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    Virilio K

    Very strategic and simple kritik. It links to almost any aff and has good turns case arguments. Contains block overviews and answers to the generic answers most people will make.
     
    This is a good file to have in your back pocket. You can catch people off-guard or use it as a generic critique when you have nothing else to say.
     
    Table of Contents
    Virilio K.. 1
     
     
    1NC Shell [1/2] 2
    1NC Shell [2/2] 3
     
     
    ****LINKS****. 4
    Link: Extinction. 5
    Link: Disaster Representations. 6
    Link: Communications. 7
    Link: Communications. 8
    Link: Deterrence. 9
    Link: Military Technology. 10
    Link: Military Technology. 11
    Link: Hegemony. 12
    Link: Hegemony. 13
    Link: Economics. 14
    Link: Ecology. 15
    Link – Terrorism... 16
     
     
    *****Impacts*****. 17
    Impact – Extinction. 18
    Impact – Nuclear War 20
    Impact – Totalitarianism... 21
    Impact – Ethics. 22
    Impact – Value to Life. 23
     
     
    *****Alternative*****. 24
    Alt Solvency – Eschatology. 25
    Alt Solvency – Ethics. 26
    Alt Solvency – Resistance. 27
     
    2NC/1NR Overview.. 28
     
     
    *****Other Business*****. 29
    AT: Perm... 30
    AT: Perm...31
    AT: Perm... 32
    AT: Realism... 33
    AT: Cede the Political 34
    AT: Nuke War Outweighs. 35
    AT: We Solve War 36

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    Thirst for Annihilation K

    A Bataille Cap K that relies heavily on Nick Land's Thirst for Annihilation reading though is supported by a diversity of other authors. Can function as a K of many other anti-cap affirmatives and many affs that just take the economy as a mechanism or management task.
     
    A brief explanation of the argument:
    Against most (neo)Marx affs or any aff that deals with the economy for the most part this is a method criticism about the ontological/epistemic implications of framing debates in terms of scarcity, productivity, waste, etc. Argues that this framing is what sustains the destructive logics of growth that most critical approaches to the economy attempt to address. Our framing ought to be in terms of excess and solar economies of matter and energy since economic productivity and exchange are often thermodynamic questions. We ought not fear loss, we ought not frame political economy in a productive/wasteful paradigm, we should embrace a solar sovereign (I like to joke Sun King) position, exchange dictated by play not by the question of loss and lack.
     
    Or phrased on other terms, Marxists and many anti-capitalists and even progrowth capitalists more broadly are trying to resolve the question of entropy in economic systems as though this is a negative or problem to be resolved that's just a matter of some inefficiency. Entropy is inevitable and creative, the universe and our relationship to it and the planet are thermodynamic, the economy is not a closed/restricted system, and thus, to borrow from the title of Land's book, 'thirsts for its annihilation.'
    1NC Shell 1
    Link – Law.. 5
    Link – Marxism/Capital Crisis. 6
    Link – Marxism... 7
    Link – Marxism... 8
    Link – Hegelian Marxists (Zizek) 9
    Link – Revolution. 10
    Link – Revolution. 11
    Link/Solvency – Revolution. 12
    Link – Revolution (Redistributive) 14
    Link – Nature Preservation/Species Die-Off. 15
    Link – Food/Animals. 16
    Link – Sustainable Energy/Dev/Environment 18
    Link – Utility. 20
    Link – Independent Subject 21
    Link – God. 23
    Link – Morality/Justice. 24
    Impact – Value to Life. 25
    AT What does “Unproductive Expenditure Meanâ€. 26
    Alt Solvency/AT Cap = Enjoyment 29
    Alt Solvency – Crapitalism’s Bad Shit 30
    Alt Solves – Ecology. 31
    Alt Solvency – Ethics. 32
    Alt Solvency – Left Wing Metaphysics. 33
    Alt Solvency – Sovereignty. 34
    Accursed Share Best/Inevitable. 35
    K Comes First 37
    K Comes First 38
    K Pre-req to Aff. 39
    Historically Refusal of Excess à Subject/Object 41
    AT Perm – No NB.. 43
    AT Perm – Carrying Capacity DA.. 44
    AT Perm – Starting Points. 45
    AT Bataille = Cap. 46
    AT Bataille = Anarchy. 47
    AT Empirically Growth Solves War 48
    AT Economic Theory/Policy Based Cap Good. 50
    AT Economic Theory/Policy Based Cap Good. 51
    AT Psychoanalysis. 52
    Mass Revolt Fails. 53

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    "Victim" PIK

    The argument is that when people (academics, journalists, writers) use the word “victim†to describe people who have been done violence or abuse, it creates stigmas surrounding the construction of that identity of victimhood—this can include things like inferiority, passivity, images of being “damagedâ€, etc. Most importantly, not everyone who has been done violence identifies as a victim willingly, which is why it is important that when we speak of violence, we need to be careful about how we discursively construct those whom we are speaking for (or speaking to).
     
    This is a useful file to keep in your tub for critical affirmatives claiming a moral high-ground—you would be surprised at how much critical literature uses rhetoric of victimization. A control + F search of their doc is a quick litmus test for a link.
     
    There is a quasi-alternative which is to use the word “survivor†instead of “victimâ€â€”whether or not you want to spin this as a floating PIK is up to you—which can be useful to check things like case as offense or net benefits to the perm
     
    This file also includes some generic (yet effective) evidence and blocks to answer the go-to reactions to language Ks (apology, language policing, reps don’t shape reality, etc) which can be applied to other language or discourse Ks that you already have.
     
    Closing sell—all of the evidence in this file is original research and high-quality. This file should provide you the tools to catch even some skilled teams off guard. ADDITIONALLY: while this is filed under the “Critiques†section, and has “1NC†as the block header, you could viably go for this on the affirmative if you make the argument that we should try to solve proximate violence first (in this case discursive) instead of the substance of your affirmative—this is also an offensive reason for not going for your Aff if this is the 2AR and they read an aff condo argument.
     
    P.S. Also includes full block overviews and extensions!

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    Security K Core - ARGogate

    Note: File price reduced
     
    Hey everyone
     
    This is the security k. Form matches function; the file is constructed to be just as versatile as the argument itself. The two 1nc shells, long and short, are there depending on the 1nc commitment you want to make. I'll highlight a few must-read cards and then general strategies.
     
    1nc burke -
    it's makes a ton of different arguments - root cause, aff impacts not real, war impact, util bad, and even a perm answer. it's referenced a bunch in the 2nc blocks, and is a great all-purpose arg.
     
