2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Media, Mitt Romney

Obama & The Dark Knight


Barack Obama: Villain…or Hero?

A couple of weeks ago I finally got to see the third movie in the Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. I have to say, no matter what the underlying message of the plot was, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Hands down, one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Now, that being said, I recently came across an article at usnews.com in which Robert Schlesinger sides with Rush Limbaugh’s theory that the plot behind The Dark Knight Rises is ultimately pro-Obama. Limbaugh says that Bane, the villain, wasn’t  just a coincidental homonym for Bain, the venture capital firm that Mitt Romney ran that now is drawing a ton of cockamamie controversy. He said on his radio show last month that, “This movie, the audience is huge; a lot of people are going to see the movie. And it’s a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, and the pop culture crowd. And they’re going to hear “Bane” in the movie, and they are going to associate Bain. And the thought is that when they start paying attention to the campaign later in the year, and Obama and the Democrats keep talking about Bain, not Bain Capital, but Bain, Romney and Bain, that these people will think back to the Batman movie—”Oh yeah, I know who that is.”

Kayla Adanalian

I absolutely see where Limbaugh is coming from when he says that by associating Romney with the villain, in what is arguably the biggest movie of the decade, it would peg the makers as Pro-Obama and with even bigger impact, anti-Romney. However, I hold out hope in believing that that’s not what Jonathan and Christopher Nolan had planned when they crafted up a name for their villain; because if so, that is a gross underestimation of the intelligence of the American people. Sadly, the hope I have for that is much like the hope the people of Gotham had during the actual film. Bane, the villain in the movie, prided himself on the fact that his plan from the very beginning was to build up the city of Gotham on a solid foundation of “Hope” and then to tear them down because what’s more devastating that ruining someone who knows they will be ruined is someone who has hope that their future will be a bright one. During the movie, Bane tells Batman, “I will build you and Gotham up with hope and then destroy you. Hope is really the key to torture.”

Not that I don’t see the comparison that Limbaugh was trying to draw from Bane to Bain capital, but I’d like to think that the American people are smarter than that. I’d like to think that they can see even deeper into the illusions of this movie. No, the Bane/Bain parallel may not have been a coincidence, but what about the words and actions of Bane as a villain rather than just his name? Must we take a trip down memory lane? Let’s venture back four years ago to the election that our current president based on, oh what was it again? Oh, that’s right… HOPE. Now, I know what you are thinking, “Kayla, that’s a little extreme isn’t it? Bane’s goal was to wipe out the entire Gotham population. All Obama is doing is spewing out a few lies here and there. That’s totally different.”

I’m going to interrupt my thought right now for those of you who have not seen the movie yet and warn you of a spoiler coming up in the last part of this article.

 

*Spoiler Alert*

So, back to what I was saying… What’s the difference? Well, later in the movie, we go on to learn that behind all of Bane’s actions is a woman. A woman named, Miranda Tate is on the board of Wayne Enterprises but also moonlight’s as the fuel and motive behind Bane and everything he does to deconstruct Gotham in the best way he can. Obviously Obama isn’t out on the streets of America doing his dirty work himself, but neither was Miranda Tate, whose real name is actually Talia Al Ghul, daughter of the head of a criminal empire called, The League of Shadows.

For the majority of the movie, Tate tells lie after lie to try to keep her place as one of the heads of Wayne Enterprises for as long as she possibly could. Each time she was confronted, she would find a way to put off whoever was questioning her so that she may keep on her track and finish the ultimate goal of destoying Gotham, which may remind you of a real-life character we see today… “Oh, I know I promised to get the job done in these last four years, but it looks like I’m going to need another four to actually begin.” Sound familiar? Like Obama, Miranda’s desire to destroy Gotham stems from her Father’s work and his dream to tear down the city, as we’d seen in Batman Begins. So, ultimately, Tate was just carrying out a “dream of her father.” Let me say that again, in case you didn’t pick up on it. The actions and motive of ultimate destruction was “a dream of her father.”

