How Gotham’s Dr. Hugo Strange and Arkham Represent The Grating Realities of Canada

Dr. Hugo Strange manages Gotham‘s asylum for criminally insane, “Arkham“. First viewers may think that Dr. Strange is the good guy because he does all the normal things like smile, laugh, work, and read books. But, soon his speech becomes distorted enough to show his real side. I am making up the following dialogues after studying Dr. Strange; Dr. Strange actually says a little bit of these or indirectly implies the rest. My attempt is to show you the similarities between Arkham and Canada as well as Dr. Strange and some Canadians.

Scenario 1

Dr. Strange: We are all here to celebrate and experience the anguish of being wronged;  we are here to feel the fatality and reality of things. Why only feel these things! Why not some firecrackers for all of us! What do you think Ms. Peabody?

Ms. Peabody: You are right!

Dr. Strange: What a nice gal!

Scenario 2

Dr. Strange: These patients are very very happy here. Ms. Peabody is in charge of their rehabilitation; and, we have no complaints so far. I assure you that when all of this is over, they will be back to their “real self”.

Scenario 3

Dr. Strange: She is such a talented and beautiful woman. That one is peculiar! Shall we see how she is holding up in there? That brave rascal! (turns switch on and we see a 13 or 15 year old girl, Firefly, standing in a desolate and dark room holding a torch. She has been trained to light anyone who approaches her.). What do you think Ms. Peabody?

Ms. Peabody: Yes! You are right.

Scenario 4

Dr. Strange: What do you mean? I am not in need of you. It is you who need me. All you have to do is stick with your promise.

Scenario 5

Dr. Strange: We are all mad here; we are all bad here; we are all rad (radical hippie style) here. C’mon, that’s the plan. Ahh! What would I not do to ruin that smile?

Arkham is an asylum that was created to manage and assist criminally insane. In Canada, colored people are treated as criminally insane. In some workplaces, one is treated as a villain who is not allowed to move up and is constantly questioned about things that he/she have already overcome. Canada wrongly and openly boasts of being a leader in human rights; but, the reality is that this country runs sick experiments on colored people. Canada is one of the most racist countries in the world; its mostly White media does not properly reflect the needs of the colored people; police of certain cities are anti-Black ; phobia against certain groups is normalized by mainstream media; the income gap is very wide, especially for coloured people and most Canadians somehow end up justifying why they have multiple degrees and really insignificant savings; war refugees that are at risk of developing Stockholm Syndrome are brought into Canada and they are not warned that sex trafficking is a well-hidden crime in this country; sex is so much in everywhere that even fundraisers for charitable causes are being run with the help of performers who are dressed like strippers; the fact that a lot of colored graduates from university campuses, which can be dubbed “Brown Campuses“, don’t want to work with these white-lead universities is hidden under arrogant claims like “these people are just visiting Canada” or “these people aren’t qualified enough”; and, living here and having a family is almost impossible for many colored individuals. Colored humans are forced to see the White Saviour Complex as something good just like the inmates of Arkham are forced to realize that there is nothing wrong with becoming more evil or going back to the same city that initially corrupted them.

In “Gotham”, Dr. Strange attempts to recreate what he considers is “normal”. Mind you, Dr. Strange is very selective just like some narcissists and criminals who work and live in Canada. He totally picks who is going to become the “real self” and who needs to be “freed” into the hell offered by Gotham. When I wrote some of the dialogues about Dr. Strange, I used the word “real self”, which is an idea I learned in Philosophy and English classes. You must have wondered what Dr. Strange means by “real self”? “Real self’ is the one that is created by Dr. Strange after harsh experimentation. This new person is actually very much brainwashed and is even more criminal than before. In Canada, “real self” is conceived after considerable brainwashing. They are using many ways to reprogram colored people. Not giving colored people suitable jobs that match their qualifications and skills; talking to them in a demeaning manner, such as expecting that that colored researcher the cops just happened to stop is working in India and not Canada; offering more barriers, such as the glass ceiling effect and the color coded labour market; unjustly detaining them with the help of the Security Certificate and not granting the lawyers any access to human evidence; and, assimilating them in a senseless way, such as expecting everyone to dance and discuss or engage in sex rather openly regardless of their religious background. The last option in the aforementioned list might baffle some readers because predators like these are selective people who don’t attack everyone. Even when you feel nothing is happening, something is happening. For example, Dr. Strange speaks by using puzzling words like “real self”; even some Canadian employers use similar confounding terminology and methods, such as telling a job candidate that he/she is not maintaining sufficient eye contact while failing to recognize the fact that this is being done to manage eye contact with the rest during a panel interview.

