The World Disposing of Justice, from The Unrestrained World, plate 1 / 1550 / Dirck Volckertsz Coornhert / Netherlandish
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/631208

From Two Layers to a Three-Layer Cycle with “The World” Included

Fixing Vulnerabilities in the Tripartite Separation of Powers (Part III, 1/2)

1. Introducing “the world” as the third layer

The relationship between “the people” and “the government” seems to be a two-layered structure with an underlying problem. Consider it from a broader perspective. The existence of a nation requires not only the people and the government but also the environment that surrounds them.

Top-down structure with “the World” at the top
Top-down structure with “the World” at the top
A structure wherein each of the three parties controls the other.
A structure wherein each of the three parties controls the other.
the World (W), the People (P), Government (G)
The interaction of these three has a strange structure, like Escher’s (or Penrose’s) infinite staircase
Screenshot from an Escher-inspired game called “Monument Valley”.
Screenshot from an Escher-inspired game called “Monument Valley.”
If you follow the character’s path, the front and back relationships will be reversed before you know it.
Layers (http://photoshop-tutorial.org/getting-started/photoshop-basics-layers/)
Channels (https://www.myphotoshopsite.com/tutorials/level_2/2-03.htm)

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