    2nc bilgin -
    beginning discussions at the intellectual level is a better way to approach policy. it cites empirics of grassroots movements that have been taken upstream to be successfully implemented as policy, which is a classic arg against aff framework cards. this card makes the arguments that all security k debaters have to win eventually, that our academic discourse DOES matter.
     
    the rest of the K is modular. the impacts can be read anywhere from the overview to the perm debate. whenever the aff talks about "our specific _____" you should pull lines from their evidence and incorporate those lines into the link blocks. for big Ks like aerospace, there are 1nc links in the link section, so make sure you check those out before round
     
    finally, you'll be coming across the zenko and cohen article quite a few times in this file as well as the full text of the article at the bottom. the article characterizes this version of the security K well - this is the security K you read in front of judges who don't like or don't understand the K. it's written so that the impacts are very policy-friendly (see: impact calc) and salient to a wide range of affs across many topics. despite being a generic, it can be an argument that is easy to make very aff-specific.
     
    good luck and happy debating
     
    Contents
    1NC Shells. 2
    1NC—Security K (Short). 3
    1NC—Security K (Long). 6
    Top-Level Answers. 11
    Framework. 12
    K Prior. 13
    Impact Calc. 16
    Actor-Network Tracing. 18
    Alt Solvency. 19
    Death is an Illusion. 24
    AT—Perm: Both. 26
    AT—Perm: Other Instances. 29
    AT—Perm: Judge Choice. 30
    AT—Perm: Cozette. 31
    AT—Cede the Political 32
    AT—Threats Real 34
    AT—Nye: Policy Relevance. 35
    AT—Rotter: Focus on Materiality. 37
    AT—Schweller: No Paranoia. 38
    AT—Owen: Critical Turn Bad. 39
    AT—Rasch: Enmity Good. 41
    AT—Wendt: Inevitability. 45
    AT—Pinker: Wars Down. 49
    AT—Kaufman: No Impact 51
    AT—Kraus: Reception Theory. 53
    AT—Coyne: Falsifiability. 56
    AT—Fitzsimmons: Complexity Bad. 58
    AT—Jones: No Alt Solvency. 59
    AT—Gunning: Pragmatism... 60
    AT—Kurasawa: Predictions. 61
    AT—Non-Unique Disad. 62
    AT—Alt = Transition Wars. 64
    AT—Threatcon K2 Action. 65
    Realism Debate. 65
    R—2NC.. 66
    R—Psychoanalysis. 68
    R—Fails. 70
    R—Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. 71
    AT—Human Nature. 72
    AT—History. 75
    AT—Defensive Realism... 76
    AT—Mearshimer. 77
    AT—Waltz. 79
    AT—Guzzini 80
    Impact Debate. 80
    I—Arms Race***. 81
    I—Cooperation. 83
    I—Dehum***. 84
    I—Ethnocentric Thinking***. 85
    I—Interventionism***. 87
    I—Racist Scholarship***. 88
    I—Social Militarism... 89
    I—Social Progress***. 90
    Link Debate. 91
    L—Agriculture. 92
    L—All Purpose. 94
    L—Arctic. 96
    L—Aerospace—1NC.. 104
    Morrissey 2011. 108
    L—Biosecurity. 110
    L—China—1NC.. 111
    L—China—XTN.. 112
    L—China—Epistemology. 115
    L—Competitiveness—1NC.. 117
    L—Competitiveness—XTN.. 118
    L—Competitiveness—F/W... 122
    L—Competitiveness—Epistemology. 125
    L—Cybersecurity. 128
    L—Death Impacts. 129
    L—Democratization. 132
    L—Deterrence. 133
    L—Drones. 135
    L—Economy. 138
    L—Environment—1NC.. 142
    L—Environment—XTN.. 144
    L—Environment—Epistemology. 151
    L—Environment—Scapegoating. 152
    L—Environment—AT—Mobilization. 154
    Apocalypticism... 154
    Buell 3. 154
    L—Environment—Alt Solves. 161
    L—Hegemony. 162
    L—Iran—1NC.. 166
    L—Iran—XTN.. 168
    L—India. 175
    L—Infrastructure. 177
    L—Infrastructure Terrorism... 181
    L—Japan. 183
    L—Korea. 186
    L—Latin America. 192
    L—Linearity. 194
    L—Nanotech. 198
    L—Nuke War. 199
    L—Prolif—1NC.. 200
    L—Prolif—XTN.. 207
    L—Prolif—AT—Universal Opposition. 209
    L—Prolif—AT—Perm... 210
    L—Prolif—Epistemology. 214
    L—Resolve. 216
    L—Russia. 220
    L—Space Mil 221
    L—Trade. 227
    Bottom-Level Answers. 229
    Utopianism Good. 230
    K Debate Good. 231
    AIK.. 232
    AIKs Good. 233
    Vagueness Good. 234
    Important—2013. 234
    Must Read. 235
    2NR Materials. 243
    2NR—Impact Overview.. 244
    2NR—Ethics Impact 245
    2NR—Framework. 246
    2NR XT—Bruce/Dean*** (H.A.M. Version). 247
    2NR—AT Specificity/Solvency. 248
    2NC—Psychoanalysis. 249
    2NR—Cede the Political 250
    2NR—Competitiveness K—Link. 251

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    Schmitt K

    It's a critique of liberal utopianism as well as Cap Bad affirmatives and K affs that claim to change the nature of politics. Enmity is at the core of our existence, the only question is how do we regulate and direct violence, doing otherwise pushes it underground and causes swings to the right. It's an argument that's fallen out of popularity but I think is ripe for a comeback and some of these cards are the best you'll find to roll with Schmitt against these affs.
     
    Zizek/Rev K 1NC.. 2
    Derrida/Etc K 1NC.. 8
    Liberalism/Policy K 1NC.. 13
    2NC Stuff (Liberalism/Policy K) 19
    Link – Liberalism... 21
    Link – Liberalism/Civil Society. 22
    Link – Moderation/Hearts and Minds. 24
    Link – Parliamentary Democracy. 26
    Link – Democracy/Human Rights. 28
    Link – Human Rights. 29
    Link – Human Rights. 30
    Link – International Law.. 32
    Link – Radical Democracy. 34
    Link – Radical Democracy. 35
    Link – Demo K Affs. 36
    Link – Derrida/Undecidability. 37
    Link – Agamben/Divisions Inevitable. 38
    Link – Communist Revolution.. 39
    Link – Revolution/AT Perm... 40
    Division Inevitable. 41
    Impact – Extinction.. 42
    Impact – Extinction.. 44
    Impact – Total War. 44
    Impact – Permanent Universal War. 47
    Impact – Booms. 49
    Impact – HR-->Extermination.. 50
    Alt – Conflict as Vocation.. 51
    Alt – Lines in the Sand.. 53
    Alt – Affirm Division.. 56
    Alt Solvency – Divisions Good.. 58
    Alt Solvency – Ethics/The Other. 59
    AT Alt --> Violence. 60
    No Enmity --> No Politics. 61
    AT Rethinking.. 62
    AT Ontology First 63

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    Food Security Discourse Kritik

    The Security K has been a popular file being put up to Evazon, and they are always useful on multiple topics.
     
    This one is uniquely strategic for this topic because of the series of Affs that will have agriculture or food-based impacts from Latin American trade. The link and impact evidence is very specific to the framing of food insecurity (over say, soy beans) as a terminal crisis, as well as the typical solution to somehow increase production rates. the specificity in general will make it a struggle for the Aff to spin their generic security answers against this K.
     
    This kritik has a neolib/imperialism ring to it: it criticizes this framing because it is ultimately used to cover up the negative implications of the way that we actually distribute food that is produced, and how those that grow it are hurt. The impacts go the structural violence route with some resource wars and instability turns-case arguments to keep the Aff on their toes.
     
