Government, as the Peasant Philosopher defines it, is at least partially the art of managing information. The Internet is, if nothing else, the democratization of information. It is quickly surpassing television and even radio as the breaking source of news.The world is no stranger to revolution and rebellion. What is becoming foreign is responsive government, private enterprise with a conscience and people who are interested in taking charge of their own future. The only options are to continue down the current path and willfully abrogate responsibility for our lives and our future to the nameless faces walking the corridors of power, or to become actively involved in determining the political and economic history of the world, the birthright of every human being. Democracy, free enterprise and the Internet are a natural fit: all three rely on a single, fundamental principle—the freedom of choice. While combining the Internet and democracy is not a novel idea, the Peasant Philosopher provides a philosophical basis for once more putting the ultimate power of democracy— the power to make laws—back in the hands of the people.
Primary democracy is, at its heart, a philosophy of freedom.