I have decided: as a ‘world citizen’ the purest democracy is the Internet.
“The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks to serve billions of users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks, of local to global scope, that are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries an extensive range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents of the World Wide Web (WWW) and the infrastructure to support email.”
“Democracy: all citizens (meeting certain qualifications) have an equal opportunity to express their opinion.”
After reading various sources I have come to understand that 1 in 5 Americans use the internet. Those who do can make their voice louder.
The internet has become a megaphone.
After reading this article in regards to Google being asked to resort to censorship:
This quote in particular stood out the loudest:
“And in Canada, the passport office asked Google to delete a YouTube video “of a Canadian citizen urinating on his passport and flushing it down the toilet,” according to the report.”
“The world population is the sum total of all living humans on Earth. As of today, it is estimated to number 7.021 billion by the United States Census Bureau.”
The internet allows over 7 billion people to have a voice if they so dare and choose to.
Recently, my friends and I went to the Grand Hyatt Hotel in an area of Shenzhen ridden with Dior, Prada, Tiffanys, BVLGARI, etc. The penthouse had a bar which overlooked both Shenzhen and Hong Kong. What we didn’t know was the men had to abide by a dress code, meaning they had to wear pants. After 20 minutes of arguing over the sexist rule, the very foreign and LARGE manager offered our male friends pants to wear over their shorts.
Just when I was going over how much I was going to rip The Grand Hyatt of Shenzhen a new one, with reviews on the internet, my demeanor changed when they kindly offered our friends pants to wear. But that’s just it, whenever something happens we resort to the internet because the internet has a lot of people connected to it who therein can decide if they want to tell their friends and their friends tell their friends. We can now know 7 billion peoples’ own personal story. Genocides are now reeling on Youtube in real-time.
The story/The Democracy/The face in the crowd just got real.