The Actum, or "action" membership features people with little or no buying power who work in the language of action and activism. They are either in the cities, countryside, or underworld. his membership is made up of three subgroups, the Urbana, the Agricola and the Putridus.
This is the urban person actively interested in revolution. Urbana are the modern wage laborer who, having no major assets or passive channels of income to call their own, are reduced to selling their labor and services in order to live. Likewise, they have little capital to give to the revolution but are able to provide their extremely valuable time and effort to the cause. Because of their membership in this group, they have skills that they are paid for in their career that they can leverage toward revolution. They live in close quarters and are able apt to network together more frequently than their rural counterparts. More prone to groupthink than rural groups due to their shared experiences and close proximity to each other, this group can be very large and very concentrated. In Green and sometimes Grey Nations, these groups will be quite large because the market will be somewhat open and Capitalism embraced to some measure. Capitalism always creates opportunities for large groups of people to advance themselves. Classes usually include the Lower Middle Class, Working Class and Working Poor.
A scattered group of people that live and work in rural areas. This includes small farmers and farmhands but also those who live around farmers. It might be anyone else who identifies with rural areas, even if they live in the cities. Usually, however, these people rarely leave the rural areas. Agricola are rural people actively interested in revolution, but also unable to generate large amounts of income without selling their time/service/labor/skills in order to live. They have little capital to give the revolution but are able to provide their time, skills and effort to the cause, which is vital. Although they are scattered, they often hold similar views. However, such views are not as homogenous as the Urbana, because the Urbana are engaged in groupthink. In 3rd World nations, Agricola may have no political views at all, because they are focused on survival. In this case they are ripe for activation for the cause via media and messaging. Classes usually include the Lower Middle Class, Working Class and Working Poor.
As the name suggests, this group is not a valuable one to the cause or to the nation. They are the unorganized and apolitical lower members of a society that are interested only in themselves. They are not interested in revolution, therefore, unless they see a short term value for themselves and therefore are not to be taken seriously. These are the outcasts of society who are interested in taking advantage of chaos and lawlessness that may come with revolution and so they can be paid to cause such chaos, but again, they should never be trusted. Left alone during long term civil unrest, such people would start gangs, join cartels and instigate rioting or looting. People often included in this group would be criminals, beggars, sex traffickers, gang members and the homeless. They are a general draw on society and have no political awareness or aspirations. Their lack of interest in national and international affairs mean they will play no role in the Adamant Revolution outside of simple pay-for-chaos rioting or chaos. Members of this group tend to come from the Underclass.
The people in this group believe that with their wealth and power they can affect the future. They wield buying power to some degree, and use it to fund political activism with the action memberships. People in the Fiscus group work in the language of planning and strategy. They live around the world in both urban and rural places, and may get involved in the affairs of other countries as well as their own. The Fiscus is further divided into the following subgroups:
These people are the Glittering Rich and the Elites, and they are investing in politics, among other things. George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, the Koch brothers and Jeff Bezos are but a few of such members in this group. The idea of "champagne-swilling plutocrats" applies here very well, but this group doesn't just indulge in the finer things of life, they also partake in vigorous political talks. Such people own large businesses and buy labor power from the Urbana and Agricola. In Predatory Capitalist environments, the Plutocrat exploits the Actums and tries to run the country.
The tight-fisted savers of the Fiscus Group, the Pugnis are the politically active Millionaires Next Door (MND) in every society. Their numbers vary in each nation, depending on the type of nation and the level of Marxist oppression. In the US, there are a large number of Pugnis, while in other nations there may be almost none. Pugnis are those who work and can afford to buy some labor power. These are the small business owners, successful family farmers, real estate landlords. However, they could also be teachers, plumbers and electricians. Above else, they are amazing savers. They are wise, thrifty and unashamed of their "stingy" habits. Regardless of their profession and originating class, these people are in the Upper Class now because they know how to save well, invest wisely, and avoid unnecessary risk in all parts of life. Such players are powerful local and regional players, working for political change. They can be almost impossible to identify simply by looking at them, because they are not lavish spenders and comfortably live with people in the Actum class.
The somewhat aware and mildly interested political masses reside here, reluctant to take a side, happy sitting on the fence and reaping the benefits of their freedoms. These "Freedom Freeloaders" are very difficult to mobilize and have a strong normalcy bias - that is, they just want life to continue "as normal" no matter what. They are not interested in revolutionary advancement, freedoms and liberties because they are getting enough in the current system to make them happy. They may or may not see how Socialism/Communism is harming others, but they don't want to risk losing what they have more than they want to help the nation and their countrymen. They will play little to no part of an eventual revolution. They will simply be the sheep that the two sides heard around and hide in. The movement must try to coax as many as possible into action, especially if they can enter the plutocratic group by doing so.
At the top, we have the Upper Class, whish is further divided into three more subclasses. They are the (1) Elite, (2) Glittering Rich, and (3) Millionaires Next Door (MND).
