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So, as I wait for my Evazon access to begin, I wanted to announce a K I'm selling.

 

If there's interest I'll finish writing the blocks this weekend and let it go for $10. (Or a trade in Magic the gathering cards is definitely possible.)

 

Basically it's a Guattari (not DnG) K that criticizes the attempt to control the oceans (or nature writ large.) It's really, REALLY good against any aff with an evironment advantage. It takes a large portion from Guattari's Three Ecologies which basically argues that the world is divided into:

 

a. environmental ecologies (how we relate to the world/enviro.)

b. social ecology (social science, etc.) and

c. mental ecology (the psyche yo.)

 

Now this makes sense because an ecology is simply systems in which the elements of the system relate to each other and how they relate to each other. Socially we have an ecology, environmentally we have an ecology, and mentally we relate to the world and affect it.

 

He argues that things will go down because all ecologies are interrelated. The social is impacted by mental and environ. and vise versa, etc. etc. It requires you to contextualize the K to make it make the most sense in terms of the aff, but the basic argument is this:

 

1. Links:

 

i. Original Argument: The aff attempts to control/striate/stabilize the ocean (nature, ecology, etc.) which divorces us from the flux of nature and creates a human/nature divide. Each link is a little different but basically there are two main arguments:

 

a. The fact the aff is acting ONTO the ocean or saving it or securing something puts them in a position above and removed from nature itself. This distinction makes that divide. It is also the reason that the three ecologies now can't be fixed together.

 

b. On that note, the three ecologies are now not able to be dealt with together because we're using a. the state, b. large scale movements, c. we're distinct from nature. This is also why no perms work.

 

ii. Now most of the link pieces of evidence also have links to capitalism and the use of the state, which offer interesting scenarios that's can be isolated throughout the debate. These elements also allow for great block responses to common add arguments.

 

2. Impacts:

 

i. Extinction - The only way that major violence and oppresion, war, etc. happens is if all ecologies are dealt with together. Otherwise violence in one will spill over. These warrants are incredible in the evidence.

 

ii. No Impact to Death - The control and security/stability of the aff forces us to follow that value system to its extreme - To stop that which creates flux and instability (the true nature of everything.) This leads towards a suicidal tendancy towards control and stopping the human element. Think the Voluntary Extinction Society (for environmental stability) or wars we fight in names of security leading to nukes. Security leads to destroying that which is insecure, and eventually ourselves. When we want death then the impacts of the aff are irrelevant.

 

iii. Macropolitics Bad - This is where the state stuff comes in. EVEN if they prove they solve their aff, their lack of fixing all three ecologies together inevitably leads back to their impacts. In fact, state action often messes up and complicates problems because it isn't adaptive enough to solve over the large earth. Basically try or die for the K.

 

iv. Capitalism DA - this follows DnGs basic arguments about capitalism, but integrates them in relation to the Three Ecologies and the aff.

 

v. Expenditure DA - Only understanding and embracing the sheer flux and instability and release/expenditure of nature stops it from building up and exploding. Energy is meant to be spent, not accumulated. This relates intimately with the cap. args of Bataille and DnG... to be frank, this scenario is only okay, but it's an element that'll win the debate if dropped. Above all the evidence on this question is just great. It is literally one of the best pieces of evidence that articulates this argument. However, this is no where close to the crux of the argument, so it is not developed heavily in this k.

 

f. Try or Die for the alt - The world is completely going to collapse RIGHT NOW - The aff can't solve every scenario that can happen tomorrow - The only chance to even solve the aff is the alt.

 

3. Alternative:

 

While I have provided several alternates which can correlate with different affs, I'd say generally go with the micropolitical ecology one. It's awesome. Basically, it's what Guattari calls for in Three Ecologies. We need to recognize all three ecologies and work at all of them as they interconnect all at the same time in micropolitical, local stuggles. The comparative evidence for micro/local politics vs. macro sovereign state politics in terms of the three ecologies is REALLY hot. It contextualizes the criticism's alternative in relation to specific macro policies and warrants out, line by line, why the alternative is better and solves the aff.

 

That being said, it is definitely a floating PIK. You can definitely solve the aff, solve back the bad parts of capitalism, solve back oceans etc. The only question is sequencing. They say state. We say micropolitical action - Solves the mental, the social, and the environmental ecologies. This leads to BETTER state action, because it started at the right level with the right things in focus (the three ecologies.) Also a reason the K is super strategic, it just becomes a sequencing argument that they can't perm without severing and a lot of try or dies.

