FBI encouraged American Icon Ernest Hemingway to commit suicide.

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.

2 responses to “FBI encouraged American Icon Ernest Hemingway to commit suicide.

  • Dave Nalle

    Having read Hemingway I’d have encouraged him to commit suicide too.

  • MBL

    This is very disturbing and disappointing. Funny how I used to have so much faith in and respect for this country. I really believed this was the greatest country in the world. But over the past decade, learning of the illegal torture, the secret prisons, the government spying, the removal of Habeas Corpus rights, the putting up of surveillance cameras (I’ve seen them in public restrooms, believe it or not!), etc., makes me think we now live in the USSR. It’s very disappointing, kind of like growing up and realizing the world isn’t the wonderful, fun place you’d like to explore after all, that people aren’t always so nice–even when you’re nice to them, that the world of your childhood isn’t the real world at all…

    Yes, I guess we’ve lost our innocence as Americans. We’re beginning to see this country for what it really is…and it’s not a pretty sight. (And no, surveillance cameras and searches of my personal property—especially my physical body!– don’t make me feel safe at all. Just reminds me that the 4th Amendment, the Bill of Rights and our Constitution are no longer valid, which, essentially, means that we are no longer the same country I was born in. We’ve been taken over, conquered. Sad that most Americans won’t realize this until things get violent and downright scary.

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