After Twitter went nuts about an online book called The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct, by a creep named Philip R. Greaves II, Amazon has seen fit to take the book off the market. The “child perv CliffsNotes” went on sale on October 28 and could be downloaded for a mere $4.79, although the cost of expunging that from your record after being caught with the tome on your computer at your government job could be infinite, in emotional toil alone.
The author, for his part, says he is completely misunderstood. (Aw.) In fact, via ABC News:
“I wrote the book to establish guidelines so that people would behave in a manner that is non-injurious to each other, for one, and, for two, to communicate the fact that these people who are so different in maturation, etc., that when they develop relationships, they use certain principles that regular people, adults, would be well to attend.”
Also, per UPI, “Penetration is out. You can’t do that with a child, but kissing and fondling I don’t think is that big of a problem.”
See, he’s trying to “make pedophile situations safer”! He’s actually doing a service! Mm hm.
While Amazon initially issued a statement saying they believed it was censorship not to sell certain books “simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable,” the link to the book now gives you an error message. And free speech ends where child rape begins.
But, when the book WAS up, you could see that Amazon reviewers only gave the it one star. So who would have bought that shit anyway? (Actually, a lot of people did: It broke the top 100. Gross.)