Instigator / Pro
Points: 14

"benevolent oligarchy" is oxymoronic

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Type1
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Contender / Con
Points: 11
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Round 1
Published:
Oligarchy cannot be benevolent, because the more authority there is the more class there is, and the more class there is the more the interests of the people at large and the people in power are divided. 
Published:
Oxymoron: A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined, as in a deafening silence and a mournful optimist.

Benevolent definition, characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings

Oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people.

There is nothing inherently oxymoronic about these terms. Your hypothesis that the more authority there is the more "class" there is is as of yet unsupported. Even if what you say is true, why can one class not be benevolent towards the other?
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#2
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Pro made a basic argument to relating to oligarchy, pro makes a similarly light counter, “Even if what you say is true, why can one class not be benevolent towards the other?”, this enough to cast doubt on pros point - but isn’t enough to justify his part of the resolution, this leads to a draw being the only rational conclusion.
#1
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Both sides FF post-R1. Con baselessly asserts his own definitions but never defies the reasoning Pro gives of the following kind:
"the more authority there is the more class there is, and the more class there is the more the interests of the people at large and the people in power are divided. "
Pro wins, gg :) Nice one type1! :)