The bus analogy is the same as the lorry analogy except THAT the bus is more comfortable. You are at the mercy of the bus driver. It is a subset of democracy, a better term for these subsets is BusoCracy or LoriCracy. You will be slightly better than the sheep 🐑 or the cattle 🐄 or chicken 🐓 they transport once you are onboard the bus or lorry.
Ideally democracy is like choosing to be a crew on a boat. On a ship or boat every one matters, everyone participates. You do not like the captain you throw him out. In the navy the first sign of discontent is when the Captain finds his cap thrown overboard.
There are many ships to choose from. Choose the right captain if you wish to enjoy your voyage or life will be miserable throughout the voyage. A collection of ships we get an armada – an old sailor talking