Majority rule isn’t all its cracked up to be.
And why should the will of the many impact the will of the few, if the few cause no harm to the many?
Is it freedom of choice or the illusion of choice?
It’s a question not many are willing to give much thought. But looking at it in the context of a “Democracy Diner,” the shortcomings of such a system are shown well.
There are likely “some things” which should be handled democratically, but exactly which things those are is a discussion which should be more frequent.
Yeah, but it’s not a restaurant. It’s government. And we all have to live with the results because that’s how governance works.
If you want to make the analogy apt, then your two diners would be offered this scenario:
Waiter: “You can either vote on hamburger or pizza, and be satisfied with whichever one wins, or the chef will make you oatmeal and if you don’t eat it he’ll shoot you in the head.”
Diner: “I’ll vote for pizza.”
No man is an island, Dude. We live in a society because were were designed to live in societies. You ever talk to somebody who spends waaaaay too much time alone? Hermits? Cast-aways? Off-the-grid Prepper Nuts? We need the society of other humans in order to be right in the head, and if we are going to live in societies, those societies will need to be governed. So the choice is, vote for who governs you, or let it be the biggest prick with the biggest gun.
Government is the biggest prick with the biggest gun. Voting for who gets to hold the gun is in no way a requirement for a “society.”