open political dialogue is almost impossible in the united states for exactly the reason chomsky points out in this snippet of a speech bc terms and definitions have been distorted. political concepts have been redefined to fit into the american dream philosophy. it reminds me of how the christians claimed and distorted the pagan traditions and holidays, making them instead of honoring a god or goddess they honor the christ. the samething is happening in us politics-taking old terms and traditions and refabricating them to meet another’s ideals. it is a good ploy to get ppl who were once opposed to a certain view to follow that view by giving it a comforting label and evolving it slowly over time.