    I think the most strategic part of the K is the alt--it's not your traditional rethinking security or rejection of securitization types of alts--this one advocates a pragmatic response to the way that institutions determine what food goes where that is also an interrogation of the way we frame food insecurity as a threat. What this means is that the typical "case is a DA to the alt" or typical institutional-action-based net benefits to the Perm aren't as responsive, and teams that go for them will be fighting an up-hill battle.
     
    as always, feel free to contact me with any questions about the file, the lit, or other debate-related topics at mason5855[at]gmail[dot]com
     
    TOC
    ***Discursive Food Security K***. 1
    **Top Level**. 2
    1NC. 3
    Overview.. 7
    **Framework**. 8
    Role of the Ballot 9
    A2 Judge Choice. 11
    Oppressed voices first 12
    **Perm Debate**. 13
    A2 Perm.. 14
    A2 Every Other Instance. 15
    A2 Timeframe Perm.. 16
    Multiple Perms Bad. 17
    Gotta have a perm text 18
    **A2 Other**. 19
    A2 Cede the Political 20
    A2 You don’t solve all structural violence. 21
    A2 Threats Real/Outweigh. 22
    A2 Realism Good/Inevitable. 24
    A2 Neolib Good. 27
    **Links/Impacts**. 28
    Link—Economic Engagement 29
    Impact—Structural Violence Trade-off 30
    Impact—Structural violence/Farmer Suicides. 31
    Impact—Structural Violence (Classics) 32
    **Theory Debate**. 35
    A2 Perf Con. 36
    A2 Vague alts. 37
    A2 Floating PIKs Bad. 38
    A2 Condo Bad. 39
    A2 Ks Bad. 40

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    Security K, Complexity K, Neoliberalism K,+5Ks, Aff k toolbox,Framework

    This file now contains 8 ks see below for details
     
    Version 3.1 now contains aff answers to lots of k tricks
     
    Version 3.2
    Racial Binary K
    Updated links for security
    Updated links for complexity
    Aff cards
     
    3.25
    1. Psychoanalysis added
    2. New Section (what the community wants)
    3. New k Answers
     
    3.26
    1. Framework
    2. New k Answers
     
    3.27
    Neoliberalism Kritik
     
    3.28
    AT: words pics
    AT: Terror Talk
    AT: Said K
    3.29
    Neg Framework-This is a stand alone entry and will be expand
     
    3.30
    K theory
     
    3.31
    AT K of t
    AT CUOMO
    AT Disease k
     
    Full Table of Contents= http://www.mediafire.com/?x08bhoa46hj0yhs
     
    (ps you have to download too view)
    Side note the "what the community wants Section" is a section that anyone who pms me with an argument they want to see added i will look into adding it
     
    Hi everyone as you can see this file has undergone a huge transformation. it started off as just a security k and now has evolved into 8 separate ks. Gained an Aff section which now contains Framework, K tool box, and AT:ks. My long term plan is to almost turn this into a "Thursday" file of Ks. So far 20 people have bought the file thanks for the support! I hope many more of you will purchase it and i hope it will be the best selling file on Cross Ex one day ! Now down to the nitty gritty stuff....... More information on whats included. In the negative section the first thing included is the Security k the best way to describe this is ready to go everything is prepped. I already updated the links for this years topic and will look into adding a few more things too it. The shell is short 3 cards this makes it easy to put in with almost any 1nc the strongest part of security part of the file is the Answers to affirmative arguments a lot of time went into making sure those were right. The next thing in the file is complexity. This is also ready to go its just the generic complexity k that we have all come to love but it has some great stuff in it and is better then anything else you will find on cross ex. it still needs some slight updating but it is for the most part ready to run. The Political k is a k that is used against teams that don't use the state. Im sure we all know what Anthro is the version included is a little more specific to k teams. The econ k is close to complexity but is more economic specific. Dynamics is a k of neoliberalism and energy combined. The Racial Binary k is used against race teams basically they don't allow for focus on other forms of racism. Neolib is what we all know just a neolib . Now to the aff section. Ok first thing is first framework its pretty good fully prepped and ready to go as it stands you could just go for framework against the neg. I will most likely add a few more things to it too in future updates. Next thing is the k tool box this is basically an answer to all the tricky and mean things that k teams read. Next is the Specific ks section that for the most part is just cards to read against those ks. Right now the Useful things section is just good generic perm evidence i will expand that later. And last but not least is the what the community wants section which right now just has an answer to one specific k.(k theory just added) I hope you guys like the file thanks for all the support!!!!
    Note: This is only put under the Transportation topic because Latin America wasn't an option.

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    K Toolbox Updates

    This file is a collection of a few things:
    Kritik framework updates and answers to basic alternative takeouts. Along with basic impact framing/prioritization args, I've included a number of pretty strong cards that should cover you on alt defense in the block, as well as a few pieces of external offense for controlling truth-claims and the like. I also threw in a handful of specific critical indicts of the Pinker study concerning rates of violence that people read as impact uniqueness against the K in the 2AC. These cards are almost all relatively new (i.e. published since last summer's camp evidence output) and should be compatible with most Ks.
    K Aff answers to some of the 1NC framework args that have gained prominence in the last few years. Specific emphasis is placed on defending against agonism- and deliberative democracy-based offense. These cards are older, but still quite good, and to my knowledge, most of them haven't been read in high school or college debate yet.
    Some recent links to China and global warming impacts - because you need to stop reading those tired old Pan cards.

    If you go for the K with any regularity on the aff or on the neg, new and recent points of offense can often be the difference between victory and defeat against well-prepared teams - this file will help catch your opponents off-guard with new ways to indict their stale defenses of traditional policymaking.
     
     
    Behold, the table of contents:
     
    Critique Goodies – Evazon 2013. 1
    ***Framework/Etc. 2
    Ontology 1st 3
    Epistemology 1st 4
    Language 1st 5
    Facts Bad. 7
    IR Bad. 8
    AT: Specific Alt Key. 9
    AT: Sil/Epistemic Pragmatism.. 11
    AT: Science = Truth. 13
    AT: Objectivity k2 Action. 14
    AT: Predictions Solve Complexity/Science is Self-Correcting. 15
    AT: Big Words Bad/Ivory Tower. 16
    ***AT Agonism.. 17
    AT: Nietzschean Agonism – 2AC. 18
    Critical Agonism Good. 21
    AT: You Destroy Debate. 22
    AT: Positivism/Objectivity. 23
    ***AT Deliberative Democracy. 24
    Deliberative Democracy Bad. 25
    Consensus Bad. 29
    Consensus Bad - Fundamentalism.. 30
    Consensus Bad - Populism.. 31
    Third Way Bad—Inequality. 32
    Third Way Bad—Power. 33
    Topicality Bad. 34
    AT: Rules k2 Democracy. 38
    AT: Coalitions/Krishna. 39
    AT: Bahktin/Dialogical Exchange. 40
    ***Violence UQ.. 42
    AT: Pinker—General 43
    AT: Pinker—Democratic Peace. 44
    AT: Pinker—Foucault K. 45
    ***Generic Links. 47
    China Link – 1NC. 48
    China Link. 50
    China Framework. 52
    Global Warming Link. 53
    Global Warming Framework. 56
    AT: Warming’s bad for the 3rd world. 59
     
    I debated in high school and college for eight years. This fall, I'll be a policy debate coach at the University of Puget Sound. I also am an assistant policy debate coach at Bingham High School, where I have coached multiple teams to acquiring TOC bids.

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    Enjoyment K

    Looking for a new K to break against those pesky K affs or a new trick to try and blind side a die hard policy team so certain that roleplaying is good? Look no further. The Enjoyment K is a psychoanalytic critique of the belief that a speech act is material, that imagining ourselves in impossible positions of leadership and heroism is good, and of those that would reject any and all epistemic authority or social hegemony. The critique argues that these beliefs and structures are all intimately tied to a "society of enjoyment" that brings people to retreat into their own private worlds and eventually come to be narcissists that live vicariously through their ego ideal.
     
    For any questions about content of the file or strategy email me at - alex.bonnet.debate@gmail.com

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    Ecosophy K

    A smaller version of the Ecosophy aff that I have also submitted reformulated into a K with appropriate blocks. Strategy wise, this can be either a one-off position or an insular position in the 1NC that becomes 13 minutes of the block. The card quality is fantastic and can likely carry over into other Ks that you wish to run.

