Libertarian and Bitcoin Miner John McAfee is Dead

In 1987, John McAfee founded McAfee Associates, a computer anti-virus company and in recent years he was active promoting Libertarian politics. John McAfee was imprisoned in Spain on charges of tax evasion. John was found dead in his jail cell.

McAfee was a libertarian, advocating the decriminalization of cannabis, an end to the war on drugs, non-interventionism in foreign policy, a free market economy which does not redistribute wealth, and upholding free trade. McAfee supported abolishing the Transportation Security Administration.

McAfee contended that taxes are illegal and claimed in 2019 that he had not filed a tax return since 2010. He referred to himself as being a “prime target” of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

The night after McAfee arrived in the United States after being deported from Guatemala in December 2012, he was solicited by Janice Dyson, then a prostitute in South Beach Miami. McAfee and Dyson began a relationship and married in 2013.

In January 2019, McAfee announced that he was on the run from U.S. authorities, and living internationally on a boat following the convening of a Grand Jury to indict him, his wife, and four of his 2020 Presidential campaign workers on tax-related charges.

Today, June 23, 2021, the Catalan Justice Department confirmed earlier news reports that McAfee was found dead and is believed to have “committed suicide” in his Barcelona prison cell in Brians 2 Penitentiary hours after the Spanish High Court approved of his extradition to the US on tax evasion charges.

In 2020, John McAfee tweeted that he would not commit voluntary suicide in prison. John McAfree had a tattoo on his arm, Whacked. This tattoo was saying that in the future he would be whacked.

Celebrity Net Worth describes John McAfee’s rise to a net worth of $100 million and then his life as a crypto pirate.

SOURCES- Twitter, Youtube (Larry King), Barcelona Blockchain Week
Written by Brian Wang,

29 thoughts on “Libertarian and Bitcoin Miner John McAfee is Dead”

  1. Once in a time you're right!

    Obviously you can't have it all at once. Who wants to live in liberty has to pay taxes for the bombs who defend it.

  2. I mean, even if it had been an actual accident, how can you convince people that it wasn't a premeditated job, given all the circumstances around the case?

    And cui bono doesn't take us anywhere. Who would benefit from McAffee dying in such a flashy manner? Definitely not the US government, definitely not the Spanish government, definitely not the Clintons as was the case with Epstein… Who?

  3. Being successful for a time, even if it generates a lot of money and fame, has nothing to do with someone's mental stability.

    Knew a very smart person who succeeded and excelled at everything. Then that person developed a severe personality disorder (or perhaps it had been there but become much worse) and it was all downhill after that until a bottle of legally prescribed opioids finished the story.

    Mental health professionals today are very good at diagnosis, but only so-so at treatment, and pretty much incapable of cures. And very poor at all three of these if the person in question refuses their help. Meanwhile, our Federal gov't, together with the states, has made it virtually impossible to force someone to get treatment, even when everyone knows they desperately need it.

  4. The guy was more whacko than whack'd. The U.S. government had a lot more interest in him alive than dead.

  5. Historically. See Jefferson's whole letter and context. The overall concept is that Liberty is worth the price.

  6. So do you have a comment that engages with his statement, or will we have to be satisfied with an attack on his character/motives, which are irrelevant to whether a position is valid?

  7. While there are much more powerful tools now, the Primal understanding of power addiction as a mental illness for example, one must be willing to take risks and protect the innocent nonetheless. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. -Jefferson.

  8. The Spanish term for murder is asesinato. Obviously, it applies to the death of John McAfee.

    PS some know him best as the father of anti-virus software.

  9. Janov sez successful patients are "live and let live" libertarian. Thus all healthy people are libertarian. This does not imply that all libertarians are healthy, esp those being hounded by socialists, who ARE mentally ill.

  10. "no one is coming after your brokerage account." And, income tax is "voluntary" , sez so right on the instructions!

  11. Hmm. I had the opportunity to meet him many years ago. There was something really odd about him. But taking your own life over tax evasion charges? Perhaps undiagnosed mental health issues? He likely would’ve been out in a year or two anyway, I mean it wasn’t a violent crime or anything.

  12. I count not paying your fair share of taxes a form of non-redistribution. And it looks like his jail cell is now vacant.

  13. ‘free market economy which does not redistribute wealth’

    I find it interesting you took the time to mention that. Don’t worry, no one is coming after your brokerage account. You can sit there in your closet and greedily count your pennies. Most of your stories are related to your holdings anyway.

  14. Obviously he doesn’t believe in redistributing wealth. He was a tax evader. He broke the law.

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