No. For the system to be deemed full of faults, to be viewed as completely useless and bad, it should not work in the majority of cases. The thing is, the accident shown does not prove how bad the influence of Sybil is upon the nation. Because the circumstances are totally different. This numbness would be dangerous to one’s self as well as others’ if they all lived in a dangerous society. Sybil granted the safety which everyone wanted and managed to sustain it through the years. There are no more worries, suspicions. People are protected. The system succeeded. With this in mind, Makishima used the case of the street beating as a proof that he was right. But not in this world because the era is completely different and the need to be aware about the things and people around you is unneeded. Makishima succeeded in his plans only because he was criminally asymptomatic and had a hacker beside him throughout all these years. Throw away these two facts and we see that committing a crime is not an easy task. Even if an “ordinary” criminal managed to commit one, two, or even three murderers, they are isolated. They are happening in a tiny areas of the city - someone’s room, in an alley, a building, somewhere underground. Those crimes are invisible. Thus, they don’t cause panic in a larger scale and it really seems as if the rest of the population are safe. They indeed are safe. People continued believing in the system, but they also knew that there are crimes occurring even in this era. Otherwise, they would think of the Bureau as useless. Crimes are still happening but they are less than the other periods of time in the human history. If the crime rates weren’t low, then the nation wouldn’t see a reason to implement such a system. Sybil proved that it worked and still does. The Bureau makes the people’s beliefs in the system true and justified, no matter how fishy Kasei’s words sound in the 13th episode. It isn’t bad if in the end it benefits people. Though the Inspectors should be very careful not to cloud their psycho-passes, there are Enforcers who work for them. The system saw them as valuable if they can protect what the system wanted to protect. The Enforcers could be ex-detectives, thus providing a valuable information for catching criminals, even ones like Touma and Makishima (and, indeed, a different team caught Touma but this comes with risks and dangers). The Enforcers are mentally free. They can think whatever they want and even though many may not be ex-detectives or have a natural talent, they can still try to think like a criminal and help the Inspectors, who can think as well, though they have to be more careful and have to rely on the enforcers. Trust and teamwork are important. The system works because there is order in the way the problems are dealt with. And there are people who try to protect what people hold dear. The reason why it is important for people to believe in the system is that this destroys the suspicions, the worries, the panic, the guessing of what reality is. It may seem a bad thing, but it is not as well. This makes a relaxed mind, a relaxed existence, peace and harmony between people. Sybil and the Bureau tries to do what it should be done no matter what. As we saw, for 7 hours a chaos ensued. It’s true that the citizens could protect themselves with the use of violence but there could have been a problem with that - the good citizens, out of desire and fear, took the helmets and did the job. But one does not know whether they will continue with the violence after the emotions has taken over them, or they would stop before killing an innocent person who never wore one of the helmets.
The existence of Makishima and his “friendship” with Choe (a hacker) made the accident possible which led to a chaos. This does not prove the uselessness of Sybil.
Sorry Makishima, but try harder next time)
Anyway. Just thoughts, not statements of what’s right or not.
THE FUCK?! My teacher in economy from high school right now is playing in a game on the TV! He played in another one years ago and when i saw him as my teacher and he said he participated i got WOAH! OMG! I remember him completely now! Ahahahahahahaha! WOAH!
"Ho? So you desire me in such a way?”
"Hmm. I see you’re already undressing… Nice bra."
"But, are you sure you can make me do it?"
"Woah. Aren’t you a little aggressive, girl?"
"Ha. You should try harder. This won’t be easy."
"Huh? What did you say?"
"You’re gonna grab…"
"… my penis?! Don’t you dare! I’m gonna kill you!"
"Hehehehe. I told you you won’t make me do it that easily."
"Now it’s my turn… How should i attack you?"
Anyone who deals with stress or anxiety on a fairly regular basis should watch this. Your stress can either harm your health or enhance it, it’s all based on perspective. I’ve been using this lately and I’ve seen improvement in my immunity.
It was an amazing talk.