Firstly Nerdling, you are still missing the mark with your reference to the Sam Johnson quote. It characterizes the human qualities of generosity,
charity, and goodwill. Helping someone isn’t necessarily justice, though it is
just. Exacting justice is correcting a wrong, where helping
someone is an act of compassion. If the actor chooses to think of his act of compassion as an act of justice, so be it, but it doesn’t automatically
imply a reaction to a wrongdoing. If you help a friend who was laid off from their job by giving them some money or lending them the spare bedroom
for a time, that doesn’t mean that the former employer couldn’t justify cutting their costs by laying off your friend. Helping your friend isn’t an
act of justice, it is an act of compassion. Enough of this.
is the spin doctor?
Next, the story I told was simply a recount of what I observed. I told the story to make clear a point. A point you obviously refuse to contend
with, as your rebuttal proves. The story you told came closer to addressing the proposition of the debate than anything you have stated thus far.
Until you spun
it and turned it into an issue of RACE. And you further ruined your chances of even coming close
to competing with me
when you made it personal
. I consider what you stated with regard to me
refusing to act in defense of a young black man a personal
attack with absolutely no basis whatsoever, and acutely unsporting. Furthermore, do you actually believe that the judges will come into your favor as
the result of a feeble attempt to peg me as a racist?
I didn’t think so…
Moving on, I understand the point you’re making in reference to humanitarian obligations worldwide, however, I think it might behoove you, in the
course of this debate, not to forget the very proposition being debated. The proposition reads, “Inaction in the face of injustice makes an
morally culpable”. By diverting the topic to a global issue you are not only varying from the original proposition, you are debating
an entirely different one
! Beside that fact, the scourge of disease and famine in Africa to which you refer are not acts of injustice, they
are acts of NATURE
At this point, I don’t believe it is necessary to utilize my entire word allotment to secure a decisive victory. There’s probably a rebroadcast of the
BBC News on that could similarly justify the of waste my time and brainpower. In my opinion, Nerdling, you couldn’t buy
victory in the ATS
store with your 50,000
"cool points" or to whatever you liken them. Editor? Pfft…
Run if you must, Nerdling, but know this: You may never have the privilege of being mastered by the likes of me again.
”Why won’t anyone fight me?!!!”
–Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod
I know that you have exams, and it is much more important that you study hard and do well, so if you have to withdraw from the debate that’s totally
understandable. I’ve enjoyed it to this point, and I sincerely hope that I’ve taunted you to the point that you cannot resist countering!
knows, we may just resolve this debate once and for all! So if you truly don't have the time, just make sure not to let your SCHOOL interfere with
your EDUCATION! (Thanks, Al)
"I'm just in it for the book, man..." -Moi
But seriously, whatever you decide, well met, and godspeed!