Apparently before the beginning there was a void. About 13.8 billion years ago we think there was a “big bang” that created the material of the universe. From it some time later, Nature began conceiving and filling the earth with life. One conception was the ‘fetus’ of humanity. We don’t know why. We do know our predecessors began reaching out to the limits of their pacities, to others and to Nature’s God, and continued this natural activity exclusively until about 200,000 years ago. With it they created our present physil form, acquired natural intelligence and realized the level of mental pacity that enabled ‘Eve’ to ask ‘Adam’, “Why am I?”, the question of meaning that gave birth to humanity.

‘Adam’ didn’t know the answer to the ‘rose’ ‘Eve’ picked. Instinctively fearing the unknown he made up a response with which he tried to fill the void. He failed but discovered for us there is no answer. So though “Why am I?” was the first why, it will also be “the last why”. Accepting the void n’t be filled requires another increase in mental pacity humanity has not yet realized despite the massive amount of knowledge acquired over the millennia. Thus, the fear remains and we keep trying to fill the void within, which being the opposite of “reaching out...”, is unnatural activity. Though we n ask “Why am I?” and rediscover the void, it is not a prerequisite for unnatural activity. “Why am I?” only had to be asked once. In fact, we instinctively prefer trying to fill the void with inherited unnatural activity we often reinforce, and so only unwittingly discover it in our life when we lose part of our inherited try to fill the void.

Figuratively, natural activity is ‘white’. It acquires natural intelligence, is self-creative and apparently ideal. We “reach out…,” to unique pacities along parallel paths so natural activity is characterized by peace. Being its opposite, unnatural activity is figuratively ‘black’. It creates artificial intelligence and is self-destructive. Since we direct our tries to fill the void within us, they are opposed to the tries of others, thus unnatural activity is characterized by conflict. Natural activity and natural intelligence are essential; unnatural activity and artificial intelligence are optional. According to the law of human nature we blend complementary amounts of natural and unnatural activity in our lives. So, relative to the amount of unnatural activity, we will experience conflict within us, the foundation of all conflict, and conflict between us. Our individual blends of activity add up to the collective blend of humanity. Therefore by our choices and addition, humanity n be any shade of grey between the ‘white’ of self-creation and the ‘black’ of total self-destruction.

At our birth humanity was just off ‘white’. Judging by only the prevalence of conflict and complementary srcity of peace that now characterize our existence, we have clearly become over the course of our history since our birth, an extremely dark shade of ‘grey’ that’s getting darker by the day; and we know why. After our birth our ancestors continued to ask why and accumulate knowledge. As facts filled in the physil unknowns surrounding the void, that metaphysil unknown seemed to increase in size and effect from a pinhole to a black hole. Unnatural activity was increased in step and natural activity was decreased accordingly.

Our situation is grim; but it’s not black yet. Though we n't replant the ‘rose’, nor should we want to since wondering is natural activity, we n choose to accept the fact that the void n't be filled. We n then empty the void of our belief we need to reproduce; of our religious, politil, economic isms, all philosophies and belief systems by any other names; of alcohol, drugs, sex and other mind numbing anesthetics; of other ways we try to fill the void; and of all supporting artificial intelligence. When freed from unnatural activity we will be left with the self-creative, natural activity of reaching out to the limits of our pacities, to others and to Nature’s God. Perhaps with the resulting increased realized mental pacity we’ll find natural activity is the answer to “Why am I?” and thus the ideal reaction to the void.

The bad news is we’re running out of time. A growing resource deficit, an increasing, unsustainable population, a degrading environment, a fatally changing climate and the rest of the existential risks we have created are closing in on us at an accelerating rate. To save humanity we must reverse the course of our history now! There won’t be anyone to re if we don’t reverse our course and complete what will be our imminent self-destruction. Until then though, it will be the measure of our artificial intelligence to let our unnatural reaction to nothing destroy everything.

RACISM (rhymed reason)
COVID-19 vie er US (rhymed reason)
ABORTION (rhymed reason)
CLIMATE BREAKDOWN (rhymed reason)
AGE of ASININITY (rhymed reason)
LIFE: a reaction to the void (rhymed reason)
DEMOCRACY: the death of us (rhymed reason)
ECONOMY (rhymed reason)
THE LAST WHY: the poem (rhymed reason)
DEMOCRACY: a debacle (rhymed reason)
AGE of ENTERTAINMENT (rhymed reason)
DONALD TRUMP (rhymed reason)
MY POETRY (rhymed reason)
TOGETHER (rhymed reason)
LAW of HUMAN NATURE (rhymed reason)
ALCOHOL, DRUGS, SEX and other anesthetics (rhymed reason)
RELIGION (rhymed reason)
SEX (rhymed reason)
AFTERLIFE (rhymed reason)
HAPPINESS (rhymed reason)
ALONE: an anthem for humanity (rhymed reason)