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Why Does The 2016 Presidential Election Remind Me Of This Classic Scene From ‘The Dark Knight’?


Hillary is Two-Face, Trump is the Joker. Picture it. She’s the career politician with a dark side and a secret. He’s the maniac who was thrown into the fray, upending the previously established order.

Like Harvey, Hillary was the more qualified candidate, although at this point, clearly cannot be trusted. Like the Joker, Trump is a raving lunatic who didn’t expect to make it this far and doesn’t actually know what he’ll do if he wins. She (was) well put-together. He has f*cking crazy hair. The similarities are honestly uncanny, especially when you consider the iconic dialogue. Enjoy.

Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just… *do* things. The mob has plans, the cops have plans, Gordon’s got plans. You know, they’re schemers. Schemers trying to control their little worlds. I’m not a schemer. I try to show the schemers how pathetic their attempts to control things really are. It’s the schemers that put you where you are. You were a schemer … you had plans. And, uh, look where that got ya.

I just did what I do best. I took your little plan and I turned it on itself. Look what I did to this city with a few drums of gas and a couple of bullets. Hmmm? You know… You know what I’ve noticed? Nobody panics when things go “according to plan.” Even if the plan is horrifying! If, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang-banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it’s all “part of the plan”. But when I say that one little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!

Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It’s fair!

So you may find yourself asking, then who’s Batman in this situation? That’s easy:

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