Friday, August 5, 2011

Now we know who Charlie was texting

SEATTLE, WA- Amazon has come under fire once again for its decision to carry yet another controversial book. In recent news, the internet retail powerhouse was scrutinized for its decision to carry, The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child -Lover's Code of Conduct by Philip R. Greaves II. Now they are pushing the limits even farther with a new children's book that has been penned by non other than one of the 20th century's most notorious criminals, Charles Manson. Manson now 76, has been incarnated for the past 41 years for convincing his followers to commit murder in the famous Hinman,Tate, and LaBianca killings of the late 1960's.

The book titled, The Trials of Tommy Travis, is about a young 11 year old boy who is misunderstood by his peers and how how feels ostracized from the neighborhood kids. The story explores how Tommy copes with his loneliness and his many failed attempts to fit in. It chronicles Timmy's life as he becomes the guru of a renegade group that develops its own ranch style community on the outskirts of his home town. Ultimately, the community flourishes and prospers bringing new hope into a downtrodden world.
Sounds familiar.

Parent groups around the nation are outraged over the news and are calling for the immediate ban on the sale of the book, not only on Amazon but everywhere.
"How does a book like this even become published?" asked Susan Powell, founder of Stability, Togetherness and Family Unity (STFU), (<~~~ eviliz always thought that STFU-stood for shut the fuck up. who knew?) "who in their right mind could have thought that a book like this, by such an awful man, was a good idea?"
In December of last year, Manson was found to have been making phone calls and sending text messages from prison. It has now been revealed that the communications were with Charlie's Freedom Press (CFP), the British Columbia based independent publishing company that produced the controversial book. Evidentially, Manson wrote the entire book through thousands of text messages sent to the publisher. We feel that the story will help children throughout the world to better understand how to deal with feelings of ostracization and "outsiderness". We truly feel that the notoriety of the author will only aid in getting the message out faster." explained CFP in a statement to the press, "We're hoping that the book can help to create a dialogue between children and parents about the issues involving different, fitting in and the bad feelings that can result from being shunned from peers." By now I'm sure that this book has already been pulled from the retailer's website due to the controversy. But I cannot imagine that you won't find it on the days to come throughout the listings of eBay and other internet auction sites.
Have to put this on the kids x-mas list!