^ To issue traffic citations, support pastry shop cooks, and serve as visible symbols of authority?
Why are you content to assume
so much regarding Zion but so unwilling to accept that there is "culture" in the Matrix?
The sweaty dance-rave-orgy of Matrix 2 certainly doesn't make me want to live there.
Fair question; like I said about the world of the Matrix, this is my subjective interpretation at play. The Council scenes and members particularly remind me of the sort of Bay Area hippies I grew up with, so I may feel more of an instinctive affinity for Zion and its inhabitants than others.