The Instigator
Jifpop09
Pro (for)
Winning
9 Points
The Contender
Benshapiro
Con (against)
Losing
6 Points

Greatest Speech Debate

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after 5 votes the winner is...
Jifpop09
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/11/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,231 times Debate No: 52204
Debate Rounds (2)
Comments (30)
Votes (5)

 

Jifpop09

Pro

This debate is simple. I will post a speech, and you will post a speech. Whoever has the better, more powerful one wins.

- No rebuttals can be made in R2

- My opponent will post his speech next round
Benshapiro

Con

I accept. Hopefully we don't have the same speech in mind!
Debate Round No. 1
Jifpop09

Pro

Please don't vote unless you watch the whole thing. This is epic, and will make you want to go start a revolution or something. Its Charlie Chaplins speech in the movie the great dictator.

Benshapiro

Con

This speech is legendary, spoken by a true legend, and represents a very real turning point in recognizing racial equality in American history. I present to you Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech:
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Jifpop09 3 years ago
Jifpop09
Of course, the imagery was added.
Posted by Jifpop09 3 years ago
Jifpop09
I would actually argue that my speech had more social importance though. It came out a year before WW2, and inspired millions of Americans and Brits to arm themselves against the nazis
Posted by Jifpop09 3 years ago
Jifpop09
Thanks relavitist.
Posted by Relativist 3 years ago
Relativist
Athena your vote was one sided without any evaluation of the other. That doesn't even warrant a straight 7 point award. Please reconsider.
Posted by ESocialBookworm 3 years ago
ESocialBookworm
By you? Try me sweetheart. :D :P P.S. I live under a rock, like Patrick.
Posted by Jifpop09 3 years ago
Jifpop09
You to withdraw your vote, or be hunted down (*_*)
Posted by ESocialBookworm 3 years ago
ESocialBookworm
Seriously?! Really?! *looks at you like you grew a second head.... People have different opinions Jif. I preferred CON's speech. Romani prefers yours. You're tied now. What could you possibly want?!
Posted by Jifpop09 3 years ago
Jifpop09
Your vote was an insult to humankind
Posted by ESocialBookworm 3 years ago
ESocialBookworm
You're tied now. :p :)
Posted by ESocialBookworm 3 years ago
ESocialBookworm
:P jif.. Smh
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Vote Placed by travis18352 3 years ago
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Vote Placed by 9spaceking 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: although relativist is quite correct, in the full speeches, MLK prevails.
Vote Placed by Relativist 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Since there is no specifications for voting, I'll just use my intrepretation which is a 2-0 win on points. Firstly, I imagined both as being real, in which Jifpop's vid had a more powerful build up and climax. Martin Luthur was strong in his message but the video merely shows the climax. A build up and a climax is prefereable, So Pro wins that. Secondly, the contents of both speeches were stronger on Jifpop's site as it touched on liberty,poverty and greed while Shapiro's vid was merely civil rights. Jifpop wins that round. Hence, Arguments to jifpop. SIDENOTE: I think the video portrays your main argument, not the character. Yes, martin luthur king was significantly more important but Judgements have to be made based on the confines of the debate, which is exactly what I did.
Vote Placed by Romanii 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Maybe it's because I've already heard Con's speech several time before, but I liked Pro's speech more.
Vote Placed by ESocialBookworm 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I watched the whole videos. They were both great and I hope one day I can speak just like both men. However, MLK's speech was more powerful IMO and I have actually listened to him and read his speech before. It is really good: proving the stereotype wrong and using fantastic grammar techniques. So sorry Jifpop.