"Democracy" has been around for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks wrote extensively about it and how it always collapsed.
Democracy is therefore an antique form of government. There's nothing "modern" about it.
Europe had pretty much 100 years of peace between 1815 and 1915. The form of government? Mature constiutional monarchies - not one of which went down fighting against its "citizens" attempting to overthrow them.
And what did we get from this? Perhaps 200 million dead in the 20th Century. The age of socialism and athiesm - which is just an extreme form of democracy.
I am amazed at the attempt to defend democracies. Winston Churchill once said something to the effect democracy was terrible but better than all the rest. This is the opinion of a fascist and a terrible man who did terrible things, including being partly responsible for WWII - which he heartily encouraged.
Just look around. Feminism? Not just an effect of democracy, but both socialist and fascist (fascism is leftist, not right-wing, just the way Nazism is leftist- after all, "Nazi" means "national socialist").
Do people really think they have a voice in the government when they vote? In my entire life not one candidate I supported has ever been elected.
I don't think we've had a decent President since the '50s - Eisehower, perhaps. I liked Reagan but even he was a screw up - he appointed the catastropic Alan Greenspan to the Federal Reserve. Along with other awful things, such as amnesty for anti-American Third Worlders.
Politicians don't get elected for being competent. They get elected by knowing how to get elected.
Does anyone think that Barak 0bama, who's never had a job in his life and while he may not be a Muslim is certainly no Christian, is qualified to be President? He is what democracy has given us - a buffoon.
The Founding Fathers, who were educated men, despised demoracy. They knew it almost always turned into tyranny. That's why they set this country up as a republic.
Again, it's not hard to predict the future, in a general way. And the further you look into the past, the further you see into the future.
Since the U.S. is in many ways now socialist, of course that form of government will collapse. I just hope it's not replaced with tyranny.