The following is the infamous letter which Bill Schmalfeldt considers to be a forgery. More detail at Hogewash! It appears to be a letter from Bill to John Hoge at a time when Hoge was determined to ask a judge to enforce a Peace Order. Bill Schmalfeldt was not supposed to contact John Hoge, yet it appeared that he had, through Twitter. The letter of course also would be considered contact, if Bill was the author.
It is entirely possible that Bill did not write this letter. It seems to be a very good match for his writing style, though.
There are at least two misspelled words: bing instead of being, and gainst instead of against. At least one of these would have been picked up by a word processing program. Schmalfeldt does this.
It includes threats to pursue an illogical legal theory — that forcing Bill into the cold weather of a Maryland winter is an actual act of reckless endangerment. It refers to Bill’s advanced Parkinson’s, which he states is so bad that forcing him to go outside his home is “endangering my health and welfare.” He came very close to claiming that leaving the house was ‘inconceivable.’
Consider his use of “folks like me” to describe his situation. Bill Schmalfeldt must have known that tossing himself into a group with other more ill Parkinson’s patients would seemingly strengthen the argument. The word folks personalizes Bill Schmalfeldt in this letter.
The letter features veiled threats against John Hoge’s wife, family and job. At the time, it was well established that Bill was willing to contact employers of those who criticize him. I remember an accusation that Bill Schmalfeldt had contacted John Hoge’s employers. “Think about your family and your job” is Schmalfeldtian.
The choice of the repeated phrases stating “you and I both know…” are pure Vizzini, from Princess Bride. See the video below. Vizzini uses phrases like “you and I both know….” to establish his superior status compared to his opponent. I really think the author of this letter is at least trying to establish his equal intellect, if not superior. A forger might not think of this. The tone also reinforces the theory among Lickspittles that Bill really wanted respect and perhaps friendship from John Hoge.
It is either the work of a sick, resentful, frustrated mind, or it is a forgery.