The ruling class, in any state, considers the people it governs as inferior beings just good at manipulating, forcing and exploiting. Leaders institute all sorts of systems, which function as rackets of protection, to ensure their class prerogatives. They have forgotten that they are supposed to be representing the will and needs of the people who voted them into power.
The ruling class works like the army. It has a chain of command in which blind obedience to the superiors is sacred and inviolable. The officers do not fraternize with the men hired because they will, at some point, send them to death.
There is a corps of officers in all the military forces, as well as in all the bureaucracies and ruling classes of each state, which has more in common with military officers, higher bureaucrats, and with the exploitable populace of his own province.