I am no big fan of Amazon. Their politics are pretty much greedy neocon bastard variety and I get better selection and better treatment as a customer from Barnes & Noble.
After receiving this link
from the The Humane Society
, I have decided that I am simply through with them.
I do, and it's a hard thing to do sometimes, agree with Amazon's position on Free Speech and Free Markets. The thing about free markets though, is that if they are in violation of existing laws by selling subscriptions to "Feathered Warrior", "The GameCock" and other magazines devoted to cockfighting, they deserve to pay full penalties for that.
Follow the links, read what they are doing. Then, I urge to you email Amazon to voice your displeasure. I emailed, cancelled my account, and then phoned to express my disgust with them.
Oh, yeah, they also sell DVD's of dogfighting.
Sick. Fucking. Bastards.
Again, they can exercise their first amendment rights by selling these, within existing law of course. I can exercise my first amendment rights by voicing my displeasure and refusing to do any further business with them.
When you contact amazon you will receive a bullshit, disingenuous form email that says stuff like blah, blah, freedom of speech, blah blah blah, free markets, blah blah blah we have rights blah blah. . .
I wrote back saying that since they don't sell books that instruct the reader on the making of home made bombs or the newest developments in pedophilia that their argument simply does not hold water. In the words of my sister, the nurse and fostermom of the decade, If you do business with creeps and someone points that out to you and you still do business with creeps it makes you a fucking creep. Creep.