Becoming Noble

Becoming Noble explores strategies for personal and societal resilience amidst Western decline, emphasizing traditional virtues, spiritual growth, and self-reliance. It critiques modernity, encourages masculine development, and advocates for a return to deeper values through leadership, family, and community engagement, while offering insights into philosophy, existential risks, and the importance of rituals.

Personal Development Spiritual Growth Leadership Philosophy Family and Community Building Critique of Modernity Traditional Virtues Existential Risks Rituals and Traditions

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5202 implied HN points β€’ 05 Mar 24
  1. History is not a linear journey of progress; it's complex and constantly changing.
  2. Humans can transcend instinct and live with prescience and discipline.
  3. Rejecting technological determinism, humans must enrich themselves to navigate and master history.
2950 implied HN points β€’ 27 Feb 24
  1. The battle for gun rights is viewed as a spiritual conflict where men should not outsource their security to external systems or organizations
  2. Teaching boys skills for protection and the importance of taking personal responsibility is crucial for their transition into manhood
  3. There is a call for individuals to embrace the idea of spiritual combat, taking responsibility for their own safety and facing the battle against their inner demons
3468 implied HN points β€’ 27 Jan 24
  1. Rituals play a significant role in transcending individuals into archetypes, enhancing communion and cultural continuity.
  2. Honoring parents and ancestors is deeply rooted in civilization and breaking away from this tradition can lead to societal collapse.
  3. Interfering with key rituals can result in discordance, oikophobia, and a crisis of self-consciousness, ultimately leading to alienation and narcissism.
1415 implied HN points β€’ 19 Feb 24
  1. Initiation rites are important for helping individuals transition between different life stages and societal roles.
  2. Initiation rituals provide individuals with a connection to sacred archetypes and myths, helping them understand their place in society and embody societal values.
  3. Completing an initiation ritual signifies a break from childhood, revealing moral responsibilities and ensuring a sense of confidence and maturity in the individual.
2770 implied HN points β€’ 09 Jan 24
  1. Don't try to blend Christianity and Vitalism as they are fundamentally irreconcilable beliefs. Doing so weakens true faith in both.
  2. Make a clear commitment to truth by engaging in deep study, meditation, and rejecting simplistic solutions. Challenge your own beliefs and societal expectations.
  3. Understanding the complexity of historical philosophy is crucial for making an informed choice between Christianity and Vitalism. Dive deep into the nuanced beliefs of the past to grasp the richness of these faith traditions.
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3249 implied HN points β€’ 30 Dec 23
  1. Taking risks and confronting the possibility of death can mark a transition into maturity and authenticity.
  2. Reflecting on existential concepts like Nothingness and mortality can lead to a deeper understanding of one's existence.
  3. Encountering the power and mystery of deep bodies of water can serve as a profound and transformative experience.
2093 implied HN points β€’ 19 Jan 24
  1. The education system can be seen as a risk to freedom, as it conditions individuals to align with the state and managerial control.
  2. State-supported education aims to disconnect the young from traditional loyalties and mold them into supporters of the regime through certification.
  3. Challenging the current educational system's suppression of independent learning is crucial to combat bureaucratic expansion and foster self-governance.
2491 implied HN points β€’ 09 Dec 23
  1. Many reject Christianity because they believe it stifles excellence and greatness, but the sin of pride is not 'the pursuit of excellence' but a rejection of truth by overestimating oneself.
  2. Humility involves accepting the truth, including when it involves recognizing one's own greatness, and Christians are called to stretch their minds to pursue great things in alignment with reason.
  3. Magnanimity is a virtue that urges individuals to undertake great acts in accordance with reason while magnificence involves doing great actions in the material world, often for the glory of God.
4504 implied HN points β€’ 07 Oct 23
  1. Sport has historically been a vital part of society, representing values, nobility, and community.
  2. Modern commercialized sports have shifted the focus from active participation to passive observation, leading to a loss of essential virtues and identity.
  3. Engaging in sports through active participation is essential for cultivating virtues, joy, honor, and a sense of community.
