>>258596>If you're an effective tyrant, there would be no way for the angry mob to kill you or even fight back.
And how does he have power? Because of his inner circle that controls the military, police, judges etc. He doesn't have to worry about the average citizen but he has to keep his lieutenants happy otherwise they will stage a coup and take over. Same thing with gang leaders, they're kept around as long as their leaderships brings in profit and other players benefit. It's really difficult to be on top without the right social structure that keeps you there.
>So a filthy rich narcissistic billionaire that fires 2,000 people for not making enough money for him in a single phone call can't do well?
The regular worker doesn't mean shit to him, but his board can easily replace him if he fails to meet quarterly goals and loses them money. His power depends on cooperation with the right individuals.