The world seems a bit on edge as of late — almost as if everyone might need to take a chill pill or a deep cleansing breath.

As an endless stream of gurgling images and toxic words spew from my phone, I hear the line from the Buffalo Springfield song “For What It’s Worth,” where the band sings, “people marching in the streets carrying signs, shouting hooray for our side.”

Leonard Woolsey: 409-683-5207; leonard.woolsey@galvnews.com

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Bailey Jones

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Ron Woody

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George Croix

Who do you know, Leonard, who doesn't consider themselves credible, and their thoughts reasonable....

Catch 22......

Raymond Lewis

Ok Leonard, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are on it.

Carlos Ponce

Take the red pill.

'Red pill' has become a popular phrase among cyberculture and signifies a free-thinking attitude, and a waking up from a "normal" life of sloth and ignorance. Red pills prefer the truth, no matter how gritty and painful it may be.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=red%20pill

Jim Forsythe

The first-time, take the Red pill was used in movies was in the 1999 cult classic film, The Matrix

In The Matrix, Morpheus, offers Keanu Reeves (and, by extension, the audience) a choice. Morpheus has just shown us that the world we thought was real is merely a simulation, and that the actual real world is mired in an interminable, violent power struggle between robots and humans. He proffers two capsules, one in each hand (they are reflected in his tiny sunglass lenses). “You take the blue pill,” he says, “the story ends—you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”

Tom Becker

Very well said. Hopefully, this very insightful editorial will help put things back into the proper perspective for those reading it.

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