March 3rd, 2008
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, Andrew Carnegie.
Yes, I did give generously philanthropically, but that could not
possibly remove the horrors that greeted me over here. Gone was
my feeling of triumph over my competitors, gone was that exultant
feeling when I clinched a deal that made me richer than I could
And in its place was the stark horror of what I had done. Yes,
I did it. I planned it, and acted it out willfully, by careful and
Oh, I say to those who have followed my path, do not do this thing,
for if you do, the consequences are so horrifying that it is beyond
No, I have not gotten out of my hell yet, and it seems I am trapped
You say, it isn't true. But how do you know? You say, pray for
God's Love. But how can I do so, when these screeching fiends will
choke it out of me?
I will try to do as you have said, but you don't know how hard
You say, look around me, and yes, I see a very bright, beautiful
Please pray for me and think of me.
Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835
August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-born American industrialist, businessman,
a major philanthropist, and the founder of Pittsburgh's Carnegie
Steel Company which later became U.S. Steel.
Carnegie is known for having built one of the most powerful and
influential corporations in United States history, and, later in
his life, giving away most of his riches to fund the establishment
of many libraries, schools, and universities in America, Scotland
and other countries throughout the world. Carnegie, a poor boy with
fierce ambition, a pleasant personality, and a devotion to both
hard work and self-improvement, started as a telegrapher. By the
1860s, he had investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars,
as well as bridges and oil derricks, and he built wealth as a bond
salesman raising money in Europe for American enterprise.(Source: