Skip to comments.Suicide Note Found Online (Drudge title: Man who killed himself left 1,900-page suicide note...)
Posted on 09/24/2010 11:46:24 AM PDT by null and void
The man who shot himself on the steps of Memorial Church Saturday morning had published online a 1,905-page document entitled Suicide Note, according to his mother.
The death of Mitchell L. Heisman, a 35-year-old Somerville resident, on campus was met with shock, and University officials described the incident as tragic.
Its really sad, it was horrible, and these kinds of incidents affect all of us really negatively, Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds said in an interview yesterday. This campus is situated in an urban context, and we cant control these kinds of things.
Born in New York City in 1975, Heisman attended elementary school in Monroe Township, N.J., and graduated with a bachelors in psychology from the University of Albany.
While living in a Craigie Street apartment, Heisman wrote Suicide Note, a sprawling series of arguments that touch upon historical, religious, and nihilist themes, his mother said.
He didnt show me that this was at all what he had in his mind. All I knew was he was finishing his book and he was happy about that, said his mother Lonni Heisman, 76.
Heisman said she supported publishing her sons name in The Crimson to let people know of his work because thats what he wanted.
An avid reader interested in mathematics and science, Heisman visited Harvard libraries and may have contacted professors while writing the document, his mother said.
A University spokesman was unable to confirm whether Heisman had reached out to Harvard faculty last night.
The document references Harvard and research done by Harvard facultysuch as Law School professor Alan M. Dershowitz, government professor Harvey C. Mansfield 53, and psychology professor Steven Pinkermore than half a dozen times.
Heisman discusses death at length in the piece, which is publicly available online.
Heisman committed suicide on the top step of Memorial Church Saturday in front of a tour group of more than 20 people, according to a Cambridge Police Department report.
His death took place during Yom Kippur services that morning and resulted in campus security shutting down the eastern half of Harvard Yard for much of the day.
Jared L. Nathanson, a 37-year-old singer who described himself as Heismans acquaintance, said he had had conversations with Heisman about art, music, and movies.
Nathanson received a copy of Suicide Note in an e-mail that day.
From what I understood of him, his book was very important to him, Nathanson said.
Heisman worked in several bookstores in the area and relied on an inheritance from his father Alvin Heismanwho passed away while Mitchell Heisman was still an adolescentto support his writing, according to his mother.
But he was reluctant to talk to her about its contents, she said.
Im devastated. I just cant believe it, she said. I dont think I ever will.
She spoke with Heisman just two days before his death, she said.
I expected him to come here to help me move, which I am in the process of, she said. I expected him to come back in October. He really was non-committal.
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The Ultimate Opus Out
Here is his “note”:
One of the chapters.....
Creating God and the Evolution of Genetic Suicide
Why Liberal Democracy Leads to the Rational Biological Self-Destruction of Humans and the Rational Technological Creation of God
And his closest loved ones and friends said...
“I’m not reading that [bleep]ing thing.”
lol Rather than killing himself, he should have run for Congress.....
I confess that my first thought was congress should have hired him to write their bills.
The Seditious Genius of the Spiritual Penis of Jesus
How Christianitys Subversion of Kin Selective Altruism Evolved into the Modern Idea of Social Progress
No wonder this poor lost soul took his own life.
I guess he might have had something to say.
I am sure it’ll be a best seller. lol.
Okay, never mind the length. If those chapter titles are representative of the prose, you would have to put me in restraints like Malcolm McDowell in the therapy scenes in “Clockwork Orange” to get me to read that thing. And I’d still be as horrified as Alex was at the prospect.
The national IQ must have rose with his death
They already have Soros funded "think tanks" and unions to write their bills for them. That's why Pelosi said they'd have to vote on the bill to find out what is in it...no one in Congress wrote it.
1,905-page sucide note? No wonder he was depressed. Any one who reads it should be put on a sucide watch!
After a loooong scroll to the first sentence:
"If my hypothesis is correct, this work will be repressed."
So, he killed himself over an incorrect hypothesis?
I knew that I’d never be the first one to say it when I clicked on but my first thought was that it was Pelosis suicide note in the form of Obama care.
these things happen here.
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