Expression of loyalty to party or tribe means exactly what it is, i.e.
that person has reasons to express loyalty. That doesn't automatically
mean that person is really loyal, belongs to the tribe, shares party's
ideals or anything else at all.
Most people older than twenty two usually have more than one moral
system. How same person behaves in different situations and medidates
in different contexts may easily display the variance of general
principles behind one's thoughts and actions. It can be difference
between idealism and pragmatism: "in the ideal world all
weapons must be abolished; in the real world
I keep a small arsenal at home, just in case."
My experience of rewriting this website's engine in Haskell was
surprising and disappointing at the same time. What I initially
expected was the heroic quest filled with fierce battles against the
creepy Monads and ending with the Hero (hehe, me) drinking from the
Holy Grail of Catamorphic Wisdom. How it actually turned out is
described in this essay.