What do the colors/placements on the chart mean?

The triangle itself is not a grid or map like the traditional political compass, but rather instead more akin to a table. The primary colors represent one factor of the table, and the secondary represents the other factor. In this sense, each individual triangle acts as an intersection of Approach and Focus:

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Approach (Primary Colors):

Advance

  • Accepts the fundamental assumptions of modern thought and practice, seeking to preserve the underlying methodology while emphasizing the scrutinization of resulting doctrines.
    • Colored yellow on the diagram.
    • Sees the value of an individual (within the context of their Focus) as mutable.
    • Typically associated with liberal democracy.

Regenerate

  • Holds firmly to a consistent set of ideals around which they wish to rebuild society.
    • Colored blue on the diagram.
    • Sees the value of an individual (within the context of their Focus) as innate.
    • Typically associated with the reactionary right.

Abolish

  • Critical on a fundamental level, stressing the liberation of humanity as incompatible with the existing structures and orthodoxies.
    • Colored red on the diagram.
    • Sees the value of an individual (within the context of their Focus) as incommensurable.
    • Typically associated with the radical left.

Focus (Secondary Colors):

Economic

  • Believes a society's process of production and distribution primarily shape its other aspects.
    • Colored green on the diagram.
    • Words associated with this include: economy, currency, production, labor, distribution, resources, trade, exchange, technology

Ideological

  • Believes a society's dominant values/narrative primarily shapes its other aspects.
    • Colored orange on the diagram.
    • Words associated with this include: culture, morals, ethics, values, ideas, discussion, progress, tradition, common sense, opinions, beliefs, art, media.

Political

  • Believes a society's concept of order and stability primarily shapes its other aspects.
    • Colored purple on the diagram.
    • Words associated with this include: power, influence, coercion, hierarchy, strength, force, conflict, domination, rule, elite, law, justice, violence, peace