FOR PUBLIC RELEASE: HUSTLING THE LEFT WEBSITE OPENING
Larry Flynt’s corporate-pimp speech is spoken with a
patriarchal accent, somehow through a vagina.
Exactly how is it that a woman’s open vulva
became his mouthpiece?
For decades Larry Flynt, “free speech hero,” has been wooing and using the Left to lend legitimacy to his corrupt, dehumanizing, and expanding empire. We reject this knowing or unknowing alliance.
At this site you will see who on the Left has been used by Larry Flynt: some unwillingly, some willingly, and some enthusiastically like Greg Palast.
You can read their own explanations of how some, like Noam Chomsky, were misled to be in Hustler magazine, you will be alerted to which groups Flynt routinely targets for abuse, and you will find analysis of Flynt’s speech relative to the speech of those he participates in oppressing.
If you are concerned about corrupt corporate limitations on human freedoms, civil rights, speech rights, and animal rights, we invite you to visit Hustling The Left. This site was created for responsible speech to exist and be dispersed freely by you about the harm done by corporate pimp Larry Flynt and his pornography empire, including his collaborators, apologists, and his financially well-endowed bevy of lawyers.
Our speech is as protected as Flynt’s even though we’re not government spin-doctors, media moguls, advertising agencies, multimillionaire pornographers, and corporate pimps. This site exposes how Flynt’s harassment and bombastic bluster in response to our speech; and how he has used harassment and intimidation techniques so typical of those in power with greater privileges and resources.
Oppressed and systematically silenced people have no media empires, or reliable access to mainstream media, through which to speak critically about media, culture, and the politics of each. This site provides a forum for radical voices to be heard. –F.U.C.K. (Feminists Uncovering Censorship Knowledgeably), July 14, 2005
We, the contributors to this new website, are using our First Amendment right to expose and critique hate speech. We are focusing here on corporate pimp and pornographer Larry Flynt because so many politicos and pundits from the Left have failed to comment on, much less confront Flynt’s hate speech. While Flynt’s censored speech has been celebrated in mainstream film, the multibillion dollar sexxxism industry is mimicked in commercial advertising and pornography’s themes and aesthetics are commonplace on TV shows. The sexual exploitation, violence, and degradation –that previously were only found in pornography and other real-life sexual exploitation, violence, and degradation, is no longer only a staple in the centerfolds of a few adult magazines, but is, rather, a staple of corporate-owned media.
The omnipresence of this particular form of speech is responded to in two ways by the increasingly impotent press: wide-ranging apologetics or an utter lack of critical attention. We contend that the sexxxism industry’s systematic human rights abuses are atrocious and the Left must speak to the atrocious harm of the overlapping sexxxism industries: pornography, prostitution, trafficking, sex tourism, and sexual slavery.
Flynt has engaged for some time in a battle for social prominence and power. What is largely unnoticed, or, if noticed, unchallenged by anyone, is his war against those who speak out against him. We think the contents of this site will reveal what he wishes to keep under wraps: Larry Flynt is a hostile, misogynist, racist, power-hungry corporate pimp rather than a poor, besieged, free speech hero.
His pornographic speech rides on the life-breath of subordinated people. We understand that even more people are dehumanized by the consumption of Flynt’s speech. We are increasingly transformed into compulsive consumers of the sexxxism industry’s hate speech. This hate speech fosters addiction and despair and is fueled by harm and humiliation. Younger generations of women now think pornography is eroticism, that stripping on a pole is sexual liberation, and that being sexually used–with or without consen–is acceptable or unavoidable. Tragically, a sexxx-obsessed public has been mind-fucked by the messages in pornography.
In an effort to keep his status erect, Flynt has wooed some people in the anti-corporate Left while simultaneously targeting feminists and feminism, using the First Amendment as his club. This site is our response to his efforts to intimidate and harass us. This site also reflects our demand that the Silent Left be held accountable for its collaboration and complicity with Flynt. We encourage those on the Left to clarify their positions on these corporate violations of human and animal rights.
At this site you will see who on the Left has been used by Larry Flynt’s multimillion dollar pornography empire; some unwittingly or unwillingly, like Noam Chomsky, others willingly, and some enthusiastically, like Greg Palast. You will read their own explanations-about how some were misled, lied to, and demeaned by Hustler and their representatives.
Please be advised: This site is for people over 18 only. Please go no further if you are under 18 years of age. There is graphic, sexually and ethnically degrading and hateful material on this site which is being shown for specific anti-sexist, anti-racist, and anti-child abuse purposes. If you are triggered by hate speech visual imagery we strongly caution you about entering this site. It is in no way our intention to re-traumatize anyone already injured by the kind of material presented here. On the other hand, we hope that our analysis of the hate speech images here will be empowering. Each page of this site contains link back to this warning.
Nikki Craft, F.U.C.K. (Feminists Uncovering Censorship Knowledgeably), July 15, 2005