lest we get too carried away, though

Some of my compadres see this user-generated this and that as the start of a new democratic revolution in politics and civic affairs.  I can’t go all the way there.

My late, great, grandmother (who served as a ward healer for Eugene Debs in the 20s) used to say “a little bit of democracy goes a long way.”  Before you get carried away with utopian visions of uber-democrarcy, take a quick glimpse into the American soul by checking out the latest tally of the most searched keywords on one major search engine.

Behold the “Four Ps” that dominate our nation’s collective consciousness — Poker, Paris (Hilton), Pamela (Anderson), Prom (hairstyles).