Democracy gives you the American-backed Israeli genocide of Palestine. Democracy gives you Donald Trump and the pantheon of corrupt authoritarian capitalists in the world’s so-called free states. Democracy gives you sprawling homeless encampments, police repression, inequality, mass-ignorance, and climate change. There is no safer tyrant than the leader of a democracy, for democracy spreads the culpability and delusion around. Democracy is humans granting themselves permission to be less.