Tell that to Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. Oh and the junta in Thailand and post-arab spring Libya.
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Well, I don't think we should generalize here. It is true that a democratic system is not necessarily the best and you're making a good point that perhaps we're just trapped in our own, western-centric view of how things are supposed to be (though I would argue that for example the US is also not really a democracy. It's more and more turning into a plutocracy).
However, not all countries that you've mentioned actually feel this way. I've talked with people from China and they all seemed quite happy with their government. None of them was like "these fucking bastards trying to tell us what to do!" Now, of course you could argue that they are brainwashed and maybe this could be true a little bit but still I don't think Chinese people would actually DEFEND their government (which many of them do) if it would really treat them so badly. By the way: the same way is also true for "softly communist" systems such as Cuba and the DDR (ex east Germany). People around the world think that East Germany was a Stalinist dictatorship and it's true that many things there weren't so good but if you go to Germany and actually talk to people who lived in the DDR, there will be many who still today say stuff like "I miss the DDR" or "Not everything was perfect but I would still prefer living there and here". Myself being from Switzerland, the only country in the world with direct democracy on a national level, I don't quite understand this view either but hey, everyone's got their own opinions right? Maybe if I had grown up in Cuba or in the DDR, I would have liked it as well.
But we should also see that this is not true for all dictatorships. If a government is authoritarian but they still care about their citizens (such as China, Cuba or the DDR), the citizens are usually more or less fine with it. However, if an authoritarian government commits hundreds or thousands of human rights' violations every day, I doubt the people like it. I don't think you would find anyone in North Korea who will say to you "The North Korean government is great". Of course they would lie to you because they're scared to be killed but if you could actually take them the South Korea or the US or another safe place, they would all swear about Kim Jong-Un and his government. I think not even Kim Jong-Un himself believes that he's doing great things. He's just doing them because he has a certain role to live up to. If he doesn't play the part of the dictator, someone else will.1