Posted 12 months ago | by Ben Armstrong
John McAfee: Coronavirus is a Government Plot – Grab Your Guns!
Tech 'guru' John McAfee shared his view on the “state of the world” from his place of hiding recently during Virtual Blockchain Week. His message mentioned that people are been deceived by the government and according to him – the coronavirus pandemic is a ploy spread by the fake-news media.
He also said that people should go out and buy guns if caring about staying alive.
John McAfee, has been a tax fugitive, and general wild man for many years now. He has kept his whereabouts a secret since fleeing Belize in 2012 after suspicions grew that he killed his neighbor. There is a documentary on the topic.
“We are living in a paradigm the world has never seen before,” the 74-year-old crypto advocate and antivirus-software pioneer said. He argued that the situation is not sustainable since those people are sitting at home, watching TV, and not doing much of anything, while the US government “pulls money out of thin air”. “One-third of the planet is in lockdown,” he said.
McAfee Sees Problems Coming
McAfee was especially disturbed by a recent $2 trillion USD stimulus package from the government in the US and predicted that the money-printing will lead to a collapse of the US dollar.
“You can’t pull money out of the air and expect everything to be okay. Money is based on something called industry, production, service. We haven’t increased any of that.”
While McAfee did mention the advance of Bitcoin and blockchain, he does not think crypto can save people this time since it’s not easy enough to use.
According to him:
“Bitcoin and blockchain were meant to save us from financial slavery, and from the overburdened government that creates the fiat currency that we are forced to use...We are not going to jump into crypto...It is not like opening a bank account. You have to spend days understanding what it is and how it works.”
More Turbulence Ahead...
McAfee predicts that the price of Bitcoin will spike before the halving event on May 12. There has been market action like this before, and he thinks it will happen again this time.
The former tech mogul believes the numbers of COVID-19 death are skewed and presented out of context and certainly not worth shutting down entire economies. There is evidence to support this, and in nations like the UK and Belgium, many deaths are being linked to the new virus, when it may not have been the actual cause of death.
Although he kept highlighting that more people die of diarrhea and the flu and showed comparisons, common attempts to downplay the severity of the virus, leading epidemiologists have widely dismissed as reckless.
It is just as easy to say that the global lockdown and social distancing measures are reckless, as these measures are destined to ramp up starvation globally and kill many of the poorest people who are no longer able to eat, which is a direct result of the lockdown.