In Animal Farm, the pigs take power after the Rebellion because they claim that they are the most intelligent animals on the farm. Yet it soon becomes clear that intelligence and good intentions need not go hand in hand. The pigs are reliant on the ignorance of the other animals, and their inability to see how the principles of Animalism are becoming corrupted. To the extent that the animals don’t question the pigs, they become complicit (partly guilty) in the corruption of their ideals.
While the pigs' manipulation of the sheep is overly-exaggerated, it illustrates the ways in which Napoleon control the rest of the animals on the farm.