John McAfee: I Could Bring Down the US Government

My first question is actually about Libra. From Facebook. You tweeted today a little bit earlier today
that Libra is a grotesque distortion of the original intent of cryptocurrency economic
freedom. And I was just wondering if you could expand
a little more on that thought. Ok. If you read the white paper at the very end
the day the intent of the foundation is not so much the cryptocurrency but that the use
of the cryptocurrency on their specific blockchain is going to allow the holy grail of monitoring
people. That is a universal digital ID that’s going
to be rolled into the cryptocurrency meaning that everything that you do with that currency
can be monitored and traced back to you. Now I’m a firm believer in privacy and even
anonymity when it comes to our financial transactions. I believe they should be private. We each have the right to earn a living and
to do what we wish with the money that we earn. I mean if not then we are still under the
control of the financial system we are trying to escape from. I mean that is the purpose of digital currency
to give control of currency back to the people rather than to governments and institutions
that can control the currency that we use. And you need to understand how important currency
is to get that freedom. We have to have a decentralized system and
we have to have a system that provides a degree of privacy because without privacy then we
still are controlled. The reverse of privacy is a system where everything
that you do is known. That is you have a mark on your forehead your
I.D. your unique genetic stamp that identifies you so that wherever you go and whatever you
do is known. This is what Facebook has produced. Please God people we cannot we cannot tolerate
this. Now they can produce it but we do not have
to use it. Please understand that using Facebook is the
abdication of everything that we have worked for for almost 10 years. So understand what it is. Let them do what they want. But please God do not accept it as your standard
of currency. It will be the end of your freedom and the
end of your privacy. Can you explain your stance a little bit more
about income tax because it’s put you in this clearly unique position of living in different
places living in exile. I know you have a boat that you live on. Can you talk about why you consider why you
make that statement that you think income tax is illegal in the US. I’m talking about America which is my home
country. Our constitution states very clearly. Congress shall pass no laws to inhibit restrict
or in any way hinder an individual’s ability to earn a living. Now if you’re taking 25 percent of my money
from making me work for you the government for one quarter or one third of the year I
insist that is inhibiting my ability to make a living. And There are many people in America who believe
this. The Libertarian Party is based largely on
income tax is illegal. It’s illegal. They’re doing it. They’re taking my money. I finally said I’m going to stop talking about
it and do something. Eight years ago I stopped paying. Now they left me alone because the government
was poking me. It’s going to create some sort of backlash. When I started talking about cryptocurrency
and how privacy coins and distributed exchanges could alleviate a person’s need to pay taxes
because the government can never find out who you are what money you made and what you
did. It’s not possible. When I started speaking on the national and
international stage about that then they came after me because I am now a direct threat
to the system of government in America. Ok so you’ve already sort of touched on the
reasons why you chose to be in Cuba in particular but I just want to come back to that a little
bit. So you’re you’re running for president and
sort of the base of your campaign and your personal ideals is economic freedom as you’ve
been describing Cuba is actually very low on the international list of economic freedom
index. And I’m wondering if you see any contradiction
in that. Well not in the least because may I ask you. Who creates that index is Cuba asked about
it? Do people come to Cuba and actually study
what’s happening here? Let me tell you something. This is the most entrepreneurial society I
have ever been in. Yes the government does restrict absolutely
everything in terms of you’re making a living however there is an undercurrent sort of but
not even a dark part is just below that is an economic entrepreneurial system which I
have never seen before. And it’s the same thing in every country in
Russia. It was the same. So you know people are making twenty dollars
a month and yet they’re buying cars that cost sixty thousand dollars. Now how do you do that. Ask a simple question. All right. They’re doing it by being creative by adhering
to the laws of the government and at the same time managing to make a good living. So Jesus No this is the most entrepreneurial
place I’ve ever seen. Do not buy Americas garbage propaganda. Gotcha. And I want to ask a little bit more about
your plan to run for president of the US. I’m wondering how you see cryptocurrency in
particular fitting into your role potential role as president. No I could not possibly be president even
if I had a platform even if I wanted to even if I dressed in a business suit and didn’t
curse no matter what I did I can’t be president Jesus God. I’m John McAfee. However I can certainly run for president. So let’s talk about what I would do the first
day in office. Let’s talk about what I’m going to do while
running which is to raise awareness not just in the U.S. but around the world. Because believe me everybody in the world
