Yup, I'm with David Brin there:
"Brin is just as unsparing when it comes to Star Wars creator
George Lucas, whom he accuses of peddling “romantic claptrap about how
demigods and mystic warriors are better than democracy”
Link here to the Wired interview.
I don't actually have any if his books on my bookshelves - but that does not affect my agreement with his ideas as described here.
Mind you, I have said before that democracy will be great when it happens. But which one? whose idea of "democracy"? the Ancient Greeks? I think you better read up on their society if you want that sort of democracy!