Obama as The Joker

Andrew Sullivan: The Daily Dish – Face of the Day

Andrew Sullivan posts on these posters that are apparently cropping up around Los Angeles… kind of creepy looking if you ask me… like an anarchist movement crossed with Orwell’s 1984. I’m not entirely sure yet what the creator was trying to get across… as Sullivan notes…

“The Joker was many things, but was hardly a socialist. In fact, the Joker is the polar opposite of a socialist, and anyone who watched The Dark Knight would know that.

Socialism is the result of an all powerful central government that runs every aspect of life – but the Joker subscribes to anarchy, one of socialism’s polar opposites. If the Joker was a socialist, he would be destroying Gotham in the name of an all powerful state. Instead, the self-described “agent of chaos” nearly brought down the state itself, and all of its most cherished institutions, so that nothing could bring order to Gotham.”

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