If "real democracy" came to the U.S., we'd definitely need a revolution. Not much could be worse. Even with a dictatorship, there is a chance of having a competent dictator - with democracy there is no such chance, unless you have pretty strict control over who is part of your population. Most of the problems we have now are the result of leaning too far toward democracy.
No, I didn't think it was funny, either.
I deserve to lose a gunfight if I ever take gunfighting advice from James Yeager.