Betrayal: Back stabbingNodevība: Atmaksa par uzmākšanos

Betrayal is caused by giving without permission, by giving too much and too fast.

Art of giving

Betrayal comes when Art of giving fails 🙂

This picture describes betrayal in a very pure form. When we push others with our “wisdom”, we’ll be betrayed by those we teached how to live without their permission.

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be·tray  (bĭ-trā′)

tr.v. be·trayedbe·tray·ingbe·trays

a. To give aid or information to an enemy of; commit treason against: betray one’s country.
b. To deliver into the hands of an enemy in violation of a trust or allegiance: betrayed Christ to the Romans.

2. To be false or disloyal to: betrayed their cause; betray one’s better nature.
3. To divulge in a breach of confidence: betray a secret.
4. To make known unintentionally: Her hollow laugh betrayed her contempt for the idea.
5. To reveal against one’s desire or will.
6. To lead astray; deceive. See Synonyms at deceive.

[Middle English bitrayen : bi-be- + trayento betray (from Old French trair, from Latin trādereto hand over; see tradition).]

be·tray′al n.
be·tray′er n.


Fifth columnist

A traitor, quisling; a subversive or an enemy sympathizer. This term’s origin dates from the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) when the Loyalist government in Madrid had been infiltrated by many Franco sympathizers. In a radio broadcast to the Loyalists, General Gonzalo Queipo de Llano y Sierro, a Fascist revolutionary, stated, “We have four columns on the battlefield against you, and a fifth column inside your ranks.”

Fifth Column is also the title of a play (1938) by Ernest Hemingway. During World War II, these expressions received widespread use, usually referring to revolutionary sympathizers who had secured positions of influence in matters of security and policy decision. These insurgents spread rumors and practised espionage and sabotage, exploiting the fears of the people and often inciting panic.

Parliament has given us the powers to put down the fifth column activities with a strong hand. (Winston Churchill, Into Battle, 1941)

Judas kiss

A sign of betrayal, duplicity, or insincerity. The reference is to the kiss Judas Iscariot gave Jesus in betraying him to the authorities:

And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he. (Mark 14:44)

The term dates from as early as 1400.

Candour shone from his eyes, as insincere as a Judas kiss. (R. Lewis, Blood Money, 1973)

The most unkindest cut of all



To inform or squeal; to desert and turn renegade, to bolt and join the opposition. The noun rat has been an opprobrious epithet since Elizabethan times. During the 18th century it took on, in political slang, the more specific denotation of traitor or turncoat. By the 19th century the corresponding verb usage appeared. It is generally believed that these slang meanings came by way of comparison with the apostate rats of the proverbial sinking ship, though the older more general ‘scoundrel’ meaning would suffice—rodents having long been objects of aversion and loathing to man.


A worker who resists union membership; a union member who refuses to strike. This disparaging expression likens the blue collar maverick to a pus-filled lesion. The epithet is often applied to an employee who crosses picket lines or more specifically, to a person who takes over the job of a striker for the duration of the work halt.

Sell down the river

To abandon or desert; to turn one’s back on another; to delude or take advantage of. This expression originated in the Old South, where uncooperative slaves were often punished by being shipped downstream to the harsh, sweltering plantations of the lower Mississippi. The phrase maintains regular usage today.

I think we are, as a people, a little inclined to sell our state down the river in our thinking. (Daily Ardmoreite[Ardmore, Oklahoma], December, 1949)

Stool pigeon or stoolie

A person who acts as a decoy; an informer, particularly one associated with the police. This expression is derived from the former practice of fastening a pigeon to a stool to attract other pigeons. Today the phrase usually refers to an informer who is betraying his cohorts.

