince children in classrooms that people’s eye colour determines personal worth. It does not follow that this reveals how simple and obvious a system of discrimination and distinction on eye colour should be to adult society.

  • Sam Molloy

    It’s Farenheit 451, Eric, supposedly the temperature at which books burn. Did you read about the early church burning the Library of Alexandria? Did you hear about Tennessee recently forbidding schools to speak of gay people until, oh, I don’t know, what’s their usual dropout age? Did you hear about Arizona recently outlawing teaching Hispanic Studies in their schools? Like Eugenics, censorship always gets twisted around to benefit those in power.

  • Vincent

    We need to firmly introduce the concept of “political pornography” into the debate. In film we are starting to see the term “gore porn” and some reviewers are refusing to sit through films like the Saw series. We need to have Amazon and others treat political porn the same as they treat other porn.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    LaAmericana, despite the etymology of the word “Mexico”, it does not change the fact that Mexico’s population has endured considerable European influence in its history, as is evident from the population, much less the language. And let’s also not forget that a large part of what was Mexico has existed as part of the United States, with its very different ethnic make up, since the mid-19th century.

    @Pointdexter. Yes we are all aware of DNA connections between populations. That being said, how many societies in history have been based on the percentage of such-and-such DNA one has? HINT: ZERO. Moreover, European culture is not tied to European DNA; plenty of European cultures have taken much from non-European traditions wherever they meet.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    I will support free speech and strike a blow at Amazon at the same time. Most of the racialist novels such as The Turner Diaries and Hunter have been made into PDFs and are posted on some WN sites. Anyone curious about the idiocy contained within such books would be well advised to download those books for free, thus denying Amazon and the respective publishers any money.

    And just as the best things in life are free, so are the worst sometimes- I am of course referring to KD Rebel(which I reviewed above), the Viking Kidnapping-Rape-Polygamy-Exposition-loaded adventure by David Lane.

  • LaAmericana

    Ruslan Amirkhonov

    As much as you seem to be highly informed and intelligent, and I respect your writing style, let me with all due respect, correct you.

    It appears you may be of Turkish or Caucasian ancestry (as in from the Caucasus) given your name and the knowledge that you display of that region in the world.

    However, as a Mexican American, please do not speak for my history or my culture, especially when you do not know what you are speaking of. It merely demonstrates ignorance on your part.

    If you want to speak about radical ideology, I suggest you being with another racists supremacist ideology similar to white supremacy, it’s called Turanism.

    The noun Mexican is NOT a European identifier. It is a word that originates from the Nauhtl (Aztec) word Mexihca. Always has been. It’s similar to the noun Coptic as used by Eygptian Arabs, the word Coptic meaning Egyptian, which is commonly used by Christian Arabs whose ancestory is historically tied to the ancient Eygpitans before Arab invasions, but who speak Arabic culturally and linguistically. Similarly, we Mexicans linguistically speak the Spanish language and adopt certain Spanish cultural customs, and we also identify ourselves as Mexican means Mexihca or Aztec, which is an extension of our historical ancestry.

    Ruslan said:

    “Well that depends on the motives of said African-American, Latino, etc. The motives of people who want to preserve “whiteness” are domination of society. I have in fact been in debates condemning the radical ideology of some Latino groups, reminding them that identifiers like Mexican are inherently European and not necessarily indigenous.”

  • Poindexter

    Among other fallacies, Ruslan Amirkhanov commits a fallacy in suggesting ‘that which has fuzzy edges cannot exist’. That there are mixed races around the edges of the white world, whether it be Europe, the Near East, North Africa, or North America, does not mean that it does not have a very real, extant core. Whether or not Sicilians or various Central Asian peoples are white may be debatable, but those with an overwhelming majority of DNA going back some 40,000 years to the Indo-European ‘Urheimat’ are not subject to Mr Amirkhanov’s efforts at muddying deep waters. For those, generally European, people, ‘whiteness’ is a identity whose latest common ancestor(s) lived only a few thousand years ago in the history of the Indo-European migrations. Mr Amirkhanov’s suggestion that these common cultural and genetic bonds simply do not exist because of the existence of Uighars in China, or because he can vent his spleen in ridiculous, adolescent sarcasm (“Zorplakian”?), holds no sway over non-dogmatic, clear-thinking people everywhere. The reality of the existence of white people is so easily understood that children can perceive it instantly. But Mr Amirkhanov has read many books, and considers himself among a self-appointed priesthood, a sublimely elite and intelligent cadre of true-believers, whose mission it is to proselytize the unenlightened into his cult of postmodern con-artists.

