People don't understand what democracy is supposed to be good for. It's not for electing suitable people to govern us, because guess what? Such people don't exist. There is not a single person in the entire world who is fit for the responsibility of handling the millions of citizens a country might have.
Look, asshats will elevate to positions of power no matter what. And don't assume for a second that there's a difference between them, either - I mean sure, there are various amounts of retardedness in the people that govern us, but some African dictator isn't really any worse than your average, democratically elected prime minister. The difference, and this is crucial, about a democracy is that it allows us to replace the very worst idiots with other idiots if they start to mess up things too much. It's not even that the new dregs would be any better than the old ones. It's just that as long as the current morons fear getting replaced, they'll behave. That is the sum total of what democracy is good for.
Do you think congressmen fears the people who voted for them anymore?
That seems about accurate...