Woo hoo, I already got 1 hate mail on this one. An excerpt (from the article, not the hate mail):
It’s ironic to think through exactly why Amazon ended up being the target of the boycott, when even the boycotters would all quickly admit that it was Lieberman who was more culpable than the Amazon executives. Consider: If a would-be boycotter wanted to cause economic pain because of the silencing of WikiLeaks, then the obvious move would be to stop sending more money to the very government that is waging wars and harassing Assange.
Yet the boycotters aren’t saying, “Hey everyone, let’s stop sending our money to D.C.” Why? Because they are afraid of what the government would do to them. In other words, they are behaving exactly like the Amazon executives.
Let us not forget that all of us, to the extent we pay taxes, are funding the very organization that is carrying out operations that WikiLeaks is trying to stop. In that light, it’s odd to become indignant over Amazon for merely withdrawing its support from WikiLeaks, when the boycotters themselves continue to send their money to the organization actively trying to shut down WikiLeaks.