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Scott Snyder Makes The Case Against Bruce Wayne, Philanthropist, In Batman #44
Bleeding Cool ^ | September 9, 2015 | Rich Johnston

Posted on 09/09/2015 4:30:15 PM PDT by Bratch

It would not be the first time that it has been pointed out that, with all his billions, if he really wanted t make a difference on the streets of Gotham, Bruce Wayne would pack in all the Batman lark, invest in the city, its social services, its infrastructure and rid Gotham of its systemic issues.

In today’s Batman #44, Scott Snyder and Jock paint a different picture. We begin with a dead teenager. But how did he get there? And I don’t just mean in the middle of an empty field outside Gotham…

First, there is the corruption.

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And the interest of criminals.IMG_0024

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But why all he fuss in the first place? Why was the nak wanting to invest?

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Bruce Wayne’s attempt to make things better. To get involved. To use money as a band-aid. But having far more serious consequences.

The answer is not to do nothing, but to understand, to get involved, to stay committed and involved rather than flying in and flying out, as it were.

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And failing then, to dress up as a bat and hit people…

I think a lot of people will be talking about Batman #44. Go pick up your copy…


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: batman; consequences; liberaldogooders
Nearly all the creators in the modern comics industry lean liberal.

That said, this appears to be a modern fable on the unintended consequences of progressive largesse (with taxpayer money).

Maybe we should send a copy to all the members of Congress.

1 posted on 09/09/2015 4:30:15 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Nope.

Poor people are poor for a reason, no matter how much money Bruce or the US government gives them, they will still remain poor. This has been demonstrated in spades by the TRILLIONS spent fighting the “war on poverty” which hasn’t changed the level of poverty one iota.


2 posted on 09/09/2015 4:37:44 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (You can't spell Hillary without using the letters L, I, A, & R)
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To: Bratch

In fact, Bruce invests heavily in Gotham City’s economy and runs all sorts of philanthropic organizations, or even getting involved in politics, such as funding Harvey Dent’s campaign to clean up the city. Well, that didn’t end so well. Nevertheless, this guy does not read his Batman.


3 posted on 09/09/2015 4:55:41 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Bratch

*pssst*

his father DID invest the family’s fortune into gotham. the rot and corruption eventually killed them.

freakin commies always think the salvation of society lies in the wealth of others and not in saving the souls of the corrupted. of course, they believe this as they see themselves being in control of the funds... thereby securing untold wealth and power.


4 posted on 09/09/2015 4:59:44 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

Because not even the glory that is BATMAN in FICTION impresses the bleeding heart whiners. No. The answer is not in FIGHTING for the victims...it is in giving them a rich guy’s money...or rather implying that the REAL problem is he’s not giving ENOUGH while he’s risking his life battling kill-crazy madmen for them.


5 posted on 09/09/2015 5:11:21 PM PDT by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: Bratch

Ok - I’ll admit - I have yet to read any of the “new 52” DC comics as of yet. I’m a collector, but I’m buying silver/copper only at this point. For any other comic guys and gals out there - have you seen anything in the last 2-3 years of DC that really made you say ... oh, man - that’s awesome! ?

I’d be interested to try it. Just feel my money is better spent on earlier stuff at this point.


6 posted on 09/09/2015 5:37:41 PM PDT by reed13k (w)
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To: reed13k

Nothing DC has published from the last 15 years has interested me except the Geoff Johns stories. My money has been going t the Archives ever since DC decided to clear those out. Picked up a lot of the Bronze age collections too.


7 posted on 09/09/2015 5:54:34 PM PDT by yuleeyahoo
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“Nope.

Poor people are poor for a reason, no matter how much money Bruce or the US government gives them, they will still remain poor. This has been demonstrated in spades by the TRILLIONS spent fighting the “war on poverty” which hasn’t changed the level of poverty one iota.”

Exactly right. My grandfather said: “anybody can be broke from time to time, but poor is a way of life.”


8 posted on 09/09/2015 6:15:29 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

as some one that is poor and has lived around poor people all my adult life I can say that you are right. A good percentage of people that are poor are that way because they will spend everything they have week to week.
Because I am poor I decided I cant afford to have a cell phone. that’s a good 30 dollars I save month to month. Most people that I see that are poor are walking around with 300 dollar smart phones they replace about every 2 years. the other thing worth noting is how much fast food is eaten by those that are poor. I might eat out myself 0nce or twice during the month but a lot of those supposed poor people do it 2-3 times during the week. Years ago I had a job in a Mall that was right next to a Starbucks. I noticed the craziest thing in the morning when the store opened most of those going in for coffee were those working in low paying jobs like I was. so you are working for eight dollars an hour and you go in buy a coffee at 4.50 and a scone for 2.50 then go on to work. that person has just spent one hour of of there eight hour work day on having a luxury....

