I don’t want him to cross the line from latent criminal to murderer.
This seems a rather innocuous statement. But in the world of Psycho Pass, it’s a revolutionary observation. Being labelled a latent criminal is different from being a murderer. Yet the world of Psycho Pass refuses to differentiate between the two. The system treats latent criminals as criminals, who need to be punished regardless of whether they have yet committed a crime.
The only way Akane comes to realize that this is false is because a contradiction is built into the core of the system. Some latent criminals are used by the system itself, and are in fact indispensable to its continued functionality. Akane works with the enforcers every day, and comes to trust them. What she has been taught regarding latent criminals is overwritten by her personal experience.
The Psycho Pass system actually has things completely backwards: the latent criminal who has not yet committed a crime is slated for execution, while the man who staged riots and killed countless people must be captured alive so that he can become one of society’s rulers.
All of these contradictions are piling up, and Ginoza is descending into thoughts he isn’t supposed to have. Seems a common problem for detectives. The chief goes so far as to call him “useless.” All I can say is, anyone who wouldn’t be affected by what Ginoza is discovered is really and truly broken. Or the Psycho Pass just magically doesn’t work on them.
The Sibyl System is the ideal bureaucratic administration because it is completely fair and not affected by emotion. But I think this is a mistake. There is a time for justice, but also a time for mercy. Judges ought to have leeway depending on subjective, emotional assessments.
I can’t believe the entire country eats a single crop. I guess it is like soy where you can make it sort of taste like anything? This is definitely the most horrifyingly dystopian aspect of the entire series.
Oh man so corny.
I can barely hold back my tears here…. Makishima felt alienated???! Who’da thunk it?
So not moe.