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They fried his brain with electroshock

by tcrog1020 on April 2, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Earnest Hemingway was having trouble with the I.R.S., that is why he went to Cuba to live. The book "The Old man and the Sea". Was written there. The back story is the Sharks which ate the old man's big fish are the I.R.S. agents who were robbing Hemingway. He was so angry and obsessed with preventing them from stealing his profits from his book sales, that he went into clinical depression. At the Salk Institute, where he was treated for depression with electro-shock, they destroyed his ability to write. He then killed himself. THEY are out to get you.


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