welcome to psychocracy...
One of the main distraction about democracy is that "we" (not me) tend to equated it with capitalism. Thus when one looks at "western" charts where "democracy" is supposed to exist, one can see it's showing exclusively countries where capitalistic exploitation is king...
In fact most of the capital system now survive on patent lies, as we've witnessed with the Australian elections. Same in the USA where the illusion of democracy is framed by a duopoly of honest ideals promoted by dishonest politicians in honour of a disgusting dollar.
For example, one should not be surprise that profiteers in China are sent to the death penalty (I hate the death penalty).
In the west, Most crooks are praised for their business acumen at selling snake oil while lying through their teeth... From time to time, a few of these thieves are asked to pay a fine for having defrauded the system (not the people) a bit more that the elasticity of the corruption of the laws allows. No one goes to prison, apart from a rare "rogue' trader on which the system pins all the sins.
Someone like Abbott should never have risen through the ranks of politics, as we guess and everyone should guess he is a pathological liar — especially "in the heat of battle" where he will say things "he does not really mean" but which he really means, while what he writes with "firmity to be believed" is not worth the ink nor the blotter... Not good enough. Tony should have been snuffed a long time ago but his colleague saw him as their only chance to access the Australian government and destroy any whiff of social equity or equality in the system.
If you call this democracy — that is to say being governed by deceitful lying dorks and because most of the MMMM (mediocre mass media de mierda) of this country is stupidly under the spell of Mr Murdoch and also under the spell of its own entertaining shit — then it is not my style of democracy. it's idiocracy.
There is no honour is being so called democratic with undemocratic manipulation of thoughts in order to make the people of a country as stupid as can be... And in stupidity I also include the old religious envelope which destroys critical thinking.
We can do better and should be able to do better, but when people start to hum that greed is good, we're on a slippery slope on which most honest and truly clever people are sliding to the gutters while the most vile of hypocrites and psychos rise to the top like rancid cream on a milk gone bad...
This is not democracy. This is hypocritacy. This is psychocracy. This is stealocracy as they also rob your brains of any proper democratic thoughts.