From the Publisher
Welcome to another thought-provoking issue of Trillions.
When I was 12 years-old I was flying in my Father's company twin-engine 6 passenger plane and the pilot asked me to sit up front and take the wheel. Knowing nothing about flying a plane I simply held the wheel in place, but it wasn't long before the plane started to veer off course and the pilot had to take over. I had not realized that the plane needed constant adjustment to compensate for the wind currents, torque of the engines and other unseen forces pushing and pulling on the plane.
After the pilot showed me how to monitor the instruments and keep the plane level and on course I was able to fly the plane OK.
Human culture is like the plane, it is being constantly buffetted by different forces and requires diligent adjustments to not go off course. We need to use rational instruments of truth to ensure that we are flying safely and headed to our destination.
This month, our cover story is focused on the war on masculinity—a highly sensitive and explosive topic, but one that certainly needs to be explored.
Western societies are being undermined and our future compromised by carefully orchestrated, wellfunded and highly effective campaigns by both the well meaning but naive and the deeply sinister. At the same time the disruption and attacks are useful because they provide us with the essential opportunities to examine our cultures and make the necessary adjustments.
The primary human social unit is the relationship between man and woman and then their children. When this is threatened, the entire society is at risk. We are indeed at grave risk because of attacks on our society and the gender identifies of our children. We really need to understand the threats so that we can protect primary social units before it is too late.
Traditionally, we have relied on religous leaders, government, academia and media to shape our culture and identify potential threats but since the advent of the Internet and free-flow of alternative information some of us have come to the realization that our traditional institutions have been holding us back or leading us astray and we have sought out new information, new movements and new leaders.
At the same time that a few have been looking for a new greater truth, others have been content to let the traditional institutions continue to influence them as those institutions descend into even greater maleovo-lence and deceit.
The most popular quote in English of modern times is, "all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
Today, this can mean that those with the capacity to seek out and process more truthful information have a responsibility to do so, act on the information, share it with others and take action, even when it puts us at risk. Keeping important information to ourselves and letting the lies and distortions prevail is to passively support the erosion of all that is good about our civilization.
I have traveled and lived in many different countries and seen many of them undergo rapid change for the worse and rarely for the better. The United States and Canada were both once great countries but in the last two decades they have changed rapidly for the worse.
Both countries have the foundation to once again become great, but only if enough of us wake up and create the needed changes within ourselves first and then work with others to create change in our communities and on a national level. Too many support destructive extremist left wing or right-wing ideologies and it is needlessly tearing our society apart.
Opposing a fascist agenda does not mean that one should embrace Marxism. Opposing the irrational left does not! mean that one should support corporate rule and environment destruction.
We must find the common ground with each other and that is usually the family. Virtually every mother and father love their children at least on some level and want what is best for them. So, if we focus not on politics but what is best for children then we will be working together towards the same goal and not against each other.
As usual, please read this month's issue with an open mind and let us know what you think if you feel that we are wrong about something.
This issue is dedicated to children everywhere.