1813 implied HN points β€’ 18 Dec 23
  1. Women play a crucial role in dissident movements by fostering deep bonds, warmth, and alliances in unofficial spaces like social gatherings and dinner parties.
  2. Creating welcoming and warm environments, particularly through shared events like dinner parties, can help in forming connections, shaping society, and nurturing goodwill.
  3. In times of challenge and turmoil, such as during 'civilizational winter,' building strong relationships and providing security through shared experiences like shared meals becomes essential for survival and strength.
1654 implied HN points β€’ 05 Nov 23
  1. True leadership involves making radical sacrifices, setting an example for others to follow, and fostering a culture of self-sacrifice and service.
  2. Service is an integral part of leadership, and true faith leads to authentic sacrifices.
  3. Demanding and authentic leadership can inspire profound acts of service and energize people to make meaningful sacrifices.
1514 implied HN points β€’ 28 Oct 23
  1. The idea of forming a warrior religion may be exciting, but it is essential to consider the flawed approach to truth, belief, action, and divinity.
  2. Religion should originate from a genuine encounter with the divine, rather than being artificially constructed for practical purposes.
  3. Seeking spiritual guidance solely from nature without a foundation in absolute Truth can lead to nihilism and a lack of transcendent orientation.
1993 implied HN points β€’ 29 Sep 23
  1. True leadership requires first mastering obedience to a higher law or authority.
  2. Obeying a divine and eternal law involves sacrificing personal desires, as emphasized in the concept of spiritual combat.
  3. Cultivating genuine strength and leadership in a world lacking strong figures necessitates embracing the challenges of spiritual warfare.
2232 implied HN points β€’ 01 Sep 23
  1. Hatred, when directed at evil and not individuals, can be a powerful force for rejecting what is harmful.
  2. According to philosophers like Aquinas and Nietzsche, properly understanding and harnessing hatred involves recognizing its role in opposing evil.
  3. It's crucial to distinguish between hating evil actions and hating individuals, as the former is aligned with rejecting what is harmful while the latter can be destructive.
1335 implied HN points β€’ 21 Oct 23
  1. The modern culture of transparency threatens our psychic freedom by imposing false values affecting our speech, behavior, and mental states.
  2. Major organizations prioritize transparency over trust due to their large scale, using surveillance and control mechanisms that compromise trust in society.
  3. Cultural forces like office culture and therapy culture work to eliminate secrecy and individuality to promote openness, homogenization, and vulnerability, affecting men's natural leadership qualities.
996 implied HN points β€’ 12 Nov 23
  1. The qualities that define nobility have varied but always involve the concept of the genuinely superior ruling the inferior.
  2. To maintain power, the nobility must embody and be perceived as a manifestation of the Divine Will, holding the Mandate of Heaven.
  3. Incorruptibility is essential for kings to prevent them from becoming tyrants, and for a society to turn away from modern decadence and return to a traditional reality.
1315 implied HN points β€’ 14 Oct 23
  1. Merely playing sports may not convey the full spectrum of virtue and spiritual experience sought; modern sports lack metaphysical significance and encounters with the transcendent.
  2. Sport is a vehicle for developing essential virtue, such as discipline and hardiness, which underpin the pursuit of higher goals.
  3. True sport is a fundamentally spiritual quest, calling for a connection between physicality and spirit, ultimately leading to transcending oneself through play, beauty, action, prayer, and devotion.
1754 implied HN points β€’ 08 Sep 23
  1. In modern society, sexuality and love seem pervasive but have become cheap, ugly, and sterile, with a focus on self-satisfaction rather than genuine connection.
  2. Deep passion and attraction are hindered in modern times due to over-exposure and lack of mystery between the sexes, preventing the true allure of intense relationships.
  3. True love and intimacy should involve a deep connection with the divine, requiring the pursuit of the sacred and the spiritual within relationships.
1235 implied HN points β€’ 15 Sep 23
  1. The 'no enemies to the right' principle in right-wing circles may have good intentions of promoting unity, but it can be overly simplistic and lead to problematic outcomes.
  2. It's crucial to establish clear guidelines to prevent feeding into leftist power dynamics, ensuring that disagreements within right-wing circles are handled civilly and constructively.
