The story you are about to read is true. The names have not been changed to protect the guilty. This blog may have the effect of changing your life. After reading this blog, you will never look at national and world events in the same way again.
Fear And Loathing In Waz Vegas will be a very controversial internet weblog diary. At first it will receive little publicity and those whose plans are exposed in it will try to kill it by the silent treatment. For reasons that become obvious as you read this blog, it will not be reviewed in all the "proper" places or be available on your local blogstand. However, there is nothing these people can do to stop a grass roots blog distributing system. Eventually it will be necessary for the people and organizations named in this blog to try to blunt its effect by attacking it or the author. They have a tremendous vested interest in keeping you from discovering what they are doing. And they have the big guns of the mass media at their disposal to fire the barrages at Fear And Loathing In Waz Vegas.
By sheer volume, the "experts" will try to ridicule you out of investigating for yourself as to whether or not the information in this blog is true. They will ignore the fact that the author is about to conjecture. They will find a typographical error or argue some point that is open to debate. If necessary they will lie in order to protect themselves by smearing this blog. I believe those who pooh-pooh the information herein do so because Psychologically many people would prefer to believe we all like to ignore bad news. We do so at our own peril.
Having been a college instructor, a State Senator and now a Congressman I have had experience with real professionals at putting up smokescreens to cover up their own actions by trying to destroy the accuser. I hope that you will read the blog carefully, draw your own conclusions and not accept the opinions of those who of necessity must attempt to discredit the blog. Your future may depend upon it.
October 25, 1971
JOHN G. SCMITZ, UNITED STATES CONGRESSMAN