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Internet BetTony usage can aid in a person’s political ascent.

In a recent survey by ComputerWorld, about 40% of people said they thought using the internet would give them more political influence. Therefore, a lot of academics think that people in western societies are learning more about technology in order to have more influence in politics. For instance, according to Mr. Jeffrey Cole, director at the University of Southern California, “This year, 6% of frequent Internet users said they have their own blogs, 16% said they post pictures online, and more than 10% maintain their own websites. Less than 9% of Internet users reported maintaining websites in 2003, while 11% posted photos and 3% claimed to blog. The year 2005 (ComputerWorld, 1) In light of this, a common query is: “Is the Internet fostering a more democratic and inclusive human society for the future?”

Mr. Cole concurs that the Internet is essential to creating a society where there is greater equity and participatory development. He contends that younger generations are more willing to express their political opinions online because they can communicate effectively through online forums. The younger generation also has the chance to converse academically with more senior and knowledgeable individuals, such as university professors or experts in the subject under discussion. As a result, the Internet has amply proven its value in preparing the next generation for the future. However, the advantages of using the Internet don’t just apply to young people; they’ve also had an impact on adults who are eager to learn more about their country’s political system and are employed.

According to research, many Americans’surf’ the Internet prior to a Federal Election to learn more about political parties and their platforms. According to Mr. Cole, “The Internet is no longer a peripheral force in American politics; it is quickly supplanting other factors as the primary driver of voter empowerment.” 2005:1 (ComputerWorld). For instance, online fundraising and lobbying were used to ensure that people were properly informed of the parties’ policies, which was a key factor in the election of former Vermont Governor Howard Dean.

As a result of the Internet’s influence, even though many would contend that certain levels of knowledge and expertise are required to effectively use the Internet and its search engines, they also concur that new software and computer specialists are gradually altering technological discourse to make room for those who may not be as technically inclined. Gaining knowledge about political parties and their policies continues to be a top priority for Internet users, especially those living in Western society, even though it is generally acknowledged that the environment of cyberspace and the purpose of using the Internet are constantly changing to suit the needs of contemporary society.

Modern Politics

All facets of politics are insolvent. The idea that we can successfully and safely delegate to a political class or elite the management of our daily lives and the determination of priorities has been thoroughly debunked. Politicians can never be trusted, no matter what kind of system they are in. No system of limitations, checks, and balances has been shown to be effective in reducing their egregious behavior and the damaging effects these have on our well-being and longevity.

Ideologies have brought the gullible human race to the brink of extinction and back, from the benign to the malicious and from the divine to the banal. Participatory democracies have everywhere turned into opportunistic plutocracies. Marxism-Leninism, Stalinism, and Maoism are just a few of the poisoned fruits of capitalism that have brought about suffering that is unprecedented even by medieval standards. Only Nazism and Fascism can be compared negatively to them. The Yugoslav succession wars marked the pinnacle of the concept of the nation-state.

Voters are using their feet. Less than half of the electorate attends the polls and the voting booths in the majority of elections.

The Three Following Models Appear To Be The Most Prevalent Ones For Future Politics:

I. Anarchism, including destructive anarchism (such as international terrorism) and constructive anarchism (the Internet, for instance).

II. The benefits and drawbacks of participatory democracy, including mob rule and coups (people power, especially in Asia and Latin America).

III. In some nations, mostly in the West, a disenchanted and uninterested populace will cede control to various oligarchies and give up its right to make decisions completely and permanently in exchange for material welfare and personal safety.

 

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