Extremely well put
Generally the point is there are 2 main types of dictatorship.
1) Overt and visible - Stalin, Adolf,Gaddafi etc
2) Covert and invisible - UK/US/Western Democracies
This is sophisticated in that this true dictator never presents themselves directly but elects 2 candidates to dual one another to provide the illusion of democracy, whilst retaining loyalty and control using finance and power and privilege to keep the candidates in line.
Whenever a candidate wears out his/her welcome and the public becomes disenfranchised a new 'leader' is elected giving the impression of change. The true dictator of course never loses his power and never becomes tainted.
Option 1 almost always get overthrown at some point or another.
Option 2 never results in any true revolution and sufficiently divides the public to prevent any concerted assault on those in true power.
A simple question is this. If you lived in the USA for the past 10 years and you wanted to vote for a party opposed to war who should you have voted for?
Since both parties have fully supported the war the answer is neither choice would have given what you wanted.
Of course if a true 3rd candidate appears (Ross Perot) they are quickly threatened with death (or in the case of Ross Perot) his daughter as well. A quick on-line search will yield further information on this.