Where am I arguing that democracy is perfect? It's simply better than the alternative in the VAST MAJORITY of cases if you have any sort of perspective, knowledge of history, or ability for human empathy. And yeah, I can hear you clutching your pearls about "inner city crimes" from fucking all the way over here. Those ignorant inner city folks just need an iron fist to keep them in line, amiright? Everyone knows there's no crime or murder or suffering in dictatorships. Jesus.