- There’s an awful lot of, "Oh poor me. Here I am much abused and thriving at the center of everyone’s attention" posts.
- He's alternately self-aggrandizing, oddly humorous, patronizing and crazy as cat turds.
- He asserts that if captured, the police are going to kill him.
- He intimates that he’s a thorn in the side of the Belizean authorities because he knows too much.
- He’s also a champion of the downtrodden, particularly very young, Belizean, female downtrodden.
John McAfee was climbing into a unique group of eccentric, adventurous and filthy rich legends like William Randolph Hearst, Howard Hughes and Richard Branson. But unlike them, and more like Icarus, he stopped paying attention and flew too close to the sun. Thanks to a hacker who traced his smartphone tracks, McAfee was found earlier this week in Guatemala, where he was arrested Wednesday for entering the country illegally. Although he sought asylum on Thursday, his request was denied. Later that evening, he complained of chest pains and was taken to a local hospital. His return to Belize is now pending. McAfee's free-fall has been riveting. If you've looked at pretty much any media site in the past two weeks, you already know some of the details. McAfee, 67, is a pioneer in the anti-virus industry and founder of the company that still bears his name. For the past few years, he’s been living in Belize, allegedly experimenting with MDPV, aka Bath Salts. He's also been blogging about their many supposed benefits. His neighbor in the waterfront town of San Pedro, another American named Gregory Faull, recently complained to the town council about the noise and 24-hour foot and car traffic that surrounded McAfee’s home. His also touched on the heavily armed security guards McAfee hired to prowl the area, his random firing of guns, and his pack of dogs, which defends a wide-ranging territory by biting passersby. As if that weren’t enough, Faull protested McAfee’s generally “roguish behavior.” Nothing was done about the complaint after it was filed. Not long afterwards on Nov. 9, McAfee claimed that some of his dogs had been poisoned. He found them writhing in pain, he said, and had to shoot them. On November 11, Faull was lying in a pool of blood in his home, shot through the head. McAfee was named as a “person of interest” and immediately disappeared with his current 20-year-old girlfriend. He began a blog, “Who is John McAfee,” which he's updated from the lam. I’ll summarize so you won’t have to slog through it.