William Regnery II, Reclusive Millionaire Who Financed American Fascists, Dead At 80

The avowed white nationalist inherited millions from his prominent Republican family and used the money to fund the rise of the so-called alt-right.

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Huffington Post: William H. Regnery II, a racist, reclusive multimillionaire who used his inherited fortune to finance vile white supremacist groups in the hopes of one day forming an American whites-only ethnostate, died earlier this month, his family and associates confirmed. He was 80 years old.

Regnery, whose family amassed riches from its right-wing publishing empire, died on July 2 in Florida after a “long battle with cancer,” his cousin Alfred, the former head of Regnery Publishing, confirmed to HuffPost.

Asked if he’d like to comment on his cousin’s life and legacy, Alfred Regnery replied: “No, it’s all been said before.”

In the final two decades of his life, William Regnery funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars — and likely much more — to extremist groups. He is often credited with being one of the main funders of the so-called alt-right, the resurgent fascist movement that gained momentum during the rise of former President Donald Trump.

“William Regnery’s sordid influence was felt from the deadly Charlottesville Unite the Right rally to the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol,” said Tarso Luís Ramos, executive director of Political Research Associates, a social justice think tank that monitors the far right.

“His patronage of white nationalists over more than two decades helped popularize a genocidal vision for a white ethnostate on North American soil and sinking fear of racial replacement in the hearts of a growing portion of the white American population,” Ramos added. “This vision will not prevail, but it won’t either be easily extinguished.”

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7 COMMENTS

  1. My God!! What a monster!! The man had the audacity to love his own race and want it to not only survive but thrive!! All such evil misanthropes should be summarily executed!! People must be made to realize what a short step it is from attitudes like that to the Nazis heating up the furnaces again!

    • You go do that in Europe where you come from and not in another continent, to kill all the indigenous people and all the newcomers just to stay white.
      You must be made to realize what a short step is from altitudes like that to the Israeli settlers preparing for another Nakba.

    • “Gas Chambers?” Now – now, You know that is B.S.! Why expose that You are Bolshevik-Zionist Hollywood ‘Slime’ Industry Brainwashed Zombie?

    • Gee – I wonder if the likes of the huffing and puffington compost will write such a glowing article at the passing of the hundreds and thousands of brown. black, and Jewish supremacists when they pass. I guess they believe it is wrong for White people to love their race and be proud of the accomplishments White people have brought to civilization. The only ones who are allowed to “opt out” of the clown show are those who are non-white.

  2. When I read that guy Christopher Mathias wrote a tweet which one in a part say…. “the infamous America First Committee led by anti-Semite Charles Lindbergh, which opposed U.S. intervention in WWII”… I thought… well, that guy with his “argument” look like he has just shown he’s working for that little shit country on middle east.