Joker lives up to the hype with an excellent backstory of the Batman saga. The movie illustrates the slippery slope life takes when nearly all decisions in a society are political. The movie comes frighteningly close to today’s unfortunate reality.
Without any spoilers, the movie overall takes one from a sympathy for the devil theme squarely into Joker territory, brilliantly. As the city becomes overwhelmed with crime and waste of all kind, the only hope the city has is a politician who can swim in the filth.
Thomas Wayne is poised to be the hero to all those in despair throughout Gotham when Joker’s mother proclaims that everybody believes he will save their city. When asked ‘everybody, who?’ She replies, “Everybody on the news. He’s the only one who can save the city. He owes it to us.”
Herein we see the deep-seated immorality of an almost wholly political state. Those who choose to live in a society that willingly surrenders such power to the government can only do so by a deep lack of self esteem and fear of having to live with the consequences of one’s actions. Therefore, of course, “Everybody on the news” is every opinion, and [Wayne] “owes it to us” because somehow his success took something from everyone else.
This plague that haunts Joker’s mother and many in Gotham illustrates perfectly one of the final destinations of a socialist state.
. . . And this same plague exists today.
The movie continues to proclaim the evils of a wholly political state by showing the destruction caused by monopoly systems. The city is being totally overrun by its own filth. Why? Because the people of Gotham handed trash pick up to the politicians, and the politicians did what they always aim to achieve: A monopoly system that requires extortion to operate.
Striking and allowing an entire city to go to waste is a form of extortion.
This chaos is the result of every monopoly system. This could never, although, happen in a competitive, capitalist, moral society because in such a society all interactions are voluntary. There is no need to “strike” when you can simply pack up your things and get hired at a competitor’s establishment.
Finally, the disgusting and useless social services Arthur Fleck (Joker) received while on government assistance promptly ended when other people’s money ran out. Again, this is an inevitable result of any socialized program. Although, this would not happen in a voluntary arrangement in which those in need seek out and attempt to earn the help of others.
The overall theme of Joker hits square dead center in the heart of Tea Party principles. The more political a society, the more impoverished; illuminating the truth that the opposite must be valid as well, and that is — a voluntary, free, and competitive world is the most prosperous.
Joker is a Tea Party favorite with brilliant undertones that illustrate the evils of socialism. Tea Party members all over the country should be grateful for Hollywood’s willingness to show the truth behind the “Democratic Socialism” movement taking momentum in the United States today . . . Even if those behind the movie are not intelligent enough to know they have in fact personified the evils of a non-Tea Party state.
The Worcester Tea Party gives the movie Joker 4.9 out of 5!