democracy can only exist within a state so long as there is abundance, or at least ample sufficiency for the majority.
When that ‘ample sufficiency’ falls below a critical level (ie proportion of the population) then the rabble rouser will raise his voice and find fertile ground for whatever grievances are current.
He offers to rectify ‘problems’ and return to the status quo if infinite prosperity.
If he offers promise, then the mob will follow him in the hope that what he offers is real.
But he cannot fulfil his promises unless he is given autocratic rule. It is necessary in the short term to bring about that idyllic future everybody is looking forward to.
Democracy is preventing it from happening so must be done away with. And the gullible mob surrender their freedom in return for a future that cannot exist