Demoncracy swallows better ideas by a sea of intrigue, bastardizing tools of dialogue, persuasion and compromise. Thence scarred and scripted choices spread amongst slumbering spiritual-sloths: slow moving, thought-loathing pseudo-citizens whose carefully crafted preferences nearly never are their own, yet still tightly held.
There is that and then there is democracy. In principle, they are nothing alike. Worthwhile democracy is necessarily comprised of intelligent, introspective, informed, involved individuals with good priorities.
Self-loathing, self-righteous, shame-dripping, blame-shifting, half-informed zealots cannot comprise a worthwhile democracy.