No reason will satisfy; no reason can, because the act occurred in reason’s absence. We are left in its wake to guess and blame and, ultimately, finally, helplessly, to mourn.
Batman didn’t create this act of random violence. In a very real sense, he exists to help us respond to it.
Nolan’s Batman trilogy has proceeded on the assumption that what happens on the screen in some way reflects what’s happening in the world, that fantasy and reality are mutually permeable—this is what makes his movies function as political allegories, if at times muddled ones. Why shouldn’t we assume the reverse is true as well—that the grim, violent fantasies we gather to consume as a culture have some power to bleed over from the screen into real life?
And ComicsAlliance posts this image that’s been floating around online all day.