“You know our secret!” they said to the crusader. They offered him gold not to tell anyone. Crusader refused it. In desperation they told their companions & co-conspirators.
“Throw him in a dungeon” they said. But it was not all that easy now. The crusader had now become a blue eyed boy of the masses. The companions and co-conspirators got in a huddle. One of them said, “Then let the crusader come with us”. The other’s added, “Oh! Yes, let the crusader come with us, we will either drug him like we drugged all his predecessors or will malign him using our age old proven tricks”
Crusader went with them, they supported him, crusader being his true self; slowly started becoming a thorn in all their conspiracies. He relentlessly and tirelessly worked to bring to surface wolfs purposefully hidden beneath sheep’s dress.
Then while the crusader was resting, after all he was a mortal; mortals are bound to make mistakes, the eldest conspirator brought him a glass of drugged wine.
Now from here we can expect two ends:
End one: Crusader knew about their plot but he could not resist the temptation, indulgence, SIN. He like many others before him put the glass to his lips, drank and become one of them.
End two: Crusader knew about their plot, the temptation was beyond his will-power but as he was about to drink his friends, supporters & well wishers helped him fight the temptation.
Now, the real spirit of a mass movement is not just following a leader, it’s about ensuring that no temptation, no indulgence can derail the movement. And if that means confronting a leader & bringing him back to his path the well-wishers must do so.
Condemning a crusader, blaming him of derailing, calling him a traitor, turncoat, and double agent is not going to help. The movement is ours; it’s not about a man it’s about an idea, Idea of corruption free society, country; Idea of my voice being heard. If our crusader needs support extend, if our crusader wants us to keep patience so be it. As they say, “Rome was not built in a day”. And as I propose, “help him, confront him if he goes astray, but lose hope don’t let the movement die, this is our only hope!”
Let not the conspirators win again. I stress upon AGAIN