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independentprogressive
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Che Guevara

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/14/2007 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 5,154 times Debate No: 405
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I-M-Right

Pro

Che Guevara was not a horrible man, and is a symbol of revolution and standing up to oppression to help the less fortunate.
independentprogressive

Con

Che Guevera murdered thousands of innocent people! How can you defend that? Communism is devaluing to the individual, even if they are poor. Communisim doesn't allow them to be awarded for progressing!
Debate Round No. 1
I-M-Right

Pro

When you are trying to overthrow a government that is hurting the people and spending the peoples money on nonsense such as the Batista government did, there will be casualties. I think your exaggerating the number he killed, but he's a soldier what do you expect. And he believed in socialism, not communism. Communism cannot work and will never exist, but socialism can. The U.S was preventing Latin America from becoming a strong region, and that's why Guevara was tired of seeing his people suffer and starve while they didn't benefit from the selling of the peoples resources. Look what Guevara started even today. He taught people to stand up to oppressive governments. Look at a few weeks ago when the Venezuelan president was trying to pass a bill that would allow him to have unlimited terms in office. The people stood up and voted against it, becuase Guevara set an example for them and others.
independentprogressive

Con

Hmmm. Lets see here... Is Cuba communist? I think so! Who did Che help put in office? Fidel Castro! Is he a communist? I think so!

Casualties?
He sent thousands of them to the firing squad. Poor ones, rich ones. Che had absolutely no respect for human life. As for the incident of Chavez and term limits, Che would have been on Chavez's side!
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Vikuta 9 years ago
Vikuta
Che was above all else an anti-imperialist. His methods were extreme at times, but I think his actions have to be considered in context. He opposed the most powerful force the world has ever known, the imperial American superpower. No nation, (or person) has been able to resist against it without facing considerable danger to itself.
Posted by independentprogressive 9 years ago
independentprogressive
Yea, I was pressed for time.. both times I argued. I did not know this was a two round debate. Had I known that, I would have gone more in depth, but I didn't assuming I had to save some of my arguments for the third round.
Posted by Chuckles 9 years ago
Chuckles
pro, i think you could have won this debate, but i do not think either side argued especially amazingly, but con gets it for me. pro did nothing to say if the ideals che presented were more important than life. this is an interesting topic and i'd like to see it again, but more in-depth. possibly with citations?
Posted by clsmooth 9 years ago
clsmooth
IP - I predict that within a few years time, you will be a libertarian.
Posted by independentprogressive 9 years ago
independentprogressive
Thank you!

Liberals, Conservatives, Progressives, and Moderates can all come together and agree that Che Guevara murdered thousands of innocent people in cold blood. I would even go as far to call this genocide.
Posted by Solarman1969 9 years ago
Solarman1969
I will be happy to support you here Indep+prog

He was a scum murdering thug from hell and died the death (face down in the mud from as bullet) as should have Fidel

here is just ONE good link

http://www.therealcuba.com...

This reminds me of all the liberals who support Mumia Abdul Jamal aka Wesley Cook, a COLD BLOODED COP KILLER

these are marxist idealists who are stupid, have no idea of history , or what it is like to live in a country run by revolutionary marxist scum murderers.

Cuba is a perfect example- same with N Korea
Posted by independentprogressive 9 years ago
independentprogressive
Sorry, I posted my con argument in the wrong box.
Posted by independentprogressive 9 years ago
independentprogressive
Hmmm. Lets see here... Is Cuba communist? I think so! Who did Che help put in office? Fidel Castro! Is he a communist? I think so!

Casualties?
He sent thousands of them to the firing squad. Poor ones, rich ones. Che had absolutely no respect for human life.
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