Vampire Squids and Goldman Guys

Back in April of this year, Matt Taibbi wrote a fucking seminal piece of investigative journalism on our most recent recession, Goldman Sachs and their role in engineering every major fluctuation in the financial markets since the Great Depression.

When a friend sent me the link yesterday, I read the title (Taibbi’s Takedown of ‘Vampire Squid’ Goldman Sachs) and thought I was dealing with standard conspiracy-theory bullshit –  to be filed alongside Planet X, Lizard People and the Illuminati – and something that was just begging to be dismissed with a brush of the hand. But then I started reading it. By page two I was utterly transfixed.

This is an intelligent, sensitively-written, immaculately-researched treatise that does exactly what it says on the tin – it demolishes the smartest bankers and financial manipulators going, the ‘Goldman Guys’ who’ve spent the last hundred years playing God with the economy and who’ve orchestrated both boom and bubble to meet their own ends.

This article is about as far away from the David-Koresh, Unicorn-Loving, moonshine you’d expect to find in a piece of writing about sinister organisations playing fuck-puppet with our lives. This is great journalism, Pulitzer Prize-grade journalism, and I don’t know how this flew under the radar, but it did.

God Bless Rolling Stone Magazine.

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  • Mark November 23, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Nice article

  • ellema November 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Watch Zeitgeist: Addendum

  • Thomas Viney November 23, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Errrrrr, don’t go and watch ‘Zeitgeist: Addendum’… it’s exactly the kind of Planet X, Illuminati foolishness I was trying to avoid being associated with when I linked to this article.

    That said, if you like the work of directors whose spurious conspiracy theories are founded on the collision of random factoids, happenstance and wild supposition, then be my fucking guest.

    Journalism it is not.

  • Monarch Mind Controlled Slave November 24, 2010 at 12:33 am

    And what exactly gives you the confidence to so flippantly dismiss your future overlords, the shapeshifting psychic reptilian humanoids who masqueradeas world leaders while covertly orchestrating the Illuminati’s long-anticipated preparations for the return of Nibiru, aka Wormwood, aka Planet X?

    You’re falling riiiiiiiighhht into our trap.


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