THE TYRANT WITHIN / BEYOND JUSTICE
PRODUCED BY SMALL FISH FILMS
So I was walking around Colchester Town one day and I was handed a DVD with two documentaries on it, so I was instantaneously hooked, the two documentaries are called 'The Tyrant Within' and 'Beyond Justice'. Now 'The Tyrant Within' focuses on this case of microchipping people in order to obtain medical history and personal information regarding a person of whom has had an accident and by using a mobile scanner, medical staff can call-up information regarding a patient by scanning the body for the microchip and resulting in details being shown on a computer screen. Whilst there is a clear debate on the issue, Global Metal Network is impartial to comment on the topic simply because we do not feel that we can either support or revolt against such a technique, for sure it aids the promptness of in an emergency that medical history being recalled could inevitably able medical staff to aid the patient in question but on the other hand it could be seen as an elaborate form of private intrusion, but once again Global Metal Network does not support nor condone the action. On a more striking note, using such a microchip as a method to purchase goods and services just by it in being in you could provoke groups such as the Christian faith or scientology groups into revolt, as such could it also be upgrading the potential for GBH or intrusive abuse such that criminals can take advantage of the technology. Credit and debit cards do not have the same valuation as this proposed new technology and as such, in its darkest form when someone dies what will happen to the chip? Will the body have to be exhumed to retrieve the microchip or will it be buried / cremated with the owner? This is a real debatable topic and if the society has its own why, it may not pass. Interestinlgy the cultural reference of 'mark of the beast' keeps cropping up, but extraordinarily they implement it in the wrong context, the mark of the beast is the devil's advocate, but in truth it is science vs. religion and this has always been a two-topic war for which countless centuries have seen both sides fight. What this documentary has to offer is a question with no definite answer, but one question that humanity has left to decipher the reasoning behind this notion of using such technology, in conclusion it is a great documentary to watch but again there lies no real opinion on it and Global Metal Network refuses to give its own opinion on the matter.
The other documentary 'Beyond Justice' focuses on the inequality in the justice systems across the world, the debate revolves around crime and punishment, whereby the 'developing' world such as countries like Kenya opt for physical punishment such as beating up criminals and torturing them whereas in the more democratic societies such as the UK, they opt for jails for criminals to be locked up in for a set perioud of time. Now, whilst the Global Metal Network is reviewing this documentary, its views are not going to be put forward as to remain on an unbiased perspective. Some argue that torture and executions are not humanely feasible and are against the belief in it, regardless of the fact that centuries ago this was the norm around the world, from the Dutch navy using 'keelhauling' on its criminal sailors to the barbaric Iron Maiden and spine-stretching in medieval England and France.