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Is Michael Moore a hypocrite claiming "Capitalism is Evil"?

In Capitalism: A Love Story, Moore concludes that Capitalism is the root of all evil.

"Capitalism is an evil, and you cannot regulate evil," the two-hour movie concludes.

"You have to eliminate it and replace it with something that is good for all people and that something is democracy." --Michael Moore, Reuters

YES

Side Score: 44
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Side Score: 32
4 points

I can not stand that PIG ! He is a total l anus , and a creature of opportunity ..... Typical Liberal

Side: yes
3 points

Damn! And I thought he was just a disgusting, fat bastard!

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, yes

Side: NO
1 point

Yes, yes

Side: NO

If there ever was a hypocrite, it would be Michael Moore.

With all of his films, Michael Moore has a grossed revenue of about $100 million, and this is only his movies.

Michael Moore has profited from capitalism, yet he fails to even recognize his own hypocrisy.

Side: yes

Of course. Michael Moore has made unbelievable amounts of money from his movies, yet he preaches liberalism as this way of life that I would pay money to see him live.

Side: yes
2 points

He profited by calling capitalism evil. Did he not take part in the very thing he recognizes as "evil." I think this is very hypocritical.

Side: yes

Like Michael Moore and liberals, they didn't even understand their own hypocrisy that government is not the solution, government is the problem.

Side: yes
1 point

But they are convinced that government can replace God..m

Side: NO

One

Thanks to some excellent propaganda, most Americans see Communism as a dark and enigmatic evil. The antithesis being capitalism, it would seem that democracy has elected capitalism as the better system.

Two

Moore's profession as a private documentary maker would probably be illegal under a communist regime.

Three

The various attempts at attaining communism have all been accompanied by dictatorship, something which Moore infers is abhorrent.

Four

More, as a horrendously fat man, is a walking caricature of capitalism.

Five

If Moore truly found Capitalism to be evil, he would not have charged people to watch his documentaries.

Side: yes
aveskde(1935) Disputed
1 point

Thanks to some excellent propaganda, most Americans see Communism as a dark and enigmatic evil. The antithesis being capitalism, it would seem that democracy has elected capitalism as the better system.

It's never that simple. Capitalism redistributes wealth unevenly, meaning that the wealthy elected to keep it as the dominant system but the majority of poor through centuries of pushing are starting to get what they want: some sort of hybrid system.

Moore's profession as a private documentary maker would probably be illegal under a communist regime.

I believe he is an advocate of socialism. But in any case I don't care about Moore.

The various attempts at attaining communism have all been accompanied by dictatorship, something which Moore infers is abhorrent.

There have not been many attempts however, as compared to capitalism, and it doesn't help that the United States has frequently tried to destabilise these nations because they don't benefit us.

Further, communism is very new. Early capitalism caused rampant poverty, so many deaths from poor sanitation, and lack of worker safety. It also caused a sort of plutocracy, rule by robber barons who were only interested in wealth and power. How many millions died over those two centuries of early capitalism, due to starvation, disease, accidents, and poisons sold as foods all because of some wealthy men who loved the system all too much?

More, as a horrendously fat man, is a walking caricature of capitalism.

More is a caricature? I thought more was an adjective describing greater quantity.

If Moore truly found Capitalism to be evil, he would not have charged people to watch his documentaries.

Often it is the case that in a capitalist system you need to foot all kinds of bills and contracts in order to get yourself anywhere. Of course, he could have just bittorrented it. I expect that like with some of his other films, he will welcome those who download it for free.

Side: No
1 point

Capitalism redistributes wealth unevenly, meaning that the wealthy elected to keep it as the dominant system but the majority of poor through centuries of pushing are starting to get what they want: some sort of hybrid system.

Such as?

I believe he is an advocate of socialism.

Yes, let the people who know nothing about production manage it.

There have not been many attempts however, as compared to capitalism,

They all share the fatal flaw; government controlling industry. It cannot be done. Famine and strife are all that will result.

