Friday, July 25, 2008

W is Batman.....Is Cheney the Joker?

W is Batman?

I think this gentleman is batsh*t. But here at KPC, we report, you deride.

What do YOU think?

There seems to me no question that the Batman film "The Dark Knight,"
currently breaking every box office record in history, is at some level a
paean of praise to the fortitude and moral courage that has been shown by
George W. Bush in this time of terror and war. Like W, Batman is vilified
and despised for confronting terrorists in the only terms they understand.
Like W, Batman sometimes has to push the boundaries of civil rights to deal
with an emergency, certain that he will re-establish those boundaries when
the emergency is past.

And like W, Batman understands that there is no moral equivalence between a
free society -- in which people sometimes make the wrong choices -- and a
criminal sect bent on destruction. The former must be cherished even in its
moments of folly; the latter must be hounded to the gates of Hell.


(Nod to KL)

2 comments:

Rolo Tomasi said...

I blame English Lit. classes for this. Instead of teaching people how to write, they get people to "critique" stories and find all the hidden meanings of a character stirring his coffee. The logical result being this guy thinking Batman represents Bush. I can't believe the WSJ published this, this guy should be on "Coast-to-Coast."

P.S. We might need a certain mayor to set the record straight:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_West_(Family_Guy)

Anonymous said...

Half-jokingly, I'd offer the following interpretation instead: McCain as Batman, the hero we need policy-wise but not for image, and Obama as Dent, the hero we need to renew faith rather than necessarily to act concretely.