The best attorneys are skilled at establishing motive, opportunity, and PATTERN.
There is a real pattern to the sort of Word Inversion that is now impacting all areas of our lives.
Killing forests was termed "Healthy Forest Initiative."
The War ON Terror chiefly has taken on the character of a War OF Terror.
The Supreme Court decision to allow corporate moguls to purchase politicians (and through them, policy) was termed "Citizens United" when it had ZERO to do with most citizens.
Recently, Mrs. Clinton has sullied the term "Feminist" and essentially turned it into female advocacy for the worst policies of patriarchy (including war and environmental exploitation).
The term Progressive got knocked around, too. It's been used as a brand to neo-cons and neo-liberals and persons whose agenda is anything BUT Progressive.
So here, too, we see the term "Populist" used to whitewash the racism, sexism, and jingoism of millions of people who don't read, are programmed by Celebrity Culture, and easy prey to charlatans.
Thank you, Mr. Hightower for pointing out the way the term "Populist" has now hit the Hit List for maiming language and purposely distorting its intended meanings.
There is a WAR aimed at occupying peoples' minds and limiting their cognitive frames.
When words cease to hold their intended meanings, there is no way for people to understand each other and arrive at genuine consensus.