Could be used as a plot.
There is a huge club, having branches all over the world. Its leaders have a wide range of audiences AND they are elected by the club members, every one of them. Most leaders get more and more popular, until one day all of a sudden, maybe also in a shower, maybe when partying, maybe when working, or maybe on a train ride, they realized the club is just a BS. So they quit. But the club continues without them. New leaders get elected. They influence. Until the day comes.
I’m thinking about something in reality mapping that club ;P