Originally posted by meaguire
Batman only seeks to help the 1% , police and orphan children,
He also developed a fusion reactor which would have helped everyone but coal, oil, and solar industries; reacted to an attack on the stock exchange
that could have wiped out countless middle class investments, pension funds, and the like; and he threw a rope to the League's prisoners.
he initially keeps his no guns policy but catwomen soon changes his mind and heads are shot.
To be fair, little bat-shaped shuriken and tiny flashbangs wouldn't have stopped the armored convoy carrying the nuclear bomb.
She is a fellon with a long list of murder and theft charges but comforts her in saying that he doesnt believe that is really her and she
wouldn’t need to do that if she could start again rich, which she does as Batmans wife.
Did he suggest she needed wealth to start over? I don't remember that. Neither she nor Bruce could have been that
wealthy, at the end. His
assets were sold to cover debts and establish an orphanage, hers were wiped out by the clean start program. I'm sure he had something squirreled away
for a rainy day, and she had all those jewels she stole, but the expense of establishing new identities must have been considerable, and we have no
idea how much they have left.
I don't remember them getting married, either. They went to a cafe together. Not exactly a surefire sign of matrimony. But that's nitpicking.
There's plenty of precedent on Earth 2 for a Batman-Catwoman marriage, after all.
Without the 1% and police in absolute control the 99% of society will instantly degrade into total anarchy and violence. This is emphasised
by only one busload of orphan children and their catholic carers trying to flee the city with Robin. No others have attempted or are trying to cross
the only bridge out of Gotham.
That's because there are armed police barricading the bridge, and they have been told for months that the nuke will be detonated if anyone crosses.
No one but the heroes know that the bomb is on a timer and will explode regardless of their actions.
The 99% enjoy, rioting and the lust of kangaroo courts handing down death to the 1% , in preferance over fleeing an imminent attomic
The identities of the rioters were never clear, but it's obvious they did not comprise 99% of the entire population. (Neither does "the 99%," for
that matter.) Bane's army and the Blackgate escapees were probably the core of the rioters and the ruling quasi-state. No doubt there were some
"normal" people among the rioters. But we also saw people holed up in their homes, or meekly lining up for rations. And again, the nuclear threat
wasn't imminent, it was contingent upon people trying to escape.
The 1% are our intelectual and moral superiors.
Thou hast said....
It is their money which gives value to the money in your mattress.
Essentially true. Without the capital and markets made possible by the 1% (or any other arbitrary fraction at the top of the wealth scale), there
would be fewer goods for you to purchase with your mattress money, and it would be harder for you to do so.
The 99% are only a whisp away from total anarchy.
I think nuclear terrorism, wiping out the police department, infiltrating a terrorist army, freeing and arming an entire prison, and controlling all
lines of communication into and out of a city are a bit more than a "whisp." Considering that large American cities cannot even take an
closing of an after hours club
without devolving into mass riots, I think Gotham comported
itself quite well.
The only bad rich, the ones that would turn a new energy into a weapon, are not really rich at all, they are the “new rich" previously one
of the 99%.
The League was thousands of years old and had enough resources to establish Talia's Miranda Tate cover, fund the fusion project (I think?), and
recruit their army. It was definitely old money, and lots of it. I don't remember whether Dagget was identified as noveau riche; I don't remember it
being a plot point at all.
The film does not reflexively villify and scapegoat the wealthy, nor does it kowtow to populist sentiment. Unusual for a major film, and some
reviewers were uncomfortable with that.