The U.S declared their independence from the british metropolis under ideals of the French Revolution: Equality, Liberty and Fraternity. However, they are one of the most racist nations that the world has already met.
Besides that, they financed and supported military coups that resulted in dictatorial regimes all over Latin America between the decades of 50 and 80 of the XX century.
Just as in Middle East, they supported genocides, invaded nations and sponsored anti-democratic regimes, in name of the oil control, monopoly of weapons supply.
Nobody has contributed more for the consolidation of authoritarian regimes as the north american “democracy”.
4 – The Right of expression is not a synonym of possibility of social transformation.
Having permission to say what you want is not enough to make a country became a democratic Estate. In Brazil, for example, you can say what you want about public education. It is allowed to organize demonstration, strikes and boycotts in favor of education. But it doesn't necessarilly mean that the people have any influence in the future of the country's education.
We can't mistake right of expression with democracy. There is right of expression in a democracy, however democracy doesn't consist on this.
5 - Right to vote associated with private sponsor of campaign and low educational level supports the remaining of oligarchy in power.
6 – Conclusion
I believe that Brazil is passing through a democratic euphoric state fully illusory and numbing.