Excellent, well written article. Fair and balanced.
In supporting democracy, in any of its forms, the individual accepts the prerequisite of majority rule, the individual accepts that the majority has the right to impose its will. Therefore, can the individual be taken seriously when complaining about what he feels are unjust laws, policies, rights etc. that result from the implementation of majority will?
Naturally, one will not always be on the side of the majority which is imposing its will.
You can ignore reality, but you cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.
Q: What do you call a rich socialist? A: A fascist.
Q: What do you call a poor socialist? A: A statist without political connections.