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  1. I think the idea of a "pre-fiat K" to be kind of pointless. I mean that's how I always run Ks so like it's kind of a dying label.
  2. DnG's appropriation of Schizoprenia is ableist, the lit indicting them for it is really good. I won a debate on that turn.
  3. It was less "death good" and more "death is probably not real and the 1AC conception of death is bad" and the crux of our argument was that consciousness could exist after death of the physical body so reincarnation was good soft defense for us
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    Living near Williamsburg, I can attest to the neo-colonial oddity of it. The question of using Anthem or Rand is not the same as decolonial authors working in western academic settings (I think this is a deterministic reading of the evidence that says "western thought bad" which is generally horribly ran in debate), the two things are about as compatible as reading Anthem as an alt to a Marx K. Even if they both criticize utopianism, I think Rand and authors like Mignolo have different conceptions of what constitutes utopia and different alternatives. Rand is, as most decolonial authors would see it, essentially an advocate for imperialism, especially in her universalization of rational egoism and belief in an objective human experience. That goes without mentioning the entire eurocentricity of her scholarship. It just would not be worth it and honestly I think a judge would probably buy an aff perm that says the government can be decolonial over a Rand alt for this K. If anything, you should go for the magical realists, or authors associated with the decolonial movement. However, most fiction in this regard is pretty utopian or at least ambiguous on the question of utopia.
  5. We ran cards saying reincarnation is real and other life after death type cards as terminal defense when running the death good kritik, so it's possible
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    Decoloniality and Rand would be like chocolate covered scallops, they don't go together and it will probably be a massive double turn in the 1AC. Honestly, a lot of the lit on the side of decoloniality/anti-imperialism is pretty positive on utopianism. https://ohiostatepress.org/Books/Book%20PDFs/Tlostanova%20Learning.pdf http://books.google.com/books?id=qQhZEei4hS0C&pg=PA17&lpg=PA17&dq=utopia+imperialism&source=bl&ots=hXowVrE8bN&sig=x5kZ4su4c3Ifzn_PGkOwWqinqW0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=s_F8U_r5OIfjsATCxYHADw&ved=0CEAQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=utopia%20imperialism&f=false http://jmems.dukejournals.org/content/42/2/461.abstract
  7. My problem with that metaphor is like Artaud is probably not the affirmative, like unless it actually is Artaud. I get it's a metaphor but Artaud had a super specific and radically unique political and metaphysical ideology and method that is nothing like what the affirmative will be. I'm actually surprised he is critiquing Artaud because Baudrillard's earlier and later writing both jived really well with Artaud and endorsed aspects of Artaud's thought. Maybe try making a more vague metaphor like "idealist" or maybe dropping the metaphor and instead using it as a 2NC story/explanation. Idk it probably isn't a big deal but as a judge I would have a super hard time understanding why the affirmative is in any way Artaud.
  8. I've ran different parts of Baudrillard with Mann. Personally, I see cards as more self-contained arguments and a bit of a proponent of "defend the card, not the author's entire work" type approach, so maybe that's how I am able to reconcile For the K, you're tags make no sense. They are overly long, don't make many actual claims that a judge can flow, and become too wrapped up in their metaphor to make an argument. It's ok to have flowery/poetic tags I suppose, but right now it is just reiterating the metaphor in the cards without contextualizing it to the debate. Having done a lot of super vague metaphorical tag-kritiks, they really only work if they serve a performative/strategic performance (for my Negarestani K, I read a long abstract story about oil destroying the world because it was my solvency mechanism). Most of all, I don't understand what the link argument is in this kritik.
  9. Someone get DML in here on the buddhism question. As for the Heidegger aff, a Heideggerian framework would probably criticize the word "resolved" on a fundamental level. It's definitely doable, there is a good freely available Heidegger aff both on the v debate forum from the space topic and also a camp one from the energy topic way back. You might have a hard time answering "why don't you read this on neg" but the answer to that would depend on how your choose to run this aff. Idk, I love Heidegger Ks, I have a hard time seeing them as affs. It's always doable, just tricky.
  10. My teams will be playing Ahab and The Ocean's Anthropocentric. Metal is probably the best bet for the topic (probably bands like Aghast or Alestorm that do the whole pirate metal thing)
  11. Eh, as cool as a concept it is, I don't really think there is a strong impact or framing argument for this aff. I agree with Dancon that more thantotheology (Death of God theology) or critical eschatology type args and evidence would make this a more aff. Right now it kind of reads like a non-topical policy aff as opposed to a kritikal aff. Like I think your interpretation of the resolution is cool, but this aff would have a hard time winning on the impact debate or the framework debate. If anything, I would kick the tags of the first contention, read it as a narrative, don't defend a plantext (just read it as an advocacy statement, this will save you a lot of pain on agent questions and counter advocacies, your interpretation of the topic will be equally valid anyway), and provide a more robust methodology, like this could work now but you'll have a lot easier time winning debates with these types of args if the reason to vote aff is something more than "we should be talking about this" but a reason why what you did or why the way you talked about something was good.
  12. A lot of the answer to K files UMich 7 week puts out are really just massive author indict files, I would try compiling a few of those (they are pretty comprehensive tbh)
  13. Step 1) Be neg and record the 1AC Step 2) Run it through a live caption-er while recording Step 3) Read the manuscript as the 1NC Step 4) ??? Step 5) Profit
  14. That's actually really funny and I'm sad I didn't get it at first.... props +1
  15. Look up some of the backfiles from the Space topic, lots of good stuff on the panopticon and Weather/GPS satellites. Honestly this is a easy research thing, you can just type "panopticon, Foucault, GPS, Google Earth" into google and get results. http://peregrinations.kenyon.edu/vol2_3/current/s.pdf http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/lic3.12019/abstract
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