Subversion refers to an attempt to transform the established social order, its structures of power, authority, and hierarchy; examples of such structures include the State. In this context, a "subversive" is sometimes called a "traitor" with respect to (and usually by) the government in-power. A subversive is something or someone carrying the potential for some degree of subversion. Subversion can imply the use of insidious, dishonest, monetary, or violent methods to bring about such change. Thi More