I'm watching Elizabeth starring Cate Blanchett. I am amazed at the similarities between the movie and the politics of today. When Queen Mary was dying and the Catholics were on the streets freaking out because Elizabeth was a Protestant. Their lies were the exactly the same kind of lies the Republicans say about Obama.
And after Elizabeth became queen and was arguing religion and one of her counselors remonstrated with her about her morals and she said she wouldn't accept moral counsel from a man married twice before and married to his third wife now. Newt, right?
All the machinations and deceit and treachery, it goes on and on down to today. It's horrible.
Even on reality shows. Have you ever watched Survivor, or Amazing Race? Any of them, really, there is a lot of backstabbing and lies. Treacherous.
Even in fiction, I just finished re-reading Laurell K Hamilton's Meredith Gentry books and the stuff that goes on in the Faery courts, Sidhe and Non-Sidhe, Seelie and Non-Seelie, it's all the same.