Note: Christopher Nolan has stated that the film is not political.
I would like to suggest that Bane doesn’t equal Bain Capital, as Rush Limbaugh suggests, he represents Libertarianism at its finest! He regularly
quotes, “I am giving the city back to the people.” Or just states, “Back to the people.” He wants Gotham to be run by the people!
Because of the massive police force that was explained to have kept the city safe due to the “Dent Act.” We get 1000 criminals locked up! When
Bane takes over the city he lets them go because of unfair laws and acts of injustice from a system that he doesn’t like and wants to change.
I think Bane hates Batman because he was a rival of his in the League of Shadows and he knows Bruce Wayne got rich off the system that he hates. So he
wants to destroy not only Bruce’s foundation, company, and wealth. He wants to kill all of the rich. Enter Occupy Wall Street which did at one point
interrupt filming of this very movie! So there is no doubt that they would be included in the movie.
The police (which libertarians despise) are soon trapped inside the sewer systems when Bane blows up all the roads. (Somehow they don’t die...)
Note how roads are also government funded.
Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman is a cat burglar who also hates the system. I think she would be a liberal. She doesn’t care about what Bane cares about.
She just wants to see change. She wants the rich to suffer because she “takes from them because they can afford it.” How many times have you heard
Obama say that?
However, seeming that she is in on Bane’s plan she knows what he wants and knows what he is going to do. She states, “There’s a storm coming,
Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches. Because when it hits you’re all going to wonder how you ever thought you could live
so large and leave so little for the rest of us.“ So how many of our conspiracy loving, market crashing, doomsdayer libertarian friends have you
heard this from?
Bruce Wayne himself seems to be at odds with his Batman Persona once again. They have apparently switched places. Batman is now fighting on behalf of
the government and Gotham because he loves Gotham and was the reason he moved there in the beginning. However, he seems to forget why he moved there
at all. It was to stop the crime that ended up with the death of his parents. Bane is without a doubt a terrorist, but Bruce Wayne knows firsthand the
corruption that goes on in Gotham and the corruption that goes on without him.
It seems that at the end of the film Batman and Bruce Wayne had become one. Alfred even says, “You're not Batman anymore.” Alfred of course never
wanted Bruce Wayne to become batman in the first place as he talked about his dream for Bruce Wayne about having a family and not getting killed in
all of this craziness.
So where does that place batman on the political scale? I don’t think Batman cares about politics. Just what’s right. Bane was not right for
Gotham. So he stopped him.
Of course, the very nature of libertarians allow them to tell me that I am dead wrong thinking that Bane is a libertarian. Just because I synonymously
placed Libertarian and Bane in the same sentence. Few of you will have actually taken the time to analyze all that I have said here.
There is no such thing as a peaceful revolution.
So what do you think? Do you think Bane used libertarian talking points to seduce the people of Gotham into overthrowing their corrupt government
without realizing that his government would be worse?
edit on 30-7-2012 by jjf3rd77 because: (no reason given)