I'm sure we've all heard of John McAfee (and if you haven't can I ask what rock you have been living under for the past 20 years?).
Most famous professionally for being the creator of the first commercially successful anti-virus software through his company McAfee Associates, he is probably better known for his flamboyant personal life as well as his recent forays into cryptocurrency advocacy and the world of politics.
Before we take a look at his platform for this year's upcoming US Presidential election, let's just touch on a few McAfee highlights from recent years:
In November 2012, he fled Belize, where he had lived for a number of years, after being named as a 'person of interest' in the murder of an American expat, who had been living next door to him. After his location was disclosed as Guatemala, ironically after a pic was posted with its geolocation data intact, he was detained and deported back to the USA.
During a furious online debate in 2017, McAfee issued his now infamous claim that:
One question has to be 'what does he have against his duck?', but maybe that's for another day!
And within the last few months, he and his wife, Janice, were forced into 'exile' following a clash with the USA's IRS. This in turn led to subsequent attempts to entrap him and his party with further moves from Cuba to the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico ensuing with their current whereabouts unclear.
Given his checkered past and current legal limbo, can someone such as John McAfee actually be allowed to stand for the Presidency of the USA? And is he? It all appears to tie back to his platform.......
The first thing to establish is his eligibility to stand.......at 72 he is old enough (the threshold is 35) and despite being born in England, he still qualifies as the offspring of a US serviceman based there just after the end of the Second World War.
Can he stand whilst being pursued for tax evasion amongst other things?....well, probably not on the face of it, but one of the central tenets of his broad platform is to fundamentally question the right of nation-states to collect taxes from its citizenry in the first place.........denying McAfee's eligibility to stand actually provides him with the soapbox he desires to further explain his agenda......thus, in part, his 'don't vote McAfee' slogan (which should be by-lined 'but do hear what I have to say').
Can he run whilst in voluntary exile........that is problematic to say the least!
In 2016, McAfee stood for the Presidential candidacy of the Libertarian Party in the US....it made sense, it' was his 'natural' home......the party broadly espouses the joint positions of fiscal conservancy and liberal morality. Small government and big personal responsibility. He failed in his bid and wasn't slow to make his feelings about the eventual winners and the party leadership known at the time and since........which probably doesn't put him is good stead with a subsequent pitch to the party faithful this time around.
I guess he just doesn't play well with others, but love him or loathe him and he is an abrasive maverick but he's not afraid to call the fools out, to speak truth to power or question every aspect of a world order that has led us to where we are today........bankrupt - morally & financially, on the edge of WW3 and facing the possibly existential threat of extinction through climate change.
So there you have it, the man and the manifesto.......all clear and concise...........or so we thought until the following broke a few day ago........John McAfee with further pronouncements on his 2020 platform and we have to advise that some of these are not for the fainthearted.......so we'll just place the link up here and leave you with the decision as to whether you look or not.......it's the freedom of choice that John McAfee would want for you.......
'McAfee comes from behind'
This article contains the personal opinions of the author, not necessarily those of the publication.
POST PUBLICATION NOTE: Subsequent to the publication of this article on January 4th here on Decentralize Today, the man himself conducted a live interview with Dr Kap and Cryptoramble, two members of the Particl communications team, called' 'John McAfee Uncut & Uncastrated' - A Part-Time Show and Cryptoramble Production
You can hear the whole thing on the link below. Enjoy.....it's hilarious and outrageous!!!: