In short, the spectacle of Ethiopia directed the public's attention elsewhere while concealing a class-based policy aimed at preserving the subordinacy
of the lower-class.
Not surprisingly, then, what became the core of the earliest social formations moving humanity toward the state were whole (small) societies: communities (or alliances of such) whose widening success in war after war ultimately enabled them to reduce their nearest neighbors to a permanent subordinacy
, requiring of them regular transfers of goods and, in the event of further wars, of men and supplies.
For example, the Bowsy Murray, local hero, is here described by Higgins with irony and humor: "The act of throwing a stumpy-booted and gaitered leg athwart the low saddle was a grave gesture both ceremonial and heraldic, man and machine (wrapped in symbolic flame, suggesting Mercury) emblazoned on some obscure escutcheon invoking Subordinacy
, Humility, Obeisance, Homage, Destiny, Victualler
There is almost always the possibility of command subordinacy
or work relations between commanders, it is frequently real and if judges such as these are disqualified due to objections on the grounds of a suspicion of institutional bias, the foundation of the entire system would falter.
Raising the issue of women's consent to sexual advances or the "voluntariness" of their behavior under conditions of unequal power relations suggests that women themselves, by appearing to "consent," recognize their own unwelcomeness to which they must "consent" if they are to stay, that is, to demonstrate acceptance of their subordinacy
and thereby legitimize the "rightness" of sexual asymmetry.
Somewhat more empirically, Zaleznik has described unhealthy patterns of subordinacy
which disallow empowerment , and research has demonstrated that creative persons are more open than ordinary people to experiencing new and different activities .