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Metapedia should not be confused with the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki, which is not racist, just boring, or with Matapédia,[wp] which is mostly not racist, and is also boring.
They obviously waited for me to show up before announcing this.
Mike Godwin[1]

Metapedia is a website which describes itself as "an electronic encyclopedia about culture, art, science, philosophy and politics." The site's stated focus is "on topics that usually are not covered in — i.e. that fall outside of — mainstream encyclopedias." It has been described as "an 'internet love site', dedicated to the love of European people and culture."[2]

In reality, however, Metapedia is little more than thinly-veiled neo-Nazi propaganda, with a generous helping of Holocaust denial. The site is awash in anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. A key trope is blaming the Jews for undermining the West via cultural Marxism.

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[edit] History

The original – Swedish – Metapedia was started on August 3, 2006[3] by Anders Lagerström of Linköping – a Swedish neo-Nazi activist who has been convicted for violent offenses, including assaulting a police officer using tear gas, and breaking and entering.[4].

The English Metapedia was started on April 28, 2007[5].

The Hungarian Metapedia was started on October 21, 2007[6].

The Croatian Metapedia was started on May 12, 2008.

Metapedia currently has 16 language versions, each of which is run by a few extremists.

[edit] Financing

Metapedia occasionally runs public fundraisers.

According to Andrija‑Željko Lovrić – the founder of the Croatian Metapedia[7], Metapedia is actually sponsored by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

[edit] Content

The Hungarian Metapedia is the largest language version of Metapedia containing roughly 150,000 articles it claims to be written from a pro-European perspective. In reality, the majority of the articles are copies of Wikipedia articles.

The Croatian Metapedia describes itself as an electronic encyclopedia on culture, science, arts, philosophy, and politics, also serving for aquaintance with, the nurturing of, and guarding of, the original Croatian language, and history, and against them being forgotten, and forged. In reality, it is Andrija‑Željko Lovrićs' personal propaganda site, featuring fabricated pro‑Iranian content sponsored by the Cultural Centre of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Zagreb[8], and written almost‑exclusively by Andrija‑Željko Lovrić[9].

Metapedia has few active editors, and much of its content is copied from Wikipedia under the GFDL and then edited to remove any critical POV on sensitive topics including: Nazi and fascist politics and history; World War II history (especially Nazi military tactics and equipment); and individuals and concepts specific to the political far-right. Hilariously, it refers to articles largely copied from Wikipedia as "articles in need of neutralization". The articles' perspectives on science and history — for example, their explanation of Holocaust denial — are twisted in order to bolster their ridiculous premises. Much of the writing on topics related to race, racism and racialism appears to be original work.

Links to articles on people with Jewish heritage (in a policy reminiscent of the one-drop rule, this includes people who had Jewish ancestors but were not themselves fully or religiously Jewish, such as Vladimir Lenin)[10] are always followed by a yellow Star of David. The implications of this should be obvious. One person who notably isn't marked in this manner, however, is Jesus Christ, and his nationality is listed only as "Roman citizen."[11] Hmm...

In sum, it is the work of a few people who are still distraught that they lost World War II, even though none of them were alive back then.

The site also refers to Islam as "Mohammedanism". It doesn't actually have an article about the religion, but it would be called that if it did.

[edit] Sample comments

Readers will note that the English language, as it is used by the majority of its speakers, is frequently reinterpreted to match the editors' philosophy.

On themselves
"As a website, Metapedia is strongly opposed to Jewish supremacism and its slave army of beast-men of the demiurge. In the battle between good and evil, Metapedia is strongly in favour of the Aryan race — descendants of the god-men of Hyperborea and Ultima Thule."[12]
On "race"
"From the Tower of Babel to the later 20th century this was an accepted fact of reality... [t]he races of men are an easily observable fact of nature and a product of common sense. They are part and parcel of what makes up the Natural order."[13]
On racism
"Racism is the recognition that distinctive human characteristics and abilities are determined by race... [r]acism can range from mere recognition of skin deep differences between races to the acknowledgement that humanity contains a downward spiral, with the White race at the top and the lesser races — such as the Indigenous Australians, Bushmen and Hottentots — at the bottom."[14]
On “Negroids
"Even in the scarce cases of the Negroid showing some small spark of genius it has been with those having a great deal of white or arabic ancestry... decreased intelligence and increased animal sex drive... allowing for more efficient and brutal rape of children."[15]
On "Mongoloids"
"Only few of human discoveries were done by mongoloid people ... [they] especially are known for subtle art of tortures they apply on other people."[16]
On "Sodomites
"See also Pedophiles, a similar form of illness."[17]
On "Jewish ritual murder"
"It is believed by some that the Jewish religion led in the past to the murder of Gentile children in order to used their blood for ritual dinners."[18]
On hate speech
"Hate Speech is a term used by governments and governing élites to refer to any opposition to official doctrine — for example, any political opposition to immigration or miscegenetion."[19]
On "Purim"
"The righteous Haman did as many of us have done today. Declared that all jews should be exterminated for their crimes against our peoples...","...was stopped and beaten to death with fire extinguishers. This is how all jews should be dealt with.","Whatever they “pray” to is a dark, demonic force of evil energy, to which they also sacrifice human babies to[sic]."[20]
On "American Indians"
"...one of the most violent races on earth."[21]
On "Native Americans"
"...in its historical meaning was a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant born in the United States of America."[22]
On African Americans
"...generally African Americans have around 20-30% White blood. This accounts for their higher intelligence and lower crime rates than pure-blooded Negroes."[23]
On "Gypsies"
"They are well known for mistreating their children... [b]eing their ancestors selected among criminals, they have a genetic inheritage that makes them more inclined to steal and commit violence against other people."[24]
On Globalism
"is an international movement, driven primarily by Trotskyism, Zionism and free-market liberalism, which is working to establish a one world government."
On Conspiracy theory
is an epithet invented by Jewish polemicist Karl Popper, Since that time the phrase has been used most commonly to describe members of the Truth movement and alternative media, or in a more general sense people who hold opinions on historical events disliked by the ruling establishment. What are once described as "conspiracy theories" as an epithet are later admitted to be true history by the "powers that be" when it is political convenient to do so and the lie is no longer useful"
On Alex Jones
The scope of material covered by Jones is broad and generally regarding the New World Order. Some of his "theories" are unusual, including FEMA concentration camps, HAARP weather modification, chemtrails, etc. Jones believes that 9/11 was an "inside job". Some of the information covered by Jones is factual, but he splices his material with deceptive shepherding. The most controversial aspect of Jones is his alleged gatekeeping for the Jewish criminal network; particularly Zionism.
On the United Kingdom Independence Party
"In recent years they have tried to portray themselves as a multiple-issue "patriotic" party, and regularly try to steal British National Party votes by claiming to oppose mass-immigration."[25]
On Wikipedia
"A far-left and Judeocentric, multilingual wiki project, censured by an internal bureaucracy of tribal editing clans to conform to a largely neo-Marxist and Zionist viewpoint."
On Conservapedia
"Despite purporting to be a conservative website, Conservapedia is rife with Marxist phraseology. It describes Metapedia as a "racist" website; a term devised by Leon Trotsky founder of the Red Army."
On RationalWiki
"The website fraudulently portrays itself as being “rational,” and opposed to “pseudoscience,” yet promotes exactly the thing that they claim to oppose: the irrational spiritual pseudosciences of genetic egalitarianism and race denialism."
On Hitler
"Adolf Hitler remains one of the preeminent individuals in human history. In his personal life Hitler was a vegetarian, supported animal welfare, sympathized with the poor, was a fine artist and enjoyed classical music."

