This simple society agrees that they want to make decisions by democratic vote with one vote each.
This works well for some time and the community flourishes. 2 of the men become sexual partners with 2 of the women.
The 6 other men decide that it is unfair that they have no sexual partners and it would be just if the women gave “fair shares” of their sexual favours equally to all the men
They call for a vote giving any man the right to have sex with any woman on the island whenever he wants, using force if necessary.
The two women and their two partners vote against it, but the 6 other men win the vote by 6-4.
If you believe in democratic freedom it is now OK for the men to force the women to have sex, it is the democratic will of the people.
If you believe in individual freedom, a woman’s body belongs to her and forced sex is a crime, rape.
The community continues and one year later they have no food left and they are starting to starve. The group of 6 men get together and decide that the only answer is for the fattest one of them to be killed and a “fair share” of his body given to each member of the community to eat.
They propose a vote that Joe, should be killed and eaten. The vote is passed 6-4.
If you believe in democratic freedom then it is OK to kill and eat Joe, it is the democratic will of the people.
If you believe in individual freedom then a man’s life belongs to him and to take it is a crime, murder.
Over time (after eating Joe) the community settles down and people spend their time doing different things. 2 of the men start farming and start to produce lots of grain. The 2 women start fishing and catch lots of fish. These 4 trade their grain and fish with each other and enjoy a rich diet. The other 5 men lay on the beach, and talk.
After several months of this the 5 men who lay on the beach and produced no food are fed up with eating berries and roots and call a vote to share the grain and fish in “fair shares” equally amongst the group.
If you believe in democratic freedom it is perfectly just to take the produce of others to give it to the more needy, it is the democratic will of the people.
If you believe in individual freedom the fruits of a man’s labour belong to him and to take them from him against his will is a crime, Robbery.