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Batman's Political Right Turn

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Fisher, M. (2018). Batman's Political Right Turn. In Fisher, M. K-punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher. Repeater, pp. 225-226

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The sustaining fantasy of Nolan's Batman films - which does chime uncomfortably with Romney - is that the excesses of finance capital can be curbed by a combination of philanthropy, off-the-books violence and symbolism. The Dark Knight at least exposed the duplicity and violence necessary to preserve the fictions in which conservatives want us to believe. But the new film demonises collective action against capital while asking us to put our hope and faith in a chastened rich.

—p.226 by Mark Fisher 5 years, 4 months ago

The sustaining fantasy of Nolan's Batman films - which does chime uncomfortably with Romney - is that the excesses of finance capital can be curbed by a combination of philanthropy, off-the-books violence and symbolism. The Dark Knight at least exposed the duplicity and violence necessary to preserve the fictions in which conservatives want us to believe. But the new film demonises collective action against capital while asking us to put our hope and faith in a chastened rich.

—p.226 by Mark Fisher 5 years, 4 months ago