It’s great we have so many tax-funded feds to keep us safe from the real threats out there. DHS is making sure our phones and E-Mails are secure, and The TSA is keeping our genitals bomb free. Even better, the BATF is keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous Americans by sending them over the border to drug cartels. As it turns out, our tax dollars may have also helped drive a renowned American writer to suicide.
Friend, and collaborator of Ernest Hemingway, A. E. Hotchner wrote in the New York Times on July 1, 2011, that Ernest Hemingway was driven to commit suicide by stress of intense Federal Surveillance.
At the time of his death, there were many explanations for Hemingway’s suicide; that he’d been fighting with his wife, that he was terminally ill, and that he was drowning in financial problems. Hotchner insists none of those theories were true.
Shortly before taking his own life, Hemingway complained to his friends of torment due to constant FBI surveillance.
“It’s the worst hell… the goddamnedest hell. They’ve bugged everything. That’s why we’re using [my friend’s] car. Mine’s bugged. Everything’s bugged. Can’t use the phone. Mail intercepted.”
Even his closest friends did not fully believe him at the time… but it turns out he wasn’t just paranoid afterall. The FBI started keeping tabs on one of America’s literary treasures as early as the 1940s. J. Edgar Hoover took extra-special interest in Hemingway, reportedly for his time spent in Cuba. In 1983, a 127-page file on the writer was made public. It was revealed that for TWO decades Hemingway was spied on, harassed, and tailed by federal agents.
Near the end of his life Hemingway told those close to him that he felt himself deteriorating; he found himself unable to write, or spend time with friends. Hemingway was subjected to multiple stints at mental hospitals, and as many as 15 rounds electroshock therapy in a hospital that Hemingway insisted was bugged…shortly after his release, he took his own life in 1961.
Guess all of those now-classic American novels posed an immediate threat to the safety and security of America. If the federal tax-parasites were really in this for our protection, they’d go after Justin Beiber or Rihanna.