Saturday, August 25, 2018
Amazon Removes 2,612 Reviews of Polish Books
Jan Peczkis is a Polish American. He reads and posts on my Bieganski blog. Jan and I disagree about many fundamental issues. I voice my disagreement. I believe in freedom of speech.
Jan informed my blog readers that Amazon has removed his 2,612 Amazon reviews, largely of Polish-interest books.
Many Polish books that have had no other reviews will now have no reviews whatsoever because Jan's reviews have been removed.
Perhaps you could make your thoughts known to Amazon on this matter. Perhaps Polonia could take some united action.
To be clear, Jan is to the right of me. He interprets Polish-Jewish relations very differently than I do. Having said that, the answer to speech you don't like is not less speech, but more speech. Jan was always confronted in the comments sections under his reviews. I met one of my best online friends, who lives in Israel, that way.
To totally erase Jan smacks of 1984
To translate this meme, it says, Freedom of Speech is like health. You don't appreciate it till you've lost it. It's a play on the opening lines of Pan Tadeusz, our national epic poem.