Yanis Varoufakis' Next Gig Should be...ISIS Finance Minister

♠ Posted by Emmanuel in , at 7/07/2015 01:30:00 AM
Like a bat out of hell: Next stop ought to be Raqqa, Syria.
The vainglorious econocomedian, [now ex-]Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, said he would resign if Greek voters said "yes" to the bailout program offered by its creditors a week ago (which means the joke of a referendum wasn't valid since the country has since defaulted on its IMF loans and terms would be different anyway). As it turned out, the masochists in Greece turned out in greater number and the "no" vote won...and still Varoufakis quit.

While I will certainly miss his amateurish Marxist comic stylings, I think he has the perfect next job lined up as the finance minister of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The obviously moronic titling--how can you have a state within two other, internationally recognized states--should appeal to the media-hungry joker. It's a match made in hell since the ISIS folks are cut from exactly the same cloth. Their attitudes and behaviors are certainly similar:

1. Thumb your nose at Western capitalist scum;
2. Run a post-nation "state" united by radical ideology;
3. Use social media in all sorts of lurid ways;
4. Fund operations by raising money through creative means; and
5. Have total conviction that you are right and everyone else is wrong.

Varoufakis, ISIS is your dream job. Book a ticket for Turkey pronto and cross its southern border. From failed state to rogue state, his trail of destruction will run deep and wide.