If I Am Captured, This Blog Will Continue

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If I am captured, this blog will continue. I have pre-written enough material to keep this blog alive for at least a year. In addition, the administrator, Chad, will continue to monitor comments. He will administer the reward and post any information received. In truth my continued involvement from this point is irrelevant.

In the event that I am captured, please continue to support this cause. It is a just cause and it needs international attention.

Thank you.

I sort of wish that message was coming from me, because it'd mean that things were about to get a lot more exciting, however briefly. (Also it would mean that I had an "administrator," though one unfortunately named "Chad.") I'd also like to be able to say it was written by Donald Trump, because that would be great for several reasons. But in fact those are the words of John McAfee, once the king of anti-virus software but now more or less the Col. Kurtz of his own upstream mental empire. That image is fairly appropriate since he has been living in the jungle (or in Belize, anyway, where they have jungle), has been getting increasingly loony, and finally was accused of going so far off the reservation that something finally needed to be done about him.

McAfee's behavior has reportedly become increasingly erratic (that's actually a pretty serious understatement), and as you have probably heard he has been on the run for the last few weeks because he is suspected of being involved in a murder. According to him, the charges are part of a massive conspiracy against him, which includes the Prime Minister of Belize among many others (who has called the claims "bonkers"). The quote above was posted on November 19 on McAfee's blog, previously known as "Who is McAfee?" but now jazzed up somewhat and called The Hinterland

Well, it is now being administered by Chad, because McAfee has indeed been captured.

Earlier reports of his arrest were apparently exaggerated (he claimed on his blog that police had arrested a "double"), but the more recent ones aren't. McAfee was reportedly arrested in Guatemala, where he had fled (in disguise); he asked for asylum but the Guatemalans have shown zero interest in that. His latest blog post asks his supporters to tweet the President of Guatemala, so maybe a surge of tweets will change the political landscape.

The most recent reports in this ever-changing story are saying that McAfee has been taken to the hospital with a possible heart attack, but for all we know right now that could be another one of his doppelgangers.