  • Mr. Nationalist

    @Ruslan Amirkhanov

    I have never belonged or posted to Stormfront. No interest. Further, I do not know the works of Don Black or Tom Bombadil.

    I have always held my views, expressed my opinions. Gradually, quite imperceptibly at first, things changed. Despite never uttering a racial slur, despite never believing one race superior over another, despite keeping to myself, I suddenly found myself labeled.

    Amused at first, then, when the attacks – that is the way they felt – expanded I tried to fight back. But, like all straw man contests, one cannot win. In a very real sense, I became involved because of the attacks. That was some 18 years ago. Prior to that – say, ’83 or ’84 – I worked or participated in a variety of left/liberal causes including the Jesse Jackson campaign believing, at the time (though certainly not anymore), in the legitimacy of the man and his message.

    And while I have certainly heard of some of the larger WN sites (like Stormfront) I have never taken an active part. Too many Americans become the caricature drawn up for them by minority groups. I have zero interest in the ego-based competitions mascarading as many American (i.e., WN) programs.

    By the way, supremacy is a fallacy, an erroneous twisitng of intentions. My way, my life, my values and ideals are better for me and my family, my culture. Period. I’ve never understood if the slur “white supremacist” is intentional or just the result of lazy thinking. As someone else noted above, there is no “white race.” White is a convenient term, something many understand, but like the word “black” it paints over the true issues.

    As long as my racial brothers and sisters hang onto ideas like supremacy, our cause will always be lost. Our goal is to focus our unique talents, skills and ideas on maintaining our past history and expanding our future plans. We have only to take care of ourselves and the rest will take care of itself.

  • skinnyminny

    May I add, I agree with Ruslan 150%.

    But here’s another wildcard, if some of you say you are proud of YOUR history, then why the outcry when we had the day without an immigrant protests? Why the outcry of, “if they love their country so much to fly their flags, they should go back.”

    This is something that needs to be discussed, because immigrants from non-European countries are told to declare their loyalty to this country, meanwhile, people that trace their ancestors to European countries tend to declare their loyalty to European countries instead of the U.S. Wassup?

  • skinnyminny

    This is just too funny! The funny part is the arguments that blood is thicker than residence! Really? Then why the fuss over Obama’s birth certificate? Please, do enlighten me!

  • KaffirFalcon

    “Britain is not a colony of India or Pakistan”

    Hahaha, you wouldn’t know that if you were to walk though much of London or Birmingham.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR3FwTtBVjk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1b9J8D3tOg

    Likewise, I must point out that even during the height of British rule of India, there wasn’t a single part of that place where the white British or other European residents were a majority, or even slightly outnumbered the Indians. That is all in a jarring contrast to entire boroughs of English cities where the native English people have been thoroughly driven out and ethnically cleansed by the unlimited flood of colonists from Indian subcontinent.

    “Norman, Saxon, Celtic?”

    Being white Europeans they were, they are certainly considered to be founding stock of the British nation.

  • Scott

    I really love seeing good folks like Ruslan, R Lavigueur and others mop up the floor intellectually with those others who like to proclaim “there is no racism” or “we’re just ‘white’ people defending ourselves” (hah!) Or to see those like Patrick who post messages believing that they won’t make it onto this forum so that they can explain “(in a lame attempt to deceive the public into thinking most people think like you..)” (Patrick, MOST people DO believe as we do, they just can’t be bothered with “debating” people like you!) And didn’t your message, like so many others who don’t like the SPLC and what it stands UP for, make it onto the board? Yep.

    As far as the article that spawned this thread, I too am a firm believer in free speech, and believe that to combat bad speech one must use more speech, not less. But, I am also free in where to spend my money, and I stopped using Amazon during the Michael Vick debacle when they refused to stop promoting books that defended and showed people how to fight dogs. I wrote them, to which they answered with the standard free speech form email, and I now buy my books and other media elsewhere.

    Real freedom rocks.

  • Aron

    Sharon,

    That is sadly the case. And I truly wish it wasn’t.

    Aron

  • Sharon

    As Ruslan has put so eloquently on so many occasions, freedom of speech does not mean freedom from critique.<<

    That's true. But the hysterics that Dr. Laura (of the on-air n-word tirade) and others of such ilk would have you believe otherwise. In their world, they can rant and rave as is their right under the 1st Amendment, but you are to be silent if you don't agree with them.

  • Sharon

    I recall Amazon getting flak a while ago over publishing work that promoted pedophilia.

    http://tinyurl.com/26zymuu

  • Aron

    A Z

    As Ruslan has put so eloquently on so many occasions, freedom of speech does not mean freedom from critique.

    Aron