Nope, representative forms of government and the co-commitment to freedom of expression were pressure valves that reduced the likelihood of King Freidersnitzel having his (and his extended family's) throats slit when the government was overthrown. The King Freidersnitzels of the world stepped aside (or moved into ceremonial figureheads) because they valued their necks.
The vast increase in wealth and industry was a lucky side-effect of the increase in liberties. Gifted individuals could rise to the level their skills could support while dead-wood sank.
Denial or corrupting the mechanisms of representative government will not result in governments never being overthrown (Cuba and North Korea being exceptions) but will force a reversion back to the methods used before the pressure valves were installed.
The gutting of our processes and institutions will also result in misery and suffering as tinpot despots will choke productivity and initiative and the free flow of goods and ideas.
|Haitians and South Africans have the quaint custom of settling political beefs by placing a tire around their opponent's neck, adding a liter of gasoline and igniting the "necklace". This is what happens in places where democracy died.|
Nord Haiti, here we come.