You want irony??: I got your irony right here. Otherwise known as Google's "10 Things" under the "Our Philosophy" banner. Go right to number 4 folks, which reads: "4. Democracy on the web works."
May I suggest a new title? "Democracy on the web works, unless you're kowtowing to a totatalitarian regime in exchange for market share, in which case, you know, there are alternatives to democracy that are just fine, really."
Oh, and item 8 is a real hoot too if you think about it for even one one-googlieth of a second.
And let's not even bother with number 6...