Let’s talk about democracy, governance, and coercion. Most of the people of the world live with unrealistic ideas about democracy, which were developed by lawyers based on the works of philosophers of the 18th century.
"Ruling of the people through their representatives" are beautiful words that excite the enthusiasm of many. But no one has ever seen a people who govern themselves. And, I suppose, is unlikely to see.
Any government is oligarchic (I use this term in a meaning not quite familiar to Ukraine), and this inevitably leads to the prevalence of a few people over the masses. The will of the people (probably of any people) is deeply archaic: they would like to do whatever they want.
The people unconsciously view power as an inevitable evil, and their instinctive behavior in front of power is resistance. Any management requires discipline.
Discipline, as a rule, is imposed from the outside - after all, internal discipline is a product of education, which implies the priority of external discipline. Control and coercion are inseparable. The people do not force themselves - they are forced.
The people do not control themselves - they are controlled. So why declare the identity of the rulers and the ruled, the coercive and the coerced? The people are the object. And either dreamers or those who intend to take advantage of the unrealistic ideas of the people about democracy are trying to present themselves as a subject.