When I see this, I do not see the beauty of democracy where everyone can decide what kind of government they want. I see a threatening mob — each member of which is trying to voice their opinion about how to force me to do what I don’t want to do. The “tyranny of the majority.” Government which long ago exceeded its moral limits.
DBx: Mario’s vision is accurate and unobstructed.
If one were to make a list of the three most mistaken and dangerous notions that are widespread today, that list would surely include the commonplace equation of majority rule with freedom.
Far too many people naively assume that because it was liberating and productive to transfer the power to make collective decisions from monarchs and landed gentry to the broader population through democratic procedures, it is wise and productive to similarly transfer the power to make non-collective decisions.