I agree with you most of the time and think your analysis is spot on, however I think you are off base here. The restaurant owner will never ever get the opportunity to express his views to the tools at the top and if he did they would simply be ignored.
He is using his only tool to protest and make a difference. If EVERYONE would speak up and act up at every instance of fascism, America would be better.
People are timid, afraid and won't stand up unless everyone else does also.