  3. Having structured discourse processes like DIS (De-escalate, Intellectualize, Separate) can help minimize purity spiraling and maintain a strong conservative community.
2132 implied HN points β€’ 02 Jun 23
  1. Northern Courage is the concept of unyielding will and courage in the face of certain defeat, drawn from Norse mythology and Tolkien's works.
  2. Spengler's pessimistic view of history as a series of declines and falls contrasts with Tolkien's belief in a 'long defeat' with glimpses of final victory.
  3. Tolkien completes the virtue of Northern Courage with the idea of 'estel', a hopeful trust that stems from a deeper, transcendent belief, offering a path to heroic sacrifice without despair.
1375 implied HN points β€’ 14 Jul 23
  1. The Vitalist Right movement is described as being built on a disembodied space of pure voice lacking physicality, leading to a constant state of transition with no lasting structures being built
  2. The jester in this environment thrives due to the privilege of provocation without fear of physical retribution, a role that overshadows proper leadership qualities
  3. Embracing solitude, silence, and decisive action appears to be valued virtues over endless gossip and dreaming in a space where nothing tangible can be built
1235 implied HN points β€’ 28 Jul 23
  1. A movement needs a single inception point where the spark touches the kindling and action begins.
  2. There is a need to move from the profane to the sacred, creating a sacred space for the new world conception.
  3. For Christians, the task is to re-sacralize existing sacred spaces, while Nietzschean vitalists need to establish and consecrate their own sacred spaces.
1594 implied HN points β€’ 09 Jun 23
  1. The regime will try to leverage artificial intelligence to replace high-agency populations with machine learning for productivity, leading to potential societal hostility and disruption.
  2. In the past, the ruling class reduced populations to 'cogs in the machine' for system functionality, but in a post-industrial society, this dynamic may change.
  3. The overreliance on AI as a replacement for competent human decision-makers may lead to delusion and failure in societal restructuring, as the technology has limitations and cannot replace human excellence.
757 implied HN points β€’ 22 Sep 23
  1. Limitless freedom can lead to dissolution, and sometimes restrictions can lead to greatness.
  2. True community requires individuals to accept limitations on personal autonomy and to adhere to common values and practices.
  3. By demanding more from individuals and having them subjugate themselves to a cause, greatness and community can be achieved, as exemplified by the Knights Templar.
1734 implied HN points β€’ 19 May 23
  1. In degraded times, the desire for respectability may lead to conformity and compromise with harmful ideologies, so it's crucial to be willing to stand alone for what is right.
  2. Walking alone can be lonely but necessary for those who prioritize their convictions over societal approval, even in the face of political correctness and ideological pressure.
  3. True morality comes from a higher source, not from seeking approval or conforming to societal norms; it requires the willingness to face persecution and suffering for staying true to one's beliefs.
817 implied HN points β€’ 19 Aug 23
  1. The medieval Icelandic hymn 'Hear, Smith of the Heavens' reflects a blend of Christian and pagan elements, showing the process of inculturation.
  2. Catholic doctrine encourages the transformation of cultures without destroying them, aiming to purify and restore in Christ.
  3. Figures like Bishop GuΓ°mundur Arason in Icelandic history embody the transition from pagan to Christian beliefs, showcasing the superiority of Christian spiritual power.
837 implied HN points β€’ 04 Aug 23
  1. Do not support canceling ideological rivals as it may weaken our own position in the long run.
  2. Focus on strengthening your own group and beliefs rather than wasting time on attacking others.
  3. Prepare for a future of competition and be the strongest without compromising your beliefs.
1475 implied HN points β€’ 06 Apr 23
  1. Embrace the concept of being a 'Sexy Trad' - align faith and masculinity, reject outdated stereotypes, and embody virtues like courage and devotion.
  2. Focus on living out traditional values rather than just preaching them - strive to strengthen faith through beauty, discipline, and reverence.
  3. Build a strong and virtuous relationship by offering a seductive alternative to modern dating norms, maintaining discipline, and embodying qualities like strength and seductiveness.
