Three Layers Theory
When I read Curtis Yarvin's "Clear Pill", which describes Yarvin's three-layer theory of modern society, I realized I needed to think not just about my reductive Three Peoples theory, but about social three layer theories in general. Yarvin:
As Orwell wrote, all societies have three human layers. We may call ours gentry, commoners, and clients. The gentry are urbanites, cultivated and ambitious; the commoners are suburbanites, educated and independent; the clients are Marx’s proletariat and lumpenproletariat, uneducated and/or dependent.
But now, in his Gray Mirror, Yarvin has created new layers, called strata.
Across human history we see four different ways of living. Let’s label these varieties of social existence cosmopolitan, traditional, deracinated, and ancestral. For variety, we’ll pair these adjectives with synonymous nouns which almost no one knows: armigers, yeomen, lazzari, and autochthons. To dodge yet more landmines, these groups are strata.
Only I've force-fitted his four layers into a three layer setup. Because Yarvin actually has five layers in his new theory, with "the human rubble of the old regime's failed experiments" added in for good measure. He means the homeless.
I have a full list of these theories here. But here are the main ones:
People of the Creative Self
People of the Responsible Self
People of the Subordinate Self
The Romans had their Patricians, Plebeians, and Slaves; the Vikings had their Earls, Peasants, and Thralls. And that’s just a beginning.