Maybe it's more Roman trappings, but Vega's identity seems to be tied with the paramilitaries, that guard the walls

Actually, the former notion comes out in the comments of our president, a dozen years ago, our secretary of state, half a dozen years ago, the upper class disdain for an institution with petit bourgeois or heaven forbid working class roots, is not far from the surface,

an interesting parallel to the Egyptian situation would be what I could only classify as Gnostic scifi, Dominion, which is a sort of a sequel to the cult film Legion, where Vegas is a militarized citi state, fighting off angels? for the last quarter century