The moment the professional warrior could be countered by the rifleman the domestication of the aristocracy was doomed, because it was the soldier protecting his leaders instead of the leaders protecting their workers.
This mirrors the evolution of the spear which allowed the alpha to be controlled, reproduction to be distributed, and women to use gossip to incite the betas to contain or kill the alphas.
The development of expensive metal armor, the wheel-chariot, and the horse, restored the alpha.
The rifle restored the balance.
If we are to rule, then how are we to gain asymmetry and restore eugenic reproduction, and the meritocratic society?