Because of John McAfee, the story of Belize and it's dirty little reality grew, and wrapped around, under and through the insanity that had become his life. Some parts were sensationalized to the max, and others, sadly, were a grim reality the MSM decided to leave out of the story. A beautiful tropical paradise, young but rich with potential, whose people reaped none of the benefits of this tourism mecca, but instead suffered at the hands of the authorities meant to protect them. A Government that was systematically raping the country, it's people, and anyone/thing they could. Now that's BONKERS !
Having followed whoismcafee since inception, I've seen it all; detractors, fans, haters, sympathizers, trolls, flip floppers & flirts........proclamations, disclosures, condemnation, adoration, loathing, confusion, and just plain wacky sentiments spilling onto the pages day after day. And we all paid special attention when declarations mirroring John's popped up among the cheers and jeers. The affirmation they provided was justification for our convictions, but brought us intense sadness with the realization of the magnitude of this reign of terror.
And now we have One More. For the last 24+ hours we have witnessed the sometimes rambling, often undecipherable, thinly veiled horror story another American is recounting for us. But this is different....very different. There is a despair in his words, not defeat, but great anguish and confusion. Quite frankly, it's almost impossible to imagine how I would deal with being systematically robbed, assaulted, terrorized, and denied help from the Authorities enlisted to protect me. What would that do to a person? And his small infractions with the law don't warrant the bad behavior or retaliation.
Kinda reminds me of the crocodile story http://www.whoismcafee.com/injustice-in-belize/american-crocodile-education-sanctuary/. It's just so sad, so wrong, and I hope that David is able to resolve his problems soon, and escape with what's important. It's clear that JM's money and the ease with which he donated made him a target, but it also allowed him the luxury many others don't have....to leave it all behind and get out with his life.
I can't help wondering how many more tales of terror exist, but haven't yet found their way to www.whoismcafee.com . I hope anyone thinking of relocating to any tropical paradise, not just Belize, is paying very close attention.
The stories keep coming. This comes from the Belize Police Department website:
SUDDEN DEATHOn 20th February 2013, at 4:05 pm, Hattieville Police visited Kolbe Foundation Medical Center where the body of a male person was seen lying in a bed. The Prison officer identified the body as that of Roy COLEMAN, 31 year old Belizean inmate, who was found motionless in his cell at 3:20pm. COLEMAN was serving a 5 year sentence for burglary.