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Polaris AB: The Fable Collection of Short Stories
Zeus requested that all the Gods and other beings attend a great banquet to honour him as King of the Gods.
A water nymph named Khelônê decided not to attend and her absence was noted by the mighty Zeus. She was summoned before him and questioned as to her lack of attendance.
She answered by saying that she had no need to attend the banquet as she had everything she desired at her own home.
In his anger, Zeus immediately turned her into a turtle, stating - "Next time I command that you come to honour me, you shall bring your home with you."
And Moral of the story is :
The Mighty do not care for excuses, they demand blind loyalty.
Aesops Fables c: 600 BC
Blind Loyalty requires the act of being loyal to another party whether person, organisation or cause, despite the damage they might do to themselves or to others.
'I was only doing my job', or 'I am just an employee' becomes the excuse to deny the responsibility the individual has over their own personal actions, even if on behalf of others with greater authority than them.
Excusing incorrect behaviour, dishonesty and even fraud in the name of protecting allegiance to another may be argued as a form of honourable conduct; that requires not betraying friends, colleagues, or employers which may lead to risking rejection, ostracism or even personal attacks from those that remain 'loyal' to the expected silence or inaction.
It requires the need to create a form of 'cognitive dissonance' to support their action and override the evidence of wrongdoing or even criminal activity in favour of retaining their own position and image. This programmed response is the cause of many corporation, group, clan, and organisational movement which demands blind loyalty to continue nefarious, unlawful and negligent practices that would be clearly deemed unacceptable in a moralistic society.
Knowing that something is wrong and acting as though it is acceptable, is not honourable to the Self-worth of an individual that does so purely to safeguard their own position and image amongst their peers. There are those who may choose to dissent from the accepted doctrine taking place around them - honest dissent may be a Soul Mission and is not to mistaken as a form of disloyal conduct.
The Soul may require the sacrifice of one's lower position to prove loyalty and worthiness to a greater power than the situation that requires them to wrongfully maintain.
Loyalty is only a virtue if the person or cause is a good one.
Being honourable is doing the right thing for all, not the wrong thing for Others.