OK – that is a trick question. Earnest Hemingway was one of the more famous people to bring the mental disorder of mythomania into the sphere of public knowledge. It is also known as pathological lying – same thing.
Hemingway had been a US soldier when the allies finally broke through the enemy lines and arrived in Paris.
As everyone knows, defeating the Nazis was a major international effort – tens of millions of people were involved, thousands of individual battles, uncountable campaigns, scores of generals and field marshals. Millions of people died.
And yet, if you listened to Earnest Hemingway, it was he who had liberated Paris! He was the first one in there – if it had not been for him Paris would have remained under Nazi occupation. He was the hero who lead the way, vanquished the enemy, and won the hearts and minds of an entire city. He was the liberator.
This was a fiction that existed in his mind – and in his mind alone.
He would deliver talks about his heroism, and would take along a battered helmet and some blood-stained pants which he would hold aloft as ‘evidence’ of his bravery.
When challenged about his lying, Hemingway acknowledged, but defended, his lies claiming they had a valid purpose and were therefore legitimate.
He said, “It’s not unnatural that the best writers are liars. A major part of the trade is to lie or invent and they will lie when they are drunk, or to themselves, or to strangers. They often lie unconsciously and then remember their lies with deep remorse. If they knew all other writers were liars too, it would cheer them up . . . A liar in full flower . . . is as beautiful as cherry trees, or apple trees, when they are in blossom. Who should ever discourage a liar?”.
Whether Hemingway was correct or not in defending his lies, the fact of the matter is that he was a fiction writer. He wrote great stories. They were fabrications – created for entertainment. When you bought his books, you knew you were buying fictitious stories for your intellectual pleasure – you did not think you were buying history books, physics books, encyclopaedias.
When you bought his books, you got what you paid for. A good story that was worth the few dollars it cost to buy. There was no intention on the part of Hemingway to deceive. (Some great Hemingway quotes.)
Carl Freer is a mythomaniac – with an evil agenda
Carl Freer suffers from mythomania too. He lies with gay abandon. Uncontrollably, un-remorsefully, unrepentantly, and – the biggest ‘un’ of all – unfailingly. You can bank on the fact that he will lie. It’s all you can bank on.
The most predictable and reliable thing about Carl Freer is that he will lie – about anything and everything. It is the only certainty you have when dealing with him. He lies about where he lives, he lies about his date of birth, he lies about his criminal convictions, he lies about patents, he lies about parents, he lies about his business acumen, he lies about his private life . . .
But unlike Hemingway, Carl Freer lies to cheat people – not to entertain them. His purpose is to con people, to scam people, to take their money and give them nothing in return. Carl Freer is a criminal – not an entertainer.
You may think this is a little strong. Everything we have said above is true, and can be proven – documented – as true. If it wasn’t true we wouldn’t say it. As we have said before, this is a due diligence site – not a hate site. We do not need to lie – do not need myths – to show that Carl Freer is a liar, and a criminal.
After all, if we did lie about Carl Freer we would no doubt hear from his lawyers. And – believe it or not – we have heard from his lawyers.
That is right – we are being threatened because Carl Freer says that we are lying about him. He objects to every word on this site – even though we are simply citing court records, judgements, newspaper articles, interviews and documents that he has either not challenged previously, or has lost his challenges on.
Mythomania is also known as pathological lying
From Wikipedia: –
Defining characteristics of mythomania, or pathological lying, include:
• The stories told are usually dazzling or fantastical, but never breach the limits of plausibility, which is key to the pathological liar’s tactic.
• The fabricative tendency is chronic. It is not provoked by the immediate situation or social pressure so much as it is an innate trait of the personality.
• A definitely internal, not an external, motive for the behavior can be discerned clinically.
• The stories told tend toward presenting the liar favorably. The liar “decorates their own person” by telling stories that present them as the hero or the victim. For example, the person might be presented as being fantastically brave, as knowing or being related to many famous people, or as having great power, position, or wealth.
Pathological lying may also present as false memory syndrome, where the sufferer genuinely believes that fictitious (imagined) events have taken place. Sufferers may believe they have accomplished superhuman feats or awe-inspiring acts of altruism and love.
Carl Freer’s Mythomania on-line
Since we started this site, Carl Freer has resorted to even more lies. You can see these on You Tube if you look.
A couple of months ago there were a few videos of him – and as we covered in a previous article (Carl Freer – Paragon of Perfection) – if you clicked on them hoping to learn something about him, all you got was a video of clouds, or mountains to trees.
Recently he has flooded You Tube with videos about what a great humanitarian and philanthropist he is; what a great business leader he is; his thoughts on all manner of topics such as why it is good to invest in Singapore, how AI will work and so on.
This is all a transparent attempt to try and drive our rankings down and fool people into thinking he is a great guy.
We love it!
As usual, the only one falling for his bullshit is him! We have had an influx of data about him, and privately had many people contact us to enjoy some private schadenfreude. You see – even his ‘friends’ admit he is nuts – and his past employees, investors, lawyers – and even a doctor – all know he is nuts.
We owe the recent acquisition of the German judgement against him to his recent attempts to whitewash himself, as well as some other interesting tidbits we will soon share.
Some examples of his ‘Mythomania’:
Carl Freer always insists, about his conviction for Fraud in Germany, that he never stole any cars, and that he didn’t bounce the checks – he cancelled them because he thought he had been sold stolen cars.
Except the judgement says that;
a. He was using an alias when he ordered the cars – Brian Littlejohn;
b There never were any checks – he fled the country immediately after receiving the cars and without paying for them (i.e. he stole them – they were not stolen before he stole them);
c. When tracked down he then fled to the UK where he was arrested under an international arrest warrant.
That judge wasn’t buying his bullshit! Why does Carl Freer keep using the same ‘defence’ as he used in that case when it quite clearly failed? Answer.
Tiger Telematics first 10K SEC filing described Carl Freer as a “co-founder of software company VXtreme (which Microsoft purchased in 1997). This is a lie and the truth will amaze you. (See the PLO article where we go into that more)
Updated: 29 July 2017