The accusation of treason is the most serious civil offense a person can be labeled with. It is only for the courts to decide who has committed such a heinous act. This is not a matter to be left for social networking sites and the blogosphere.
In the end, what determines the fate of a society is very mysterious -- the movement of collective consciousness. No one can predict when the collective will decides to change, yet once it does, its power is always unstoppable.
In a classic example and contender for the Alfred E. Neuman "I Don't Get It" prize of the year the New York Times' editorial page of December 9th outdid itself in discussing oil, ethanol and subsidies.