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I made a new AFF for the 2015-2016 topic and my district tournament is in a couple weeks. I need help with reconstructing my AFF 
 

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-I know my cutting is ass-working on that 

-I want to change my impact for Silk Road Adv.- Don't really like Biopower scenario 

-Have an impact for Crypto-currency-not sure if a Cap impact would be viable 

-I also want to know what Offcase/Oncase you guys would run-I am prepped out on Child Porn

Thanks for any help 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bevx6gzbgi2cd6s/1AC-Dark%20Corners.docx?dl=0

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I made a new AFF for the 2015-2016 topic and my district tournament is in a couple weeks. I need help with reconstructing my AFF 

 

Notes

 

-I know my cutting is ass-working on that 

-I want to change my impact for Silk Road Adv.- Don't really like Biopower scenario 

-Have an impact for Crypto-currency-not sure if a Cap impact would be viable 

-I also want to know what Offcase/Oncase you guys would run-I am prepped out on Child Porn

Thanks for any help 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bevx6gzbgi2cd6s/1AC-Dark%20Corners.docx?dl=0

In terms of off-case make sure you have T-Domestic prepped. The deep web isn't exclusive to U.S. citizens. Specifically Silk Road was hosted on Icelandic data servers.

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In terms of off-case make sure you have T-Domestic prepped. The deep web isn't exclusive to U.S. citizens. Specifically Silk Road was hosted on Icelandic data servers.

 

I got that prepped with a card that says that there is a deep web specific to the United States (services, supply, community, ect.)

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Not a big fan :-/

 

1. You don't actually get rid of the war on drugs in any way. There is still tons of non-cyber war on drugs stuff, so at the end of the case I feel like you have zero impact.

2. I think that there are much better neg arguments than aff arguments here, especially with like a child-porn or human trafficking DA. If the 1nc is good, the judge will think you've already lost the round.

3. Way too many internal links in the drugs advantage. Drugs --> racism --> biopolitics --> bad - there are much better biopolitics affs.

4. There is no warrant for how, specifically, some online surveillance of the deep web actually causes genocides (???)

5. No terminal impact on the last contention. Or if there is, it's not clear.

6. Your solvency card for bitcoins is from 2013, since is such a fast changing market you should try to get something from 2015 or later. If you can't, that probably means it's wrong.

 

Edit: I have some war on drugs --> massive structural violence + racism if you want that. I also have an aff that probably accesses the impact better. PM me

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A few notes I made: 

 

Inherency - 

1. Your inherency evidence seems to indicate that a corporations CP would sufficiently solve

2. Also it sets up a lawsuits ALT cause

 

Solvency - 

1. You need a solvency contention 

 

Silk Road - 

1. Cohen evidence isn't in the context of dark web surveillance - mass incarceration is not what the AFF is curtailing and a massive ALT cause to your impacts. 

2. The next two pieces of evidence are link evidence for a drugs disad - a smart 1NC could just impact turn you with drug trafficking bad. 

3. The Ingram card is good, but needs a proper citation. Also, keep in mind that most authors conclude deep/dark web bad, so you may be fighting an uphill battle here. 

4. The Alexander problem has the same problem as Cohen - I'm fairly sure that deep web surveillance isn't inherently racist, even though the War on Drugs as a whole may be. Also has a stop and frisk alt cause

5. The next three cards aren't specific enough and have massive alt causes -  see the post above 

 

Bitcoin - 

1. The first card says that government regulation and lack of corporate will to develop bitcoin are the problems - not the AFF. 

2. You don't access the second piece of evidence at all - status quo proves that surveillance /=/ dark web shutdown. 

3. 3rd card concedes TF for solvency is super long. 

4. One of the advantages needs some kind of impact framing on why systemic violence comes first. 

 

Also, a team in my district read a very similar AFF at our district tournament - we beat them on circumvention and politics. These AFFs seem to have a lot of circumvention problems, since most deep web surveillance is in total secrecy. 

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Basically on the whole silk road advantage, you aren't "solving" for war on drugs, you are just picking the lesser of two evils. This can sound bad to a lay/parent. Even if the idea is realistic, it doesn't sound like the best thing to do ethically.

