It’s easier to control a group than an individual.
Humans in group become interestingly less intelligent, and therefore take less intelligent decisions.
Intelligent groups exists, but are not natural. They require close supervision, direct incentives and disincentives.
General Electric, Siemens, Apple, Samsung, US Army, Finland, Dangote, …are intelligent groups.
Democracy is a non intelligent group decision process. Reason why it often leads to more bad decision than good one.
In term of efficiency, non-democratic processes are out performers. Reason why parody of democracy had been developed in many countries like the United States, backed by a strong network of nondemocratic agents.
A dog would be elected president of France, if enough money is thrown at the medias and if the dog would better serve the local aristocracy.
Should we trow away democracy or the periodic entertainment it provides is enough to defend it?