In terms of chronological classification as ‘time-tested’ with relation to human life democracy is relatively too young compared to say monarchy and other socio-political systems.
Democracy like mass literacy or anti-biotic, is accepted for want of a better alternative and sometimes we adopt it in totality as if it is the only method or succumb to it and unfortunately it also becomes inevitable in certain circumstances.
However, within it or along with it or beyond it we can always play around.
Until and unless we have better alternatives or keep trying for better alternatives or at least allow space to think of better alternatives and also ensure to make the vested interest groups involved in promoting certain methods, all great thoughts, ideas and speeches will remain as unfertilized potential eggs pandering to few moments of sensational titillation.
This also, invariably happens because of our utter disgust with existing systems. We tend to oversimplify or over generalize extremely complicated and complex issues which is as bad or little less as those who have been trying to homogenize human beings, especially their psychological aspirations, feelings and creativity.