Democracy isn't the only form of government in which a people are proud of their political views and allegiances. To claim that democracy is the only reason for this is inaccurate. In fact, many people in a communist society--for example--are very happy and thrive under this form of government. Suzanna Clark, a British citizen who grew up in communist Hungary, recalls her life there: “But perhaps the best thing of all was the overriding sense of camaraderie, a spirit lacking in my adopted Britain and, indeed, whenever I go back to Hungary today. People trusted one another, and what we had we shared."
Political groups, fights for social justice, and peaceful protests may be allowed in democracies, but that doesn't always mean that the people's voices will be heard. One grim and unforgivable example is that, despite the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, black people in America are still being killed by police at an alarming rate.
Democracy fails when the government refuses to listen to the people, and their failure to respond to this crisis and stop the killings is a chilling example of why democracy doesn't bring the change that it promises. In contrast, people living under communism seem to experience less violent crime than in America because their government takes care of them;
as opposed to under America's democracy, where the government not only doesn't get involved, but it doesn't seem to care.
It is no wonder that the people have lost faith in democracy.
How can one be proud of a nation that allows its people to suffer and die? People with similar views do come together, and they do fight for change and for justice. But it isn't because democracy is their savior; it's because democracy is failing.