In the western parliamentary political system the democratic process is more important than winning. After an election the party or combination of parties who have majority support in parliament form a government.
This process guarantees a peaceful transition of power and a continuation of the democratic system.
In a mobocracy (or mob democracy) only winning is important. The democratic process is followed if it leads to victory. If the process does not lead to victory, the mob is unleashed to bring down the majority party or coalition.
Mobocracies and psychic epidemics (Carl Jung) are intertwined. The mob is so mesmerized by a leader or an ideology that anything is permitted to gain and retain power.
In the interbellum years the mob was unleashed to kill, abuse and intimidate in violent street demonstrations.
The images of the Nazis marching in Germany are nowadays chilling, because we know what happened afterwards. The German mobocracy led to Auschwitz.
At the time, tens of millions cheered. The Nazis were seen as idealists who were going to change the world for the better.
The mob is stupid, it has to be led, told what to think and do. There are no individuals in the mob. There is no real discussion. The mobbies just bleat in chorus: platitudes and one liners that they have memorized.
Nowadays the mob still uses violent street demonstrations to intimidate. See the black bloc Antifa in California.
However, it also has two new weapons: abuse and intimidation on social media and the perpetual hysteria of the mainstream media that needs titillating stories 24/7.
Jeremy Corbyn is trying to turn the UK into a mobocracy. I read that Jews are worried.
I say, look on the bright side. You have somewhere to go.
The other future victims of Corbyn and his thugs have nowhere to go.