The best democracies would be those where people are raised not to take ANY shit from authority, while at the same time they're considerate and thoughtful of others. Selfless occasionally.
Seems that nowadays, people like watching "American Idol," "The Apprentice," and "Hell's Kitchen" and all those other "reality" shows where people get humiliated and denigrated because we're all a bunch of servile, selfish rats.
Works out well for the bosses. We consume what we're told and we do what we're told.