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Found 28 results

  1. does anyone have a good idea of what to use in terms of a K Aff and CP Neg?
  2. Can anyone explain the Worldism AFF from UTNIF? PM me for the file
  3. I am a novice debater and I just finished my first year of debate. Me and my partner both agreed since I am the 2A I will write our aff, and since my partner is the 2N, he will write most of our neg arguments. We are both going to Michigan (although I have not been accepted yet) him 5 week and me 7 week. My team is a primarily K team, however, reading a hard right aff thoroughly convinced me it links to everything. What are some pros and cons of reading a soft left aff with framing and taking the util debate every time vs reading a K aff and taking the framework debate every time?
  4. MattYee

    Planless Aff?

    So, I compete in a primarily stock/comms area and am interested in running a K-Aff. I found one that I like but it doesn't have a plan. I'm sure this is a novice question but how would I go about running a case without a plan? Also, how do I defend T? How does the USFG substantially reduce anything?
  5. Hello all, hopefully this is in the right/an adequate place I was wondering what were some nontraditional responses to critical affirmatives? I find myself persuaded by many answers to framework, truly, but in as much as my career has gone thusfar I've really only spent time with more straight up negative strategies: politics. That, combined with a small and nervous circuit in the way of critical debate that has left me only encountering two k-affs in all of my debating, has left me at a sort of loss as to what to do against them. While I ended up running and going for FW, I had a really hard time arguing for it. However, I'm not terribly well versed in many critiques, and going for FW and cap is an easy round for a team that hits it all of the time. In preparing for an aff I know someone in our circuit is about to read, I came across disads to the K aff: epistemology and science disads. I thought the idea of running multiple disads and maybe even a PEC of uncertain political action would be interesting, so I appeal to those who know more than myself with a) is that viable at all what kinds of uncommon offcase like that exist c) where would I find them d) anything else that'd be relevant based off what I've said I've heard whisperings of a Heg DA? what is that Any help is appreciated, thanks
  6. So i was wondering if there is some sort of like CP that i could couple up with a policy FW against a K-aff claiming to solve for racism. Basically to show that a pragmatic policy approach is possible.
  7. To sum up my case really quick, It's a softer version of a K aff (to work better in traditional states/schools/ lay judges) revolving around repealing the one child policy. The plan text is literally just asking China to abolish the policy. Again, it's like half and half on traditional case and K Aff. The impacts and advantages are more K like. All I need to seal my last argument is that worldwide discourse (or just discourse itself) solves for all problems (or just that it solves generally). I've been digging through all the files my team has and I can't find anything that says it like that. I thought that maybe someone from a more progressive district could have more K type cards like that. Any help is appreciated
  8. I'm just curious as to how to run a K aff without having to impact turn all of the debate and say debate bad. Or just how to respond to fairness standards under the assumption that debate is a game as opposed to just a pedagogical activity. For example, the 1AC would be made up of queer theory. How would we say norms bad if we partake in norms such as speech time, prep time, Cross X time, etc.?
  9. So about a week ago I posted on this forum that I was interested in writing a biopower K aff. I've now finished the 1ac and I'm not sure how I feel about it. Can you all help me make this good? [file removed because i've gotten the feedback I need and no longer want it to be public] Here are the main things that appear to me as problems 1) The card about interdependence increasing the legitimacy of the state was ripped from a Chinese Politics DA. I did it because I had a hard time finding a good scholarly IR article to say what I wanted it to say. I think the evidence for that argument could be a lot better, so maybe i just need to spend more time looking 2) I think i need to do a better job explaining the impact of biopolitics, particularly on the Uyghur part. I also need to learn how to explain biopower more fully, instead of just repeating things like "controlling the population" or "subjugating bodies". Like I need to explain why those things are bad. Maybe throw in an impact card from one of last year's kritiks 3) The poem in the beginning doesn't serve any real purpose. I just added it because lots of K affs have poetry and I wanted to be edgy 4) I'm not sure if my arguments about American biopower serve any real purpose, especially since our advocacy is specific to china. I meant it as an illustration of legitimization, but I'm not sure if it really functions as such 5) I need a better card for framework at the end 6) a handful of cards come from people's masters theses. Im not sure how much of a problem that is Like I said on my first post, I've never written a kritik before (actually, that's not true. I did once when I was a sophomore in public forum and it was awful), so I am grateful for any and all feedback. Thanks!
  10. I want to write a biopower K aff for this topic. I know it would have been much better last year, but how feasible is it to relate it to this year's topic? Like maybe we criticize biopower exercised by both the US and China? B/c with china's human rights issues i can see some connections. And of course the US has plenty of instances of biopower. It basically would be the reason we reject using the state and our framework is that we provide the best education. Does that all sound reasonable? (I've never written a K before) Can anyone point me to any good authors to read (besides foucault and agamben, both of whom i have read) or be willing to share cards?
  11. I want to write a biopower K aff for this topic. I know it would have been much better last year, but how feasible is it to relate it to this year's topic? Like maybe we criticize biopower exercised by both the US and China? B/c with china's human rights issues i can see some connections. And of course the US has plenty of instances of biopower. It basically would be the reason we reject using the state and our framework is that we provide the best education. Does that all sound reasonable? (I've never written a K before) Can anyone point me to any good authors to read (besides foucault and agamben, both of whom i have read) or be willing to share cards?
  12. hey all! i've been cutting a philippines decol/identity aff, but i need a little (jk, a lot) help on it. i mainly need help with tying the aff to the topic and making it "topical" (as in, engagement with china) thank you all! : )
  13. I was wondering what kritiks you can run against critical affirmatives. This year the only off I had was Marx, Framework, and TVA, but then I ran into Marx affirmatives. I'm specifically looking for kritik ideas to run against cap and identity affirmatives.
  14. Hey Cross-X. I am needing help writing my first K Aff for NFA LD. I have a working draft, but am in need of a advocacy statement and "solvency". I was thinking maybe discourse or something, but I am really not too sure at the moment. Any guidance or general direction is much appreciated. Thanks in advance. *The resolution is at the top of the document that is attached. Colonialism 1AC.docx
  15. What is this argument and who do you answer it as a K Aff? EDIT: That was probably confusing. How do you answer it if you are neg, and it is ran as a K Aff.
  16. Ok, so I currently debate in a region which is not too open to progressive arguments, so I was wondering how to explain why Ks and K affs are legitimate. My reasoning for Ks is that because fiat is illusory, the judge should vote on real-world benefits first (such as educational value), and that the opponent's plan inherently contains wrong/immoral assumptions about the world which affect the real world and the views of the debaters/judges in the room and future debaters/judges that hear the aff's ideas if the aff is not shown that their ideas are wrong through a neg ballot. Is there anything else I need to explain, as it seems that if I only say what's written above, the aff can easily argue that they don't actually support the ideas/assumptions found in the resolution and are instead bound to them by the resolution? I don't understand how K affs are legitimate myself, so if someone could explain why the aff doesn't have to uphold the resolution and can kritik it, that would be much appreciated.
  17. I remember sometime this year a judge told one of my opponents who read framework against us and lost to look into this argument...what is it? I can't find the flow where I wrote about it. Thanks
  18. Just a quick question I am writing a critical aff andI was just wondering if I need a specific advocacy statement or is it enough to just say that we affirm the resolution? Any advice will be helpful as this is the first k aff I am writing and am really excited to try it out next fall! Thanks!
  19. Hello, I was wondering what the consensus on reading a Delay CP against K-affs is. To contextualize: assume that the case flow is litered with immediate heg scenarios that result in extinction (those k-affs that kind of destroy heg). And, being a k-aff, there's no warrant as to why the advocacy needs to be immediate. I seriously feel like reading these immediate heg turns, along with a delay cp claiming that we'll peacefully transition into multipolarity in 5 years (or something like that, along those lines) so we should do the aff then, would be awesome. But I had three questions before I start cutting this (sketch) strat: 1. How sketchy is it to delay cp a K-aff (assuming that I can tie them to immediacy)? Like, I understand that it is really sketchy to delay cp a policy aff w/ a politics net-benefit, but is it more abusive and sketchy (somehow) to do it to a k-aff? And if so, why? And on a sidenote - do you think that generic delay cp theory blocks would do, or are there any tweaks that I would have to make? 2. Are there any processes that I can advocate (to delay CP a k-aff) instead of straight up saying "wait x years"? Like, I know that some college debaters, instead of explicitly delaying it, would read a process cp that had a delay as a result of the process. Are there any process CP's that would functionally create this delay to a K-AFF? (I know that this might be a little hard, given that I haven't specified the K-aff, but I can clarify if necessary) 3. Is this strat strategic? Thx a lot.
  20. Need a homecut, uncommon/strong aff that I can break at state. I have lots to trade. pm me.
  21. kylerbuckner