is interested in U.S. politics. I want to educate people about how fiat currencies
are their prison and the means that governments use to make a society of slaves. And this is what I want to educate people
about how do we get out of that business. We take control first of our economy of our
currency of our ability to survive buy food clothes and shelter without the currency. You cannot do that. I want to talk a little bit more about your
relationship with the U.S. government. So you last month tweeted about having terabytes
of incriminating data on corruption in governments. plural. Yes. Could you go into little more detail about
what kind of data we’re talking about. How did you get the data. Can you share some of it or reveal some of
it. Let me give an example of the kind of data
now this in order to give a shot across the bow I was in the Bahamas. The US government had manufactured these charges
against me to get me extradited from the Bahamas so they could try me for or the IRS crimes. The people who who operated illegally with
the US government in the Bahamas or was the head of the police force and the head of the
armed forces in the Bahamas. So I outed those people. They both had secret bank accounts. I published the name of the bank the account
number of the secret accounts the deposits that came in to these accounts the dates the
amount and from who and the withdrawals in cash totaling many times their annual salary. And believe me I could bring down the US government. So if you have been harassed by the CIA for
example CIA is interacting with a local government but have you been personally harassed? You have stories of getting kind of calls
or e-mails or contact or something from the US? I’m watched everywhere I go I’m followed and
I have been for 15 years. Everywhere I go someone is following me my
security sees them all the time They put their alert meter cars following us. I get the license number and I have it checked
out. There is always always owned by some obscure
element of the US government. I haven’t released anything. However if anything happens to me. Absolutely. I’ve got dead man switches everywhere. within a day of my disappearance or untimely
death. There will be every newspaper in the world
pouring through more documents that they could that they could have 100 people or through
100 years. So no it will be chaos. But right now I just want to be able to live
happily. Try to make a better world for my children
and grandchildren and fish from time to time. You’ve openly spoken about promoting projects
and often on your Twitter you’ll do a video about a particular company. And I’m wondering if you talk a little bit
about your vetting process for these companies and projects specifically because as you know
our industry is kind of infamous for having a high scam rate of scams. Four are at least having companies that don’t
exactly deliver what they’ve promised. So in that environment given that environment
what’s the process you go through. I would say 90 percent of what’s happening
in crypto is a scam. The problem with that is since it is trolls
and others can point to anything and say that’s a scam and people will believe it it’s a very
complex and subtle interchange of energies. but first Are you real or you people will
have the people checked out. I was really trivial to here we’ve been in
jail have you ever run out on another company and left people hanging. It’s so simple. But before I even do that it has to be a project
which appeals to me and sometimes my job is promotion. So of course I charge people for promotion
but sometimes I don’t. Sometimes there are projects that really appeal
to my heart. What needs to happen for people to use cryptocurrency
on a mass scale. In your opinion. We have to have more friendly user interfaces. You’re not going to get the average plumber
and selling him my wallet or any wallet and say this one hundred and fifty digit number
is an address. That means something you must copy it somehow
or take a picture of this. No. Please God that scares people. OK. We need something that has a name. Frank Smith. OK. I will send Frank Smith 50 bitcoins or five
whatever and something that provides a common interface rather than having you know Binance
is one interface on Kucoin there’s another interface and suddenly no one exchange carries
all of the coins so you have to jump around.So we need the same thing in wallets. We need the same thing in every aspect of
crypto. Can you give a timeline prediction for how
many years you think that’s going to take when we’ll see a little bit more of what you’re
describing. Five years I think the majority of the people
on the road will be using crypto for the majority of their purchases. I think in two years time we’re going to see
a quadrupling of both the number of businesses that accept crypto and the number of people
who are using it not to trade but to actually buy and sell it. So as pointed out by crypto market analysts
Marty Greenspan there’s currently about an 86 percent chance that bitcoin will be worth
less than 50000 by 2020. Are you at all concerned about fulfilling
your promise. The growth of Bitcoin take the growth of Bitcoin
the number of users. The fact that it’s going to be three times
as large by the end of 2020. If it is not worth a million dollars on something
something’s wrong with Matt. I can’t lose this bet. Not possible. The market understand the market is an artificial
thing. As bitcoin gets more and more utility it will
be less artificial and more real. And it’s getting that way right now. So those who go now that’s impossible. Please go back to school Cointelegraph like
subscribe and Hodl.