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    Distributism

    ***The problem with too many cap K debaters is that they're lazy. The same goes for affs that answer them. "I see that your card talks about free market growth? Isn't that different from capitalism?" No one ever asks those kinds of questions, and both sides get away with it. Likewise, just because a card says "capital" doesn't mean that it's talking about "capitalism".
     
    This file includes three separate sections that are all fully blocked out to the teeth straight through until the 2NR. There's a states counterplan, a corporatism/corporate domination kritik, and a capitalism kritik. Included within the file are some of my favorite uniqueness cards about how corporations are actually decreasing in the status quo, so it's easy to run this as a disadvantage.
     
    This also includes some of the only affirmative answers in existence to this argument, so in the random event that someone else has bought this, you'll be able to put up a fighting chance.
     
    As with all of my files, I'll able to offer strategic advice to those who buy this file. Honestly, though, this file is so prepped out that I'd say even a person who had never explored it before could do a decent job of defending it.
     
     
    States
    What can I say? This is a standard states counterplan. The thesis is that distributism contains the value of subsidiarity, the idea that higher levels of organization exist to aid the lower levels. It is unjust for the higher levels to usurp the power of the lower levels because this divorces policies from the people that they affect. Imagine the difference between the impersonal bureaucrat in the federal government and the local city counselor.
     
    It is important to note that subsidiarity is different from federalism. Subsidiarity is about always having the most local level possible act, while federalism is the balance between the federal and state governments (technically, this also means that subsidiarity actually calls for city and even families to act first).
     
     
     
    Corporatism
    This is my favorite section of the file. Only one team that I’ve ever faced had “proper†answers to this (that was only because I had previously beaten them on this, and even then their answers weren’t very good), and the impacts are extremely diverse. Note that the 1NC does not currently have any impact. If looking for one that fits with the liberty turning case arguments, one of the Adams 10 cards has warrants for multiple extinction scenarios while also claiming corporate slavery as an impact. The aff will most likely drop that warrant in the 2AC, and if that happens, you’re set.
     
    I would dare say that this is better used as a disadvantage than a K, if only for the theoretical justifications. It saves a lot of time to not have to answer perms, framework, and other theory arguments. Corporate domination is going down? Douglas 12 and a litany of other uniqueness cards make that argument (the UN declared 2012 the year of the cooperative, so that’s a thing now). If this is made into a disadvantage, then the only issue will be link uniqueness, but that may not be an issue depending on the topic and the particular link used. As an aside, this could easily be turned into a counterplan, considering the actor, but I like to leave open the option of a floating PIK.
     
    What’s that? Corporations cause nuclear proliferation? Why yes, Masters 9 does say that (favorite card if only for its unexpectedness). EVERYONE will try to argue that this is a cap K, but press them on it. Why are corporations uniquely key to capitalism? Weren’t they a creation of the US government in the mid-1900s? Capitalism has existed since the industrial revolution in the 1800s, long before corporations came into being. Sure, Amy 7 argues that capitalism today is corporate, but they don’t have that card. Even if they do, leverage the aforementioned arguments against them.
     
    In explaining the impacts and how co-ops avoid them, explain that co-ops aren’t as greedy as corporations. Corporations exist to make profit for shareholders, and more often than not, those shareholders are far away from the actual workings of the corporation (refer to the subsidiarity point in the states notes above). Contrast that with a co-op, where the workers are part owners of the business. They won’t exploit themselves because the reason that they got into the business in the first place was for their own benefit. As such, co-ops are much more likely to be sustainable and not as prone to corporate, short-term greed.
     
     
     
    Capitalism
    After the 2AC, ask the aff to define capitalism. They’ll either stutter for some time (don’t let them take too long), or they’ll give an answer like “an economic system where an individual has the right to private property/capitalâ€. What’s the problem with this definition? So. Many. Things. Begin with “individualâ€. Was Nazi Germany a capitalist system? The Jews, gypsies, and other undesirables weren’t allowed to own private property, but they weren’t considered citizens, so the government was upholding capitalism. What about a situation from the state of nature, where it just so happens that a single person is able to accumulate 90% of all capital? As a result, everyone else has to rely on this one person for 90% of their livelihood, and that includes future generations who do not currently have a say in the situation. If this is the system that capitalism is, capitalism is jacked up.
     
    Distributism captures the goods of capitalism (working for a profit) without its vices (focus on profit). It’s supposed to strike that strange balance between the two extremes of forced, state labor and extreme individualism.
     
     
    Contents
    Distributism 7
    Notes 8
    File 9
    Distributism 10
    States 12
    Corporatism 13
    Capitalism 14
    Counterplan 15
    Shells 16
    Generic 17
    Domestic 18
    Lawsuit 19
    Treaties 20
    Solvency 21
    International Perception 22
    Treaties 24
    Lawsuit 25
    Nullification 27
    Overviews 28
    2NC/1NR – Generic 29
    2NC/1NR – Domestic 30
    2NC/1NR – Lawsuit 31
    2NR – General 32
    2NR – Domestic 33
    A2: Perms 34
    Do Both 35
    Do the Counterplan 36
    Extensions 38
    A2: Theory 41
    50 State Fiat Good 42
    A2: Specific 44
    Federalism 45
    Rollback 47
    Links to Politics 48
    State Politics DA 49
    Links to Kritik 50
    Kritik 51
    Shells 52
    Generic Link 53
    Corporatism 54
    Corporatism (One Card) 55
    Capitalism 56
    Solvency 57
    Taxes 58
    Rejection 60
    Economy 63
    Spillover 65
    Block Overviews 66
    Generic Link 67
    Corporatism 68
    Capitalism 69
    Turns/Outweighs Case 71
    2NR Overviews 72
    Generic Link 73
    Corporatism 74
    Capitalism 75
    Turns/Outweighs Case 76
    Perms 77
    Floating PIK 78
    2NR Corporatism 79
    2NR Capitalism 80
    A2: Perms 81
    Do Both – Corporatism 82
    Do Both – Capitalism 83
    Do the Alternative 85
    Double Bind 86
    Timeframe 87
    All Other Instances 88
    Non-mutually Exclusive Parts of the Alt 89
    Krishna 90
    Juxtaposition Perm 91
    A2: Cede the Political 92
    Corporatism 93
    Capitalism 94
    A2: Framework 95
    Corporatism 96
    Capitalism 98
    Offensive 101
    Extensions 104
    2NR Offensive 109
    If the Aff Doesn’t Read 110
    Satellites 112
    Both 113
    Security 114
    Process 115
    Subsidiarity 116
    Capitalism 117
    Psychoanalysis 118
    Disadvantage 122
    Uniqueness 123
    Cooperatives 124
    Capitalism 127
    Corporations 129
    Politics 130
    Capitalism 131
    Corporatism 132
    Impacts 133
    Capitalism 134
    Corporations 142
    Cooperatives 160
    Distributism 163
    Subsidiarity 169
    Links 172
    Generic 173
    Securitization 174
    Crisis Politics 176
    International Peace Missions 178
    Agents 181
    Federal Government 182
    State Action 183
    Supreme Court 186
    Obama 187
    War Powers 189
    Restrictions 190
    Advantages 192
    Economy 193
    Hegemony 199
    Competitiveness 201
    Environment 202
    Drugs 203
    Social Issues 204
    Latin America 208
    Cuba 209
    Venezuela 211
    Treaties 213
    Generic 214
    Arms Trade 215
    International Criminal Court 218
    Other 219
    Financial Incentives 220
    Reduce Restrictions 222
    Patents 224
    Hip Hop 226
    Education 228
    Internal 231
    D – Cooperative 232
    Co – Distributed Generation 234
    Co – Demand 235
    C - Monopoly 236
    D – Individuals 237
    Corp – Law of the Sea 238
    Answers To 239
    Capitalism 240
    Good 241
    Inevitable 244
    Transition Wars 246
    Space 248
    Environment 250
    Libertarianism 253
    Theory 255
    Floating PIKs Bad 256
    Vague Alternatives Bad – Corporatism 257
    Utopian Fiat 258
    Distributism 262
    Socialism Bad 263
    Thomas E. Woods, Jr. 266
    Distributism Bad 268
    Agrarianism 270
    Catholic 271
    Distributism is Capitalism 272
    Anarchy 273
    David Deavel 274
    Cooperatives 277
    Cooperatives Bad 278
    Cooperatives are Corporations 282
    Democracy Bad 283
    Corporations 284
    Good/Limited 285
    Neoliberalism 286
    Other 287
    Corporatism Alt Links to Kritik 288
    Statistics 289
    Speciesism 291
    Occupy 292
    ***Affirmative*** 293
    Cooperatives 294
    Failure 295
    Capitalism 296
    Distributism 297
    Property Rights 298
    Agrarianism 300
    Utopian 303
    Vague Alts 305
    Catholic 306
    Link 309
    Socialism 311
    Anarchy 312
    Wage Slavery 314
    Fascism 315
    Other 317
    Solvency 318
    Capitalism 319
    Good 320
    Profit Motive 321
    Other 324
    Corporations 326
    Good 327
    Neoliberalism 329
    Subsidiarity 330
    Link 331
    Federalism 332
    Other 333
    Politics 334
    Lawsuit 335
    Supreme Court 336
    Perms 338

