I suppose I should be less inclined to do so, but when I see the term “democratic” used, that is a pretty sure signal for me to go. My hypothesis is that when you see someone invoke the term democratic in an argument, it is just shorthand for saying something closer to “undemocractic.” It seems to me that the term is only invoked when a small minority of people wishes to impose their (unpopular) views and values onto a population that is either unfamiliar with it, or outright opposed to it. That does not of course make their arguments wrong.
Feel free to insert your favorite illustrations in the comment. I would, but I might be marched off to the intellectual abattoir if I do.