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Did this last year, doing it again- what won't you guys miss from this topic?

 

My personal favorites:

 

-A case about loaning pandas from China

-A case about turning "jellyfish goo" into solar panels (Yes- they legitimately said "goo" in a round)

-The Japan DA (Just due to limited an unrealistic links)

-A fundamental misunderstanding of Chinese politics and culture

-Affs claiming to solve for human rights with limited links

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Tariff affs (my personal pet peeve)

 

T QPQ / uncondo (nick already said this but its so true it needs to be repeated)

 

Debates about mearsheimer's credentials

 

Korea and Taiwan unification affs

 

Orientalism k's

 

Affs that use us-china coop as the internal link to literally everything

 

SCS brink / miscalc debates

 

 

I might add more as i think of more stuff

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Debates about mearsheimer's credentials

I got that reference.

 

Also:

-Consult Japan

-Appeasement

-"Engagement now"

-Everything to do with Resnick

-Pan

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Debates about mearsheimer's credentials

 

Orientalism k's

aaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy he's a dick and an idiot Pan reigns supreme

 

*All manner of T on this topic, not just the QPQ debate.

 

*The toxicity aff (I love Reagan SS but I hate their case)

 

*Uyghurs DAs and stuff

 

*Pre-Donald inherency people never bothered to update (like seriously though the IR debates are now way more fun because of him)

 

*The Chinese Exclusion Act aff

 

*All the afro-orientalism affs

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the high theory stuff on this topic esp. baudrillard, don't get me wrong i appreciate his scholarship but it was rehashed over and over again on this topic

 

-  expo/olympics

- we endorse Rivercrab 

- "when i speak of time the fact that it is not yet"/"meaning, we don't defend it" or some other incoherent bs

- the random combinations of words for argument titles on wikis, including but not limited to "ontological/metaphysical/subjectivity/unintelligibility/transparency/psychic/managerial/pathologization/dissuasive/singularity/etc." with no apparent concern to actual meaning

- nordin 12

- we implode debate by reading a poem, etc.

 

i understand this will definitely get worse on next year's topic

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*The toxicity aff (I love Reagan SS but I hate their case)

I've heard about it, I've glanced over it, I don't understand it.

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the high theory stuff on this topic esp. baudrillard, don't get me wrong i appreciate his scholarship but it was rehashed over and over again on this topic

 

-  expo/olympics

- we endorse Rivercrab 

- "when i speak of time the fact that it is not yet"/"meaning, we don't defend it" or some other incoherent bs

- the random combinations of words for argument titles on wikis, including but not limited to "ontological/metaphysical/subjectivity/unintelligibility/transparency/psychic/managerial/pathologization/dissuasive/singularity/etc." with no apparent concern to actual meaning

- nordin 12

- we implode debate by reading a poem, etc.

 

i understand this will definitely get worse on next year's topic

 

sounds like you've hit a lot of baudrillard affs

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I've heard about it, I've glanced over it, I don't understand it.

"Toxicity is interconnected to queerness and otherness, we mark non-normative bodies as toxic due to their proximity to social death, we should affirm toxicity as a methodology to understand the queer body, this somehow all relates back to that time we found lead and stuff in toys made in China and how we were afraid because it was toxic to our children." 

 

yeah.

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"Toxicity is interconnected to queerness and otherness, we mark non-normative bodies as toxic due to their proximity to social death, we should affirm toxicity as a methodology to understand the queer body, this somehow all relates back to that time we found lead and stuff in toys made in China and how we were afraid because it was toxic to our children." 

 

yeah.

Yeah I'm big on queer theory but idk what it has to do with Chinese toys.

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Yeah I'm big on queer theory but idk what it has to do with Chinese toys.

*cx*

 

"YOU SEE THE TOYS REPRESENT GAY PEOPLE TAKE THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE HE'S ALL WELL AND CUTE UNTIL SURPRISE THOMAS IS TOXIC AND NOW WE'RE AFRAID THAT OUR KIDS SEDUCTIVELY LICKING THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE TOYS WILL POISON THEM WITH GAYNESS IT'S ALL A BIG METAPHOR YOU SEE"

 

"...fuck this dude I'm just gonna run framework this shit is too much." 

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> Sketchy af K affs that have one card mentioning "China" and spend the rest of the time on their theory (I am guilty of this, but it still really grinds my gears)

> Trying desperately to convince judges that my links did exist and weren't links of omission

> T QPQ/no QPQ now triggers Vietnam War style flashbacks for me  

> Condition CP's 

Yeah some of these aren't unique to China, but these are just general things I hated 

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the high theory stuff on this topic esp. baudrillard, 

 

- we endorse Rivercrab 

 

- nordin 12

 

Baudrillard Aff's, and by that I mean the same terrible expo Aff that everyone read, were awful.

However Nordin was some of the best evidence on the entire topic, it made the neoliberalism kritik so much fun, and it's really good evidence. China/ war on terror is pretty interesting.

 

Also, shoutout to Sam for the rivercrab Aff, you have solved your advocacy and now you have become a meme. Congrats.

 

Also, I much preferred Chinese Exclusion to the Spectrality/ hauntology Affs because it was honestly one of the truest Affs this year. Trump immigration policy happened a little late though :c

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