Wait—I’m supposed to be on which side in this video?

Bigtime cognitive dissonance here. This is a promotional video for an organization opposing the current predatory banking system, and what do they use to represent the evil banks? “A great vampire squid, wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnell into anything that smells like money.”

I admire vampire squid, you know. Lovely creatures.

Also, vampire squid live in practically anoxic deep water environments, where metabolic activity is limited. They’re also very soft and fragile. They really get a bad rep, and are much, much nicer than bankers.

By the way, this is a British group, and if you’re of that persuasion, you should look into their proposals for banking reform.