***** Striking a blow against willful ignorance, March 15, 2017
By Amazon Customer
This review is from: Be Still! Departure from Collective Madness (Paperback)
This is a powerful book, its essays best absorbed in small doses. I used it as a daily meditation, studying no more than two at a time.
The title suggests a turning inward, a journey toward inner harmony, but it is really a clarion call to informed action against the national perils of collective madness and willful ignorance. The book connects us with threads of thought from seminal philosophers, and my favorite is a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.: “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Read this book. Talk about it with your friends. It is important. James Robert Kane, author.
The customer review vanished from the Amazon site.
“Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me!” I’m guessing either Amazon followed James Kane’s counsel by willfully providing customers with a very “small dose” of this customer review (as in one short hour on the site before the dose vanished) or Amazon is ignorant of the disappearance of “A striking blow against willful ignorance.”
It’s hardly a matter of life or death. But it’s enough to drive an anxious author mad when Amazon lists 10 five-star customer reviews of Be Still! but posts 8 instead of 10. Where, O where, are the other two? Wait! Wait! Don’t tell me! I need to get a grip and be still!
- Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, March 19, 2017.
After notifying Amazon last night about the problem, I had a very satisfying phone conversation this morning with an Amazon customer service agent. Her name was Kim. Very personable and equally professional. There are now 11 customer reviews and all of them are posted. You do, however, have to smarter than I to see them all. My preschool granddaughter might have no problem!
yah yah! I’m smarter than you are. I kind of wondered all along, but there they are — 11 excellent reviews as plain as day. Congratulations!
Definitely smarter. You have the Ph.D. or is it Ph.d. or Phd?
This really happened? Of course it did if you say so, but it’s shocking! Why? Do keep us posted on your progress in getting an explanation…
It happened. Honest!
Can it be re-posted? If not, Amazon owes people, especially you, Gordon, and the review’s author an explanation.
Carolyn, I’ve contacted Amazon to bring it to their attention. Haven’t heard back and don’t see any results. Bummer!