Re: Why did the League of Shadows want to destroy a peaceful city?
The League thinks that the state of Gotham's wealth gaps and corporate corruption/influence are unjust.
This is backed up by the fact that Bane is able to rally the poor on his side to revolt. The signs of revolt were already there (as they are in the US today) and it only took a charismatic extremist to galvanize them (and a situation in which they could stand a chance, and not be suppressed by military, etc)
it's a little muddled, as I could see how someone might think that he just rallied the inmates of Blackgate, but I think the idea is that he rallies the poor; Selina Kyle, her annoying little friend, etc, to believe in 'shared wealth'.
(the only thing the league weren't honest about was that they believed Gotham was already beyond saving and must be destroyed to start anew. The revolution was punishment to the rich, and a message to the rest of the Western world, not a revolution that they intended to carry out.)
Last edited by FeedOnATreeFrog; 12-31-2012 at 12:30 PM.