I'd like some points here from people.
From what I gather, the contemporary western mainstream meaning of Democracy is something along the lines of transparent gov't, elections, and gov't exercising "the will of the people".
I have difficulty with this because I find it vague, and I don't understand the purpose of it. Is it based in a belief that what's good for people is obvious to them? Is it based in the belief that people know with obviousness what's good for other people?