So what exactly was your point, really?
My point, my dear rustled jimmies, is in the very sentence you quote from my previous comment:
for a certain value of democracy
There is no point of a "democracy" if it's a farce; at least a military dictator is straight forward in admitting they don't give a shit.
We don't HAVE democracy, even if it looks like it; ballot stuffing and poll rigging does not make a govt democratic.
That does not mean *actual* democracy (where "elected" officials can face consequences for their actions, and a re actually answerable to their electorate) is bad, I have no idea where you took that from.
For five years, our govt has been busy:
- making sure their irregularly elected officials are not ousted (irregularities include fake degrees, dual nationalities, corruption case, other criminal acts etc)
- making sure their crooked president is NOT convicted by Switzerland (He isn't called Mr 10% for nothing)
- maintain the unconstitutional National Reconciliation Ordinance, which give Carte Blanche to all previous crimes
In addition to the usual corruption and bribery etc etc
What they *aren't* doing is sustaining and improving a fuel structure, which is what a democratic govt should care about. So we have massive fuel shortages, and factories are closing down and moving to such countries as Kenya and Bangladesh (not exactly top-of-the chart, but at least they give a shit).
Heck they promoted the man responsible for our electrical crises, and made him prime minister!
So my point, my dear friend, is that if infrastructure is better in Egypt than in Pakistan...and where our govt more concerned about saving crooks than factories...then what we have is NOT democracy.