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    Oakland Tech 18, Santa Cruz 22. I took 1 whole ballot off Monta Vista and I read Deleuze.

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  1. seanarchy

    dark deleuze

    Like this?
  2. seanarchy

    Queer Fem K

    It's hardly straightforward enough that you should just never run Edelman. There's a reasonably strong argument to be made that he's describing the symbolic figure of the queer in civil society, not queer people as such. It's a debate to be had.
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    Queer Fem K

    Regardless of which author is "better" or more accessible in general, you should probably think about what's literally relevant to the topic (i.e. has links). I'm not aware of any extensive writings by Butler about immigration that are also "queer theory" proper. Edelman is typically a strong K on any topic because it lets you more or less impact turn extinction scenarios, similar situation with baedan. That said, I'm still not sure there's any topic links that would help make an aff in that ballpark. I'm inclined to think that the strongest queer K this year is Puar-style homonationalism or possibly queer toxicity. Read Terrorist Assemblages for Puar.
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    Racism Cards

    "New website" - if you don't find anything on the main page look at previous years.
  5. Afro pess and set col both dispute the idea that semiotics can explain the world, fyi. Gratuitous violence is literally violence not captured within the symbolic. TVAs rarely have to be anything special. Especially in the case of those two fields though, specific TVAs are probably impossible. The theories are diametrically opposed to reformism, so the best a TVA could do is discuss racism generally. Your time is better spent attacking the theory. If you prove reform is good and/or black people/natives aren't ontologically dead or whatever you should win with or without the tva.
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    Based on some of the other posts you've made and my assumption that this refers to the same debate, your should really just attack why DREAM isn't all that. Like there are alt causes to deportation or that or only applies to a certain age range If they're smart at all they won't be predicating solvency off of ending all racism, and if they do just say they solve all racism just say they don't and list unrelated forms of racism DREAM doesn't stop. You shouldn't need a card for that. School segregation, police brutality, ICE, structural poverty, mass incarceration, and microagressions are all examples of racism they definitely shouldn't be able to solve.
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    Non-Topical Perfomance Teams

    Generally the neg is always non topical? haven't familiarized myself with this year's teams too much but North Broward MR is quit good. Not sure they're a performance team per say but they've done some this year and they're the best hs K team this year, so you should see some topic related args. What you're asking is kinda word since lots of teams don't actually put their performances on the wiki, and barely anyone performs on the neg bc it's difficult to prep. That said, McDonough JN and Rutgers NM were teams from two years ago that won the TOC and NDT/CEDA respectively and made performances on birth aff and neg. Just search them on YouTube and rounds should come up.
  8. seanarchy

    bataille help

    One thing to add, Alan Stoekl's introduction to Bataille's Visions of Excess is remarkably thorough and clears up most common misunderstandings and objections that are raised in debates about Bataille.
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    Kritiks v. Baudrillard Affs

    I mean, this is a massive oversimplification of the theory but ok. "Meaning isn't static" is more complicated than "we literally can't understand anything whatsoever." No one says that. Its about how meaning shifts depending on historical, social, and literary context. It's also not the same as the "all communication is impossible" stuff, which is a simplified, hyperbolic way to say that we can't totally communicate our lived experience through the medium of language. No competent team would answer in that way either, bc there's almost certainly not a shared meaning of that question for both teams, which actually demonstrates the point you're trying to disprove.
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    Kritiks v. Baudrillard Affs

    Settler colonialism has the most direct links I've seen. Baudrillard relies heavily on "radical alterity" or "Otherness" in his theories, which almost always is symbolized by ingenious groups. There are a bunch of cards by Li that explain this, and it attacks the heart of the theory. You could also do antiblackness and try to win that gratuitous violence can't be explained by semiotics, which is very doable but there's less direct comparison. All of the links people think they have to fem are off Baudrillard's theory of seduction, which any competent team should be able to explain away. Cap is kinda doable but there's a lot more ev from the other side comparing warrants.
  11. seanarchy

    Going for NEOLIB GOOD in the 2AR!

    I've never met a judge who wouldn't vote on cap good if it was argued well. It's hardly the same as death impact turns. Top teams go for cap good against K affs all the time, it's a viable strat provided you get get specific. This is true but it's hardly an automatic win.
  12. seanarchy

    Connolly card??

    This is Michigan's Connolly file. K Answers - Connolly - MMMR.docx
  13. seanarchy

    Kant help

    90% chance you'll never hear about Kant in a policy debate round. If it's about LD, idk. There's some description of noumena and its consequences for moral philosophy here. Edit: I'm fairly certain this is relevant to transcendentalism but there's a more specific bit further up here and here
  14. seanarchy

