Monthly Archives: March 2017

Propaganda 104 Supplemental: Just Because You’ve Forgotten Doesn’t Mean You’re Forgiven

By GENE HOWINGTON “Darkness isn’t the opposite of light, it is simply its absence.” – Terry Pratchett As we’ve previously discussed in the Propaganda Series, propaganda is not always language or images. Sometimes it is the lack of words. It … Continue reading

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Propaganda 104 Supplemental: The Sound of Silence

By GENE HOWINGTON “Silence is argument carried out by other means.” – Che Guevara “Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again, Because a vision softly creeping, Left its seeds while I was sleeping, And the … Continue reading

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Propaganda 104: Magica Verba Est Scientia Et Ars Es

By GENE HOWINGTON “Words have a magical power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or deepest despair; they can transfer knowledge from teacher to student; words enable the orator to sway his audience and dictate its decisions. Words are … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: March 31, 2017

March 31st is Bunsen Burner Day * Crayola Crayon Day * Eiffel Tower Day * International Hug A Medievalist Day * International Transgender Day of Visibility * World Backup Day _________________________________________________________ MORE! Gail Hamilton, Liz Claiborne and Sheila Dikshit, click 

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Word Cloud: RULEBREAKER

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD My Theatre Arts teacher in high school told me: “You should know the rules before you break them.” It wasn’t an original thought, but most thoughts aren’t – after all, about 108 billion people have been living and … Continue reading

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No labels? No “Republicans” …call them members of The Republic Party

   By ann summers Are counter-epithets necessary When someone says “Democrat” as in “Democrat party”, one knows the speaker/writer is a member of the GOP, or the Republic party. The latter epithet is one way to be “as reactionary” in … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: March 30, 2017

March 30th is National Doctor’s Day * ‘I Am In Control’ Day * National Pencil Day * Take a Walk in the Park Day World Bipolar Day * ________________________________________________________________ MORE! Anna Sewell, Melanie Klein and Astrud Gilberto, click

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