What he said.
You think democratic politics is so utterly pointless and pettily corrupt and ignorant and self-serving that a different system couldn't be any worse until you spend time in a non-democratic country and witness the utter contempt with which the ruling elite treat their citizens and the absolute complacency with which the most basic human rights are ignored. I find it odd that the people who tend to be most dismissive of parliamentary democracy are those who are crossest that their particular viewpoint, normally a minority one, is not adequately listened to or reflected by politicians and/or MSM. I think it would probably be a salutary lesson to spend a year or two espousing a minority political/social position in a country without democratic politics, the rule of law, freedom of expression and a functioning and non-corrupt judicial system to see how that works out.
While the above may be quite valid and even praiseworthy in some respects (as are the opinions offered by both Yogan and Barney above), it is not without flaws in its logic.
Firstly, it is based on the assumption that different political entities are basically entirely separate from one another and exist in a vaccuum of their own. In this regard it ignores the interlinked nature of the global economy, which is itself a trans-national entity which traverses borders, and of which we are all a part. Therefore, while we are obviously in a position as individuals, possessed of our own views and opinions, free to formulate viewpoints and opinions with regard to how particular societies function and make judgements based on same with regard to whether we may view one as being superior or otherwise to another, the reality is that we, as westerners, benefit in economic terms from the fact that others live within economically and often politically repressive environments...essentially that they do not enjoy the benefits that we do. So, it could actually be argued that western democracy itself, seemingly based as it has been during the course of my lifetime on the ability of its citizens to play the role of mass consumers, is itself based on its own ability to provide said consumers (read voters) with cheap bling and tat produced in poorer and more repressive regions of the globe such as those referred to by you above.
Secondly, the point here is not that anyone is cheerleading the demise of democracy just yet. It is however the case that some people are seemingly becoming disillusioned with the system as it stands for the simple reason that it appears to have very little power to act in any meaningful way to address the current problems. As Yogan has pointed out this is what happened pre-WW2 even down to the citing of international bankers/financiers and minority or marginalised societal groups as being the true problems. Like I said, it all seems so predictable...and it doesnt matter whether we deem it to be 'better' or 'worse'. Its happening and will continue to happen so long as events continue along their current (predictable) course.