Viamund the Rake aka Octaevius Altair from Toronto says that "I am "OUT" as a same-gender oriented paedophile/ephebephile (Boylover) & it is this state that enables me to live a fulfilled & contented life. I am a member of the North American Man/Boy Love association." NAMBLA
We know what a pedophile is. We know what a Boylover claims to be. What is a rake?
a man who is unrestrained by convention or morality
a man leading a dissolute life
a man lacking restraint
a man with lowered moral character or standards
a man characterized by self-indulgence
a man who acts with deliberate disregard for other's rights
This Rake claims to be attracted to, and have sexual relations with boys who are 14 years old. Interesting that Canada's Age of Consent was 14. You think he may be fibbing a little? Think he might like 'em 13 too? Or 12? How about 11? When Canada recently passed legislation to raise the age of consent from 14 to 16, the Rake had this to say:
I have always courted/dated and engaged in sexual relations with boys as young as 14 years old and I have every intention of continuing to do so. I will not permit this legislation to affect me and am prepared to defend my position at any time.He entered the new year with a call for pedo-activism and a pledge for more aggressive measures. He says:
Show no mercy. Let your mind be a fortress and your voice and actions be the means to guarantee only the positive aspects of HUMANITY are permitted to proceed forward through the cycle of time. To our evil enemies : Know that the darkness of superstition that you represent will never be permitted to triumph over the light of reason that we represent. Surrender now.And I repeat the same to him.
Let us talk about his book. Viamund the Boylove Vampyre Says...: Poetry & Haiku's by Octaevius Altair and what it's about.
"The use of raw, un-tempered, often brutal images of word convey the thoughts of the lonely, socially-isolated individuals who are held primarily in contempt; nonetheless existing on the sexual fringe. To provide vision to those who appreciate the differences that are humanity."Not surprising at all is the fact that Viamund had a very difficult time finding a publisher. CafePress, Lulu.com, PABD, iUniverse all refused him. His British contact agreed with Lulu that the material was illegal. The ACLU refused to take his case stating they cannot MAKE someone print your book if they don't wish to. Picture Postage in Canada refused to produce his postage stamps claiming his image was inappropriate on a stamp. Some of the responses he received were:
It is the story of an 11 year old boy prostitute/vampire and the man he "posing as father and son while traveling and slaying" was master of. Viamund is the man of course.
Not only did places like CafePress delete his merchandise, but PoetryAmerica.com and even online dating sites and places like VampireFreaks banned him. To which he replied:
- marketing products that may promote indecent relationships between adults and
minors is strictly prohibited
- If you do not agree with the rules outlined in the agreement then we suggest you
find another means to publish your book
- the material is ILLEGAL and a threat to the American public
They BLOCKED my IP address but I have a mutable I.P. that changes of its own accord on a constant basis. I can therefore NEVER be blocked from any site.So not only is he repulsive, evil and dangerous, he's stupid too. He doesn't take no for an answer. He has no regard for law and order either. He has no respect for others. He is self-absorbed. (Sound familiar?) He will have sex with young boys no matter what the law says. He said so himself. He exhibits anti-social behavior. He is a Rake, after all. He will go into websites, forums and game rooms that don't want him and try to force himself upon them. Here's a timely example.
ACME made a call for bloggers to flag and report his blog. Blogger removed parts of his blog. The very same day he reposted the offending material. And says:Now about that book....You will find several smaller online booksellers who have it listed. But it is not in stock and they will not fill your order. Here are some of the people who have responded to our complaints swiftly and are refusing to sell this book:This BLOG was improperly deleted by a staff member at BLOGGER who claimed it violated their Terms of Service. Somebody at BLOGGER has decided to take the law into their own hands - typical behavior of vigilantes -. I am still awaiting your official response BLOGGER to discover which of your staff are violating laws. In the meantime I will repost everything that was deleted on a separate ARCHIVE BLOG.Violating laws?? Viamund the Rake is complaining about someone violating laws? HUH? Blogger is a free service that everyone is fortunate enough to be able to use. In other words, they have guidelines that they use. Their TOS. But they also don't have to abide by them. It is their service after all. They can close Blogger tomorrow if they wish. They also aren't required to explain themselves to you. Don't abuse it and you won't lose it generally works. It's fairly simple.
- Barnes & Noble
Alibris is selling this book through association with Amazon.com who values free speech.
AbsoluteZero values free speech also. However we do know that the First Amendment was not written with the purpose of anything goes. In fact the Supreme Court has made clear that the First Amendment does not extend to OBSCENITY. Amazon is more than aware of the contents of this book. They don't want to get involved. The only way we will ever make a difference is to adopt a zero tolerance attitude towards child predators and those that advocate it.
I naively assumed that once Amazon was made aware of what they were selling they would refuse to be associated with it. That was before I discovered that the book was published by a subsidiary of Amazon - called BookSurge - a self-publishing / publish-on-demand service.
I suppose with Amazon.com it comes down to the almighty dollar. In my opinion Amazon has SOLD OUT. There are book stores in every city in every state. Choosing not to PUBLISH and DISTRIBUTE garbage does not make them guilty of censorship. Burning books would be censorship. There's a huge difference here. I support the book stores listed above for their integrity and sense of responsibility to the community. And while I have been shopping at Amazon for about 10 years now, I will never spend one more penny in that store as long as they are carrying that book that advocates and promotes the abuse of children. Please let Amazon know how you feel and add this to your webspace.
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Then visit his other blogs and flag those that remain. His profile is HERE and you may tell Blogger how you feel HERE.
Amazon is still sending out form letters as outraged customers drop like flies. If you haven't yet, please send your thoughts on the book to AMAZON. And while you're at it let their sponsors know that their Post breakfast cereal is being used to advertise a child molester!
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