When at university about 1970 I asked why conflict pervades our lives. After years I found the answer is just the question of meaning I call the "last why" since it will never be answered. Still, we try and have tried to "fill the void" behind "Why am I?" in ways that conflict, since it was first asked by 'Eve'. Thus we've created our open-ended history of conflict we will close if we don't instead choose the "ideal reaction to the void".

In 2005 I decided to see if I was a fool for asking by seeking reaction to my analysis the only way an anonymous carpenter could, on this website. I first tried to attract visits with prose posts but changed to
my poems because concrete concentrated thought is memorable. I've had to advertise so I could be twice the fool but I remain undecided. Doug.E.Barr  






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Our vertical Economy
We worship as if it's a god.
However, it is powerless,
A pipe that we should not applaud.
The power that it seems to have
Is what we give Economy,
Which we enable to decide
The path for us, what we can be.

The power that we give to it
Is generated as we try
To fill the void that is within,
We find when asking, "Why am I?"
More money cannot fill the void,
The more we try, the more we need;
The end, a population 'cone'
Disintegrating by our greed.

Our vertical Economy
Will leave humanity undone.
The one with which we can survive
Will be the horizontal one.
To be our servant not our god
Should be Economy's intent.
If we create it we will find
Economy will seem God sent.

Green Shift

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