The rulers scour the landscape for whom the true believers are following. Having zealots and fanatics on one’s side is a double edge sword, but there’s always postponing the day of reckoning. No one is really ready for Judgement Day, when it comes.
Wittgenstein was more of the “every day is judgement day” school, but you couldn’t say that quiet part out loud a lot. I’ve followed Wittgenstein since first exposure in the 1970s (he died before I was born).