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  12. 10.00 USD

    Process K

    Complete with overviews through to the 2NR, this K is great on the neg or on the aff. Since OOO seems to be gaining in popularity, you may need this to beat back those neo-Platonists in the 2AC. It can also be used as an advantage on most international topics (I'm looking at you, Latin America). Included in the file are also some uniqueness cards, so you can use it as a DA if you want to.
     
    When you buy this file, you can message me at any time for strategic advice. I'm not just selling a product; I'm selling customer service .
     
    ***
     
    Policy
    The policy 1NC is about how the aff paves over processes. They go to their impacts so quickly that they don’t care about their ridiculous internal link story. The phrase “the devil is in the details†shows up a lot because of this point.
    The 1NC impact is that ignorance of processes means we can’t see environmental processes. That’s extinction. The block impact is that their predictions suck, and they cause all of their problems. The K functions as an impact turn.
    The alternative is to accept process philosophy. Succinctly, process philosophy puts processes before objects/outcomes/everything.
     
    Identity

    Now forget all of that. That’s the true philosophy. I’ve butchered it into something much more palatable to judges, who, despite saying that they’re open to new things, are really just stultifying and a tool of entrenchment for modern academia. /rant
    The actual “process philosophy†stuff only comes into play if you use the “Identity†shell against a K aff that’s all about identity. A focus on identity is static, entrenching concepts of being. Contrast process philosophy’s becoming, which is changing. Think of this as like an Agamben “whatever beingâ€.
     
    Law
    See above but apply this to the law. Laws are static because you pass one kind of statute and expect it to apply to all kinds of different peoples across time. Look at the constitution, a document which is over 200 years old but is said to still apply.
    ***
     
    Contents
    Explanations 1
    Policy 2
    Identity 3
    Law 4
    Counterplan 5
    Shells 6
    Sunset 7
    Referendum 8
    Process 9
    Answers To 10
    Perm Do Both 11
    Perm Do the Counterplan 12
    Process CPs Bad 13
    Kritik 14
    Shells 15
    Policy 16
    Law 17
    Identity 18
    2NC/1NR Overviews 19
    Policy 20
    Law 22
    Identity 24
    2NR Overviews 25
    Policy 26
    Law 27
    Identity 28
    Perms 29
    Uniqueness 30
    Up 31
    Down 34
    Links 35
    Christianity/Socialism 36
    Complexity 38
    Death 40
    Economy 41
    Environment 44
    Ethics 48
    Farming 50
    Hegemony 51
    International Relations 55
    Identity 57
    Language 58
    Law 60
    Mathematics 63
    Mistakes 64
    Nihilism 65
    Objects 68
    Science 71
    Security 73
    State 75
    Strategic Management 76
    Truth 78
    War 80
    Impacts 83
    Root Cause 84
    Value to Life 85
    Extinction 87
    Solvency 89
    Alternative 90
    Solvency 91
    Spillover 97
    Truth 98
    Queer 99
    Alternative Solves Case 101
    Anthropocentrism 102
    Economy 103
    Environment 104
    Ethics 106
    Gender 109
    Peace 110
    Value to Life 112
    Internal Links 115
    Capitalism 116
    China 118
    Critique 119
    Education 124
    Feminism 127
    Human Agency 128
    Hermeneutics 130
    Individuals 131
    International Relations 132
    Law 134
    Religion 138
    Satellites 141
    Policy 141
    Feminism 141
    Security 141
    Nietzsche 141
    Identity 141
    Buddhism 141
    Queer Theory 141
    Policy and Identity 141
    Anthropocentrism 141
    Capitalism 141
    Framework 141
    2NC/1NR 141
    Process 141
    Law 141
    Identity 141
    2NR 141
    Process 141
    Law 141
    Identity 141
    Answers To 141
    Perms 141
    Do Both 141
    Extension To Do Both 141
    Do the Alternative 141
    All Other Instances 141
    Non-mutually Exclusive Parts of the Alt 141
    Krishna 141
    Timeframe 141
    Juxtaposition 141
    Representations 141
    Discourse Focus Bad 141
    Empirics 141
    Realism Good 141
    Representations Focus Bad 141
    Specific 141
    Aff Focuses on Processes 141
    Author Indicts 141
    Cede the Political 141
    Complexity Theory Bad 141
    Heidegger Bad 141
    Inevitability 141
    Identity DA 141
    Postmodernism 141
    Religion Bad 141
    Strawson 141
    Theory 141
    Utopian Fiat 141
    Vague Alts 141
    Fairness 141
    Affirmative 141
    Kritik 141
    Analytics 141
    Miscellaneous Link Turns 141
    Perm 141
    Christianity Bad DA 141
    Christianity Good DA 141
    Solvency 141
    Anthropocentrism 141
    OOO 141
    Identity DA 141
    Being Good 141
    Complexity DA 141

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    Climate Adaptation Neg

    This is a useful case neg supplement to deal with the popular climate adaptation aff alot of teams are reading. The primary focus of the file is a capitalism K with a bunch of specific links to the plan (including a 2nc link wall with analytics and extensions already scripted). Also includes some solid answers to "fed key to disaster relief." Most of these cards are brand new (minus some of the cap impact/alt cards which are all quality). Please email me me if you have any questions about it.
     
     
    Case Debate. 2
    1nc disaster cap turn. 3
    2nc disaster cap turn. 5
    States CP. 9
    AT: Fed K Disaster Aid. 10
    Cap K. 14
    1NC 99 Percent K. 15
    2NC Link Wall 19
    AT: Framework. 21
    AT: Perm.. 23
    AT: Competitive Policy Option/McClean. 26
    AT: Alt not a policy. 27
    AT: Alt = Utopian. 28
    AT: Cap Inevitable. 29
    AT: Gibson-Graham.. 32
     
    Collin is an assistant coach at the University of North Texas and has coached multiple college teams to late out-rounds of many national tournaments including Wake Forest (Octos), UT-Dallas (Finals), UNT (Finals), UMKC (Octos), Wichita State (First place). This season UNT has had two top 25 ranked teams. He has also been coaching high school debate for over 3 years. His students have been in elimination rounds of dozens of national tournaments, including semi-finals of the TOC and NDCA. He has worked at numerous debate camps and judged elimination of national tournaments, including finals of the TOC. He debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where his accomplishments included: three time qualifier to the NDT, first-round bid to the NDT, octo-finals of the NDT, 1st place at the UMKC tournament, octo-finals of GSU, octos at Harvard (twice), semis of Georgia, semis of Emporia, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, Pittsburgh Rd Robin Invite, 1st place at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament and numerous speaker awards.
     