You can find a few more examples of their antics archived on our "What is going on in the Fourth Reich?" page. Some users of Metapedia take delight in vandalising this article when they visit RationalWiki.[12] There is also a Wordpress blog known as "metadave" with similar content, though its relationship with the wiki is unclear.

[edit] Metapedian neologisms

"Volkenhass" (ungrammatical and bastardized German for "people-hate," apparently[26]) is a word which does not exist in any sane version of the English or German languages. Nevertheless, it is used by Metapedia to pretend that "racism" means something nice. The German term "Völkerhaß" means literally "hatred of other nations" and isn't a real German word, either.

[edit] Rightpedia

Rightpedia, also known as RightWiki, is a fork of Metapedia created in December 2014 by banned Metapedia contributors. It was founded by "Fiala1", who was "Hu1" on the Metapedia. Other banned Metapedia users include "Mikemikev" and "A Wyatt Man". Rightpedia is hosted by Orain, while its staff have moral objections to the content, they refuse to take it down due to their Terms of Service.[27]

Excluding Mikemikev who was banned for trolling Metapedia, "Hu1" and "A Wyatt Man" were banned for defending the crazy belief that 500 million - 1 billion Jews exist on the planet (when estimates from academic sources are only 13 - 19 million). The Metapedia owner (despite being a Holocaust denying anti-Semite himself) then de-sysopped "Hu1", and then banned him for being too crackpot. "A Wyatt Man" and a few others such as "Julius_A" on a Stormfront thread objected to this ban, but were later banned themselves on Metapedia for defending "Hu1". Additionally complaints about libel being posted on Metapedia were raised which saw another sysop "Basileus" banned.[28] However despite Metapedia banning at least 5 sysops for being too crazy, and then attempting to "moderate" some content, the site itself remains filled with tin-foil hat conspiracy theories regarding the Jews, crude racism, "race realism" pseudo-science and Holocaust denial.

[edit] See also

[edit] Footnotes

The links here marked "screenshot" are images of pages at Metapedia rather than direct links. They should all be considered NSFW.
  1. The Internet is now a series of endings
  2. Talk page comment by a Metapedia apologist.
  3. User contributions for MediaWiki default
  4. From Wikipedia, translated from Swedish.
  5. User contributions for MediaWiki default
  6. User contributions for MediaWiki default
  7. Glavna stranica: Usporedba među inačicama od 12. svibnja 2008. u 00:49 i 12. svibnja 2008. u 08:35
  8. The old‑Iranian origin of Croats
  9. Glavna stranica
  10. "Vladimir Lenin" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  11. "Jesus Christ" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Edit to this page by an apparent Metapedian.
  13. "Race" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  14. "Racism" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  15. "Negroids" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  16. "Mongoloids" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  17. "Sodomites" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  18. "Jewish ritual murder" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  19. "Hate Speech" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  20. http://en.metapedia.org/m/index.php?title=Purim&oldid=178037img
  21. "American Indians" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  22. "Native American" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  23. "African-Americans" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  24. "Gypsies" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  25. "United Kingdom Independence Party" at Metapediaimg
  26. Well... "Volkenhass" is further away from the correct "Volkshass" or "VölkerHaß" than "Wolkenhass" (hatred of clouds), so maybe they meant that.
  27. "To allow something is not the same as giving approval to something. Freedom of expression allows all sorts of expression, even that which might be offensive to others.....Finally, unless we come across a ToU violation, it's not coming down, and that is on the record as an Orain Staff member."
  28. http://radicalbritain.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/basileus-redux-not-even-metapedia-wants.html



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