Scenario 3 is about Firefly who was introduced to crime through ongoing neglect and mistreatment that was offered to her by her brother. This is similar to a typical domestic abuse situation where a young Canadian woman eventually snaps and tries to let’s say run away from her home; she finally finds a new place and is harassed there as well. The right kind of people never find out in due time because Canada is like a pitch black and deserted place where attempts to seek help are nullified by almost everyone including those who are jealous; those who are well-meaning; those who are educated; those who have no education; those who care; and, those who don’t care. As usual, there are always lots of Ms. Peabodys in such cases because every abuser needs someone who can validate that person. Now, just like Firefly, this young woman can be further torn and gradually changed into a hardcore and even more hideous monsterby “monster”, I mean an “outcast”. If you feel that I just told you a big fat lie, then know the following facts: 2 out of 3 Canadians are not aware about sexual consent; rape kits are failing the victims and rape crisis centres are being failed by the Canadian system;  not to forget that victims of domestic abuse are also being failed by the Canadian system. 

Scenario 4 is a common example of abuse and intimidation that takes place in Canada. Narcissists are running Canada; a lot of these narcissists are well suited for positions in lecturing, management, and medicine. Nobody goes near them because just like Dr. Strange, these people are control freaks; this is signified by phrase, “All you have to do is stick with your promise”. I have some experience with Canadians who are narcissists. I have learned that there are different kinds of narcissists; for example, there are those who like to devise errors and attempt to place those delusions in the brains of the victims and the rest of the audience; and, others who just use verbally loaded language to scare their victims. It is very easy to find male and female managers who are using pornographic terminology or the F word inside officesyou will see people talking about this in close circles but most people do not want to worry about reporting these atrocities to the media. It is a fact that Canada coddles criminals; you might be sitting right next to a real whacko while you are studying or working. It is a fact that racism is sometimes a very hidden thing; and, this is why it takes a lot of time and thoughts to just realize what has happened. This concept is represented by Arkham’s concealed basement where monsters are created through abusive research and experiments. I have experiences with such covert form of racism; there have been times when some people have made friends with me only to leave me after using my connections and resources; even some strangers have told me that something similar has happened to them as well. Furthermore, real and credible authorities are never made available on mainstream media; and, when they do arrive, they arrive in lesser number owing to Canada’s integration issues.  Additionally, reality is never represented properly through media simply because it is being run by domineering individuals who want us to be okay with being labelled inappropriately and misrepresentedthis is the promise they think we owe them. For example, Ezra who is telling a lot of lies about Islam is always summoned by Canadian mainstream media; but credible and globally known authorities like Imam Dr. Delic are not invited. Last but not least, the government authorities like RCMP are wasting a lot of effort in creating racist guides to target certain groups; for example, the RCMP interview guide unfairly targets Muslim migrants. Overall, colored people especially the ones who need to be targeted due to political reasons are expected to complete the promises they made to Canada because Canada is not in need of them but they need Canada. This reasoning is how Canada is getting away with using the resources of the colored people while making it look like that Canada does not owe them anything. The mistreatment of Muslims is an excellent examplenot many Canadians are aware of the fact that the Muslims have been living in Canada since 1800s.

In Scenario 1, I stated that Dr. Strange has a need to use “firecrackers”. Here, I am referring to hate crimes and racism as firecrackers that hit the victims on their already wounded heads every now and then. Lastly, Scenario 5 is everywhere. We are expected to mix, mingle, and laugh even after having our heads shaved owing to the frustration offered by the current state of Canada. Thus, Canada is as civil and productive as Arkham.

My Last Thought: Can you easily see now how groups like ISIS can attack lonely Canadiansthey are already doing this to lonely Americans.  All they have to do is find some lonely and poor Canadians; tell them that they have a chance to get rid of the West and its methods by participating in a war; love them by sending them daily messages, showing affection, and providing a “supportive” online group; and, then wait for the “Stockholm Syndrome” to set in. That’s all! They can build an army like this; and, given the entire picture, it should be easy to do so.

Copyright © by Arzoo Zaheer. All Rights Reserved.

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