 

TOC

 

Topshelf

 

Read First

 

Strategy

 

Dictionary

 

Environmental Policy 1NC

 

2NC Impacts

 

Strange Ecology 1NC

 

Eco-Capitalism 1NC

 

Environmentalism à Capitalism

 

2NC Solvency

 

Links

 

Animal Metaphors

 

Animal Rights

 

Avoiding the Human

 

Biodiversity

 

Bookchin

 

Borders

 

Conservation Movements

 

Cruise Ships

 

Deep Ecology

 

Discourse

 

Ecological Goals

 

Ethics

 

Exploration

 

LOST

 

Mapping

 

Oceanic Control

 

Oceanic Development

 

Oceans Generic

 

Parks/ Reserves

 

Returns to Nature

 

Sedative Discourse

 

Singular Goals

 

Statistics

 

Subjectivity

 

Trade

 

Impacts

 

Annihilation

 

Eco-Fascism

 

Everything

 

Rascism

 

Turns Case

 

Capitalism Impacts

 

Environmental Destruction/ Nationalism

 

No Value

 

Oppression

 

Commodification

 

Hierarchy/ debt

 

Control/ biopower

 

War Machine

 

Replication

 

No value to life

 

Death

 

Desiring death

 

Did it all/ AT impact turns

 

Alternative

 

Micropolitical Ecology

 

AT// Aff Solves Specific Problem

 

AT// Not Instantaneous

 

AT// Pragmatism

 

AT// Utopian

 

Spillover

 

Solves Capitalism

 

Solves Desire

 

Solves State

 

State à Extinction

 

State Guts Solvency

 

Turns Kritikal Cases

 

Key to Politics

 

Macropolitics < Micropolitics

 

Becoming-Animal

 

Solves Best

 

Geophilosophy

 

Violently Deterritorialize

 

Solves Heidegger

 

Solves State

 

2NR Tricks

 

2NR Desire Framing

 

2NR No Impact to Death

 

Framework

 

AT// Roleplaying

 

AT// Utopian

 

Desire First

 

Solvency Deficit – Desire

 

Solvency Deficit – Sequencing

 

Micropolitics à Better Education

 

AT// Cede the Political

 

AT// VtL Stuff

 

AT// Threats Real

 

AT// Democracy Checks

 

AT// Extinction First

 

AT// Cap good

 

AT// Consequentialism

 

Answers

 

AT// Darwin

 

AT// Death Drive

 

AT// Infinite Regression

 

AT// Perm – Both

 

AT// Rhizomatics of Domination

 

AT// No Specific Solvency

 

AT// Environmentalism Bad

 

AT// Modern Eco/Science

 

AT// “No Specific Scenarios”

 

AT// Technology Good

 

AT// Vitalism Bad

 

AT// Human/Nature Divide Good

 

AT// Environment Doesn’t Matter

 

AT// Alternative Ends in Genocide etc.

 

AT// DnG = Madness

 

AT// Scientists Prove Deleuze Wrong (Ev Indict)

 

AT// DnG Coopted by Cap

 

AT// Chaos Turns

 

AT// Pol Pot

 

AT// Fight Club Turn

 

AT// DnG Use Binaries

 

AT// IDF

 

AT// Post-Modernism Bad for Indigenous Peoples

 

AT// “Schizophrenics are suffering”

 

AT// Schizo = Totalitarianism

 

AT// Structuralism

 

AT// Subjectivity Bad/Become the Object

 

AT// Masochism

 

AT// Barbrook

 

AT// Psychoanalysis

 

AT// Jameson

 

AT// Cohen

 

AT// Connolly

 

AT// Conway

 

AT// Fasching

 

AT// Heidegger

 

AT// Kettles

 

AT// Kurasawa

 

AT// Levinas

 

AT// May

 

AT// Schell

 

AT// Spivak

 

Affirmative Answers

 

Turns

 

Becoming-Animal Bad

 

Eco-Equality Bad

 

Rhizomes Bad

 

Vitalism Bad

 

Permutation

 

Perm – Do Both

Edited by RaawrCat
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Yall can comment or PM me. I was going to use this to coach a team, but UChicago involves too much work for double majors.

 

If yall don't have $10 or magic cards, just PM me. I love helping smaller programs and would be happy to learn your story and help you out for free. I also have several resources to help you learn the argument, as well as several other backfiles, Ks, and books to help with you critical education.

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Yeah. Basically. Haha I just love the game.

 

And hell no to the grizzly bear. A Runeclaw bear though, now that's a bear I can make stronger with magic. If take that. And a savage punch to a Bears face.

About the magic cards, would 10 basic lands suffice? If that doesn't work how about a Grizzly Bear? /s

In seriousness, are we talking $10 dollars worth in magic cards?

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