Two high school students debated two other high school students. The judge won:
Our heroes’ attempts at debate were met with a “slam” style reading of leftist poetry which was credited as an argument from “lived experience” by the racist judge of the debate. The poetry was mercifully not captured on video, as our narrator Micheal Moreno explains, and things just went downhill from there. The number of times which an ostensible “judge” should have told the opposing side to shut up and debate quickly rises beyond the practically countable. I wound up re-winding several times trying to pick audio out from the multiple voices clamoring to get through.
The leftists, being the natural shouters, won the “dabate” after it was called off due to Moreno’s side citing Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro as sources. The judge simply asserts without justification that people like Peterson and Shapiro, and you and me as well, dear reader, are white supremacists, haters, Nazis. That is not a conclusion arrived at through any process — that is an axiom held by the framers of the debate, a principle which may not be challenged within the debate, under penalty of having the debate terminated and a victory awarded to those whose argument consisted of an angry poetry reading.
From the video description and comments:
This occurred at the Arizona State Invitational tournament, January 4th-6th. The debate topic was “Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially reduce restrictions on legal immigration”. Me and my partner Weston Burnett were assigned the negative position. When the affirmative ran slam poem instead, we went for framework/topicality with voters for education and fairness. They dismissed our fairness claims because we were white and had ‘causticity’. We then started recording. The cases ran are accessible at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6rfnb5apmh0…
While both my coach and principle agree that what happened was wrong, they have advised me not to post this video, – mainly out of unwarranted legal threats they have faced – but this is on my own volition and I will not be silenced. In order to speak the truth, you have to left go of the outcome. The faces have been blurred per YouTube’s privacy requirements and the recording is protected under Arizona’s one-party consent law. It does not infringe on any FERPA laws as it does not 1) directly relate to the students and 2) is not maintained by an educational institution.
And the follow-up
This young man, Michael Moreno, is one to watch. We’ll see more of him — the forces of history will not be denied.