Originally Posted by thestalkinghead
but he was dead, he had a massive heart attack that stopped his heart, resuscitation is bringing someone back to life in that situation, and i think even a few seconds of no immune system would make the virus take over, resuscitation is impossible, unless you can actually bring a zombie back to life with a defibrillator.
The stat at the end of the game for that decision was labeled, "pragmatic."
It is easy to say that any one individual would make the proper moral and humane decision based on their beliefs, religion, or value. Though that person is one individual.
The situation with Larry affected a group of individuals. They were locked in a room with no plausible way to escape and no way to evade a problem if one were to arise. Context is very important here. A man with a known history of severe heart problems, has very clearly suffered a heart attack. He has had one before and he was only able to make it through because of a selfless effort to get him medication. This attack is even worse. He has been rendered unconscious and he is not breathing with either no pulse or a very feint one. He has not responded to at least two rounds of improperly performed CPR. This man needs serious medical attention or he will die. He will turn, and a group will be locked in a room with him. While discussing this topic on a moral ground, it is vital to understand that by saying one should try to save Larry until he is either saved or turned (because 100% of the time it is one or the other), they are willing to risk their own life.
Is it just, or moral, to make that same decision for every other individual in the room? Is that decision PRAGMATIC to and for everyone else? What if Larry turns and kills Clem before you get a chance to finish him? The decision to save Larry seems to be the selfish choice. The choice of allowing ones own moral value and belief to directly decide another persons fate.
Kenny made the right choice. He may have acted too quickly, but it is the decision that would have to be made at some point. Even if trying bought Larry a few more minutes. Remember there was no way out at that point. As far as they were concerned they were completely trapped.
Sacrifice is necessary for the greater good of others. Unless every other person was willing to die for Larry's sake, he must be finished. That is pragmatic. That is just. We have a military in place that feels the same way. If you can choose for yourself, fine. You can not make those same decisions or choices for someone else.