Along those lines, CNN op-ed writer Jeff Wang posits that this particular incarnation of Joker is an archetype of white male resentment - a man who is pushed to the boundaries of social power and responds by lashing out with psychotic rage:
“Joker,” at its core, is the story of the “forgotten man,” the metaphoric displaced and disenfranchised white man whose goodwill has been abused and whose status has been reduced. A man who has been crushed underfoot by the elite, dragged down by equality-demanding feminists and climbed over by upstart nonwhite and immigrant masses.
The question then becomes, if “liberal elite Hollywood” is in cahoots with the Deep State, does this Joker represent an unattractive answer to white male troubles, or is he an antihero they might see as a source of inspiration - a marginalized man with nothing left to lose, taking on a system that cast him out? I haven’t seen the movie so I can’t make that call yet.