For the sake of this article I will try to remain impartial and unbiased, however when it comes to the matter of the Debating Club I know where I stand. Last Wednesday I held the first meeting of the Fyling Hall School Debating Club. Was I nervous? Yes. Was I really confused as to why I was choosing to give myself the effort of running an after-school club? Definitely. Am I really happy I have made this decision? Most definitely.
Our very first topic is: Is the philosophy of “Steal from the rich and give to the poor” justified? If someone were to steal something from someone would that be right? Of course not. But what if that person needs the thing they stole more than the person they stole it from? What if the person they stole it from doesn’t actually need it and is selfishly hoarding it? These are the questions we are trying to answer. As people, especially young people, become more conscious of the divide in classes and the unequal distribution of wealth, these are the questions we have to try and answer.
Honestly there’s not much more for me to say beyond the fact that arguing with people is fun and you should come to Debating Club. Seriously it’s a lot of fun. I am not at all biased, or am I biased? You decide!
Damilare Williams-Shires (Year 12)