A response to the recent smear attack on the H.L. Mencken Club.
By Jack Kerwick
Darren Beattie received his Ph. D. from Duke University in 2016. Almost immediately upon completion of his degree, he signed a one-year contract to be an instructor in Duke’s political science department.
That same year, I met Beattie at a conference in Baltimore, Maryland sponsored by the H. L. Mencken Club. We had both been invited to present papers that spoke, whether directly or indirectly, to the theme of that year’s meeting: “The Right Revisited.”
Because of his appearance at this conference two years ago, Beattie was fired from his position as a policy aide and speechwriter in the Trump Administration.
To hear the leftist media account, Beattie lost his job because the conference that he addressed featured speakers who are proponents of “white nationalism” and “white supremacy.”
From beginning to end, this story is a Big, Obese Lie. It is an unadulterated smear campaign designed to sabotage not Beattie but his former boss, President Trump. Beattie, who was low on the administration’s food chain, was simply another means to this end.
There are several points that the peddlers of fake news, leftist and “conservative,” aren’t interested in hearing.