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according to the Wall Street Journal:
Simple as that.
Now. It's ridiculous now.
I mean phrasing it "pro-George W Bush" or that that's who Batman represents clearly isn't quite on the mark and means the article's ridiculed but his analysis of the moral values the film explores is perfectly reasonable and probably on the mark.
i doubt he'd be into that. but the joker obviously represents international terrorism a bit, with the blowing buildings and making hostage tapes. but it's probably more effect and to make it more relevant, rather than trying to make a point
i.e. how do you protect and preserve a liberal democracy from people who are trying to attack it by neither liberal nor democratic means and can this be done without compromising the values of that liberal democracy?
I mean I think that's basically the moral dilemma of the film and also the moral dilemma of the so-called "war on terror". I don't think that necessarily makes the film pro-Conservative though, and certainly doesn't make it pro-Bush.