Author Archives: Gene Howington

About Gene Howington

I write and do other stuff.

As Gilda said . . .

“Comedy is truth, only faster.” Enjoy.

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“Art is a lie that makes us realize truth . . .”

This was true when Picasso said it. It is true now. Just watch this TED talk. Then do something. That is all.

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Propaganda 106 – Waging War (A Case Study)

By GENE HOWINGTON “This thing, what is it in itself, in its own constitution? What is its substance and material? And what its causal nature [or form]? And what is it doing in the world? And how long does it … Continue reading

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Propaganda 105: How to Spot a Liar

By GENE HOWINGTON “If any man is able to convince me and show me that I do not think or act right, I will gladly change; for I seek the truth by which no man was ever injured. But he … Continue reading

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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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Propaganda 200: In Summation, Gist The Whitewashing Power Of Editing

by GENE HOWINGTON “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out … Continue reading

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Propaganda 103: The Word Changes, The Word Remains The Same

By GENE HOWINGTON “I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out” – Katherine Dunn “Until it is kindled … Continue reading

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Propaganda 102: Holly Would and the Power of Images

By GENE HOWINGTON Graphic art such as posters, paintings and film can be and often are considered works of art. Can propaganda using these mediums be considered art? Propaganda posters are considered art by many and in the design industry … Continue reading

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