Let me begin this elation-filled article by stating for the record: this is not a “movie review,” per se. For a true review, I recommend no one less than Ronald Rowe, whose own article on the movie in question you can read here.
Now…let’s do this:
Some of you may recall, last week, the concerns that the Godfather, Rush Limbaugh, raised over the fact that the major villain in The Dark Knight Rises—the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy—was named “Bane”. Rush openly worried on the air that the Left might use such to deliberately twist the minds of the general public (who had made these new—and better—Caped-Crusader films a collectively unprecedented box-office success) against Mitt Romney, former CEO of Bain Capital.
I feel he must be overjoyed, now—as I am, wholeheartedly. For the Leftists who sought to channel this film into such propaganda are in for a shock. More than that: as they smugly sit in the theater with the rest of us…they are in for one of the greatest and most potent betrayal-filled terrors of their lives.
As you all sit down to watch this incomparable masterpiece, consider: from the moment we saw the trailers…we knew that Selena Kyle (a.k.a. Catwoman) would smilingly lecture Bruce Wayne on such things as income inequality—how dare the wealthy “live so large,” while others are left in poverty?!
Well…Selena is, needless to say, a Left-leaning idealist, albeit one who uses that as a justification to steal from those who can afford it. (Bruce, amused, openly wonders if she’s making like Robin Hood.) But she soon comes to see the results of the screeds she so vehemently believes in.
Bane arrives—Bane, who, as most DC-fans know, is arguably the most worthy villain in the Batman franchise. He comes to Gotham, with a master plan to bring chaos—and eventually, destruction. And…his methods?
First—he attacks the one institution in all of society that Leftist have most vehemently demonized, these past few years—the symbol of the evil “1%”, the symbol of “income inequality” and “tyranny of the rich”. (Don’t worry…I won’t “spoil” any further than that.)
But that, alas, is only the beginning. When Bane enters the public eye with a bang (in this case, literally)…he gives a call to revolution of “the people”—a call so eerily reminiscent of the Arab Spring—or even the most persistent of the Occupiers—or most appropriate of all, those who bring a raging mob under the banner of the proletariat.
Thus, Bane summons the full power of the dregs of Gotham society—the criminals, those contemptuous of the authority he condemns with the powerful voice of a charismatic tyrant. And as Selena Kyle looks over the destruction, the soiling and trashing of the homes of the formerly wealthy and successful—we see her crushed…distraught. Her sidekick smugly “reminds” her that this is what Selena has wanted…wasn’t it? The evil rich, at last brought down? But Selena looks at the wreckage around her—at the consequences of the ideas she self-righteously spewed to Bruce Wayne…and can only feel disgust—at herself, and at those whom she helped to bring this about.
I will give away no more of the story—I want all of you, reading this, to enjoy it as much as I did. I will simply add this: Selena is, in many ways, the embodiment of those idealists, those utopians of socialism and egalitarianism…who do not truly understand what they will reap, should the ideas they sow take root. But like every such idealist, Selena now faces a choice. Does she stubbornly deny any wrongdoing, and cry out for forgiveness with the all-too-hollow claim, “I didn’t mean this—it’s a perversion of what I wanted!”? Or does she acknowledge that philosophies have consequences—that Left-wing utopianism invariably rolls out the carpet for a monster like Bane to take the reins and “enforce”—and change her path, to take a stand and fight?
Needless to say, I am simply elated—overjoyed that films like this are now arising out of the once-thought irredeemable cesspool of Hollywood. The Left, I predict, will seek to excuse it—just as they struggled to declare that Captain America wasn’t that patriotic. But we, my friends, know the truth.
We, my friends…are back.