Democracy has already died.
In America, voting is a sham. The Corporate Party decides who the viable candidates are and they only pick from their own flock. True Americans no longer exist. Democracy in other countries has been similarly corrupted. It's not a perfect corruption, but it is rapidly approaching such perfection.
The death of democracy has been built on self-concern (selfishness and ego). During the last presidential conventions in America, both parties rejected the votes and merely went by their pre-written scripts.
Humanity is being sucked into the vortex of self-concern, built by the psychopaths who run entire nations, their central banks and even the United Nations. The "togetherness" of one world without boundaries may sound nice, but it won't be. The age of the consumer is about to end. With it, most people will be killed or left to die of starvation or disease. Murdering 6.5 billion people isn't easy, but they have a plan and all the pieces are falling into place for the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to ride.
But humanity will escape the tyranny. This will happen only when we learn to stop being self-concerned and more concerned about each other. This is the great change toward Maturity.
It won't be easy, but it is inevitable.
The more we give up self-concern, now, the more suffering we avoid.