Judas the skeptic, cynic, critic, pragmatist... Judas the "realist" was completely "right"...
He was right about the fickleness of people and the temporal nature of popularity. He was right about people that seek power and wield power and how those types will viciously protect their endless climbing and privileged positions... He was very very right about a lot of things...
but, his fearful caution clouded his perception of purpose and its meaning...
I don't like what I see
All I ask is that you listen to me
I've been your right hand man all along
You have set them all on fire
They think they've found the new Messiah
And they'll hurt you when they find they're wrong
I remember when this whole thing began
No talk of God then, we called you a man
And believe me
My admiration for you hasn't died
But every word you say today
Gets twisted 'round some other way
And they'll hurt you if they think you've lied..."