How do you tame an elephant? An elephant is a massive, powerful beast, one with no serious natural predators. Intelligent, strong, enormous in size, it should logically be impossible to turn such a beast into a domesticated critter, yet it is done all the time by human beings. Essentially the elephant is isolated and poked with sticks by teams of men, until the creature’s will is broken and it submits. It’s not that the man is so much smarter than the elephant, nor that he is stronger, nor faster; it is that he is more aggressive and indefatigable. He wears the will of the elephant down.
This is how men have enslaved each other as well.