1196 implied HN points β€’ 28 Apr 23
  1. Harry Potter stories can be seen as carrying right-wing connotations despite the denotations of inclusivity and equality, which can influence different types of readers in varying ways.
  2. The Harry Potter series provides a case study on how stories can reduce prejudice and promote empathy towards marginalized groups, ultimately leading readers towards left-leaning ideologies.
  3. The manipulation of underlying themes in media, like Harry Potter, can be a tactic to shift the political perspectives of audiences, particularly those on the right, by using right-wing subtexts to convey left-wing messages.
757 implied HN points β€’ 30 Jun 23
  1. Organizations like big tech companies have a unique capability to help young men reach their full professional potential through exposure to elite performers and a culture of audacious projects.
  2. To attract young elite talent and transform them, alternative structures need to offer opportunities for prestige, independence, wealth, and growth, emphasizing mission, service, transformation, and recognition.
  3. Building attractive spaces for elite talent involves strategic embedding of factors like perceived external prestige (PEP) in organizations by leveraging unique strengths, to compete with elite liberal institutions.
538 implied HN points β€’ 11 Aug 23
  1. Children's childhoods are being sacrificed to the education machine, making them lose their innocence to endless hours of schooling and homework.
  2. The modern education system forces a desperate rat race where exceptional grades are paramount, disadvantaging many groups and perpetuating progressive control.
  3. To revolutionize hiring and education, businesses must embrace efficient cognitive aptitude tests to ensure fair selection processes and better predict job performance.
478 implied HN points β€’ 21 Jul 23
  1. The protection of space and claimed faith allowed a community to operate in secrecy and avoid legal intervention.
  2. Owning a large swath of land provided a secretive community with distance from scrutiny and protection from outside interference.
  3. Lessons from secretive communities can be applied to identify opportunities for invoking similar protective measures.
697 implied HN points β€’ 05 May 23
  1. Sam Hyde's 'Candyman' persona and demand to fight Hasan Piker are seen as groundbreaking performance art that renews a focus on action art.
  2. The Right is seen as the true artistic avant-garde, breaking away from the constraints of a declining society and embracing physical and spiritual energies.
  3. The revival of art is seen as essential in a late-stage civilization, where action art, with its raw energy and authenticity, is proposed as a powerful medium for expression.
757 implied HN points β€’ 09 Mar 23
  1. Elite potential individuals should consider joining liberal organizations to grow stronger and more capable, not to change the institution itself.
  2. Working at elite liberal institutions can provide valuable lessons, connections, and opportunities for personal growth.
  3. Selecting roles that reward intelligence, independence, and access to high performers within elite institutions can lead to significant personal and financial success.
398 implied HN points β€’ 07 Jul 23
  1. The author highlights the importance of encouraging readers to engage in thoughtful discussions and voice their opinions.
  2. There is a discussion on academia's need for a more formal network and standards, similar to a sacred order, to enhance knowledge sharing.
  3. The post delves into the complexities surrounding AI and how it impacts society biologically and socially, urging a deeper understanding of the system's dynamics.
438 implied HN points β€’ 14 Feb 23
  1. Dune was influenced by Shamil's story in 'The Sabres of Paradise', highlighting themes like fate, environment, war, and nobility.
  2. Shamil's leadership in the Caucasus against Russian forces showed a fierce resistance that was fueled by strong cultural and violent orientations.
  3. The Murids' lifestyle in the mountains mirrors the Fremen in Dune, emphasizing combat training from a young age and a culture deeply rooted in violence and warfare.
378 implied HN points β€’ 22 Mar 23
  1. Time is an alien force that impacts all of us, and we must learn to embrace it.
  2. Existence in time means every decision becomes permanent, leading into an unknowable future.
  3. Despite the fear of time and God's eternal view of our actions, individual agency is crucial, and we have a limited window to act.
299 implied HN points β€’ 26 May 23
  1. The EXIT project aims to end reliance on corporate employment by providing various support systems and resources.
  2. Consider spending time at elite progressive institutions to learn and transition to a place of independent strength.
  3. Listen to the podcast for insights on how dissidents can use big tech companies as a launching point for their ambitions.