The Overall Picture

Sow all the world’s gold
In the hands of the darkest souls,
Reap the resulting implosions
Of all the Pandora’s vases.


If you’re incredulous
That anyone is capable
Of such immense crimes
For such mean motives,
Stop thinking
And start looking.

The Overall Picture, 1

You may ask, what do I need an overall picture for, in practice? I began to answer this question in the beginning, where I expounded what do you have to do with all this; now, after reviewing that part if you feel it’s unclear, I’d invite you to a brief journey starting from where you are and proceeding more and more backwards and upwards… behind your back. A recommendable journey anyway, an indispensable one in the presence of suppression.

You are at a certain time and place, and just as your eyes can see in front of you a circumscribed area within certain barriers, so your awareness can. Supposing you’re having or witnessing problems where you are, from your current unknowingly narrow viewpoint no information is available to enable you to do something effective about them. Kind of Chicken Run movie, just so we’re clear: whatever your degree of caring for the situation, the borders of the world for you are those of your chicken coop.

It’s not just that your viewpoint is narrow, and it’s not just that you’re not aware it is; the main point here is: there is someone else who has a viewpoint wider than yours and who is located behind your back. And if this in general would be a potential risk, in the presence of suppression it becomes an actual danger.

In the remake of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory movie there is a peculiar lift: when it moves up it doesn’t stop at the top floor, but it proceeds up in the sky and then moves wherever required to. And I assume you happened to see those special effects of extreme zoom in or out, from the microscope view of the smallest particle you can think of to the astronomical telescope view of planet Earth as an invisible speck in the universe, going through any and all intermediate zoom levels. So let’s get on that lift, let’s start to zoom out, let’s get out of our head and start to move backwards and upwards.

The Overall Picture, 2

As you zoom out you become aware of what exists and of what takes place outside your previous more restricted perimeter: aside, in different areas at its same level; above, in wider areas at a higher level.
You discover both further items and cause and effect relationships.
You find out items in your previous perimeter are effect of causes outside that perimeter, and you find out these causes.
This further information may validate or demolish your previous certainties; following the wires, case by case:
items having a given importance seen from inside the previous perimeter may acquire a different importance when compared to further items and relationships outside it, key issues may turn out to be trifles, and trifles may turn out to be key clues;
items looking good from inside the previous perimeter may turn out to be Trojan horses bringing about far greater destruction than the seeming good used to conceal it;
causes looking plausible from inside that perimeter may turn out to be poisoned meatballs to mislead the chasers from real causes.

Until you moved backwards and upwards, all of this was hidden behind your back. So the basic lesson is: Did I move backwards and upwards enough? Is the picture I’m seeing from here complete enough? Is there still something else, or worse, someone else, behind my back?
Watch your back, then.
How? One never knows enough. Not only about what you know you don’t know, but about what you don’t know you don’t know, and about what you think you know as well. And the more you’re able to zoom in and out, the less chances to be stabbed in the back, even without knowing it.

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Furthermore, speaking more generally, it’s the relationship between the overall picture and the relative importances: all importances are relative to one another and to survival, in that anything is evaluated as more or less important than something else in producing a higher level of survival; the wider one’s picture, and the more realistically and accurately one assigns relative importances to things. If one’s view is limited to the deck, one may decide that the most important thing to do is scrubbing the deck, and that it’s not that urgent; when one discovers there is a hull under the deck, and it’s leaking, one may re−evaluate and decide that the most important thing to do is repairing the breach in the hull, and that it’s somewhat urgent.

To further underline the importance of your awareness, I wish it didn’t escape your attention how I used two similar terms which, even though they could be confused, are two distinct and separate ones: the overall scene, and the overall picture. The scene is the state of things. The picture is your awareness of the state of things. All the traps are hidden in the gap from the picture to the scene.
Watch your gap, then.

Some say, “tout se tient”, “everything is connected” in French. As you confront the fact that your overall picture is the scope of your awareness of an actual overall scene, and that an overall scene is composed of actual items, their actual relative importances, and the actual cause−effect relationships between them, you realise how serious, tangible and precise is what this phrase hints at.

The above is a first answer as to what do you need an overall picture for: the closer your overall picture to the overall scene, the better. The better for you, the better for all, the better for everything. And the farthest, the worse, worth stressing it.

But once again there’s more to it than meets the eye: suppression. Reconsider, re−evaluate all of the above in the presence of suppression. This is the full answer as to what do you need an overall picture for: the closer your overall picture to the overall scene containing suppression, the better. And the farthest, the worse.
In terms of life or death. And of peace or hell, too.

The Overall Picture, 4

Obviously enough, discussing all this so far in abstract terms is an introduction to prepare you to confront an actual, specific overall scene, so that you piece its puzzle together in an overall picture that allows you to see it for what it is, without any watering down. Tout se tient, everything is connected. And serves in fact a common purpose.
What makes facing this overall scene a bit challenging is the same reason why one would rather name it “the” overall scene, rather than just “an” overall scene: it is the answer to our initial question, “what the … is going on?” As such, it is a vast and descriptive answer, as it encompasses the basics of everything that is going on, and traces them back to the intention, the core, through the means, the philosopher’s stone.

So, we have the suppressive and his or her basic intention and goal: everyone else reduced and kept to lowest possible terms or, better still and thus whenever possible, dead. We have the ultimate tool, moneypulation, putting “all the gold in the world” into his or her hands. Given such premises, how is the suppressive going to use this tool to proceed? What is he or she going to do with it, in practice? If we apply a little logic from the suppressive's point of view, we can infer it in general terms easily enough.
General terms to be regarded more as component parts than as sequence steps, as that’s how they are effected more often: pursued at the same time in the same plans. However, I highlight them here as steps of a logical sequence for sake of clarity.

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First, the suppressive must hoard purchasing power. The disproportion between the amount of his or her purchasing power and that of anyone else must increase as much and as fast as possible.
Second, the suppressive must turn that purchasing power into outright power. His or her purchasing power must produce his or her outright control over everyone and everything as much and as fast as possible.
Third, the suppressive must use that outright power to suppress everyone. His or her outright control must produce any possible effective method to suppress and its maximum possible use.
Fourth, since a vulnerable mankind is easier to enslave, the first goal of the suppressive is a bewildered, degraded, weakened, apathetic, and thus vulnerable mankind, in order to enslave it as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Fifth, since an enslaved mankind is easier to murder, the intermediate goal of the suppressive is an enslaved mankind, in order to murder it as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Sixth, since a mankind reduced to its lowest terms, or even better an extinct, dead mankind is the most desirable mankind for one who fears it from the bottom of one’s disoriented beingness, the final goal of the suppressive is a dead, extinct mankind: to murder it all as effectively, efficiently and completely as possible. So the suppressive won’t have anyone to fear anymore, right?
So let’s go into some detail.