This man is not a lunatic. He’s probably very aware of the benefits and shortcomings of democracy. It’s just that he happens to know of a much better system. And if you think this is a fringe position that you can wave your hand at and dismiss, consider that totalitarian political power is the quite logical consequence of any organized religion: Your Creator knows better than you. It’s for your own good. After the initial discomfort, you’ll be grateful and praise us.
A system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god.
A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life, the individual is subordinated to the state, and opposing political and cultural expression is suppressed.
“It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
“A totalitarian regime crushes all autonomous institutions in its drive to seize the human soul” ~ Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
“When religion is weak, it asks ‘Why can’t we just agree to disagree?’ When religion is strong, it slaughters all opposition.” ~ @CrispySea