What I am trying to say that most people that are poor will stay that way there entire life because they don’t know how to save money. I have a sister that has more disposable income then I do and she and her husband are poor because they don’t understand the basic concept that if you have 8 hundred dollars come in each week you only plan on spending 6 hundred dollars because you never know when something is going to happen where you need the extra 200 during the week for a emergency.


9 posted on 09/09/2015 6:23:44 PM PDT by PCPOET7
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To: TexasFreeper2009

as some one that is poor and has lived around poor people all my adult life I can say that you are right. A good percentage of people that are poor are that way because they will spend everything they have week to week.
Because I am poor I decided I cant afford to have a cell phone. that’s a good 30 dollars I save month to month. Most people that I see that are poor are walking around with 300 dollar smart phones they replace about every 2 years. the other thing worth noting is how much fast food is eaten by those that are poor. I might eat out myself 0nce or twice during the month but a lot of those supposed poor people do it 2-3 times during the week. Years ago I had a job in a Mall that was right next to a Starbucks. I noticed the craziest thing in the morning when the store opened most of those going in for coffee were those working in low paying jobs like I was. so you are working for eight dollars an hour and you go in buy a coffee at 4.50 and a scone for 2.50 then go on to work. that person has just spent one hour of of there eight hour work day on having a luxury....

What I am trying to say that most people that are poor will stay that way there entire life because they don’t know how to save money. I have a sister that has more disposable income then I do and she and her husband are poor because they don’t understand the basic concept that if you have 8 hundred dollars come in each week you only plan on spending 6 hundred dollars because you never know when something is going to happen where you need the extra 200 during the week for a emergency.


10 posted on 09/09/2015 6:24:31 PM PDT by PCPOET7
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To: Bratch

“Nearly all the creators in the modern comics industry lean liberal.”

And display a terrible lack of creativity as a consequence, because they are too busy being liberal to be good at what they do.


11 posted on 09/09/2015 6:52:16 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Bratch

(Couldn't resist :)

12 posted on 09/09/2015 6:56:25 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Bratch
From dfwgator:

"Speaking of Batman, when I used to go to Sun Valley for vacation, someone pointed this out in the local phone book.....this was hillarious."



I did find some years ago in the white pages of a telephone book an entry for an "Ernest Batman." If you click this link here http://dexknows.whitepages.com/name/batman you can find a number of them listed!
13 posted on 09/09/2015 9:42:06 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Poverty is not in the bank accounts its in your head. If you think your poor and a victim—you will be. Poor people do not think like rich (or middle class) people. they want instant gratification in new gagets, fancy cars, Booze or Drugs. Instant rewards—but they are never enough—one needs more and more. Poor people who win the lottery are back to being poor in a year of so. They blow it all. Rich people think in terms of the future—building up a nest egg to do something with like start a business, go to college, invest in something. They can defer rewards and enjoy them in the future. Problem is—Rich People think Poor people think like they do—Money will not solve the problems. Self relience, churches, businesses and the rewards of hard work. I contend the Black Community was better off before the War on Poverty was turned into a Democratic Vote getting machine.


14 posted on 09/09/2015 10:18:33 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll Onward! Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

You got that right! But try telling that to Leftists.


15 posted on 09/10/2015 4:59:50 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Bratch

The News Has Just Read Last Week’s Issue Of Batman


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It’s hitting the wires, Batman #44 by Scott Snyder and Jock and being interpreted by different reporters along the way…

From MSNBC:

The story begins with the Dark Knight investigating the murder of a 15-year-old black boy by a white police officer. The crimes takes place when the boy exits his father’s bodega in Gotham City after fighting with a local gang. He then encounters the officer, and before he can oblige his demand to lie down, the officer fatally shoots him in the stomach.

The image of the dead, unarmed black teen will likely remind readers of the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. The fictional character’s body is left on the street “for the crows,” reminding readers of how Brown’s body was reportedly left on the street for four hours after he was killed. The boy is also portrayed wearing a hoodie, an apparent direct nod to the appearance of Martin on the night he was killed.

From The Guardian:

Snyder said that during the winter he came up with the idea of addressing the intersection of police brutality and gentrification during the series’s current story arc, in which Gotham police commissioner Jim Gordon takes over as Batman. News reports from Ferguson and Staten Island, New York, where police choked Eric Garner to death, helped inspire the story: “If we were going to do an issue that dealt with potent problems that people face in cities that are reflected fictitiously in Gotham, then we want to really put our money where our mouth was and explore something that’s extremely resonant right now, and, I think, tricky, murky waters.”

From WND:

Pow! Zing! Batman defends Black Lives Matter

And from GOPUSA

DC Comics uses Batman to advance anti-police agenda


Interesting how a person's political beliefs can affect their interpretation of a story.
16 posted on 09/16/2015 5:43:10 PM PDT by Bratch
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