Before she became Miranda Tate, Talia Al Ghul suffered an awful and painful childhood. She was born in an inescapable pit. What’s more awful than that was that she was not only stuck there, but that she was stuck there with a bunch of criminals; the pit was a prison. A prison where she was bothered and abused by the inmates until she finally found a protector in Bane. She goes on to be the only person ever to have escaped the pit by making a miraculous jump and climbing up and out on her own and beginning a new life with a new identity, Miranda Tate.

Much to that of Talia’s, Obama too had an awful childhood. A psychotherapist from Berkeley, who frequently writes for the American Thinker says, “My gut tells me that Obama was seriously traumatized in childhood. His mother disregarded his basic needs, dragged him all over the place, and ultimately abandoned him.”  He says that, while he can’t prove it, the degree of Obama’s disconnect reminds him of his sexually abused clients. Apparently, young Obama was left in the care of communist Frank Marshall Davis, who admitted to molesting a 13-year-old girl. So, would this kind of trauma account for the lies and destruction that Obama is creating today? David Kupelian, editor of Whistleblower magazine, seems to think so. Kupelian says that a damaged and unattached child may develop a “false self.” To compensate for the enormous deficits in identity and attachment, the child invents his own personality. For Obama, that personality may have been a special, gifted person.  This would explain most of Obama’s empty promises and his inability to fulfill duties he should have during his first term.

So, I don’t know about all of you, but I see many Obama similarities in this new blockbuster film and the Bane/Bain reference that Limbaugh made last month is just the tip of the iceberg. Miranda Tate, alongside Bane, fooled the majority of Gotham into their own demise.  Let’s not be the fools that Obama makes us out to be. Let’s not waste another four years in watching Obama destroy what we have left of this great nation. Think about what’s at stake and don’t be fooled into buying the false “hope” that he’s selling because we’ve been warned by the actions that he has taken thus far, so don’t let our country fall victim to ignorance once more.

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About Kayla Adanalian

Born and raised in California and currently a junior at DeSales University in Pennsylvania. Dedicated to exposing and sharing the truth.

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6 thoughts on “Obama & The Dark Knight

  1. Well said! The points stated in this post ring very true. Let’s just hope enough Americans wake up to the truths stated here in time to vote to save our country! My father also had a dream; and the current direction of our country is not how his dream played out. We must change this destructive course before it is too late. Thank you Kayla for your excellent piece!

    Posted by April | August 21, 2012, 12:13 am
  2. Good article. Let’s hope America outsmarts the mainstream media and Hollywood this election.

    Posted by Elaine | August 21, 2012, 2:51 pm
  3. Bane was actually modeled after a villain by the same name from the comic book series.

    Posted by Eric | August 21, 2012, 10:38 pm
    • That is true, Eric, but it was a character from decades ago. Is it really a coincidence that in 2012, this character was resurrected for the most-viewed movie of the year? Maybe…but suspicion of the motives of ultra-liberal Hollywood are more than justified.

      Posted by Red Pill Report | August 22, 2012, 4:27 am
      • Yes, that is a coincidence. That’s not to say that choosing Bane as the villain had nothing to do with politics, though. His character from the comic book series was most suited to the message about the Occupy movement that the Dark Knight Rises focused on. Accusing the movie of having “ultra-liberal motives” is actually quite false, since Batman, the main character who is adored by the viewers, took the side of the large businesses, or “1%”, as opposed to the people of the U.S. as a whole, who were represented by Bane and his followers. If the movie had any political bias, it was towards the conservative side, since they criminalized liberal ideas through the character Bane and his followers.

        Posted by Eric | August 23, 2012, 11:15 am
  4. Thanks for the thoughtful article!

    The great thing about these last two Batman flicks is that they really bore down into human nature and the structures of society. The Joker was an effective villain because he upended people’s daily lives and turned them against each other, showing what a thin mask our civil society is. Bain was effective because he could not effect martial law without freeing the criminals or obtaining the tacit consent of the envious underclass and the working poor.

    I think what the movies best show is how separate civil institutions are from the people, and how infiltration and corruption of those systems can be used to oppress the people, who, to their discredit, stopped caring a long time ago when big government promised them goodies if they would only give up their civic-mindedness. For me, that is the two movies’ most effective argument against big government, specifically statism.

    Posted by Joseph Dooley | November 12, 2012, 8:49 pm

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