In New York City he is also called a Stool-pigeon. The “profession” generally speaks of him as a Squealer. (Willard Flynt, World of Graft, 1901)


One who abandons his convictions or affiliations; an apostate or renegade. This expression purportedly originated with a ploy of Emanuel, an early duke of Savoy, whose strategic territory was precariously situated between France and Italy. According to legend, in order to maintain peace with his powerful neighbors, Emanuel had a reversible coat made which was white on one side and blue on the other. He wore the white side when dealing with the French and the blue side when dealing with the Italians. The duke was subsequently called Emanuel Turncoat, and the epithet attained its now familiar meaning of renegade or tergiversator.

The Tory who voted for those motions would run a great risk of being pointed at as a turncoat by the … Cavaliers. (Thomas Macaulay, History of England, 1855)

Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms, Related Words, Antonyms for betrayal

Noun 1. betrayal – an act of deliberate betrayal
knaverydishonesty – lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealingdouble crossdouble-crossing – an act of betrayal; “he gave us the old double cross”; “I could no longer tolerate his impudent double-crossing”sellout – an act of betrayal
2. betrayal – the quality of aiding an enemy
subversivenesstraitorousnesstreason – disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior



1. disloyalty, sell-out (informal)deceptiontreasontreacherytrickeryduplicitydouble-cross (informal)double-dealingbreach of trustperfidyunfaithfulnessfalsenessinconstancy
She felt that what she had done was a betrayal of Patrick.
disloyalty loyaltydevotionallegiancefidelityconstancyfaithfulnesstrustworthinesssteadfastnessfealtytrustiness

2. giving awaytellingrevelationdisclosure, blurting out, divulgence

She saw his newspaper piece as a betrayal of her confidence.

giving away keepingguardingpreservingsafeguarding, keeping secret


“If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country” [E.M. Forster Two Cheers for Democracy]

Nodevība ir atmaksa par uzmākšanos. Nodevība ir atmaksa par vēlmi dzīt Pasauli ātrāk kā tā iet. Nodevība ir pārspīlētas uzmanības sekas.

Kāpēc nodevība atnāk tur, kur tiek dots vairāk kā prasīts?

Ja kāds kaut ko saņem, tas ietekmē saņēmēja ikdienas rutīnu. Lai kā arī cilvēki to nevēlas atklāt, ikdienas rutīna – paradumi, domāšanas un komunikācijas veids ir personīgai svarīgas – svētas lietas. Ar kaut kā došanu – dāvanām, gudrībām, mīlestību šīs svētās lietas var tikt ietekmētas. Un personas dvēselei var šķist, ka tās ir bez maz apgānītas. Un sekas jaukai attieksmei pēkšņi izrādās duncis mugurā. Šeit es nonāku pie nākamā temata.

Došanas māksla

Kā dot. lai nesaņemtu nodevību – dunci mugurā? Atbilde ir nepārspīlējot, taču tas var būt neefektīvi. Var izmēģināt skaldi un valdi tehnoloģiju – deliģējot došanu un uzmākšanos ar gudrībām un dzīves patiesībām kādam citam. Ja process noritēs pietiekami sasteigti un uzmācīgi, tad devēja un saņēmēja starpā iedegsies naids. Bet vismaz saņēmēja dzīves rutīna būs ietekmēta. Piemēram, alkoholiķis vismaz būs pamanījis, ka dzert varbūt nav labi. Taču tas to neatturēs iedot pa galvu acu atvērējam – gudrības devējam.

Došanas māksla ir dot neuzmācoties, tik daudz cik saņēmējs vēlas saņemt, un nedaudz mazāk. Ja tomēr ir vēlme atstāt iespaidu uz saņēmēju, tad viņš ir tam jāsagatavo, jāiegūst tā piekrišana. Kā to izdarīt par to kādā nākamajā rakstā.

Šis attēls, lai arī tapis politisku iemeslu vadīts, lieliski raksturo nodevības mehānismu.
Ja mēs mēģinam kādu mainīt, uzspiest vai pamācīt, kad mums tas netiek jautāts, visticamāk, mēs saņemsim nodevīgu rīcību no šī cilvēka vai cilvēka kopas pret kuru mēs esam vērsušies ar savu uzmācību.

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