The problem with democracy is that it is an unjust, intolerant, elitist system perpetrating inequality in the world! and any one can just get up and start a world war in the name of its cause!!
Firstly, the set up is directly opposite of the concept of a ‘welfare state’ where A government undertakes responsibility for the welfare of ALL its citizens including public health and housing and pensions and unemployment compensation etc. while not creating a distinction between the haves and have-nots!!
Democracy is the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
The doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group. Hence a democratic rule is as opposed to the rule by a monarch, a dictator, an elite group, or by no one at all!
So at the most fundamental sense democracy is a highly ambiguous, and uncertain concept. Who are “the people”? How do they “rule”?
we know what democracy stands against but we don’t know what its stands FOR?? and whether it stands for ALL equally?
Secondly, the issue remains whether struggling FOR democracy is the right direction? Because, we can now see that if the idea of democracy is that ‘the public interest is superseding the private interests’ in th name of “general welfare” it can only have one meaning that the interests and rights of some individuals have taken precedence over the interests and rights of others.
Therefore, the system is actually Governed by a difference! and if the system is flawed in its most fundamental understanding than it is unfit to being installed all over the world forcefully?!!
Until these questions are answered, it is impossible to assess democracy philosophically a justified form of governance and its forceful spread through out the world!!