There is one truth within the realm of politics: it cannot be understood when burdened to its technicalities. The common man has no time – nor even desire – to learn the many meanings and subtleties. Such phrases cannot be applied to daily life. They are therefore considered useless, heard only when elections appear and vanishing just as quickly. But there still remain the mornings when reforms and policies dominate all news. Information floods editorials and channels, with unfamiliar words being tossed about with baffling ease. These, naturally, confuse the masses. There is no understanding of them or what they could represent. Instead there is only a feigned recollection and an ever fading interest in policies.
There can be no hope for the future of democracy if it is not understood. Individuals can no longer be content with vague comprehensions. They must instead be offered explanations – and these can be found online.
Internet Democracy, simply defined, is the expression of political concerns through virtuality. Web sites become devoted to truth; social networks send out constant reminders and links; and videos are presented with near overwhelming frequency (allowing all to see the many candidates and their promises). This becomes an open forum, fueled by those who use it most – the public.
Those without experience in reforms can then become involved with them. Information is made accessible, convenient and – most importantly – easy to recognize. Terms are defined (or even simplified). Facts are presented without pretense. And there is an endless offering of opinions, each given without practice or censoring. The consequence is therefore honesty.
And this is invaluable to the masses. It allows them to be fully emerged in politics without having to suffer the usual confusion. Truth is filtered through common sense and explanations are given.
Internet Democracy allows all to then understand what they are reading and how it will effect them. And this is as essential as it is wanted.