Leaders of democratic politics are effective censors. They coerce society into submission by creating the necessity to conform. The dependent society looks up to its leaders and fails to articulate its discontent, because participation in elections mutes the natural freedom of thought.
Society has to realise that the misrepresenting leaders it elects are bound by need, and they gain their strength from exploiting the natural freedom of people to nurture their own philosophy.
In a democratic society, thought appears to be just as treacherous as it is considered to be in other forms of political approach.