In times of bullying and conflict, people tend to go crazy. The most avid defenders of rights and liberties melt in the face of fear. “We must join our oppressor,” they say, then add, “He’s too big to stop and we don’t want to lose anything more, but don’t call him an oppressor.”
This is the evangel of cowards. They don’t want to lose their comfortable lives. They fear what they might lose without seeing that they will lose it anyway. And, they never consider that siding with the invading oppressor is treason. They fear what matters least of all.