RE: Bad with, worse without [WOTW]
It's an interesting story. Queen 2 felt Queen 1 was the oppressor but was she? I think Queen 2 was the oppressor. Instead of teaching her fellow bees about the freedom she sought her own interests and turned many bees away from Queen 1. The bees that blindly followed her paid for her greed with their lives.
Queen 1 must have been devastated, but we'll never know. Their frailty was a consequence of Queen 2's greed.
And government? Perhaps the government in this story was the one trying to rise upon the back of another (Queen 1).