The Elite have a net worth thought to be in the billions, and quite a bit of power to go with that. They are political leaders and world-changing entrepreneurs. They represent institutional leadership, heads of multinational corporations, and global foundations. They are the owners of vast amounts of property, financial investments, and other assets. Their wealth is derived from what they own as much or more than from what they make. Bill Gates, JFK, Andrew Carnegie, Mao Zedong, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump and Henry Ford are all such people. These names serve as good examples of "The Elite." The nouveau riche make up a large section of this group and are usually the best known, and yet despite their vast amounts of money, nouveau riche are often not accepted into the "Old Money" circles.
The Glittering Rich tend to have much less influence or power, and also less capital than the Elites. They still have vast sums of money when compared to the everyday person, and some, like Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump, even make the transition from "Glittering Rich" to "Elite" as they develop their careers. Examples of "Glittering Rich" individuals would be talented professional athletes, famous actors and singers and, of course, successful entrepreneurs.
Finally, we have the MND. These are people are from every walk of life and every profession, who may have started from any class. What makes them millionaires is not so much their career or their position in life, but their amazing ability to save. One would not know that these people were millionaires simply by looking at them. But their balance sheets tell a different story. They often are self-employed and/or entrepreneurs, and they always live beneath their means. Think of the man driving an old pickup in clean but unremarkable clothing, sporting a Casio watch and eating at the local Steak and Shake for a night out. That's your Millionaire Next Door. Anyone else driving a luxury car with luxury clothing and fancy apparel is almost certainly in a class below the MND because they are overspending and underearning. Only the Glittering Rich and Elites can realistically afford such things on a normal basis, and their population is quite small.
A healthy nation will have a healthy Upper Middle Class, which is who I'd like to focus on now. These are your scientists and technical knowledge workers. Your engineers, accountants, lawyers, architects, university faculty, managers and directors of public and private organizations. They are generally law-abiding people who have both high incomes and high social prestige. Such people are almost always well-educated, often more so than the Upper-Class folk we just spoke about, and for whom the Upper Middle Class work for.
The Lower Middle Class (LMC) is essential, and much larger that those that we've discussed so far. They support the higher classes and their professions are often focused around meeting their needs. Such professions include clerical-administrative work and other office work that provides support for professionals. LMCs engage in data collection and entry, record-keeping, paralegal work, basic banking work and all sorts of sales. Perhaps more important in this class is the blue-collar workers in skilled trades. People here may eventually work their way to the Upper Middle Class, or they may even start their own business and become MNDs. Either way, they are the plumbing, electricity, HVAC and carpentry professionals that keep this country running. They are vital to the nation.
The Working Class is just as essential to a healthy healthy nation as any of the others, if not more so. These are your craft workers, laborers on farms or factories, restaurant workers, nursing home staff, repair shop staff, truckers, deliverymen and more. As with the LMC, the Working Class can often catapult upward, and even become a MND.
Similar to the Upper Class, the Poor Class also has 3 subclasses. All 3 subclasses are usually on some sort of Social Services or government aid. They are as follows:
Then there is the Disabled. Such people are hindered for multiple reasons, often through no fault of their own. They may have physical injuries, mental illness, or other challenges that make them unable to work.
First, there is the Working Poor. These are the admirable men and women who are working full time at wages equal to or below the poverty line. One thing that makes these people so admirable is that they could often be at home, collecting as much in government aid as they are in wages, but they are not satisfied with doing nothing, they want to work. They want to climb the ladder and make a better life for themselves and their kids. There is much to admire with the Working Poor. Those in this this subclass are likely to break into the higher classes if they are able to embrace the Virtues of life over the Vices of life.
Finally, there is the Underclass. This is the group of people at the lowest social stratum in a people group, and they lack any stake in popular culture. These are the outcasts of society, such as the criminals, vagabonds, beggars and prostitutes. They almost always have no political or class consciousness. Having no interest in national, let alone international economic affairs, they are focused mostly on taking. This is where the majority of the "15% Fringe" reside. The 15% Fringe is the title of the people who commit crime within a people group. 100% of crime is committed, by estimate, by about 15% of the population, and most of them reside in the Underclass. They are not just "on" social services, they have a subculture that is built around consuming these services and getting more whenever possible. They are hopelessly caught up in the dependency culture.
Classes are built upon what you have (materialism), Memberships are built upon what you believe in (Valueism).
The values and associated ideas of a people shape who they are. Their values tell us what mark they could leave on history. The expression of these values may look different based on where such people are living, or what time period they are in. Their story may be influenced by other material conditions that they may have faced or have had thrust upon them. But in the end, it is the core values of a people that make up a culture. It is the core values that affect these outside, material things.
When a group of people prizes virtues and fights to preserve them, their actions, thoughts and beliefs are virtuous more often than not. When a group of people embraces vices, their culture and related actions/beliefs are centered around praising vices.