Every moneyed cult has its fearless leader who often as not is straight out of a Batman movie. The cult also has its apparatchiks who owe their careers and maybe their lives to the cult, so that they suppress 101% of their rationality and go with whatever the leader says. Finally the cult has its utter dupes, stooges to the nth degree, unbelievable in their complete stupidity.
The cult can fall apart in three ways: First, the fearless leader might possibly convert to Islam tomorrow. This happened once before with a Messiah.
Second, the pile of utter dupes could shrink to a certain point of unsustainability. A cynic would say, “Never in a million years” but sometimes it happens. The guy’s up for bank fraud, tax fraud, racketeering conspiracy and these guys are out there thumping Christian bibles for him.
Third, at some point the apparatchiks could all be running for their lives. That’s the good part about putting the United States Attorney General in an orange jumpsuit with a dumb prison job. These apparatchiks may have the courage of meatloaf but they’re not totally stupid. If a mob of zombies comes up the street wanting to eat everybody’s brains, they’re not going to defend the fearless leader, they’re going to run for their own safety.