"Democracy" is but a form or mechanism by which to make things happen or not happen. It says nothing, about the desirability of the real objectives, as to whether those are desirable or not.
For the latter, we have to look elsewhere, specifically into the areas of humanitarian ethics; i.e. Whether what is done, has a beneficial or harmful effect on others, whether on particular individuals, groups of individuals, entire nations, even entire societies and civilizations is the standard to be used, not the process.
Not only unfortunately, but tragically, that requires each and every single individual to keep reminding him/herself that he/she is but a human being on this planet, and at this time, which means that those are where the obligations and responsibilities to be met, which are all humanitarian obligations. Most are unable to accept that, not because it is not true, but because they don't want it to be true.
One of the things people claim to believe in is "human equality" yet, if one looks very closely at what they then say (and do) is to qualify that. "Yes, I believe in human equality but, ....", with that "but" followed by all types of qualifiers. That means that they really don't really believe in human equality, otherwise they could not possibly qualify it. That is not surprising, as humanity has never been able to do it.
When someone asks me "What are you?", my reply is usually: "I am still just a human being and have never been able to move beyond that?", at times followed by "What about you?". The reactions that evokes (especially if accompanied with the latter question) range from shock and an attempt to change the subject, to taking offense. Both clearly indicate a denial of what they will otherwise claim to believe in, human equality. The first simply does not want to consider or talk about it, while the latter are offended only because (rationalizing it one way or another) they consider themselves superior human beings to other human beings.
Some of us wonder why that is, and come up with one answer. Perhaps it is because the concept is so simple, that many just assume that they know and understand it, and that is therefore worthy of no more consideration. Such individuals should be the first to go back and seriously consider those terms "human" and "humanism". They might then be able to avoid the pitfall of arrogance which is the source of all conflicts, from the personal to the international level.