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Hello,

 

This is a K I wrote a while back. It's based mostly off of the Absurdist philosophy of Albert Camus. It's basically a security type K with an existentialist twist. The story (in the simplest terms possible) is that the aff tries to secure and impose order unto our inherently chaotic world, which is the same logic that makes fascism possible. The alternative is to embrace the absurd and accept the our inherently insecure/unstable state of our existence, which allows for value to life.

 

Besides that, there are a variety of link and impact stories included in this file that can be substituted. There are a variety of modules available for reading in the 2nc/1nr that allow you to adapt the K to the affirmative's responses.

 

Extensive blocks and responses to common aff arguments are included. This file is 163 pages and is undoubtedly the most extensive file on this subject in the country. Debaters for both Dexter High School and Wayne State University have enjoyed success deploying the arguments in this file.

 

Here's a preview of the index:

1NC (1/3) 9

1NC (2/3) 10

1NC (3/3) 11

*2NC STUFF* 12

Link Ext. 13

Impact Ext. 14

Alt Ext. 15

2NC Existential Depression Mod. 16

2NC Existential Despair Mod. 17

2NC Existential Emptiness Mod. (1/2) 18

2NC Existential Emptiness Mod. (2/2) 19

2NC Existential Hope Mod. 20

2NC Existential Joy Mod. 21

2NC Existential Peace Mod. 22

2NC Existential Loneliness Mod. (1/2) 23

2NC Existential Loneliness Mod. (2/2) 24

2NC Life Affirmation Mod. 25

2NC Nihilism Mod. (1/2) 26

2NC Nihilism Mod. (2/2) 27

2NC Ontological Anxiety Mod. (1/2) 28

2NC Ontological Anxiety Mod. (2/2) 29

2NC Scape-Goating Mod. 30

Scapegoating Turns The Case – Immigration 31

2NC Security Mod. (1/2) 32

2NC Security Mod. (2/2) 33

2NC Threat Con. Mod. 34

*LINKS* 35

Link – Absolute Values 36

Link – Action 37

Link – Action 38

Link – Action 39

Link – Death (1/2) 40

Link – Death (2/2) 41

Link – Death Representations 42

Link – Ecology/Buddhism/Taoism 43

Link – Fear of Death 44

Link – Fear of Death 45

Link – Fear of Death 46

Link – Fiat 47

Link – Fiat 48

Link – Generic (Ideologies, Religions, Death, etc) 49

Link – Groups (The State, Military, Ethnic, etc) 50

Link – Hegemony/Military Readiness 51

Link – Marxism 52

Link – Nostalgia 53

Link – Objectivity 54

Link – Plan 55

Link – Plan 56

Link - Predictions (1/2) 57

Link - Predictions (2/2) 58

Link – Preoccupation 59

Link – Preoccupation 60

Link – Preoccupation 61

Link – Preoccupation 62

Link – Religion 63

Link – Religion 64

Link – Religion 65

Link – Revolution (1/2) 66

Link – Revolution (2/2) 67

Link – Security 68

Link – Socialism 69

*IMPACTS* 70

K Turns Case – Immigration 71

Impact – Authentic Existence 72

Impact – Existential Despair (VtL) 73

Impact – Inauthenticity Bad 74

Impact – Kills Freedom 75

Impact – Preoccupation Bad 76

Impact – Threat Construction 77

Impact – Totalitarianism 78

Impact – Totalitarianism 79

Impact – Value to Life 80

Impact – Value to Life 81

*ALT STUFF* 82

Alt Solvency – Authenticity 83

Alt Solvency – Being 84

Alt Solvency – Existential Anxiety 85

Alt Solvency – Freedom 86

Alt Solvency - Freedom 87

Alt Solvency - Happiness 88

Alt Solvency - Harmony 89

Alt Solvency - Hope 90

Alt Solvency - Meaning 91

Alt Solvency – Meaning 92

Alt Solvency – Ontological Anxiety 93

Alt Solvency - Rebellion 94

Alt Solvency - Totalitarianism 95

Alt Solvency - Value To Life 96

Alt Solvency – Value to Life 97

Alt Solvency - Value to Life 98

Alt Solvency - Value to Life 99

Alt Solvency - Value to Life 100

Alt Solvency - Value to Life 101

Alt Solvency - Value to Life/Nihilism 102

Alt Solvency - Victory 103

Alt Solvency - Victory 104

*LIFE IS ABSURD* 105

Life Is Absurd - Accidental 106

Life Is Absurd - Accidental 107

Existence is by nature entirely accidental and an incomprehensibly unlikely phenomena, rendering it absurd 107

Life Is Absurd - Completely 108

Life Is Absurd - Futility 109

Life Is Absurd - Irresolvable 110

Life Is Absurd – Meaningless 111

Life Is Absurd - No Cause 112

Life Is Absurd - Permanence 113

Life Is Absurd - Self-Awareness 114

Life Is Absurd – Self Awareness 115

A2: Life Is Not Absurd 116

A2: God/Religion Solves The Absurd 117

A2: Love Solves The Absurd 118

A2: Science Solves The Absurd 119

*BLOCKS* 120

A2: Perm (1/3) 121

A2: Perm (2/3) 122

A2: Perm (3/3) 123

A2: Perm – Extension 124

A2: Perm – Ext. 125

A2: Perm – State DA (Short) 126

A2: Perm – State DA (Long 1/2) 127

A2: Perm – State DA (Long 2/2) 128

State DA Ext. 129

A2: Perm - Vulnerability DA 130

A2: Perms (Specific Theory) 131

Framework - Shell (1/2) 132

Framework - Shell (2/2) 133

Framework – K = Prerequisite 134

Framework – Role Playing Bad 135

Framework – Schlag Ext. 136

2NC for Heidegger Affs (1/2) 137

2NC for Heidegger Affs (2/2) 138

A2: Alt Doesn’t Solve 139

A2: Alt Doesn’t Solve 140

A2: Case/Extinction Outweighs (1/3) 141

A2: Case/Extinction Outweighs (2/3) 142

A2: Case/Extinction Outweighs (3/3) 143

A2: Cede The Political/Rorty/Prag. (1/4) 144

A2: Cede The Political/Rorty/Prag. (2/4) 145

A2: Cede The Political/Rorty/Prag. (3/4) 146

A2: Cede The Political/Rorty/Prag. (4/4) 147

A2: Ethics (1/2) 148

A2: Ethics (2/2) 149

A2: Existentialism Bad 150

Ext. – Camus Is Not Existentialist 151

A2: Kill Yourself/Commit Suicide 152

A2: Kill Yourself/Commit Suicide 153

A2: Nazism 154

A2: Nihilism 155

A2: Ontology Bad 156

A2: Ordering Inevitable 157

A2: Preoccupation Link Doesn’t Assume Plan 158

A2: Psychology Solves Existential Anxiety 159

A2: Rationality Solves Existential Anxiety 160

A2: Realism (1/3) 161

A2: Realism (2/3) 162

A2: Realism (3/3) 163

A2: Risky 164

A2: Schmitt 165

A2: Schwartz (Always VTL) 166

A2: VtL internal Perf Con 167

A2: You’re A Conformist 168

 

My name's Jacob Justice. I'm a 3rd year debater for Wayne State University, where I've broke and won speaker awards at multiple regional tournaments. I debated 2 years in high school for Dexter High School in Michigan. I'm currently a coach for West Bloomfield High School and last year I coached Brother Rice High School at the TOC.

 

Happy debating,

 

Jake




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