| The very next ethical dilemma after the chase on bikes in GTA: SA is tagging, or spraying spray paint pictures of your gangs logos and colors on the walls of buildings in both your turf and rival gang members turf. While playing this and thinking outside of the game, you have to wonder how much balls it takes to not only spray paint on a building in broad daylight but also to do it over rival gangs existing tags. Despite the fact that CJ isn't alone while he's doing this, if it were me, my heart would be pounding a thousand times a minute. Although CJ runs into two rival gang members which you're able to beat up, it could've been worse and he could've been jumped instead or killed. There is definitely no utilitarianistic approach to CJ's actions, there is only what's good for him and his immediate family. The rest of the community doesn't matter to them.|
After tagging up about 5 spots, CJ heads to a neighborhood where he discovers one of his old buddies is now a crackhead. The rage inside him causes him to start targeting and killing crack dealers. I was thinking about how I would feel if I was in that same situation. Although I'd be upset seeing my friend in the condition he's in, I wouldn't be upset to the point that I'd start killing those that led to his addiction. CJ probably thinks they caused his friends addiction since they're the ones selling the drugs but when it's said and done, Big Bear is the only one responsible. I would be mad at him more so for putting himself in that situatino than I'd be mad at the drug dealers. As I said before, in CJ's mind, he's only concerned with retaliation, so he goes after those who are indirectly responsible by killing them to prevent this kind of thing happening in the future to those that CJ cares about.
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