In any hierarchy, especially those with a king on top, obedience and loyalty are primary virtues. Everywhere else they are secondary to honesty, compassion, and justice. Obedience and loyalty are only primary virtues if you’re a dog.
I shouted myself hoarse about this for ten years, at conferences, on commissions, on TV and radio programs, in op-ed pieces. People would rather continue to make minor adjustments and be able to keep the structures of power and money in place, structures that depend upon...you guessed it: obedience and loyalty, secrecy and silence.
The best writing I did about this was the two “afterwords” to Half the House. If I could, I would buy a copy myself for every person at Penn State. Hell, the NCAA.