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Found 210 results

  1. HAM

    Floating PICs?

    So this year doing Kansas state 4-speak, we were running Venezuelan oil on aff. Where I am from, there isn't a lot of exposure to kritiks and advanced theory. Still, my partner and I are fairly well versed in K and CP theory, but apparently not well enough. The neg team that we hit ran cap, which, even with minimal k experience, I understood fairly proficiently. The k was pretty simple. It had an alt of distributionism, but not any isolated text or anything. So out of absolutely nowhere, the 2NC is telling the judges to pull the trigger on the "floating pic." This never came up in the 1N. I didn't flow it - neither did my partner. We were super confused, and when we asked the 2N what his floating pic meant, the kid just looked at the two experienced judges, they both nodded, and since they knew what it was, he just went on ranting about something else without answering. We lost, picking up the lay judge and dropping the 2 experienced judges - they voted on the pic... What did we lose on???
  2. My coach refuses to allow me to run k's, I understood that last year as a first year debater. But, as a 1st yr. I made it State Quarterfinals where I had absolutely no damn clue about what a kritik was and how to defend against one. My West Tx coach continues to prohibit even the slightest interest in K's, but they never go into our rounds. I'm thinking of defying my coach and learning how to run a K, but it seems like an extremely complicated concept. I'm having trouble understanding how they work, so can anyone give me a breakdown of how K's work, how to run one, and how to defend against a K? My coach really doesn't want to help on this end, and still refuses to believe that people run K's, I got beat last yr. at State by a K, thus the interest in learning how to run one. So, can somebody please help me?
  3. I was wondering if there is currently a K that combines the ideas of both Baudrillard and Zizek since they speak of hyperreality and fantasy respectively. Pretty much what I want the K to be is that we can't solve anything because of the whole hyperreality bs AND that we are trapped in a fantasy of sorts.
  4. So, as I wait for my Evazon access to begin, I wanted to announce a K I'm selling. If there's interest I'll finish writing the blocks this weekend and let it go for $10. (Or a trade in Magic the gathering cards is definitely possible.) Basically it's a Guattari (not DnG) K that criticizes the attempt to control the oceans (or nature writ large.) It's really, REALLY good against any aff with an evironment advantage. It takes a large portion from Guattari's Three Ecologies which basically argues that the world is divided into: a. environmental ecologies (how we relate to the world/enviro.) b. social ecology (social science, etc.) and c. mental ecology (the psyche yo.) Now this makes sense because an ecology is simply systems in which the elements of the system relate to each other and how they relate to each other. Socially we have an ecology, environmentally we have an ecology, and mentally we relate to the world and affect it. He argues that things will go down because all ecologies are interrelated. The social is impacted by mental and environ. and vise versa, etc. etc. It requires you to contextualize the K to make it make the most sense in terms of the aff, but the basic argument is this: 1. Links: i. Original Argument: The aff attempts to control/striate/stabilize the ocean (nature, ecology, etc.) which divorces us from the flux of nature and creates a human/nature divide. Each link is a little different but basically there are two main arguments: a. The fact the aff is acting ONTO the ocean or saving it or securing something puts them in a position above and removed from nature itself. This distinction makes that divide. It is also the reason that the three ecologies now can't be fixed together. b. On that note, the three ecologies are now not able to be dealt with together because we're using a. the state, b. large scale movements, c. we're distinct from nature. This is also why no perms work. ii. Now most of the link pieces of evidence also have links to capitalism and the use of the state, which offer interesting scenarios that's can be isolated throughout the debate. These elements also allow for great block responses to common add arguments. 