George Bush is The Dark Knight
I only just watched The Dark Knight last weekend, a bit behind the trend I know, but I got there. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I listened to the hype and prepared to be dissapointed but I really wasn’t. If you haven’t seen it, go get it.
However, it did get me thinking . Without wishing to ruin the plot for those of you who haven’t seen it, the situation ran parallels in my mind with George Bush and Barack Obama. If George Bush hadn’t promised to be a heavy handed, no messing, rain fire on fire President after 9/11 he would not have got elected. But it was that same standpoint that made him the most unpopular president in history.
If Bush had not taken the burden of that task, Obama would not be president. He wouldn’t have a cause to be a ‘new hope’ for, he wouldn’t represent an even hand against a heavy hand. He probably would have still been the most successful black candidate in history, but he may not have presented the perfect antithesis because people wouldn’t have a villian to run from. In order for Obama to win he had to have an opposite to play against and Bush was perfect.
If you have seen The Dark Knight you’ll know that in the end, people are fickle. They will support you and just as easily turn against you because they can. And ultimately, someone somewhere has control over what to tell people and thereby control the opinion. This individual or individuals might think they’re doing something for the greater good, or maybe they know it’s all a game of chess. And it only takes one truly and unashamedly mad man to expose it all.
Either way, if you’re in the masses as I’m sure most of us are, don’t read too much into what you see on the surface.
Welcome to President Obama and I hope God blesses us all, I really do.