“I go to bed and dream of another recession.”
This is such an immaculate portrait for the times. His American Psycho chic, the reverent zeal in his eyes as he lets us in on his little secret, framed by the astons of BBC News and the bewilderment of its anchors in the face of something approximating reality.
The ebullient indifference to the human dimension of recession, the assumption that all anyone could, should or would want to do in the face of it is turn profit.
This is the guy #OccupyWallStreet is gunning for, him and thousands like him getting their little dicks hard at night thinking about growing unemployment, failing education, unaffordable healthcare.
Remember his face. When things get worse, remember that guys like him are sleeping all the better for it.
[UPDATE 16:49 27/09/2011] It has been confirmed that Rastani was NOT one of the Yes Men, by the Yes Men. Leaving the rest of us to reflect on the fact that, when a trader broke cover and told us exactly how it is, our first reaction was to presume it satire.