    He debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where his accomplishments included: three time qualifier to the NDT, first-round bid to the NDT, octo-finals of the NDT, 1st place at the UMKC tournament, octo-finals of GSU, octos at Harvard (twice), semis of Georgia, semis of Emporia, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, Pittsburgh Rd Robin Invite, 1st place at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament and numerous speaker awards.

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    Epistemology K2 Heg

    It's a collection of cards by the Director of National Intelligence for the Army from a declassified report on intelligence gathering. The author argues, using a variety of different brands of (mostly French) epistemic criticism, that if it is true that the Cold War realpolitik models do not apply since war has become asymmetrical and violence more diffuse then new epistemic models are essential to leadership.
     
    A lot of fun for Ks on the aff or neg that don't want to have to deal with a massive heg good/bad debate. Yay dirty tricks!

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    Security K - Core

    This is the foundation for the most basic of negative critical positions - the security K. This file includes the cards everyone should have if they ever plan on going for a security-based position in addition to over 100 pages of additional evidence that provide nuance to the position and cover every relevant detail of the debate. The file is completely highlighted, has extensive 2NC blocks, and is completely battle-ready. Just open the document and you are ready to debate!
     
    Table of Contents:
     
    1NC Shell 2
    ***LINKS*** 9
    Link – Superweapons/ New Weapons 10
    Link – Superweapons/RMA 11
    Link – Superweapons 13
    Link – Superweapons 14
    Link – Fear of the Bomb 18
    Link – Threats 20
    Link – Enemies/ Threats 22
    Link – Asymmetrical Warfare 24
    Link – Environment 26
    Link – Environment 27
    Link – Environment 28
    Link – Environment (Defense/ Win Store) 29
    Link – Space Weapons 31
    Link - Timeframe 33
    Link – Diplomacy 34
    Link – Enemy Construction* 35
    Link – Terrorism 38
    Link – Terrorism 40
    Link – Hard Right on Terrorism 41
    Link – “War†on Terrorism 42
    Link – Evolution 43
     
    ***Orientalism*** 45
    Orientalism – 1NC 46
    Orientalism – 1NC 47
    Link – Iran 49
    Orientalism – Impact Extension 50
    Orientalism – Framework 53
    Orientalism – Framework (Discourse) 55
    Orientialism – Alt Solves 56
     
    ***Prolif K*** 58
    Prolif K/ Gusterson 1NC 59
    Alt Solves the Case 60
    Framework – Discourse Key 61
    Link – Generic 62
    Link – Third World Instability 64
    Impact – Racism 65
    Impact – Patriarchy? 66
    Impact – Turns Case 67
    Uniqueness – Fear Now 68
    A/T: Third World Deterrence Fails – Too Poor 69
    A/T: Third World Deterrence Fails – Border Sharing 70
    A/T: Third World Deterrence Fails – Time differences for arrival 71
    A/T: Third World Deterrence Fails – No Second Strike 72
    A/T: Third World Deterrence Fails – Unstable 73
    A/T: Third World Deterrence Fails – Religious Fanaticism 74
    A/T: Third World Deterrence Fails – Preemption wont be nuclear 75
     
    ***China*** 76
    China Security 1NC 77
    Link – Aggression Against China (Turns Case) 79
    EXT – Turns case 80
    Framework - Representations 81
    The Truth – China is not a threat 83
    The Truth – Taiwan won’t go Nuclear 84
    The Truth – Won’t Accelerate Weapons Development 85
    The Truth – Chinese Subs Good 86
     
    ***Implications*** 87
    Criticism Turns the Case 88
    Threats are Irrelevant 89
    Impact – VTL (Short) 90
    Impact – VTL ( Long) 91
    Impact – Terrorism (Root Cause) 94
    Impact – War (Root Cause) 95
    Impact – Extinction 96
    Impact – Extinction Inevitable 97
    Impact – Genocide and Extinction 98
     
    ***Framework*** 99
    Framework - Generic 100
    A/T: Predictability 101
    A/T: Aff choice 102
    A/T: Real World 103
    A/T: Time Skew 104
    A/T: Abusive 105
    Framework – Local Good 106
    Framework - Ontology 108
    Framework – Discourse/ Rhetoric 111
    Alternative/Framework – Discourse Solves 113
    Discourse Shapes Reality 114
     
    ***Alternatives*** 115
    A/T: Vague Alt 116
    A/T: Utopian Fiat 117
    A/T: Agentless Alt Bad 118
    A/T: Rorty/ Pragmatism Good 119
    Alt Solves – Local 121
    Alt Solves Prolif/ AT Link Turn 122
    <Realism Full> 123
    A/T: Realism Good 124
    A/T: Realism Inevitable (Critique) 127
    A/T: Realism Inevitable 129
    A/T: Realism Inevitable – Resource Conflict 131
    Util bad 132
    Permutations 133
    A/T: Permutation 134
     
    Misc. 137
    A/T: Ivory Tower 138
    Nuclear War Not a Threat 139
    No Need to Maintain Stockpile 140
    Nuclear Stockpile Obsolete (complete disarm OK) 141

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  16. 5.00 USD

    Heidegger specifically for Transportation

    Classic Heidegger tailored specifically for the transportation topic. Plenty of specific links, good impacts, alts and some pretty good framing cards. Excellent for both beginner kritikers and advanced. Even contains some answers to Heidegger.
     
    Table of Contents
    ***1NC Shell*** 3
    ***2NC Block*** 6
    Framework 7
    *Framing (Ontology before Calc) 8
    *Methodology key weighing impacts 11
    Perm 12
    Links 14
    Impacts 16
    Alt 18
    ***Links*** 20
    -Transportation 21
    -Agriculture 23
    -Industry/Military 24
    -Maintenance 25
    -Object Manipulation 27
    -Science 28
    -Security 29
    -Technology 30
    -Speed 34
    -Terrorism 35
    ***Impacts*** 37
    -Calc Thought 38
    -Environment 40
    -Error Replication 42
    -Generic 43
    -Patriarchy 46
    -Security 47
    -Technology 48
    -Value To Life 51
    -Violence 52
    -War 55
    ***Alts*** 56
    -General 57
    -Identify Essence 58
    -Meditative Thinking 59
    -Questioning 61
    -Questioning key to morality 64
    -Questioning Key to Science 65
    -Stepping back 66
    ***Framework*** 67
    -Discourse First 68
    -Impact calc: ontology > extinction 70
    -Ontology before calc 71
    -Ontology Key to Politics 73
    ***Answers to 2AC Args*** 76
    -Perm 77
    -Heidegger’s a Nazi 80
    -Our ontology is good 82
    -Nuclear War outweighs 83
    -Realism 84
    -State/AT- Cede the poltical 86
    -Tech inevitable 87
    -Try or die mentality 88
    ***Aff Answers*** 89
    -Tech Thought Good 90
    Growth 91
    Tech Thought Good – Environment 93
    Tech Thought Good – Freedom 94
    Tech Thought Good – Life 96
    AT: Empirics Bad 99
    Alt Fails 102
    Alt Bad – Nazi 103
    Ontology Focus Bad – Genocide 105
    Ontology Focus Bad – Paralysis 108
    Ontology Focus Bad – Extinction 109
    Ontology Focus Bad – Cedes the Political 111
    Perm Solvency 112
    Permutation Solvency 113
    Permutation Solvency – Grossberg 114

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    Nanotech K

    Nanotech impacts/advantages/affs have always been around in debate, but I've always noticed a surprising lack of specific critiques of this. I cut this as a way to remedy that problem. This file is a Deleuzian critique of nanotechnology - it goes for quality over quantity in that there are few cards, but all of them are A+ quality and incredibly specific. In the research I did for this file I didn't find very much aff literature for nanotech affs against the K, and absolutely none for this K in particular.
     