Early capitalism caused rampant poverty, so many deaths from poor sanitation, and lack of worker safety.

Industrialism, really. Capitalism is older than the Bessemer converter or the rotative steam engine (surely the most important machine since the press). Unless there is some other period to which you refer?

How many millions died over those two centuries of early capitalism, due to starvation, disease, accidents, and poisons sold as foods all because of some wealthy men who loved the system all too much?

And how many people have been saved from the same fate by today's massive pharmaceutical and food industries? Granted, it's not ideal, but in every case I have examined, letting the government take charge of industry has led to disaster, and don't get me started on trade unions.

More is a caricature? I thought more was an adjective describing greater quantity.

Curses and damnation, a typo. Rather amusing pun though.

Often it is the case that in a capitalist system you need to foot all kinds of bills and contracts in order to get yourself anywhere.

True, but Moore could foot the bills without charging for this documentary, being a multi-millionaire.

I expect that like with some of his other films, he will welcome those who download it for free.

When you have cooked the chicken, it is amusing to watch the foxes devour the bones.

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, yes

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Yes, yes

Side: NO
1 point

Michael Moore is a false idol. Nothing more.

Calling capitalism evil doesn't mean much when you're definition of evil is capitalism. =/

I don't know if this makes him a hypocrite, but it makes him tautological and incorrect.

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, yes

Side: NO
1 point

Yes, yes

Side: NO
0 points

Democracy is not an economic system, thus cannot be interchangeable with capitalism. If he hates this system so much, then he could easily move to a country like N. Korea that regulates his precious media that has made him all of his money.

Side: yes
aveskde(1935) Disputed
1 point

If he hates this system so much, then he could easily move to a country like N. Korea that regulates his precious media that has made him all of his money.

I was always under the impression that we already live in a system as nightmarish as North Korea's one. We just tend to not be aware of it publicly.

Side: No
1 point

I was always under the impression that we already live in a system as nightmarish as North Korea's one. We just tend to not be aware of it publicly.

No, not South Korea, but with the increasing number of restrictions on personal freedom is close.

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, yes

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1 point

Yes, yes

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1 point

Yes, yes

Side: NO
Kinda(1649) Disputed Banned
0 points

Hell idiot. Name suits you. Why? Because Michael Moore strongly favours democracy. Bye retard. That also suits you.

Side: No
1 point

Yes, yes

Side: YES
1 point

you can eat at a fast food restraunt and say that fast food is bad for your health. you can drink alcohol and also claim that drinking is bad for you. im pretty sure there are alcoholics who tell their children not to drink. or smokers who tell their children not to smoke. you can practice capitalism, but also recognise that it is evil and does horrible things to people. not to say i like or support michael moore

Side: No

Michael Moore sees capitalism as being selfish and causing the middle class to deteriorate.

Side: NO
1 point

And yet, under Trump, the middle class has flourished.

Side: YES
Kinda(1649) Banned
0 points

Anybody who thinks he advocates communism and fascism is obviously stupid and retarded (so far everybody on the 'yes' side).

Also by donating millions of dollars to revamp his home town is definately proof of his capitalist agenda.

Instead of arguing (stupid and blindly) against the guy himself, maybe you should argue against the points he raises.

Side: No
2 points

You're right he doestn't advocates communism and fascism. He adovactes Socialism.

Why doesn't he donate all his money.

Side: yes
1 point

Why do people keep saying Fascism and Communism as if they are best friends?

Side: NO
1 point

Yes, yes

Side: NO
1 point

Yes, yes

Side: NO
aveskde(1935) Disputed
0 points

Why doesn't he donate all his money.

Why don't you expect all those big business CEOs you defend to donate all of their wealth?

Side: No
1 point

hey retard is rude disrespectful and un kind so just leave the conversation

Side: yes
1 point

Pretty much. Yep.

Side: YES