Stephen Childs


  1. that is some stupid shit, yes libra is evil, but bitcoin isn't better nor privacy.
    if there would really be a people's money, the people control the money
    but it can also be public (and transparent) while being under the control… of the people (unless you're doing shady things and want to continue.)
    It also brings more trust to the system, if real people gives legitimacy to the currency and people who uses it.

  2. Only a perv would know. He probably doesn't want to get DC Madamed.

  3. When mister McAfee gets more influencial, he's going to be called an extreme right nazi for what he says

  4. From Thailand: John Mcfee, you are are the real hero. I don't brave as you are. And I think Mr. Trump will not happy about this. But I 'm also think that we should upgrade our money and retire system.

  5. Screw fakebook and there stupid ass money.  Never been a fakebooker. Never Will!!Libra is the governments way of distracting from bitcoin.They are scared as hell of bitcoin

  6. John Mcafee eats pieces of shit like the US government for breakfast

  7. If anyone sees this I need help there’s corrupt cops in San Juan Capistrano CA that’s are involved with the Tijuana cartel and many other criminal organizations coming after me

  8. Never thought I would see Justin Bieber being such a good interviewer.

  9. Er, yeah John, no time like the present to bring down the government

  10. Decentralised political voting with specific and voluntary tax donations!

  11. John McA is correct… With Libra it is just the GOVERNMENT using face book to a stronger and more elevated degree for surveillance… Libra will or already has failed…. The GOVERNMENT Will NOT succeed… Period… Boycott Facebook if you want to do something really positive for humans… Spend more time with your family than with your phone. SERIOUSLY

  12. PLEASE become president and bring APOLLO with you and save us all john, you da man xxxxxx

  13. He makes some scene but is he on drugs he's so fidgety and just looks to be effected by something not having a dig at him just wondering what do u people think

  14. Great interview, great interviewer, and John is right (again). +1 to him for the need of user-friendly interfaces, that's exactly what I think too. And like rage against the machine used to say: "you gotta take the power back"!

  15. Check out Apollo Currency the first coin to achieve database sharding on a active blockchain and it also Private. Also Apollo DEX, and Atomic Swaps coming soon…

  16. This woman interviewr was receptive and asymetrically passive to Mcafee's output. Very good. Curious. The only petitio principii question was subtle and it was a naive question about ethical coherence. As M. Gustav told Zero, very good.

  17. I think he's gonna have to eat his di#@ in 2020 when one btc didn't hit 1mln, as predicted by him

  18. The EOS ecosystem has everything John McAfee wants. Great UI, account names and free instant transactions for users. For privacy needs, they are currencies on EOS that offer privacy features.

  19. If crypto currencies take place as a monetary system then it will be impossible for corrupt politicians to hide their unethical money transactions cause every transaction is recorded in public ledger. This is another reason they don't want them to succeed.

  20. Why would any one take McAfee seriously, when he was part of several massive pump and dump shitcoins that many people believe him and got rekt/lost-everything.

    He is a scammer, all he cares is about his wellbeing and no one else.

  21. Guy loves boats, relaxing and tropical climates…

    Two out of three is pretty good…

  22. Block chain can end fraud and a abuse in the finance system, but it also can make Orwell's 1984 society a bit too real.

  23. John – may a cool tropical breeze gently wash over your soul as you gaze out on a sparkling sea – daydreaming of fresh fruit, fine wine, good food, lovely women and millions of Monero in your Ledger. Peace Out and Good Luck my man.

  24. Then do it, you are supposed to be an Anarcho-Capitalist, DO IT! I beg thee!

  25. What a pompous ass. Bragging about being able to take down the govmnt while hiding from it. I've not heard one single network speak of his joke of a presidential run. Nothing but a gasbag trying to get attention….seriously-what does this man offer anyone? Why the hell do y'all treat this constantly inebriated, self admitted shit-eater with such reverence?

