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glasspipette
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SocialistAtheistNutjob
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Inaction in the face of injustice makes an individual morally culpable.

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Started: 8/1/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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glasspipette

Con

Pro must present argument in first round. No cheating, lying, etc.
SocialistAtheistNutjob

Pro

I'd like to begin the debate by defining a few words.

Culpable: http://www.merriam-webster.com...
Injustice: http://www.merriam-webster.com...

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." -Desmond Tutu

What Tutu meant by this quote is that if you're able to do something to help the proverbial mouse, then by choosing to nothing, you are siding with the elephant. Desmond Tutu was an anti-apartheid activist who fought for liberty in South Africa.

I argue that the statement in the title "inaction in the face of injustice makes an individual morally culpable" is true.
Debate Round No. 1
glasspipette

Con

glasspipette forfeited this round.
SocialistAtheistNutjob

Pro

Con has forfeited this round and therefore has not made any arguments in favor of his position. I will pass to round three. In the case that Con does not present any arguments in round three he will have no chance to meet his burden of proof and will lose the debate.
Debate Round No. 2
glasspipette

Con

glasspipette forfeited this round.
SocialistAtheistNutjob

Pro

Con has the Burden of Proof to show that inaction in the fact of injustice does not make an individual morally culpable. As he has failed to give a single argument, I will not either.
Debate Round No. 3
glasspipette

Con

glasspipette forfeited this round.
SocialistAtheistNutjob

Pro

SocialistAtheistNutjob forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by SocialistAtheistNutjob 2 years ago
SocialistAtheistNutjob
Am I ever going to see an argument from Con?
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