In order to fully comprehend the crucial aspects of both terms, it is necessary that we clearly define their meaning and what they stand for. However that would take an awful lot of time. That is why I will try to summarize my own personal definition of these terms.
Democracy, or in direct translation from greek the power of the people, can only be achieved when all elements of the “democratic” society is fully aware of its responsiblities. It is a state of self-rule and self-regulation. The people in essence are at the core and they all have equal rights. All of its components, every member, must have a particular common sense coherent to the one in the wholeness of the society. Every member through education and cultivation of their knowledge, is in theory, to be of the same view as all the other members. To illustrate what I mean, think of 3+1= 4 and 2+2=4 and 4+0=4. They all are different. I believe this is a much accepted aspect, the fact that we are different and do things differently. However we must all reach the same end result in a ideal democratic society, where everything is equal from education to civil rights. To sum it up, the individual is important. Once the single has complete awareness, knowledge and control of ones self; all singles form a unity which I call Democracy.
Dictatorship is the rule of one over the others. To gain that power the dictator usually tricks people into joining their forces with his or regulates the sensory reaction of a crowd. In other words, to dictate one must empower others and must be able to continue on doing this to maintain his crown as dictatorship. In places where dictatorship is the regime, public opinion is altered by propaganda and rarely represents the truth. Strict regulation, appeal to emotion and sudden bursts of sensory reactions in hand to hand with physical reactions, are the most common features of dictatorships and where dictatorship prospers.
To determine which is better, would be extremely tough as both are extremes; Democracy the extreme of unity (ironically the opposite of what is thought to be the common aspect of demoracy; freedom) and Dictatorship, the extreme of uncontrolable explosions of senses (both physical and mental).
I would personally go with dictatorship. I think living ignorantly but spiritually and senseually, outweighs living the banal selfishness of democracy.