  26. Had Germany won the war, all that McAfee speaks of would of come to fruition.

  27. Brother . you are like us the 1%, show me another world when this wins over the 99% … Bankers played us in XRP David 1988 patent. its going the way it was always programmed to go. Digital money was always the next move. just getting us into it was the first move. BTC was this move. It all will end with them taking the masses to stable coins. bye bye all the crypto money… Stable coins take all the money and keep the value @ 1$..

  28. Really great question! Kudos. Exactly the things I wanted to know from John.

  29. this is guy is a loser, supporting Bitcoin is obvious.
    Don't follow him he's a illuminati crap
    But yes Bitcoin is the FUTURE!!!

  30. y is this guy always wearing glasses, is he always drunk?????

  31. Bitcoin HODLer here baby! 💯 I can’t wait till I don’t have to use USD ever again

  32. Crypto is BS. More than a decade and no company managed to make it into a real functional system. Just another derivative pyramid scam.
    Only real gold money is the answer.

  33. That noise when the screen changes to info-graphics sucks. Sounds like someone tearing paper in my ear!

  34. I could end the u.s government if I wanted aswell but I’m busy playing fortnite 🙌🙌🙌✌️

  35. Mmmm up to this point l was not a fan but he is correct in my view on freedom issues and also crypto = freedom & privacy. He is the only one l have listened to that understands that a plumber or average person would/is having an issue with signing up to any crypto and keeping or developing a private wallet. Surely John you made it easy in the early years can you not do it again? As a sideline l believe the inventor of bitcoin could be a guy called Allen ******* now in his 90's. I am ditching my gold for Bitcoin and l'm a "baby boomer" 67 years old. Some mature guys get it. Keep going John l'm a fan now. 👍

  36. Good point John, income tax is theft! Now lets all start using crypto to pay each-other and goods.

  37. Oh man, I guess bitcoin will go to 1 million just by the sheer mental pressure everybody has of really, really REALLY not wanting to seeing a man eating his own dick.

  38. John it's so good to know there are good people like you out there. I have similar beliefs as you. Freedom isn't free we have to fight for it. I'd vote for you if you did decide to run for president.

  39. We need to get to together and start sending and receiving privacy oriented cryptocurrencies from and to each other like deeponion.

  40. Then the lightning network with their custodial wallet is the same shit than libra

  41. If he could bring the gov't down with information, the "Useful Idiots" in america wouldn't believe it anyway. The proof that could bring the us inc. down already exists in the "illegitimate gov'ts" records, files documents and archives but you can't get americans to be interested or concerned enough to even research even one of them. They are too demoralized and brainwashed to doub't the False Narrative they receive from the "4th Column" jewish controlled 24/7 psy-ops and disinformantion and misiniformation platform called the american media and their "controlled" internet sites.

  42. Can you out do Julian??? The only way crypto will work is by eliminating all that don't know how to use it. The masse don't. So the anti christ can take over because of that. I've heard yew say God and Jesus on ur te sponses. Where dew u stand on that? 4 or knot?

  43. I like John McAfee and some of the things he says but he is clearly a bit of a charlatan. There's no way he can bring down the government

  44. Am I the only one annoyed at the interviewer, who seems to have no idea whatsoever what she’s talking about

  45. My government crushes me with taxes and the worst part is, it's for nothing… They steal the money and give nothing back. Prices are above the moon. We can barely make a living. This has to end.

  46. Instead of bringing down government I wish McAfee would gring up bitcoin to $100k+

  47. This guy should be deeply investigated….including origin of his so called celtic name

  48. Who are all these young whizz kids who are helping the Government and Corporations to totally screw us,them and their families ? They are traitors to everyone including themselves.

  49. So that means for those with their online business, you will have no choice but to use libra…

  50. This man is a lunatic, he needs his citizenship taken away because we don't need lunatics like this.

  51. interviewer please lighten up look a life sort of thing and show enthusiasm while asking the questions.

  52. In Denmark (Bernie's dream country) we work 6 months a year for free for the government. (50-68%) income tax, plus 25% VAT on everything from food to clothes etc. And 150% tax on cars. 70% tax on electricity.

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