    State

    So, I hit some affs at a tournament this weekend that I am not sure what to run against, would someone mind sharing what they have run against these so that I can prep for state. The OTEC one is what I need the most help with because we screwed up that round. If anyone has files on these affs I would gladly trade some files I have, pm me if you do. MHK's 1. Warming w/ six scenarios, didn't save the 1AC but I remember denialism and slavery were two of them. (We did not hit them, our other team did, they ran Cap - Russia - Oceans T <I think they lost>) NOPP 1. Marine Science Leadership - k2 warming 2. Maritime Conflicts - Japan v China in South China Sea 3. Stem - Econ collapse (We ran Security w/ China other link, POX, & "it's non-military" T) (picked up on K) SSD 1. Natives 2. Framing (Util Bad) (We met framing and read T on increase, and T on substantial, and anthro K) OTEC 1. Warming 2. No war (We ran Security w/ apocalyptic rhetoric link, Anthro, and T on development) *Also, if anyone has a unique aff that is this year specific that they cannot use anymore because their season is over, if you want to trade I am willing.
  22. Hi me and my partner are starting to practice for next years CX topic, domestic survellience, and we have created a k aff for Queer Theory and in the practice round I will be negating and I need help finding k's, t's, Da's, etc. to run against it
  23. Hi me and my partner are starting to practice for next years CX topic, domestic survellience, and we have created a k aff for Queer Theory and in the practice round I will be negating and I need help finding k's, t's, Da's, etc. to run against it
  24. just looking to trade files, if its useful ill take it! lots to trade for..
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