Sufferings of an American Industrialist.
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 ever need.
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 premeditated design.
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 comprehension.
No, I have not gotten out of my hell yet, and it seems I am trapped here forever.
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 it is.
You say, look around me, and yes, I see a very bright, beautiful spirit.
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: Wikipedia)