In the film Kill Bill, Beatrix Kiddo was all but murdered by her fellow colleagues who went on a murderous rampage at her wedding. The ringleader of the group – played by David Carradine – had been scorned when Beatrix – played by Umma Thurman – left him. The pregnant Beatrix wanted to leave the contract killing life in order to raise her child in a normal environment.
The attempt to murder her failed and she came back with a vengeance. Here is a scene between Carradine and a character played by Michael Madsesn, who perfectly understands he was on the wrong side but must fight to defend it nonetheless.
The metaphor is simple. Wicked politicians who commit crimes against the people they represent know full well they’ve done wrong: