Neo-Nazis are honing in on Cornish nationalism and trying to claim it as their own.
The same site carries outrageous character-assasinations of two leading Celtic nationalists, deriding one as a Trotskyite mole, and another as a ‘typical middle-class English wimp’
Left leaning Cornish blogger Fulub Hosking and former Communist Party member Rhisiart Tal-e-bot are singled out for vitriolic personal attacks.
The writer of Mr Hosking’s entry raves that he is “an English communist of Anglo-Saxon racial origins with strong homosexual undertones”.
And in an increasingly bizarre and clumsy attempt to stir up bigotry amongst regional nationalists the anonymous contributor goes on:
“Because he is not ethnically Cornish, he spends most of his time in a typical middle-class English wimp manner promoting cultural Marxist causes such as homosexuality..”
Meanwhile Mr Tal-e-bot – the democratically elected General Secretary of campaign group the Celtic League – is described as a ‘crafty Marxist of Norman racial background’.
Both men are mocked for choosing the Celtic versions of their original names, and personally attacked on the basis that they are neither of them ‘ethnic Cornish.’
Mr Tal-e-bot is Welsh and was born Richard Stewart Talbot in Merthyr Tydfil. Mr Hosking, a Penrynner who’s settled in Brittany, has adopted a Celtic version of his first name, Philip.
The alarming entries feature pictures of both men and feature an extraordinary amount of detail.
Cornish activists fear some may mistake the two sites and be taken in by Metapedia’s toxic mix of fact and fiction.
Just in case anyone’s wondering whether Metapedia really is run by white supremacists or not, here’s the entry on Adolf Hitler.
Note: We asked Mebyon Kernow leader Dick Cole for an on the record comment about this on Tuesday, and asked again for a comment on Thursday. And we still think the story warrants a comment and that it would be professional and courteous for Cllr Cole to provide one.