    best k aff for next year

    That's the same thing. Why is this necessarily anti-queer in any specific way? Certainly it's against certain forms of vagueness or inspecificity, but why is this violent? Pls link me to a source that says all attempts at defining correct ways of doing things is anti-queer, or at least address my counter examples. It's not a logical fallacy to say that this is unlikely to be correct if no credible source agrees. The neg/switch side? Also TVAs? Like I'm not saying I think these are necessarily true, but I highly doubt that correct procedure generates violence in a way that always uniquely localizes violence to queer people, and I'm not sure it's legitimate to say it is. This is pretty unclear unless you want to divorce queerness from actual people who could be described as queer. "Definitions are always violent" is an oversimplified version of postmodernist, identity based, or Marxist arguments that is often used by right-wing pundits to discredit the fields as inherently ridiculous. They're right that it would be ridiculous, they're not right b/c no credible author says these things w/o heavy caveats. Yeah this is my point. that maybe the debate space is different but that you have to specifically explain why it is. It's distinct from other binaries of correct/not correct, but your explanation hasn't gone beyond this level. You need to make the point about why procedures in debate implicates queerness, with an author like Edelman. This is the whole premise of limits standards. Not that there shouldn't be flexibility, but that there should be common features that make research generalizable. See MBA GB's aff as an example of a fairly radical T plan. I think there are other problems like research equity with this model, but that it limits is not itself really the issue. The point is you could to have a TVA to access args about why native decisions are important. Most TVAs are not precisely topical, but there's no outstanding reason something like this could not be T. I'm not going to work out the wording, but the premise seems fair. Yeah I'm saying that you don't premise the plan on a specific policy. It's about accessing the args for why natives should be the ones to decide. The idea is purely that natives should have control over immigration policy to solve xyz set col impacts to them not having control. Distinct from the earlier idea about just reading a plan with a natives consent card. See I'm mostly making the args beyond the TVA about the theory, not it's pure debate application. a) It's dumb to just exclude a whole literature base out of hand, especially considering its radical credentials for improving lives materially. b) Setting aside the obvi bad faith in this statement, a "good marxist" is not a moral judgement it's about knowing marxist theory well. c) This is pretty oversimplifying. The point is that the state is the thing that perpetuates oppression against natives. By destroying the state, it's possible to destroy the oppression. Taking over the system maintains a fundamentally violent system of territorial control and confinement. Natives shouldn't be subjugated, but they shouldn't become new subjugators. If you've heard the "more woman war criminals" meme, it's a similar premise. Setting aside that I'm arguing about the theory, not the uniqueness arg, why does this mean anything? If it is equally oppressive, with different oppressors, why would it be better? Example: the Tamils were an oppressed ethnic group in Sri Lanka. The Tamil Tigers were formed to liberate the Tamil people and create a new Tamil state. They ended up using the same tactics as the Sri Lankan army, raping and pillaging, killing civilians, etc. Why is it any better for this to happen if a movement doesn't hold itself to a higher standard than its oppressors? My point is that all govs are bad lol. Yeah but you're saying the natives should control all land in the US. Self determination for natives is one thing, you're advocating giving natives determination of others. Totalitarianism isn't good if natives do it. Maybe it's good for natives, but it just subjugates millions more. Unity in this case is just referring to the consolidation of control over the continental US. My point is that such control is bad b/c it goes beyond self determination. If you're just arguing that tribes should do their own thing where they are, that's chill. We have no disagreement. I'm just saying creating a new system of authority that can in some way exclude or confine people from/to the continental US as a whole is wrong. I'm not arguing for the topic here, the USFG shouldn't have that power. My point is just that no one does. It's nonsensical to elevate natives to absolute epistemological authority - "we have no right to speak for them" only makes sense so far as I can't speak to the individual experience of natives. I can make fairly objective structural claims with adequate information, and I can speak on an issue if it has objective implications as serious as something like decolonization. You said ""no one should control a continent" makes the incorrect assumption that Natives are a single body." "All hav[ing] a say" is not functionally different from what I'm disputing - no one should have absolute control over a territory, even if that someone is a bunch of diverse someones. The US is fairly diverse. Doesn't mean it should control all that land. ??? I'm pointing out flaws. Why is it ok for natives to have the power to confine, ghettoize and exclude? In a world where your vision is recognized, and the natives assume control over the US, would they be so subjugated at that point? Historically oppressed groups don't usually automatically make better rulers. See Tamil example, or J Cole's "high for hours." Asserting your own control rather breaking another's is similarly oppressive. Lol revolutions aren't marxist. See slave rebellions, the revolutionary war, the arab spring, or ghandi as examples of non-marxist revolutions. I thought I made this clear at the start, I'm interested in having a theoretical discussion about native "pro sovereignty" movements or ideas insofar as they demand absolute sovereignty over the territory of the continental US. Not just the debate arg, but I assumed we were discussing a K aff or K. There's obvi not such a clear cut uniqueness question in such debates, epistemology is often important as you yourself stated. I don't expect it to be, I'm interested in the interaction between the two literature bases, b/c at many points they seem irreconcilable. I'm just exploring these intersections with the perspective that sovereignty is generally bad. I'd like to engage in a dialogue with you on these terms, tho I apologize if I didn't make this clear. I'm not arguing against native self determination. I just don't believe this determination extends to total control over entry or residence in(to) the US. Btw, honest question, why the hostility towards Marxism? I'm not a very orthodox marxist, but I think it's hugely valuable in analyzing economic and political influences and effects. It's hard for me to get a bead on what your objection is, especially considering the exploitative effects of capitalist corporations and nation-states on native populations. Is it that Marx is a dead white guy? Do you think capitalism is good? Is socialism/anarchism insolvent for natives? If so, why? I'm more interested in having this discussion than calling everything bullshit.
  15. seanarchy

    Planless Aff?

    I'll post an extended answer later after I finish school work, but read the Moten ev. It's the main solvency ev for the research model the aff affirms. The last two De Silva cards look like framework preempts. Plans rely on causation and temporality, which is anti-black for whatever reason. A plan has a stable subject affirming it, which is not black. Traditional scenario analysis is anti-black b/c calculation. The topic is based on anti-black categories of citizenship and borders. Look for these sorts of args in the cards and you should have a better understanding.