Betrayal is a hard thing, especially when it comes from the people you are closest to, the people you love, allow you to let down your guard, and lead you to believe that they have your back. It unfortunately happens and the results can lead to what you see in this movie. In the case of Fred Hampton (A true leader for the cause), One of his most trusted soldiers, helped orchestrate his death for money. Literally sold out the cause for a dollar and freedom from jail (of his own accord, not for the cause).
A MUST SE MOVIE. IT WAS EXCELLENT.
Seeing this movie, helped me to understand that no-one is above suspicion. Like that Biggie line, "MOM'S WILL EVEN SET YOU UP PROPERLY GASSED UP" (Biggie Small, 1995). A Psychology Today article written by Ph.D Susan Krauss Whitbourne, on April 26, 2015 states, "The violation of our trust is at the root of betrayal." This is what makes betrayal so vile and the cover-up is even worse because it send the perpetrator and the victim down a series of "rabbit holes" that are laced in both truth and lies.
Once trust is violated, it is never fully restored back to its original state. It is forever altered. I experienced this as both the perpetrator and victim. I understand both angles and see that my participation (in my case) made betrayal easy for those that betrayed me. Perhaps, William "Wild Bill" O'Neal, saw it easy to. Self preservation is often a cause (disguised as a reason) for betrayal. "Blind Loyalty" as another author puts it, in an article titled, Blind Loyalty, Betrayal, and Self-Preservation: The Silencing of Dissent, can create betrayal and other deceits. The article stated, " It also requires the person from whom this blind loyalty is demanded to overlook, ignore or set aside their own ethics and beliefs and replace them with those of the person or group from whom the demand emanates. Such expectation of blind loyalty runs contrary to our fundamental human instinct of self-preservation and results in a loss of self. Indeed, a high price to pay."
Understand that betrayal will happen, realize that reason has nothing to do with the result. It solely impacts the outcome. Know the difference between reasons and results. Reasons only address your emotions, while results address your outcome. The goal you are setting, must be designed to get you to a better place. Realize that those that betrayed you, actually did you a favor, because they revealed themselves to you before they could do greater harm to you or your plan. Shedding a few people that did you wrong is OK, because it is helping you move forward to