God DAMN, That’s Stupid



This shit isn’t that hard to figure out.

Tupac H. Christ. Even by WSJ op-ed standards, this is one stupid fucking article.

There seems to me no question that the Batman film “The Dark Knight,”
currently breaking every box office record in history, is at some level
a paean of praise to the fortitude and moral courage that has been
shown by George W. Bush in this time of terror and war.

That’s because you’re a fucking idiot with only three functioning neurons. 

Like W, Batman is vilified and despised for
confronting terrorists in the only terms they understand. Like W,
Batman sometimes has to push the boundaries of civil rights to deal
with an emergency, certain that he will re-establish those boundaries
when the emergency is past.

And like W, Batman understands that there is no moral
equivalence between a free society — in which people sometimes make
the wrong choices — and a criminal sect bent on destruction. The
former must be cherished even in its moments of folly; the latter must
be hounded to the gates of Hell.

George W. Bush is Batman? Really? And these people say that we on the left have a hero-worship problem with Obama?

Why is it, indeed, that the conservative values that power our defense
— values like morality, faith, self-sacrifice and the nobility of
fighting for the right — only appear in fantasy or comic-inspired
films like “300,” “Lord of the Rings,” “Narnia,” “Spiderman 3” and now
“The Dark Knight”?

You conservative dickwads are really grasping at straws, aren’t you? Look, fucknugget: black-and-white morality is a fantasy. Thus, it can only exist in fantastical stories. When you try to put things in real-world terms, shit gets fuzzy really fast.  

And did you actually see any of these fucking movies? Batman and Spider-Man are constantly agonizing over the morality of their situations. To call these “conservative” movies is just ridiculous. But, then again, ridiculousness is a hallmark of the American right-wing. Also, take a look at this sentence:

Like W, Batman is vilified and despised for
confronting terrorists in the only terms they understand.

Again, did you see the same movie I did? Everybody in Gotham City fucking LOVES Batman. There are a bunch of copycat Bat-people running around trying to do the same thing. And George W. Bush isn’t vilified for confronting terrorists. It’s more likely that he’s vilified for failing to capture Osama bin Laden, running around shitting his pants during the worst terrorist attack on American soil, fucking up two wars, destroying the economy, dicking around while a whole city drowned, alienating the rest of the world, and generally being the Worst President Ever. 

If Bush actually did something to confront terrorists, I’d be the first one to cheer for him. But that would have required doing the right thing in Afghanistan, and not embarking on the bizarre and wasteful invasion of Iraq. Which, you know, made the whole terrorist problem much, much worse. 

Does this douchebag really believe the shit he’s spewing? 

Fuck this. It’s Friday, and it’s damn near shot-thirty. All you peeps have a good evening.

12 thoughts on “God DAMN, That’s Stupid

  1. Let me try to say something without giving away the movie.
    Admittedly, Dark Knight did raise questions which are under consideration now (for example a system for surveillance which uses the signals from everyone’s phone – but the system’s use was criticized and the ending didn’t exactly laud FISA). I could also point to the Joker’s little “social experiment” as going totally different than preemptive strikes.

  2. Why is it such a good thing to confront terrorists in “terms they understand”?
    Who but a moronic freeptard would give a tinker’s damn WHAT a terrorist “understands”.
    Unbelievable, that a wingnut would be SO considerate of a terrorist’s mental comprehension level, but I guess it makes sense, since they’re both on the same side of the battle against triple-digit IQs and all.

  3. Why is it, indeed, that the conservative values that power our defense — values like morality, faith, self-sacrifice and the nobility of fighting for the right — only appear in fantasy or comic-inspired films
    Faith, huh? So just exactly what faith is Batman, or Superman or the Fantastic 4? Nice try, but faith plays little to no role in these types of movies. If anything, these movies show that you don’t need faith at all to be a hero. Not quite the message you conservatives want to push, is it.

  4. I’d love to have been at that assignment meeting. Twelve writers rolling on the floor laughing their asses off at the FNG who got stuck figuring how to overlay the worst legacy in history over a huge film franchise.
    I would assume that the WSJ would have teams of 13 writers in each group as the dark lord desires.

  5. I was sure this was a con – the WSJ couldn’t possibly stoop that low on the intelligence scale. So, I clicked the link. Holy Shit! That’s all I can say.

  6. no way. georgee might be one of those idiot criminals from the teevee batman. like the riddler’s minions. AND only the teevee show.

  7. pansy, lets call him “The Heckler”, the loudmouth who can’t string a rational sentence together.

  8. Poplicks has a similar, but from a liberal viewpoint, thread going in which the author suggests that the movie must have been bankrolled by the Bushies because it glorifies eavesdropping and other illegal activity for The Greater Good.
    As I mentioned in the Poplicks comments section, that is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard because a) Batman rigs the entire surveillance system to self-destruct at the end of the movie and b) BATMAN IS NOT THE GOVERNMENT. So, painting Batman as the bastion of modern neocon philosophy and then glorifying or vilifying him, as per your political leanings, is fucking dumb. This is what is known as a Strawman, not Batman.
    I’m with Jude, at the nearest bar putting away a shot of whiskey in disgust.

  9. These are the same people who saw Battlestar Galactica as some sort of pro-war wankfest, conveniently ignoring the whole second season when the good guys used suicide bombers against the Cylon occupation forces.
    Uh, guys…? He-llo?

Comments are closed.