I don't agree here somewhere. I believe that there are few politicians-democrats who really think about people they represent or at least state it first priority. I mean that they think more about their salaries and their carrier, and it's a normal situation cause it happend to be the essence of democracy: selfishness.
Monarchy is understandable for their were no successful monarchies without some democratic implementations in it
Communism is about sharing everything you've got with others, your cloth, you wife perhaps and even freedom of will.
For me democracy is about freedom, individuality and that everything has to be payed for (you want it - you pay for it). As long as these things are maintaned, democracy won't die.