Thursday, November 11, 2010

30 days of truth...day 2

Today I have to write something I love about myself.  I am not conceited and going to say their is a lot I love about myself. However I am also not a full fledged self-hater and won't say that there isn't anything I love about myself.

I wasn't decided what one thing I was going to write about until this scandal with Amazon and the pedophile book came about. that made the decision for me.


One thing I love about myself, is that I totally and 100% stand up for my beliefs, my principles, my point-of-view. Sometimes this makes me the outcast. Sometimes I am persuasive enough to actually have others change their opinion. Sometimes after discussions, I may change my point-of-view. But like TOM PETTY says..."No, I won't back down, I will stand my ground and I won't back down."

For anyone who has ever done the "team building seminar" at work or through scouting or a school system call "True Colors" (similar to "what color is your parachute")  you know what I mean when I say I am a GREEN!  It is sooo true, as a green I fight for the underdogs, and I hate injustice of any kind.  ALL TRUE!!  

Today's example is the fact that while I find it WRONG, and DISGUSTING that Amazon would carry a book  that is like a guide for pedophiles. The Author had the right to write it. (1rst amendment) and Amazon has the right to sell it, they are honoring NON-CENSORSHIP.  

I HATE it the whole situation, but because it is their right to do so, I wouldn't agree to an IMMEDIATE boycott of their company. I wanted to think more, read more, and see what time brought, as this just happened. In fact it is already "off their shelves".  

However, because I wouldn't agree with a handful of women on someone else's blog of IMMEDIATE BOYCOTTING. I have been labeled as not having a conscious and I am being "Pitied for not having any understanding".  

BEING a GREEN  makes me a fierce and loyal friend, in addition to fighting for the underdog, hating and fighting for any injustice. I am Happy to be GREEN. I am Happy to stand up for what I believe in.

7 comments:

Sus said...

Thanks for sharing.... these posts are so personal, you are very brave.

Faerie Sage said...

I know how you feel, I had the same kind of feelings about the amazon thing, though I am glad they pulled the book. Be yourself its the most beautiful person you can be.
Blessings

Faerie Sage said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments! I have been away for a couple of days and am a little tardy blog wise. I am glad that you were strong enough to walk away from he who shall not be named and that you are moving forward in your life. You can use the alphabet, I got it from elsewhere as well, if you wish to change it I don't see why not!
Blessings

FairfieldHouse said...

No Susan, I didn’t think you were disagreeing with me or in any way supporting the ‘kindle’ book. I appreciate you posting this on your blog.

I think readers were directing comments to “Claire” who appears to have commented on several blogs.

My response was referencing your 1st amendment comment. Amazon is not the government, nor an agency of, so the first amendment does not apply.

What many do not understand is this is not censorship; it’s about choices. Amazon chose to sell this book; I choose not to purchase it.

But one step further, I chose to say it is wrong. Wrong to have been written. Wrong to have been published. Wrong to have been offered to the public.

Some are simply responding to this and other ugly matters by spewing politically correct rhetoric ending in “it’s their right”

I highly doubt the book in question was written “for children”,

The author of “The Pedophile’s Guide,” Phillip R Greaves II, describes the book as an “attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian rules for these adults to follow,” and adds “I hope to achieve this by appealing to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps liter [sic] sentences should they ever be caught.”

It is true, Amazon pulled the book from their virtual shelf (more than once today.) But the reason has more to do with the almighty dollar than ethics. Pedophiles can still purchase books on this subject from Amazon.

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/11/11/pedophilia-book-removed-from-amazon-but-others-remain/?mod=djemTECH_t

Sara said...

wow I didnt even know about the amazon thing but I definitely agree with you and glad to know they have taken it off their shelves. Enjoy the journey with the 30 days of truth. Hugs Sara

Wendy said...

It is so important to have integrity and self-respect, Sue and you're a great example of "walking the talk." I've learned a lot about you and love the reasons you've blogged about how you love yourself!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Wow, had not even heard about the amazon thing.

Don't you think it's weird that if you are firm in your beliefs then you are hated? Shouldn't people be impressed with your resolve? It's not exactly easy to always stand up to people.
And I always feel like everyone is allowed their opinion except me. Really bugs me.

I also wanted to stop by and let you know I got my package and blogged about it - thank you!
http://mollythepirate.blogspot.com/2010/11/generosity-of-bloggers.html