2. Impacts: i. Extinction - The only way that major violence and oppresion, war, etc. happens is if all ecologies are dealt with together. Otherwise violence in one will spill over. These warrants are incredible in the evidence. ii. No Impact to Death - The control and security/stability of the aff forces us to follow that value system to its extreme - To stop that which creates flux and instability (the true nature of everything.) This leads towards a suicidal tendancy towards control and stopping the human element. Think the Voluntary Extinction Society (for environmental stability) or wars we fight in names of security leading to nukes. Security leads to destroying that which is insecure, and eventually ourselves. When we want death then the impacts of the aff are irrelevant. iii. Macropolitics Bad - This is where the state stuff comes in. EVEN if they prove they solve their aff, their lack of fixing all three ecologies together inevitably leads back to their impacts. In fact, state action often messes up and complicates problems because it isn't adaptive enough to solve over the large earth. Basically try or die for the K. iv. Capitalism DA - this follows DnGs basic arguments about capitalism, but integrates them in relation to the Three Ecologies and the aff. v. Expenditure DA - Only understanding and embracing the sheer flux and instability and release/expenditure of nature stops it from building up and exploding. Energy is meant to be spent, not accumulated. This relates intimately with the cap. args of Bataille and DnG... to be frank, this scenario is only okay, but it's an element that'll win the debate if dropped. Above all the evidence on this question is just great. It is literally one of the best pieces of evidence that articulates this argument. However, this is no where close to the crux of the argument, so it is not developed heavily in this k. f. Try or Die for the alt - The world is completely going to collapse RIGHT NOW - The aff can't solve every scenario that can happen tomorrow - The only chance to even solve the aff is the alt. 3. Alternative: While I have provided several alternates which can correlate with different affs, I'd say generally go with the micropolitical ecology one. It's awesome. Basically, it's what Guattari calls for in Three Ecologies. We need to recognize all three ecologies and work at all of them as they interconnect all at the same time in micropolitical, local stuggles. The comparative evidence for micro/local politics vs. macro sovereign state politics in terms of the three ecologies is REALLY hot. It contextualizes the criticism's alternative in relation to specific macro policies and warrants out, line by line, why the alternative is better and solves the aff. That being said, it is definitely a floating PIK. You can definitely solve the aff, solve back the bad parts of capitalism, solve back oceans etc. The only question is sequencing. They say state. We say micropolitical action - Solves the mental, the social, and the environmental ecologies. This leads to BETTER state action, because it started at the right level with the right things in focus (the three ecologies.) Also a reason the K is super strategic, it just becomes a sequencing argument that they can't perm without severing and a lot of try or dies. TOC Topshelf Read First Strategy Dictionary Environmental Policy 1NC 2NC Impacts Strange Ecology 1NC Eco-Capitalism 1NC Environmentalism à Capitalism 2NC Solvency Links Animal Metaphors Animal Rights Avoiding the Human Biodiversity Bookchin Borders Conservation Movements Cruise Ships Deep Ecology Discourse Ecological Goals Ethics Exploration LOST Mapping Oceanic Control Oceanic Development Oceans Generic Parks/ Reserves Returns to Nature Sedative Discourse Singular Goals Statistics Subjectivity Trade Impacts Annihilation Eco-Fascism Everything Rascism Turns Case Capitalism Impacts Environmental Destruction/ Nationalism No Value Oppression Commodification Hierarchy/ debt Control/ biopower War Machine Replication No value to life Death Desiring death Did it all/ AT impact turns Alternative Micropolitical Ecology AT// Aff Solves Specific Problem AT// Not Instantaneous AT// Pragmatism AT// Utopian Spillover Solves Capitalism Solves Desire Solves State State à Extinction State Guts Solvency Turns Kritikal Cases Key to Politics Macropolitics < Micropolitics Becoming-Animal Solves Best Geophilosophy Violently Deterritorialize Solves Heidegger