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May 14, 2020

John McAfee is a Presidential Candidate on the run

This interview is also a video interview

***** Warning there is some Explicit Language in this Episode ******

John McAfee is the world renowned software security pioneer who also founded McAfee Associates. His wealth peaked in 2007 at about a $100 million. After leaving McAfee Associates, John also founded companies like Tribal Voice, QuorumEx and Future Tense Central. As we can see it seems that he learned a thing or two about diversifying his investments. He has been involved in leadership positions in the companies Everykey, MGT Capital Investments and Luxcore.

After he took a beating in the financial crisis of 2007–2008 McAfee liquidated his assets and moved his operation to Belize. Where John surrounded himself with a harem of young women. Life in Belize became very controversial to say the least before he would flee the country. 

His political leanings are libertarian, he has advocated the decriminalization of cannabis and also bringing an end to the war on drugs. McAfee's also believes in having non-interventionism in foreign policy. As well as having a free market economy that does not redistribute wealth, but that also upholds free trade. John first announced that he would seek out the office of President of the United States in the 2016 presidential election. He consistently polled among the top three presidential candidates for the libertarian party.  In the end he would lose out to his fellow rivals Gary Johnson and former Unstructured guest Austin Petersen

McAfee also later got involved with a mysterious tech company called MGT Technologies. The company invested in games, cybersecurity, but was also a small drugmaker. He would leave and start becoming a huge proponent of Bitcoin. He has also made some of the most bullish claims to date. This includes stating that Bitcoin will hit $1,000,000 by 2020. And if not – he will eat his di**.

It's not all smooth sailing for McAfee as he has now being sought by US tax authorities since January 2012. he wrote in a July 19 tweet: John announced that he had fled the country and was “living in exile” on a boat. This was because of felony charges handed down by the Internal Revenue Service. “My crime is not filing tax returns – not a crime. The rest is propaganda by the U.S. government to silence me. My voice is the voice of dissent. If I am silenced, dissent itself will be next.” 


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