John McAfee – the man that could change the world

There are several words that can be associated with the dramatic persona that is John McAfee – eccentric, multi-billionaire, ex-fugitive and genius all spring to mind. Although most of the corporate media have largely sidelined his bid, he has officially launched his campaign for the United States presidential election of 2016. A true firebrand at heart, John McAfee is truly the only candidate running for this election that may reverse the damage that has been done by the power-mongering politicians of both the past and the present.

Don’t take my word for it – look at his views regarding some of America’s most sensitive issues for yourself. He believes America’s current foreign policy of proxy warfare, covert terrorism and the supreme reign of corporations over everything else needs to radically change – in his own words, “We are not a police agency for the world. Our foreign involvements must be reigned in, and attention should be placed on looking at our own issues.” He also understands the concept that law enforcement cannot defend people with a substance abuse problem from themselves, and believes that the war on drugs should end as quickly as possible.

If you’re still not convinced by what you’ve seen so far, you can view his official presidential announcement here. He clearly understands the concept that the Declaration of Independence, one of the most important documents in the history of America, is not something to be trampled on at will by those who simply crave power and money. He fully comprehends that the role of the government is not to be powerful, but to be of service to the people that have elected it.

It is for these reasons and many more that McAfee is the only candidate that could bring actual, tangible change not just to America but to the rest of the world. Forget Hilary Clinton or Bernie Sanders (I don’t really think I need to mention Donald Trump or why I think he’s a waste of space and air) – don’t be deceived by whatever words their PR teams put in their mouths to appease the general public. Lest we forget, Hilary Clinton’s campaign has been largely bankrolled by malicious super PACs such as JP Morgan Chase & Co (one of the enormous private banks that were responsible for the financial crisis of 2008 because of currency fraud and illegal market manipulation). We should also keep in mind that Bernie Sanders, despite his surface-level appearance of a reasonable politician, has also got a shady side to his agenda (you can read here about how he believes that America should keep on giving billions of dollars in military aid to two of the world’s most repressive countries, Israel and Saudi Arabia).

In short, if there are any Americans reading this article, I urge you – set your sights on the only man who actually believes in the power of people, the truest definition of liberty. To those outside the States such as myself, I would like to say that your greatest contribution to the movement this man has started would be to learn his name and discuss his campaign with people you know, for there will be nobody else in the mainstream media that will do the same thing. The lawmakers currently in office, along with the ones who are McAfee’s competition, are afraid of men like him – men who expose the cold, hard truths and face them head-on rather than see how they can turn a profit from them. We must rally behind men and women of his calibre, or be crushed under the military-industrial machine that has vowed to send the entire world to war with itself.

A Letter to the Prime Minister

Today, a 45-year old man from Bormla by the name of Louis Lia was sentenced to rot in prison for 3 years along with a €3,000 fine for the cultivation of 8 plants of marijuana. Today is another day where the justice system of this country has put a man in jail for the cultivation and consumption of a plant. It is especially ridiculous when one considers that, in the US for example, states which have legalised marijuana (link to the original article here) have, amongst several other things, reported the following:

  • Reported reduced incarceration rates (and the benefit of saving millions of dollars in law enforcement expenses),
  • Conducted research which points out several beneficial effects of marijuana (shrinking aggressive brain tumours, epilepsy and other seizure disorders along with reduction of stress, anxiety and depression to name a few),
  • Created tens of thousands of new jobs thanks to the marijuana industry (Colorado created 10,000 new jobs on its own).

Upon reading the story of Mr Lia, I remembered that I had sent a message to the Prime Minister’s Facebook page about a year ago. At the time, I was a supporter of the Labour party, and I genuinely believed that at least a secretary or an office assistant might at least read the messages and take note of whatever people might have said on something as easily accessible as a Facebook page. I would like to ask those who are reading this article and share the same opinion to read it below, and pass it on to your friends on social media. Let this letter be our collective outcry for a serious discussion on the topic, and let us all voice our opinion on an issue which needs to be talked about.

“29/11/2014

 His Excellency Dr Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta,

before speaking about anything at all I would like to congratulate you on the fortitude you displayed when addressing the Opposition during your Budget speech, as you showed all the traits of a born economist and a good leader. I, for one, am glad you are the one who is steering our economy through times during which other countries are failing to keep themselves fiscally afloat.

Now, I would like to get to the point of this message as I am certain a man such as yourself has a lot of things to do and very little time to do them. I have been a follower of the argument about the controlled legalisation of drugs for quite a few years, and I believe that it is the way forward for a problem of this scale to be controlled. The figures below have been derived from official US government records available for everyone to see (if you know where to look), and I believe if anyone should see them, it would be you as Prime Minister of this country:

  1. i) $51 billion – the amount of money the United States government spends on the war on drugs annually.
  2. ii) 1.53 million – the number of people arrested annually on non-violent drug charges.

iii) 757,696 – the number of people arrested for a marijuana law violation annually, 87% of which were arrested for possession only.

  1. iv) 70,000 – the number of lives lost in the Mexican drug wars since 2006.
  2. v) 200,000 – the number of students studying in America who lost federal financial aid ability because of a drug conviction.
  3. vi) 31,758 – the number of people in the U.S. that die each year from an accidental/intentional drug overdose. The number of people who have lost their lives to a marijuana overdose in recorded history? 0.

vii) $46.7 billion – the dollar value of the tax revenue that drug legalisation would yield annually. Coupled with the cost of the war on drugs, legalisation would save the government nearly $100 billion.

I believe these numbers are too large to ignore, and I am certain that a leader with your capabilities understands this. Legalisation of cannabis would lead to a more prosperous economy (Colorado and Washington spring to mind as examples of this), less people serving jail time for doing something which is literally harming nobody and less people being exposed to organised crime in order to obtain cannabis (thus, this would be hitting two birds with one stone – eliminating a major source of revenue for organised crime and giving people safe access to something which they are going to buy anyway, regardless of whether it is legal or not).

Before I conclude my argument, I would like to state that I was elated to see that your Government is already leading the way forward with the White Paper regarding personal use, but I do think that this is only a small step in a very long journey. In my humble opinion, I believe this would be a bold political master stroke which would not only benefit the country as a whole, but would also make your present term in office a revolutionary one which would be remembered for a very long time.

Yours sincerely and with respect, Julian Delia”