Monday, February 22, 2016

Censorship in America Today by Rich Scheben


Hi Paul,

This letter, as per your request, is a follow up to the conversation we had over the phone today. The subject matter is regarding the CENSORSHIP that is occurring in America today.

First of all, as you know that my book: “One New York Man’s Journey to Off Grid Living in Montana” has had steady sales and marketing throughout the country and even the world. ( I have even found out that all the public libraries in New Zealand had this book in stock). I’ve been invited to speak at many venues, been on hundreds of radio/TV shows and have created a DVD/video on off grid living.

Apparently, the “powers that be” are not approving the messages in the book and are doing everything possible to curb its sales. Over the past two and a half years since the book has been on the market Amazon has been up to some dirty tricks. They have said the book was “out of stock” (which is impossible for a POD book), misspelled the title (in order to misdirect search engines) and DELETED, at least dozens of five star reviews. ( I have actually seen them deleted while on line).

But now, things have gotten even more corrupt! I had a “representative” from Amazon call me at home telling me that Amazon is doing everything they can to eliminate future sales of my book. He said he was doing this “off record”, outside of the Amazon call center, because he and others really liked my book but can’t mention this on the job. ( He even verified some of my numbers referencing a private information report). I’ve called Amazon and Lightning Source (my Paid-on-Demand) company to get some answers. After a couple of weeks and experiencing a “passing the buck” syndrome, with no responses, I decided to write this short letter.

Please inform the people of our country that fascism and totalitarian dictatorships are now fully operational.

How long do we expect to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave if we don’t have the guts to stand for principle? I define principle as the right to demand that everyone on American soil live by the same rules, laws and accountability.


Rich Scheben