This poster that’s been spotted at various places in Los Angeles, could have been more powerful if the creator/s behind it got their Dark Knight characters straight. Cinematic Blend pointed out -and I kind of agree, but it’s debatable(see the comments over there)- that if there’s anyone that’s a socialist on The Dark Knight is the cape crusader himself:
Their political message is clear, but I guess they missed the part of The Dark Knight where the Joker is an anarchist. He has more in common with Rush Limbaugh than he does Barack Obama. He’s not just opposed to big government, he’s opposed to all government. If there’s a socialist figure anywhere in The Dark Knight it’s Batman, who champions the cause of the people and believes in a society where everyone works together for the common good. I mean he’s basically Leon Trotsky in a cape and cowl. Someone scribble some bat ears on those posters. Let’s be accurate about this.