Interesting insights from Kenneth Lee Wheeler, a self-described Neoplatonist, a natural philosopher of our time. He has published many books and they are all available as PDF, free to download.
(aka “The tattooed monkey” by his haters, generally people who don’t by a product because they don’t like the packaging)
My personal opinion on this subject always was that the only thing worse than a traitor is a coward.
I can appreciate the traitor; the traitor is committed to his cause and sticks his neck out to reach his goals, however misguided they may be.
The coward, is committed to nothing but himself.