Perusing through the news, I came across this article about serial killer Robert Picton (who proclaims his innocence) writing a memoir that has been withdrawn from the Canadian site of Amazon within hours of it being posted. http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/canadian-serial-killer-book-withdrawn/ar-BBpPQri?li=AAggNb9
There are so many contradictions and twisted/illogical thinking in this case that I am having a hard time wrapping my head around this. The memoir, titled “Picton: In his own words” was available on Amazon.ca until it was suddenly pulled from their site with no explanation. B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Morris is quite committed to ensuring that Robert Picton cannot profit from this book, and that “Our government believes that crime should not pay, so all British Columbians are safe. We are very clear on this.” So Robert Picton shouldn’t be able to profit from his crime. Fair enough. Even though his book proclaims that he was innocent and that he was framed by Police, I can agree with that statement. But what I can’t agree with, is the outright censorship of his book. It hasn’t been made clear to me how, by censoring his book, people of BC have been “made safe”. Someone would have to explain to me how the publishing of a book is a grave danger. Especially since Lori Shenher, who helped bring Pickton to justice, wrote and published her own book on the case. How can one book written about Robert Picton by a 3rd party not be “safe” and a book written by the man himself be “not safe”. This makes no sense to me.
It seems very clear to me that the PC police and the Social Justice Warriors in both the public and private sector have banded together to make sure that we only read what they want us to read. This is shameful. Shameful and frightening.