The idea of tyranny is very confusing.
A dictator sends his thugs out to confront his political enemies. Those dissenters decline to obey. They are shot. Killed.
I think pondering that question really helps get to the root motivation of anyone exhibiting tyrannical tendencies. Because the tyrant... the sociopath... has an answer for that question.
A normal, God-fearing individual can hardly conceive of the possibility.