This is exactly it. Asshat spent how long, 30 years, doing as little as he could get away with in regards to "leading" his family, i.e. earning money, nurturing his children, and cherishing his wives.
NOW he wants to be a patriarchal leader with his fambly obeying his every command.
How could be possibly expect this plan to work?
Most of his kids are grown, all of his wives save one have created their own lives to compensate for his neglect, and they seem happier without him around, and he's made it utterly clear how he resents having to care for anyone's needs but his own (whic