All of humankind is being betrayed on some level-betrayed by corporations who seek only profit regardless of the cost to people and the environment.
Betrayed by governments and politicians who are career minded rather than service minded and will do the bidding of corporations and the rich and powerful.
Betrayed by the media who no longer adhere to the principle of even handed reporting, opting instead to pursue advertising revenue and an audience based on what resonates and what does not.
Betrayed by banks with their manipulations and hidden fees.
Betrayed by the insurance and health industry where proper healthcare is predicated on what is covered, what isn’t, the amount of a deductible, whether you have insurance and what the associated cost will be.
Betrayed by charitable organizations with inflated CEO’s, “operating” expenses, and salaries.
Betrayed by an educational system with declining standards and effectiveness, by failing to set a performance standard for teachers to adhere to as a qualification.
Betrayed by law enforcement which will lie or suppress evidence for the sole purpose of gaining a conviction and seemingly becoming infatuated with tasing people-man, woman, or child-pregnant or handicapped.
A standard of betrayal has been set and permeates every aspect of society-from massive multi national conglomerates to individuals-from such diverse organizations as churches,to the Boy Scouts where sexual abuse has taken place.
Parents betray their children with a lack of good parenting, in abuses and molestations directed upon them.
Men betray women with rape, physical abuse, a wandering eye, and preferring to remain idle on the dole rather than working when they are capable of it.
And women in their own ways betray men.
Adults betray their parents in the form of elder abuse and turning to them as a personal bank account, which is a form of elder abuse in it’s own right.
Communities betray themselves in allowing the presence of gangs and drug activities, failing to repair the “broken window” that leads to such things.
Inevitable then one might say that an organization like AIM would in turn adopt betrayal as a standard-that it’s leadership would place their welfare above that of others.
That they would lie, cheat, steal, betray, and even murder to protect their interests, and in turn depend on the betrayal of others to support them or remain silent.
Betrayed in the attempts by some to rewrite history in their passing, casting them as anything other than what they were.
Perhaps it is inevitable as well then that the nations betray themselves in corrupting traditions and ceremonies, or in allowing others to. I for one would like to think it isn’t so.