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Controversial Political Content
Hyperborean contains references to and descriptions of controversial political ideologies as they are relevant to the subject of the page, which may be distressing for some people. User discretion is advised. This page exists for the purpose of documentation. The administrators and moderators do not necessarily endorse the philosophy associated with the aesthetic.
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Reason for Warning: Wiki does not endorse any conspiracy theories associated with this aesthetic. This article contains mentions of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder in an unhealthy stigma, and we encourage readers to not take this article as an accurate depiction of said disorders.

Hyperborean is an aesthetic that is associated with beliefs of higher races and deities. The aesthetic is named for the the mythological Hyperborean people who lived in the far north, but it also includes amalgamation of various conspiracy theories ranging from Nordic aliens to hollow earth civilizations. It is associated with Esoteric Nazism, a form of neo-Nazism adapting mythological elements. It can also include the glorification of philosophers such as Jonathan Bowden.

Hyperborean edits can also be referred to as Schizoposting or Schizowave which derives from the disorders schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, both commonly characterized by paranoid delusions and hallucinations. These disorders unfortunately are heavily stigmatized throughout media, and it is important to note and understand that not all people with schizophrenia are conspiracy theorists, and many find the name and the disorder being tied to this aesthetic offensive and/or harmful. There are some advocating for the lesser used names (which this page uses) to be more widely used as to not associate the disorder with a stigma.

Some fans of the aesthetic commonly associate it with pre-Soviet conspiracy theories and attempt to link the disorder to said era as an explanation for the name, although the tie to schizophrenia is not there as the disorder had only been first noted to exist in 1887, 45 years before the start of the Soviet Union, and at that point, it was referred to as Dementia Praecox (essentially translating to childhood dementia).

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Schizowave visuals are very similar to Fashwave. Videos with this thematic are usually pretty fast, showing different imagery of everything theme-related such as: Hyperborea (and other ancient super-advanced civilizations), gang-stalking, Terry Davis Temple OS, SHROOMS, UFOs, secret doorways into the Earth (hollow Earth theory) on Antarctica maps, Agartha and hollow Earth on old maps, Slavic and Nordic pagan warriors, famous personas from medieval/ancient times, toxic masculinity, biblically accurate angels and sometimes even crossovers with the Trollface meme and Doomerwave. So far, the only public community that talks about this subgenre is Agora Road's Macintosh Cafe.

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Internet accounts focusing on the Hyperborean aesthetic often use a number of "dog whistles" and hate speech catchphrases to identify each other online or attempt to "spread" their ideology, often evading chat filters on social media websites such as TikTok and YouTube. Since most of these phrases can be offensive to certain groups of people, reader discretion is advised.

Some recognizable dog whistles and words include:

  • "Save Europe" or "Save Evropa" - An anti-immigration phrase that claims that if immigration doesn't stop in Europe then the so-called "white race" will go extinct.
  • "The Gnomes are Real", "Millions Wear The Hats" and "Gnome Hunting" - An anti-Semitic phrase that portrays ethnically Jewish people or people of Jewish ancestry as "gnomes" wearing hats[1]. "Hunting" in this context is an euphemism for killing.
  • "Aryan Classic" - A label specifically seeming to target songs that belong to genres such as Dance, Nightcore, Scenecore, Hands Up, and Hyperpop.
  • "Never Lose Your Smile" - A phrase referencing the logo of the SS Totenkopf. It was one of the subdivisions of the German Waffen-SS that fought during the Second World War, and its symbol depicts a skull with a smile and crossed bones.
  • "Now Yuo See" - A phrase used on TikTok, typically used by young extremists after "explaining" their so-called "political ideology" to someone else. The reason why "you" is misspelled as "yuo" remains unknown.
  • Total (insert group) Death - A hate speech phrase used to wish death upon an entire group of people, typically specific ethnicities or sexual orientations. Offensive slurs are frequently used as the blanket word. Examples include "TND" (against dark-skinned people), "TKD" (against Jewish people) or "TTD" (against transgender people), and several others.
  • "Chud" - A term used to describe a person who's considered undesirable to be around according to societal norms and the etiquette. Many followers of the Hyperborean aesthetic use it as a self-deprecating term. This has led to the creation of numerous memes associated to the far-right, including "Gigachuds", "Chudjaks" or "Avatar Chud"[2].
  • "Cover yourself in oil" - A phrase originating from a meme/webcomic about Trollge covering itself in oil to fly when it rains.

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The songs used in Hyperborean edits are often called "Aryan Classics", named after the Nazi belief of the "Aryan" race. It typically includes 1980s Synth-Pop music, or otherwise Scenecore and sped up and remixed versions of Hands Up or Eurodance songs often associated with Nightcore. This practice is often criticized by the fans of those music genres, since they obviously don't want to be associated with Neo-Nazism. Along with that, a lot of songs used in the aesthetic have nothing to do with hate or racism, so the exact reasons why they're used by alt-right groups remains unknown.

The most well known song frequently used in this aesthetic is "gotye - wokeuplikethis" which is a mashup of Wokeuplikethis by Playboy Carti and Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye. In 2024, the song L'Amour Toujours by Gigi D'Agostino was banned in various German festivities due to its growing connotations with the alt-right on the internet and was co-opted by anti-immigration groups from Germany. Gigi explained that he was not aware of this happening (since he rarely uses social media), and declared that this song was simply a declaration of love for his wife, his family, music and dance (essentially the polar opposite of hateful ideologies).

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