I saw the new Batman movie the other day and the movie seems to be apologizing for the use of torture to fight terrorism, the use of unwarranted wiretapping and surveillance of citizens to fight terrorism, the use of local government and law enforcement and newspapers and television to deceive the general population “for their own good.”

While there is no sexual content, no swearing, and no blood and guts the twisted situations and themes of this film will have your stomach churning.

Is all of this honorable constitution and civil rights stuff just packaging for general consumption to make us feel good about ourselves while other more sinister values are being carried out in reality?