Yes, we have all seen how brilliant Heath Ledger was in The Dark Knight and yes we all know how psychotic The Joker can be.. But then was he really that psycho to start with.. While watching the movie (which i may have watched more than the Kids these days watch Rowdy Rathore on Sony Max) i somehow feel connected to the thoughts he conveys.
And No!! I am not interested in killing people nor am i the ‘Agent of the Chaos’. But the perspective which the Joker tried to bring in to the Batman was pretty simple.
So while you might be all happy and gay(the english synonym word and not otherwise) when all things are going your way. One sign of any disaster and people start getting impatient/selfish and do not hesitate to play games for their own good.From the petty corporate politics to relationships you see people bitching about each other to gain the upper hand. And if you try to take the neutral side, well they drag you down with them.
“Don’t talk like one of them, you’re not! Even if you’d like to be. To them, you’re just a freak–like me. They need you right now. When they don’t…they’ll cast you out. Like a leper. See, their morals, their code: it’s a bad joke. They’re dropped at the first sign of trouble. They’re only as good as the world allows them to be. You’ll see, when the chips are down these civilized people will eat each other.” – The Joker
And thinking about these lines over and over again. I wonder how true this really stands.The Joker never said that the humans are ‘born evil’. But when they are desperate (Read ‘Fucked Up’) they won’t be afraid to eat each other (The so called Religious and community fights).
And i am not saying that i will be the Batman(The Good guy) and believe in the ‘good of the people’ when truly such a thing happens.But that is what concerns me.There are no ‘Good guys’ in this world but circumstantial.And when the chips are down which of the two will you be?
The Batman or The Joker?