Jaws dropped at BBC News 24 when Alessio Rastani told them he 'goes to bed every night dreaming of another recession'. There were even suspicions it could be a hoax as he said he saw it as an opportunity to 'make a lot of money.' (9.27.2011) See video http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/poll/2011/sep/27/shocked-stock-market-trader-alessio-rastani?newsfeed=true
A trader by the name of Alessio Rastani told a shocked BBC News reporter yesterday, "The governments don't rule the world, Goldman Sachs rules the world." He warned, "The savings of millions of people are going to vanish," and said viewers should "get prepared" because the "economic crisis is like a cancer, if you just wait and wait thinking this will go away, just like a cancer it's going to grow and it's going to be too late." He added, "I have a confession: I go to bed every night and I dream of another recession, I dream of another moment like this." Such frank (psychopathic?) language earned Rastani attention from news outlets like the Huffington Post, the Guardian, and the Daily Mail, but the chatter on Twitter is crying hoax. (Update: It appears to be legit! See below for more info.)
BBC Business Editor Robert Peston wrote this morning on Twitter, "BBC (& I) may have been hoaxed by YesMen," referring to the culture jamming group that touts itself as, "impersonating big-time criminals in order to publicly humiliate them. Our targets are leaders and big corporations who put profits ahead of everything else." Peston and the Internet's doubters pointed to this Yes Men stunt, which features a fake Dow Chemical spokesman who bears some resemblance to Rastani, the trader.
Peston has since defended the BBC guest: "We spoke to the trader again this morning, & as far as we can tell he is a genuine independent trader, not a member of YesMen."
Rastani's website, meanwhile, is suspiciously called LeadingTrader.com and has a generic description on Google: "Learn to trade the stock market and become a better trader. This is the trading blog of Alessio Rastani." The website appears to be down as of this moment, but the Daily Mail reports that it is "full of pictures of his speaking engagements, but provides little information about his own trading experience." Dubious.
We've asked both the Yes Men and Goldman Sachs what they know about this mysterious Alessio Rastani and will update when we have more information. (Update: Goldman declined to comment.) (9.27.2011) http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/09/bbcs_goldman_sachs_rules_the_w.html
Here's the full clip from yesterday and a Yes Men stunt below: Goldman Sachs Rules the world
"To Achieve One World
Government it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism,
their loyalty to family traditions and national identification." (Brock Chisholm - Director of the World Health Organization)
"A society whose citizens refuse to see and investigate the facts, who refuse to believe that their government and their media will routinely lie to them and fabricate a reality contrary to verifiable facts, is a society that chooses and deserves the Police State Dictatorship it's going to get." (Ian Williams Goddard)
The fact is that "political correctness" is all about creating uniformity. Individualism is one of the biggest obstacles in the way of the New World Order. They want a public that is predictable and conditioned to do as it's told without asking questions.
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." Thomas Jefferson