Say you're at work. Your bosses have come up with this completely mad plan at the last minute, and they expect you to go through with it. The plan is utterly insane and not even useful.
Everyone is talking about how crazy the plan is, and the need for a united front against it in the meeting coming up. You, fool, take them at their word, and intend to take the fight to your crazy bosses.
So you do so. And no one else makes a peep. They hang you out to dry.
They are bastards.
If you're not willing to stand up and be counted, don't agitate. Don't thank the person who's just stuck his neck out for doing so. He's lost his head and you're in the catbird seat because you're a coward. You should go marinate in your shame and avoid the company of real men.