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Amazon.com is BURNING BOOKS.

That's right. Amazon, the world's largest online bookseller, is effectively BURNING BOOKS by making them unfindable. Whether you consider Amazon.com a monopoly or not, they are regarded as the go-to source for everything online. If it exists, Amazon has it. This is especially true of books. You can find books cheaper or better elsewhere, but as a rule, if it's in print or out-of-print, it's on Amazon. Except when Amazon doesn't want to carry it. Then it doesn't exist. It won't come up while browsing categories, and it won't generate a note of explanation for why it's not on their shelf. The title simply fails to register. How is that unlike the burning of books which institutions of authority consider unacceptable?

Banned books: the subversive dystopia

Banned Books, p.2-- I put a lot of faith in an internet resilient enough to remain an unrestricted archive of crowd-sourced human knowledge, even more I hope public data will eventually permeate the proprietary, but continued access to subversive literature I have little doubt will meet the full brunt of digital book burners. If there's any text not to download unto your Kindle, as an easily vaporized or expurgate-able file, it's one of these classic oft-censored, perpetually-offense-giving titles. These are the dystopian novels and science fictions which paint a bleak picture of the society we are engineering. 23964

You read banned books, but by whom?

By which I mean: BANNED by whom? Looking online for a definitive listing of most-often banned or censored books yields a panoply of titles not necessarily candidates for a pantheon. At right I've stacked the heavyweights most often resisted for being obscene, here a quality strangely inseparable from being subversive. Many of these titles have been intercepted through the ages by the US Post Office for being indecent under the Comstock Law, but how does that really inform readers of today? 23586

Our Phine Phreaky Phriend Pastor Phred Phelps Praises AZ shooting

Just when you thought that ALL the roaches had crawled out of their cracks in the wall on this...   Now, what do you suppose would happen if another group, say a more left-leaning group, wanted to give the American Child the Right Wing murdered an Honor Guard? Showed up to give like Military Honors to Christina Green, age 9, in a non-intrusive ceremony, with a 21-gun salute (actually, 7 rifles fired simultaneously three times) And let's then say that one of the Honor Guard became so Unhinged at the massive hatred spewing from the Godless Lips of Pastor Phred? And, as soldiers often do, takes aim.... 21371

Blaming 9/11 on the Qu’ran is like blaming the Civil War on Slaves

Or blaming the Crucifixion on Judaism. In other words, bullshit. But I do know people who are Southern, Christian, White... like the Pastor in Florida... who actually DO blame Judaism for the Passion and who blame the Civil War not on Slavery, but on the slaves themselves. So go ahead, Pastor, get your Ignorant Damn Bigoted Ku Klux TeaTard "christian warrior" MORONS all frothing at the mouth, burning books, maybe you'll convince some of the stupid bastards to lynch people for you. AMERICANS whether you or your IDIOT Party have enough courage to allow us the title, or even admit that we and all your other HATE SPEECH targets are Human Beings. Tell the Bloodthirsty Mob that GOD, Himself, Ordained you to tell them to go out and Burn, destroy and above all KILL in His name. You've already gotten your Demented Disciples to burn a community center in Murfreesboro Tennessee, your Rabid Leaders Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck have incited at least one Racist Bigotry Inspired Murder in the past two weeks. A cab driver who didn't grovel to the Haters and beg their forgiveness for something done by somebody else. YOU, Pastor, and your Hate Speech Comrades like Palin, Beck, Limbaugh, Malkin,

Book burning is old hat for Kindle

Awww, the "Gift of Reading." Wasn't that something we gave ourselves for free in public school? And look at the e-book with which Amazon expects to separate readers from viewers --the latest movie.   Holy Schnikies Amazon picked a whopper of a name for its e-book reader! Is the "Kindle" supposed to inflame our gone-digital hearts to the warm fuzzies of reading? Because kindle wood and books have always been combustible dance partners. Firelight was something man used to have to read by, but kindling was also indispensable for book burnings. Which role most likely foreshadows this Kindle's potential? 12158

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