Some Question Boeing Whistleblower’s Suicide Note

Sometimes, I feel like just finding a random tweet from some rando tweeter and saying “some say.”

I’m just joking. I don’t really like doing that. Elvis Dunderhoff does though.

I think maybe some people haven’t been around boomers and don’t know that this is how they write.

As far as I can tell, this suicide makes perfect sense. This is exactly what you would write if someone dug up some horrible embarrassing dirt on you and told you they were going to release it if you didn’t kill yourself.

New York Post:

In the moments before he apparently shot himself through the left temple, Boeing whistleblower John Barnett sat in the front seat of his orange Dodge Ram truck and scrawled his final thoughts into a notebook.

“I can’t do this any longer! Enough!” he wrote, according to a suicide note obtained by The Post. “F— Boeing.”

“America,” he continued “Come together or die!! I pray the motherf—that destroyed my life pay!!! I pray Boeing pays!!! Bury me face down so Boeing and their lying-ass leaders can kiss my ass.”

Authorities say they have authenticated the handwriting as belonging to Barnett. Only his fingerprints were found on the notebook.

In the letter, Barnett also sends missives to his loved ones.

“To my family and friends, I found my purpose,” he wrote. “I’m at peace. I love you more.”

Barnett was a quality control engineer who worked for Boeing for more than three decades before retiring in 2017.

During his tenure, he says he had raised a great deal of safety complaints to his bosses which he says were unheeded, particulrlay when he worked at the company’s Charleston plant. Barnett claimed his bosses then retaliated against him and put him in a largely administrateive role.

Two years later, he told the BBC Boeing cut corners by rushing to get its 787 Dreamliner jets off the production line and into service.

Barnett was found dead on the morning of March 9 after he failed to show up for the third day of depositions about Boeing’s safety practices. His lawyers and family have questioned the circumstances around the shooting, and said he didn’t seem despondent in the days leading up to the alleged suicide.

The suicide note was released by the Charleston Police Department, who have closed their investigation into his death, concluding he took his own life.

Going into someone’s truck and shooting them in the head and then leaving a fake suicide note is sort of logistically absurd. Just think about it for three seconds.

Every cop involved with the investigation is working for Boeing?

People have secrets. Someone also could have threatened his family. It’s much easier to give someone a reason to kill themselves than to actually kill them.

That said, clearly he didn’t just up and randomly decide to kill himself. It’s absurd that the cops are taking this at face value.

Maybe they do all work for Boeing.