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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.


[edit] History

Metapedia has its origins with the founders of the far-right Swedish web community In 2006.[3] the original Swedish Metapedia was created by Anders Lagerström, from Linköping, Sweden. Lagerström is a neo-Nazi activist who has been convicted for violent offenses, including assaulting a police officer:

Anders Lagerström has long been involved in extreme right-wing organizations. In 2000, he was sentenced for having sprayed tear gas in the face of a police officer. In 2002 he started the Nordic publishing house, which specializes in issuing and selling Nazi literature and white power music. Lagerström is also a prominent figure in the Nordic Association. The Nazi organization wants it to form a 'Nordic nation'. On the organization's website it says the following about how this imaginary nation should look like: 'It means a society populated by a people and a government and the media are completely under Nordic control.[4]

In 2007, Hungarian and English Metapedia wiki sites appeared[5][6] followed by the Croatian Metapedia in 2008.[7] Metapedia has since expanded to 16 language versions.

[edit] Financing

Metapedia occasionally runs public fundraisers. In 2012, Nick Griffin donated 50 euros.[8]

[edit] Content

We should enter the info that shows our intellectual baggage.
—MarkFarrell of Stormfront[9]

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 acquaintance 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,[10], and written almost‑exclusively by Andrija‑Željko Lovrić.[11]

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)[12] 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".[13] 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 often refers to Islam as "Mohammedanism", and has a page dedicated to "Reactionary defences of Islam", which "refers to attempts to defend the religion of Islam as a viable option for ethnic Europeans, following the degeneration of Christianity into liberalism and the unconvincing nature of attempts at reviving paganism".[14]

[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."[15]
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."[16]
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."[17]
On anti-racism
"Anti-racism is the Marxist ideology of opposition to 'racism'. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term 'racist' was coined by Leon Davidovich Bronstein (Leon Trotsky). Anti-racism is a major focus of Cultural Marxism."[18]
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."[19]
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."[20]
On "Sodomites"
"See also Pedophiles, a similar form of illness."[21]
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."[22]
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."[23]
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]."[24]
On "American Indians"
" of the most violent races on earth."[25]
On "Native Americans"
" its historical meaning was a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant born in the United States of America."[26]
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."[27]
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."[28]
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."[29]
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."[30]
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."
"ISIS tends to have unclear aims. ... ISIS also quickly lost focus on stopping jews/Israel and at one point did not like the Yazadi people, and a week later announced it would reconquer Spain. It has done no action in conquering Spain and it might just be talk that they forget about a week later."[31]

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.[15] 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[32]) is a word which does not exist in any sane version of the English or German languages. Nevertheless, it is used by Metapedia – and wikinfo – 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

For more information, see: Rightpedia

Rightpedia, also known as RightWiki, is an even more insane version of Metapedia created in December 2014 by banned Metapedia contributors.

[edit] Links with the British National Party

A post on the British National Party (BNP) website from the user Atlantid complained that the Wikipedia entry on the British National Party was "leftist orientated" and "smear[ed]" the group, griped that it was patrolled by individuals who were "heavily biased" against the BNP, and alleged that they were "affiliated with Unite Against Fascism", among other anti-fascist organizations. Additionally, Atlantid indicated that Metapedia's entry on the British National Party was, by contrast, "positive", and asserted that it aimed to surpass the hits on Wikipedia's BNP entry.[33]

However, not all have been impressed by Atlantid's works. "Atlantid" was considered a "race denialist vandal from RationalWiki" who had infiltrated the site as a troll, during a spat between Atlantid and Mikemikev following a deletion of content from Metapedia.[34]

[edit] See also

[edit] External links

[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. "Nazist anhållen för grovt rån".
  5. User contributions for MediaWiki default
  6. User contributions for MediaWiki default
  7. Doprinosi suradnika za MediaWiki default
  8. Metapedia Fundraiser: Contributions (screenshot)
  9. Page archived at, 17 Jul 2014 07:40:24 UTC
  10. The old‑Iranian origin of Croats
  11. Glavna stranica
  12. "Vladimir Lenin" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  13. "Jesus Christ" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  14. "Reactionary defences of Islam", archived at at 10 Sep 2015 19:39:53 UTC
  15. 15.0 15.1 Edit to this page by an apparent Metapedian.
  16. "Race" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  17. "Racism" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  18. Conservapedia too pinko? Try Metapedia
  19. "Negroids" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  20. "Mongoloids" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  21. "Sodomites" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  22. "Jewish ritual murder" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  23. "Hate Speech" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  25. "American Indians" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  26. "Native American" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  27. "African-Americans" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  28. "Gypsies" at Metapedia (screenshot)
  29. "United Kingdom Independence Party" at Metapediaimg
  30. Has since changed its description, however the whole Metapedia article on Wikipedia from this time can be read here: Sorin Cerin (23 April 2011). Wikipedia: Pseudo- encyclopedia of the lie, censorship and misinformation. Sorin Cerin. pp. 97–107. ISBN 978-1-4565-5660-0. 
  31. Damn.. They were doing so good as well[!] "ISIS" on Metapediaimg
  32. Well... "Volkenhass" is further away from the correct "Volkshass" or "VölkerHaß" than "Wolkenhass" (hatred of clouds), so maybe they meant that.
  33. "British National Party on Metapedia". British National Party. 
  34. "Ämne: Dubious content still needs to be deleted" (Archived).

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