The Dark Knight is a complex movie filled to the brim with parallel messages about society, politics, and the nature of man. There’s no shortage of endlessly debatable subtext in the film, but I’m pretty sure that the Joker wasn’t a stand in for Stalin. Yet that hasn’t stopped someone in Los Angeles from using the Joker’s viral marketing campaign to label President Obama as a socialist.

Various sources have started carrying photos like the one below, taken by people on the streets by people all around Los Angeles:



Their political message is clear, but I guess they missed the part of The Dark Knight where the Joker is an anarchist. He has more in common with Rush Limbaugh than he does Barack Obama. He’s not just opposed to big government, he’s opposed to all government. If there’s a socialist figure anywhere in The Dark Knight it’s Batman, who champions the cause of the people and believes in a society where everyone works together for the common good. I mean he’s basically Leon Trotsky in a cape and cowl. Someone scribble some bat ears on those posters. Let’s be accurate about this.
DC's Animated Injustice Movie Has Cast A Smallville Alum, Star Trek: Discovery Star And More news 1w DC's Animated Injustice Movie Has Cast A Smallville Alum, Star Trek: Discovery Star And More Adam Holmes
The Suicide Squad Reveals Another Batman Villain In New Video news 2w The Suicide Squad Reveals Another Batman Villain In New Video Adam Holmes
James Gunn Further Explains Why The Suicide Squad Didn’t Include Jared Leto’s Joker news 2w James Gunn Further Explains Why The Suicide Squad Didn’t Include Jared Leto’s Joker Corey Chichizola