Just a thought.
"subjugation" may not be exactly the right word. I say this because Akaal has never seemed a stern character.
More like lovingly realizing that one is in the end powerless and that God has taken care of everything.Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/sikh-youth/20360-advice-for-making-a-change-sikhism.html
He is merciful to the week...ooops! to the weak.