In the foreword of Volume, I of FORGIVE MY GRIEF, published in 1966, we felt the Warren Commission had taken "audacious action by Commission lawyers and the Chairman in obfuscating the evidence…"
In Volume II, 1967, we said, "The conclusions of the Warren Commission, are a gigantic fraud…" In Volume III, 1969, we stated that the "military power grab was the real key behind the assassination of President Kennedy…" We named President Lyndon Johnson as one of the conspirators.
This is our fourth volume, and we find the vast amount of evidence still available for investigators is overwhelming. A century from now historians will criticize us for doing such a poor job of research. We plead guilty and ask for merciful understanding. It is quite an undertaking for a weekly newspaper to publish a book. We have no national circulation; the coverage we receive in the mass media is 99% derisive.
We feel it should be reported that our publication losses have been sizable. Stories about the "buffs" being in this work "to make money" get a bit sickening at times. If this really were a money-grabbing scheme there certainly would be more people at work on this case. Encouragement has come from our family, and from a few brave youths who want to continue efforts to unravel the conspiracy. Editing a liberal weekly newspaper in Texas the past twenty-nine years was a joyous burden-that is, until November 22, 1963. From that date, it soon became clear that a sophisticated military dictator ship has destroyed our democracy and has us all in a death grip. Now let us all pray that this is a horrible nightmare.
There are two people in Texas, besides my wife, who have materially assisted with the work in this book. Recently Gary Shaw of Cleburne, Texas gave his permission to be listed as a contributor to this book. We are grateful for his tireless efforts. The other person, upon request, remains nameless. PENN JONES, JR. December 2. 1974...
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