Op-Ed: The Joker and mass shooters

“This conundrum of risk management and morality is what the Joker constantly pushes throughout the Batman series. The latest incarnation of the Joker casts him as an unlikely leader of a movement, whose crimes are inspiring others to wear clown masks and follow his lead. This Joker appears delighted by the realization that he’s not alone.

This is exactly what we’re seeing time and time again on the most horrific days of national news, when we’re forced to grapple with yet another mass shooting. We keep calling these young murderous men “loners,” yet they’re clearly anything but. This is why Joker looks truly terrifying, because in real life, we’re surrounded by Arthur Flecks — and don’t know what to do about it.”

Read the whole thing in Washington Examiner