    Even if you're not a Deleuze fan - the cards in this file will be incredibly useful for going for the K against nanotech affs!

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    Bataille Kritik

    This kritik was written for use in college debates, but as I cut it I kept the high school topic in mind. Links are the most important thing, so let's review that first.
     
    This kritik links to any case that tries to achieve any kind of stable, calculable order of its target system, whether that is a transportation policy or an energy policy. Topical affirmative cases will tend to achieve their advantages by believing to have their whole system accounted for, as when an affirmative case advances benefits that follow from an overall reordering/augmentation of existing transportation infrastructure, or when an affirmative case claims to make the world more sustainable and thus manageable. These kinds of cases conceive of what they solve for as a closed economy with calculable, standing-reserve items. There is ONE link about transportation (from where Stoekl, the main author talks about 'autonomism' and how attention to speed, movement, is just an instance of ordering our world as 'standing reserve'). There are MANY links that talk about sustainability, steady states, and energy. Thus, for HS you have one link to read but also many links you can read if the aff claims any kind of energy independence/stability/steady state as a result of plan. There are also links to the use of science, the use of social science, and things like upholding hegemony.
     
    What is the argument? The aff thinks/operates on the scale of a closed economy. (insert link here) puts the closed system of matter and energy to work, which buys into the idea of a rational system of utility/consumption/etc. But there is another inevitable counterpart to this: insubordinate energy, excess, the accursed share. The claim that there is insubordinate energy is (for Bataille) warranted by two things 1) the scale of a general economy. When we open up our consideration more widely/broadly, out even to the stars and universe, the excess energy of the system is evident. This claim is fairly straightforward: widen up your scope of the system you consider, and the other complex and involved elements are revealed. 2) our own nature. Bataille thinks we have a drive to expend that cannot be suppressed by the asceticism of sustainability. Various psychological/cultural analyses show that we dispense with these drives in rituals, sacrifices, erotic activity, etc. (this can be healthy) or warfare/destruction. So, excess energy is inevitable, how to deal with it? With the affirmative, you drive excess back into the closed economy and this inevitably results in the 'burnoff' of warfare. This is pure (attempted) utility, no sacredness. With the negative, you embrace the general economy and deal with excess by making a sacrifice of the affirmative case. This achieves non-knowledge, heterogeneity, the sacred.
     
    As I have mentioned, this was cut for the college topic but with hs in mind. My verbatim paperless index is set up so you can adapt the file for either kind of debate. Given that aff cases will often seek some kind of 'sustainability' under future resolutions, then this file has extended use. This kritik requires a fair amount of creativity to 'sell' a judge on the kritik. You have to make the cards work so that the judge buys the link and the closed vs general economy paradigms that are at stake. If you can establish that, the very binary "try or die" kinds of cards that set up a stark decision for the judge are fairly compelling.
     
    I currently coach at Binghamton University and at Millburn H.S. I won the TOC my senior year in H.S. I debated in college. I went to grad school for Philosophy. This file includes cards from the two main texts that are sources for any such Bataille file: Stoekl's book on Bataille, and then the Accursed Share vol 1 by Bataille. There are also cards from secondary sources answering various things. This file is also made so that you can run it compatibly with Heidegger
     
    Index summary:
     
    ***1NC shell
    ***2NC must read evidence (6 cards)
    ***Links:
    Secondary (2012 ndt or hs resolution)
    - quantifying energy/having advantages
    - nuclear power
    - steady state energy or sustainability
    Secondary - standing reserve tie-in (2012 ndt or hs resolution)
    - energy production
    - conservation/recycling
    - energy innovations
    - steady state/sustainability
    - transportation/autonomy
    Tertiary (any debate resolution)
    - science
    - solving problems/social science
    - upholding Hegemony
    ***Impacts
    - outweighs all
    - sequences before all
    - growth -> nuclear war
    ***Alternative
    Sacrifice
    - geneoristy
    - communication of healthy dread
    - reverence
    - new society
    - recognition of the other
    - AT sacrifice is violent
    Other alternatives
    - Eroticism
    - Laughter
    - Potlach
    - Transgression
    Self consciounsess net benefit
    Generosity net benefit
    ***Permutation debate
    Mutually Exclusive
    - all the best cards
    - the sacred
    - the night of nonknowledge
    AT do plan sacrifice the neg
    AT do plan, our war/death advantages are the sacrifice
    Add on disads to perms
    - graceless sacrifice
    - your tv is 50 inches mine is 27
    ***AT counterkritiks
    - AT anthro
    - AT Baudrillard, Lyotard, Postmodernism
    - AT Capitalism
    - AT Derrida 'gift'
    - AT Habermas
    - AT Hegel
    - AT Nietzsche
    - AT Sade
    ***AT indites
    - AT marshall plan
    - AT fascist
    - AT irrational
    - AT pathological
    - AT perverse
    - AT pornographic
    - AT racist
    - AT not scientific
    - AT anti semite
    ***AT various
    AT ethics
    - AT general
    - AT doesn't recognize other
    - AT egoistic
    - AT relativist
    AT god/religion/mysticism
    - AT you kill god
    - AT you need god
    - AT bad religion
    AT perf con
    - AT u run Heidegger
    - AT talk of k violates
    AT excess vs scarcity
    - AT there is no excess
    - AT there is no scarcity
    - AT excess vs scarcity claims incompatible
    - AT innovation solves
    - AT 1st law thermodynamics
    - AT ignores distribution
    - Perspective shift
    Real, not theoretical
    K before psychology
    Definition card - potlach
     
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    Critical Advantage Frontlines

    This is a all purpose file that is useful to construct a critique on the fly based on the advantages the aff is reading. The file includes critiques to handle a variety of different arguments the aff will likely make on this topic. A must have for NFL districts, the ToC, NFL nationals or any other crucial tournament.
     
     
    Critical Advantage Frontlines....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1
    African Stability............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 2
    Alternative Energy........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 4
    China............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 11
    Counter-Terrorism...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
    Disease........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 16
    Drone Strikes............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
    Free Trade................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23
    Iran Prolif.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 25
    Iran War/Terrorism/Prolif.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 26
    Iran Hegemony........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 28
    Middle East Prolif........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 31
    Nuclear Terrorism...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
    Prolif............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 35
    Refugees...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 37
    Rule of Law................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 41
    Russia........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 45
    Sectarianism................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 47
    Stability........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 49
    2NC A2: Walt/Realists Support Transitions................................................................................................................................................................................................ 52
    2NC A2: Perm............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 54
    2NC A2: Realism/Dominance Inevitable................................................................................................................................................................................................... 57
    Terrorism..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 58
    Util Good..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 63
    Water Wars................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 69

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  20. 10.00 USD

    New Death Cult K

    What happens when a team says new aff, and you just don't have that much to say? This is one of the most useful generic critiques that you can have ready to go- it has a high record of success and tricks to answer all of the common arguments. This is not the old Dartmouth version, it has been revamped and features a lot of newer and stronger evidence. It is a must have for flex and K teams (policy teams even read this argument, though).
     