 

But cool aff

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A few notes I made: 

 

Inherency - 

1. Your inherency evidence seems to indicate that a corporations CP would sufficiently solve

2. Also it sets up a lawsuits ALT cause

 

Solvency - 

1. You need a solvency contention 

 

Silk Road - 

1. Cohen evidence isn't in the context of dark web surveillance - mass incarceration is not what the AFF is curtailing and a massive ALT cause to your impacts. 

2. The next two pieces of evidence are link evidence for a drugs disad - a smart 1NC could just impact turn you with drug trafficking bad. 

3. The Ingram card is good, but needs a proper citation. Also, keep in mind that most authors conclude deep/dark web bad, so you may be fighting an uphill battle here. 

4. The Alexander problem has the same problem as Cohen - I'm fairly sure that deep web surveillance isn't inherently racist, even though the War on Drugs as a whole may be. Also has a stop and frisk alt cause

5. The next three cards aren't specific enough and have massive alt causes -  see the post above 

 

Bitcoin - 

1. The first card says that government regulation and lack of corporate will to develop bitcoin are the problems - not the AFF. 

2. You don't access the second piece of evidence at all - status quo proves that surveillance /=/ dark web shutdown. 

3. 3rd card concedes TF for solvency is super long. 

4. One of the advantages needs some kind of impact framing on why systemic violence comes first. 

 

Also, a team in my district read a very similar AFF at our district tournament - we beat them on circumvention and politics. These AFFs seem to have a lot of circumvention problems, since most deep web surveillance is in total secrecy. 

Could you outline the AFF that team ran, I'm interested in how they put down their impact scenarios

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Yeah, it was an FBI Child Porn AFF structured similar to this. 

 

inherency - FBI monitors child porn sites on dark web now

 

Plan - stop monitoring

 

Dehum ADV - child porn -> dehum - O/Ws all impacts

 

Trafficking ADV - children trafficked for child porn - that's bad

 

Solvency - the way they tried to solve their I/Ls was something like this - FBI doesn't catch criminals with child porn, but when they try to, more people visit the sites FBI runs which results in more viewing of child porn. Also, they claimed in-round solvency through discourse but the ev for this wasn't very good. 

 

The 1NC we read was T-USFG (solvency must be garnered off of plan action), Dark Web DA (which operates as a case turn), Dark Web PIC (do plan except for dark web surv), Politics DA, Util on the ADVs, Circumvention and discourse doesn't shape reality on solvency. In the 2NR I went for politics, solvency deficits, and util framing. 

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Yeah, it was an FBI Child Porn AFF structured similar to this. 

 

inherency - FBI monitors child porn sites on dark web now

 

Plan - stop monitoring

 

Dehum ADV - child porn -> dehum - O/Ws all impacts

 

Trafficking ADV - children trafficked for child porn - that's bad

 

Solvency - the way they tried to solve their I/Ls was something like this - FBI doesn't catch criminals with child porn, but when they try to, more people visit the sites FBI runs which results in more viewing of child porn. Also, they claimed in-round solvency through discourse but the ev for this wasn't very good. 

 

The 1NC we read was T-USFG (solvency must be garnered off of plan action), Dark Web DA (which operates as a case turn), Dark Web PIC (do plan except for dark web surv), Politics DA, Util on the ADVs, Circumvention and discourse doesn't shape reality on solvency. In the 2NR I went for politics, solvency deficits, and util framing. 

 

Idk if this would be useful to you now, but I did do quite a bit of research for child porn (didn't go all the way to deep web) but what i've gathered that would be answers 

-Those sites that the FBI runs don't have any content on them so it doesn't matter, the fib just tracks the IP from visitors of those fake sites

-Theres more child porn on the surface web than the deep web so no solvency 

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I think most of the improvements you need to make have already been stated, however, you need a card or something that says the "war on drugs fails now" or that "drugs are inevitable"

These cards will allow you to frame the debate and fundamentally non-unique their offense (ie if they say drugs bad, you say drugs inev and there's only a risk the aff makes the current situation better)

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