Democracy is Dead
The elite has been against democracy for millennia because of their belief that the people would always be dissuaded by oligarchs, populists, and worse.
In the 20th century, the German democracy elected Adolf Hitler’s German Nationalist Socialist party. In the 18th century, Napoleon Bonaparte was chosen by the Assembly, at the height of the French Revolution.
More recently, democracies elected openly misogynistic, outright ignorant, and disavowedly anti-democratic leaders, seen in the likes of Jair Bolsonaro, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Narendra Modi, and so many more.