     
    Death Cult............................................................................................................................................................. 0
    ***New 1NC.......................................................................................................................................................... 1
    *** 2NC OV............................................................................................................................................................ 2
    AT: No Link – We Had Other Impacts...................................................................................................................... 3
    2NC Impact........................................................................................................................................................... 4
    2NC A2: Perm Do Both........................................................................................................................................... 5
    2NC A2: Perm All Other Instances.......................................................................................................................... 9
    2NC A2: Perm Plan and Non-Mutually Exclusive Parts.......................................................................................... 10
    2NC A2: No Agent to Alt/Vague Alts Bad............................................................................................................... 11
    2NC A2: Coalition Building/Motivates Action....................................................................................................... 12
    2NC A2: Cede the Political/Political Action Good................................................................................................. 13
    2NC A2: Democracy Checks Violence................................................................................................................... 15
    2NC A2: UQ Doublebind....................................................................................................................................... 16
    2NC A2: No Structure to Alt.................................................................................................................................. 17
    2NC A2: Floating PIK’s Bad................................................................................................................................... 18
    2NC A2: Contradictions Bad/Your K’s Link to Each Other...................................................................................... 19
    2NC A2: Militarism Inevitable/We Should Win..................................................................................................... 20
    2NC A2: CMR Good............................................................................................................................................... 22
    2NC A2: Militarism Good..................................................................................................................................... 23
    2NC A2: Judge Choice.......................................................................................................................................... 26
    2NC A2: Sever Reps.............................................................................................................................................. 27
    AT: Alt Doesn’t Solve............................................................................................................................................ 39
    AT: Dollimore...................................................................................................................................................... 40
    AT: Censorship Bad.............................................................................................................................................. 43
    AT: Framework.................................................................................................................................................... 44
    AT: Beres............................................................................................................................................................. 51

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  21. 8.50 USD

    Energy Production Culture K

    Unbroken 100+ page critique of the culture of fossil fuel / renewable energy production. Blocks are written (and highlighted!). This file includes a 2nc overview, an impact outweighs module, an alt solves module, and blocked out answers to the perm, and framework. Not to mention there are links you can read as satellite k's in the 2nc.
     
    There is also a 'building blocks' section that allows you to customize the file however you should choose.
     
     
     
    Basics............................................................................................................................................. 3
    Fossil Fuel Culture................................................................................................................... 4
    Explanation-y Thing............................................................................................................. 5
    1NC Standalone.................................................................................................................... 6
    2NC Satellite.......................................................................................................................... 9
    2NC Overview....................................................................................................................... 11
    2NC Impacts......................................................................................................................... 12
    2NC Alt.................................................................................................................................. 14
    2NC Framework................................................................................................................... 15
    Framework............................................................................................................................... 16
    XT: Education Bad............................................................................................................... 17
    Turns Education.................................................................................................................. 20
    Epistemology....................................................................................................................... 22
    Utopianism.......................................................................................................................... 23
    Discourse Key...................................................................................................................... 24
    Nuclear Discourse Key....................................................................................................... 29
    Just Society.......................................................................................................................... 31
    Blocks....................................................................................................................................... 32
    AT: Perms.............................................................................................................................. 33
    AT: Fossil Fuels Good........................................................................................................ 35
    AT: Renewables Solve....................................................................................................... 37
    AT: Cede the Political......................................................................................................... 38
    AT: Consumption Inevitable............................................................................................. 39
    AT: We Solve the Environment......................................................................................... 41
    Building Blocks........................................................................................................................... 43
    Impacts..................................................................................................................................... 44
    Agency/Nazis/Wars............................................................................................................ 45
    Resource Wars.................................................................................................................... 47
    Violence............................................................................................................................... 49
    Cap........................................................................................................................................ 50
    Structural Violence............................................................................................................. 51
    Disposability....................................................................................................................... 53
    Regulation........................................................................................................................... 55
    Alts............................................................................................................................................ 57
    Question Education........................................................................................................... 58
    Interrogate Freedom.......................................................................................................... 59
    Renewables........................................................................................................................ 60
    XT: Utopianism.................................................................................................................... 62
    Think..................................................................................................................................... 64
    Social Construction............................................................................................................ 66
    Oil Relations....................................................................................................................... 69
    History.................................................................................................................................. 73
    Link............................................................................................................................................ 75
    Generic................................................................................................................................. 76
    Energy................................................................................................................................... 77
    Economy............................................................................................................................... 82
    Energy Market...................................................................................................................... 84
    Future Supplies.................................................................................................................. 86
    Consumerism...................................................................................................................... 90
    Warming............................................................................................................................... 93
    Fossil Fuels......................................................................................................................... 95
    Natural Gas......................................................................................................................... 97
    Oil.......................................................................................................................................... 99
    “Green Fossil Fuelsâ€........................................................................................................ 105
    Renewables...................................................................................................................... 108
    Categorization................................................................................................................... 111
    Military Renewables....................................................................................................... 114
    Nuclear Power................................................................................................................... 117
    Electricity............................................................................................................................ 124
    Wind Power....................................................................................................................... 126
    Solar.................................................................................................................................... 129

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  22. 8.50 USD

    Techno-Optimism Critique

    Highlighted and blocked out critique of techno-optimism (the belief that all our problems can be fixed with a simple technological fix--same argument Harvard BS got to semis of the Wake Tournament reading!) with evidence specific to nuclear framing that is fantastic!
    Features:
    -Excellent 2nc epistemology indict of the affirmative as well as impact framing evidence.
    -Satellite K's / Link Mod's included for accidents, competitiveness, econ, environment, hegemony, and warming.
    -Indicts of positivism and deterrence included (common aff answers)
    -Awesome framework evidence about nuclear power and energy
    -Skepticism evidence to make the argument that aff impacts should be considered unlikely

    10 purchases  

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  23. 4.00 USD

    Answers to the 'F-word' K

    HIGHLIGHTED! Frontline to answer the 'f' k. Don't get caught off guard. Frontline includes diversity of offensive and defensive answers.

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  24. 6.00 USD

    'f-word' k w/ impact extensions and framework

    HIGHLIGHTED! K of the word 'f' in a debate round. Very useful if you are debating someone who uses profanity. Included are impact magnifiers and framework arguments about the importance of in-round discourse.

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  25. 9.00 USD

    K Updates - Aff and Neg

    This is simply a collection of random K updates for the aff and neg that I've amassed recently, primarily centering around representations-based Ks (security, etc). I've never seen any of these cards in a debate that I wasn't in. The vast majority of the cards are from 2011/2012, all the aff cards have extensions, and everything is highlighted. As a bonus - you'll get the best card I've cut this year that can really apply to any situation in which you're reading a K.
     
     
     
    Random K Updates. 1
    Aff 2
    2ac slayer. 3
    1ar slayer. 5
    2ac policy relevance. 6
    1ar policy relevance. 7
    2ac reps. 8
    1ar reps. 9
    2ac fear good. 10
    1ar fear good. 11
    2ac moral relativism bad. 13
    1ar moral relativism bad. 14
    2ac realism... 16
    1ar realism... 18
    at: sfp/arms race. 19
    at: counter-examples. 20
    at: realism is violent 21
    at: liberalism good. 22
    2ac nyquist counter-k. 23
    Neg. 26
    the best k card you will read. 27
    1nc/2nc heg link. 30
    2nc reps first 32
    at: owen 2. 34
    at: policy relevance. 36
    2nc role of the ballot 37

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