Democracy (as an applicable system) :
is only acceptable when it's too expensive to kill off your opposition ,
and can only be ensured if your youths (upcoming generations) remember and re-live the horror of having to pay that price all over again,
Germany (300 year war, the 100 year war, and almost every war ever fought in freaking Europe including both World wars!, and some for just the heck of it),
the USA (the civil war was bad enough, and of course the Mexican wars and the liberation wars)
Lebanon, (long civil war till every one got too goddamned tiered of killing everyone else)
in some cases, to a lesser extent, the Geo/Socio/Political parameters and realities force such realities on the people.
Greece (country too segregated geographically),
India (too God damned large, huge populace)
Democracy (as a Brand)
happens to be one of the most successful brands being marketed around the globe right now, as big as Pepsi or Coca Cola, and with the same intentions, more sales, more goods,
and more opportunities to the salesman, it's been turned into the banner that every tom dick and harry can wave and no one would dare question them, i should say Atrees, Mukhaymar and Ewees, since I’m an Egyptian , but i think you get my point,
so my final commentary on what's happening in my country is this,
if you don't know what happened to other nations when they took a certain path,
you're pretty much destined to repeat their mistakes,
albeit how spectacular your failure would be in accord with your local custom,
-shut the F* up!
-then proceed to fuck it up,
at least that way you would have a chance to fix things up as they hit you in your face.