First up we have Octaevius Altair AKA 'Viamund the Rake.' The Rake, was what originally drew our attention to Amazons careless disregard for the welfare of children, profiting off books which promote child abuse. Aside from also being a NAMBLA member, here's some of the things he's said on the internet:
"Children DO NOT need to be " protected " from sex - it is a natural thing with no morality apart from that which we choose to personally impart it -. "
"I am " OUT " as a same-gender oriented paedophile/ephebephile (Boylover) & it is this state that enables me to live a fulfilled & contented life. To embrace, accept & feel pride in our sexuality is something that we as BL's (BoyLovers) must do before we can hope to be accepted in return. I encourage all BL's to realize there is no SHAME in being what you are."Next, we have Bill Andriette, another NAMBLA member with a long history of involvement with pedophile activism (you can see Andriette in this video at 9:08). His "soft core" child pornography magazine "GAYME" was being sold on Amazon.com... yes that's right, it WAS being sold on Amazon - In a confusing act, it's still showing up in searches, but there's no longer an active link to a page with a product description.
Thirdly we have David Riegel, a pedophile activist who has written numerous books on the subject of pedophilia (many of which can be found on Amazon.com), all in an attempt try and "prove" that sex between adults and children is not harmful:
"The relationship also includes a definite pedosexual attraction on the part of the older, and may include a desire for sexual experimentation, exploration, play, and gratification on the part of the younger. "Then, there's this man...
"He's clearly a very disturbed man... the fact that he has written books and they've been taken seriously - is frightening"
"It's absolutely revolting, and what it does, is that it incites pedophilia - so it incites people sexually assaulting children"
And where else would you find some of Geoffrey Leonards books?
It probably doesn't come as much of a surprise by now, but Amazon has listings for two of Geoffreys books here and here. They're both currently out of stock, but the fact remains - Amazon takes Leonards books seriously and if they could, would be prepared to sell them too.
What's interesting to note, is that Google Books was hosting a preview inside the book "Daddys Little Boy" (which we'd mentioned in our previous post). Within hours after contacting Google regarding this book, it was removed due to it's inappropriate content, yet Amazon.com still insists on selling it.
Amazon.com makes a portion of their earnings on their website, by selling space for companies to advertise their products - what we doubt these companies know, is that their advertisements are showing up on the same pages which sell pedophile books. Below is a list of companies which advertise on Amazons website, with an e-mail address/es or a contact form which you can use to express your concern about their ad's placement:
|- Liberty Mutual|
|- GQ Magazine|
|- Capital One|
|- ING Direct|
|- H&R Block|
|- Charter Communications|
|- Art Institute of Pittsburgh|
|- The Venetian Resort - Las Vegas|
|- DeVry University|
|- Bank of America|
|- Best Western International|
|- National Guard|
Bally Total Fitness:
Walt Disney World Resorts:
LaQuinta Inns and Suites:
You can also express your concerns directly to Amazon.com, regarding their sale of books inciting child abuse through the following e-mails:
|- Jeffrey P. Bezos, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board|
|- Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Amazon.com|
|- Andrew Jassy, Senior Vice President, Web Services|
|- Steven Kessell, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Digital Media|
|- Marc Onetto, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations|
|- Diego Piacentini, Senior Vice President, International Retail|
|- Shelley Reynolds, Vice President, Wordwide Controller and Principal Accounting Officer|
|- Jeff Wilke, Senior Vice President, North America Retail|
|- Thomas Szkutak, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
|- Adam Selipsky, Vice President|
|- Steve Rabuchin, Director|
|- Ian Freed, Vice President, Digital|
|- Michelle Wilson, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary|
|- Sam Wheeler, Director, Advertising & Partnerships|
|- Bill Carr, Vice President, Digital Media|
|- Jinesh Varia, Web Services Evangelist|
|- Colin Bodell, Vice President, Platform Operations of Amazon.com|
|- Mike Culver, Web Services Evangelist|
|- Jeff Barr, Lead Web Services Evangelist|
|- Simone Brunozzi, European Web Services Evangelist|