You know why?
Because with a dictator – THERE’S THE PROBLEM. Its this one idiot who we can point to. They are the problem.
When it’s a democracy – well, that’s not so easy is it? There’s all the idiots in elected positions. Idiots who got voted in by the population or at least some portion of it.
And then you have to face how complicated it all is. Everyone is the problem. The system is a complicated pile of problems.
Can’t get rid of democracy/republic. That’s the only thing we can all agree on. It doesn’t work really super well, but it’s generally regarded as being a good thing.
Can’t get elected officials to change laws that will be a disadvantage to said elected officials. That a nonstarter for obvious reasons.
Can’t convince other members of the population that their particular choice of elected person is an idiot.
All of it grinds to a halt and nothing happens on a regular basis while either a brawl or a standoff is going on. Which does at least make good theater.
But in the meantime stupid amounts of money being wasted on pointless bridges to nowhere or entire populations being poisoned or war happens.
So I fantasize about a nice simple dictatorship. Where the problem is nicely contained in that one person. So easily explained. So thoroughly eliminated when that person is eliminated. AND once that ugly dictator problem is eliminated, you get to start with a clean slate re-do of the basics in the way a proper democracy / republic should work.
It all looks good on paper. If you ignore all the horrors that are associated with most dictatorships.
Sigh. I suppose ignoring that would be bad.