This is no different than our government spying on us, and our media and tabloids branding celebrities whores and sluts and our prison systems raging with corruption and our constant overseas warmongering—- does it sound familiar? Do you think she may have been trying to point something out about the functions of any human society? That even though we are functional enough to keep ourselves alive, we are a species that doesn’t communicate well, doesn’t play well with others, and we are obsessed with cohabitation and creating communities based on lies and deceit and greed. No matter what civilization or time period or culture or place of origin; people and life will never be all good, OR all bad. That’s the point. You have to overcome it and make the best of it and just do what’s right. If you believe in that kind of thing, which, if you read the books at all you would know.