Characteristics of a Traitor
June 4, 2006
Author/Source: Khalsa Press
(KP) - A traitor is that person who betrays one when their loyalty is needed the most. When a “friend” stays silent in a time of need, he or she is a traitor. There are many kinds of traitors, but the worst kind of traitor is the one whose religion is attacked at its core yet who is more concerned with fulfilling selfish needs and desires.
A traitor is such a low-born, low-life, morally corrupt person that only exists at a selfish level—this type of person’s soul is long dead. When such people die people rejoice and celebrate their death. There are ulcers and lesions all over the body of a traitor to the Panth.
It doesn’t matter how educated a traitor is, yet, that person doesn't know history. The traitor could be highly intelligent, but his or her ignorance of history is even higher neither gives it a second thought. Either the traitor hasn’t understood history or has not the particular capacity to do so. Due to the lack of knowledge of history, even respectable people become traitors. Throughout history nobody has ever used the word ‘great’ to describe a traitor yet the main goal of a traitor is to become great by throwing everyone else aside and trying to surpass them.
A situation arises when the traitor starts to hate his own treachery. This situation starts when a more cunning, easily bought traitor comes along, with more ruthlessness then his, and brings others forward to do greater and more dangerous treachery to his or her religion. And that’s when the first traitor, despite his or her treachery, is left behind and breaks off from his people. In this way traitors puts the uniform of the police and the army on the new generation, stands them up against their community and, in the name of 'duty', make them commit treason. When loyalty, patriotism, and devotion are awakened in one’s community, traitors, who let down their community, will be gone.
Average people hate them and experienced people feel pity on the low traitors. Normal people wish that the traitor dies soon but intelligent people know that the traitor is dying with each breath. Average people want the traitor to feel guilty but those familiar with history know that guilt is just another normal feeling. Traitors feel deep regret, and with that, in their own eyes, they lose all sense of self-respect.
First the people cry, then the traitors laugh, and when the traitors cry the people laugh and turn their backs on them. The traitors thinks of themselves as equal to the Panth, but the Panth thinks of them as nothing but old trash. Traitors don’t know or respect history—this is why they lose everything.
When will the traitors stop their treachery? Traitors will continue to be treasonous and they will continue to be created until the Panth makes sure that traitors can’t gain anything from their treachery. To make sure of this, it is important that we have enthusiasm and zeal as well as awareness. A Panth with the qualities of enthusiasm, zeal and awareness erases the possibility of traitors.