Solves State 2NR Tricks 2NR Desire Framing 2NR No Impact to Death Framework AT// Roleplaying AT// Utopian Desire First Solvency Deficit – Desire Solvency Deficit – Sequencing Micropolitics à Better Education AT// Cede the Political AT// VtL Stuff AT// Threats Real AT// Democracy Checks AT// Extinction First AT// Cap good AT// Consequentialism Answers AT// Darwin AT// Death Drive AT// Infinite Regression AT// Perm – Both AT// Rhizomatics of Domination AT// No Specific Solvency AT// Environmentalism Bad AT// Modern Eco/Science AT// “No Specific Scenarios” AT// Technology Good AT// Vitalism Bad AT// Human/Nature Divide Good AT// Environment Doesn’t Matter AT// Alternative Ends in Genocide etc. AT// DnG = Madness AT// Scientists Prove Deleuze Wrong (Ev Indict) AT// DnG Coopted by Cap AT// Chaos Turns AT// Pol Pot AT// Fight Club Turn AT// DnG Use Binaries AT// IDF AT// Post-Modernism Bad for Indigenous Peoples AT// “Schizophrenics are suffering” AT// Schizo = Totalitarianism AT// Structuralism AT// Subjectivity Bad/Become the Object AT// Masochism AT// Barbrook AT// Psychoanalysis AT// Jameson AT// Cohen AT// Connolly AT// Conway AT// Fasching AT// Heidegger AT// Kettles AT// Kurasawa AT// Levinas AT// May AT// Schell AT// Spivak Affirmative Answers Turns Becoming-Animal Bad Eco-Equality Bad Rhizomes Bad Vitalism Bad Permutation Perm – Do Both Yall can comment or PM me. I was going to use this to coach a team, but UChicago involves too much work for double majors. If yall don't have $10 or magic cards, just PM me. I love helping smaller programs and would be happy to learn your story and help you out for free. I also have several resources to help you learn the argument, as well as several other backfiles, Ks, and books to help with you critical education. 0 QuoteMultiQuote EditReport
  5. I was wondering if someone could find a card or even an article that pertains to Bataille's Expenditure relating to the Oceans, whether it make a link argument or an alt solves argument, I want to ground my Kritik as much as I can into the topic.
  6. I was wondering if someone could find a card or even an article that pertains to Bataille's Expenditure relating to the Oceans, whether it make a link argument or an alt solves argument, I want to ground my Kritik as much as I can into the topic
  7. Everyone is talking about running DnG (nomadic args), anthro, and Heideggarian tech bad ev Ks next year. Is the generic answer file to using tools to advance the capabilities to the human race just going to be Baudy prioritizing self to self reels over self to nature? Can people just throw out some new ideas for answers to these individually? *Disclaimer: I know these Ks aren't carbon-copies of each other
  8. Looking for a pretty comprehensive Schopenhauer K. Have plenty to trade - PM me.
  9. So I was wondering if a kritik of this nature already exists under another name. I am calling it the "RNK" (right now kritik) or the "Mindfulness kritik." Basically, we kritik the other team for being focused on the past or future, so anything that has impacts outside of just the round, saying that focusing on the past or future is bad, and that we should focus on the present, the only time we are alive. In-round dehumanization is the impact. Any thoughts on the argument? Does this kritik or a similar one already exist? What is it called if it does? Thanks! -Taute
  10. So Loyola has this interestingly weird affirmative (I've never hit it) the "Quantum mechanics Aff" They have it publicly listed and attached on the wiki, so I'm attaching it here. How would you go about responding to this aff. Teams that I know have competed against this aff have gone with the boring Cap + Framework strategy but not too thrilled about that.... Loyola-Gray-Nelson-Aff-Fullerton-Octas.docx
  11. looking for a faciality file, 1nc, aff, etc. tons to trade, pm me.
  12. I want to get more into the K realm over the summer and need some books to read to catch me up on the basic lit that I need to know to understand the critical side more. I just need to get in touch with some all around basics and the premises of most major critiques, especially Agamben/Biopower/Fearism. So what is the basic literature that I need to read over the summer?
  13. So basically, I'm looking for cards that link Bipower and Capitalism to a Heidegger Kritik. I know how they link but I'm lacking the cards and all my searches are leading to papers that I have to buy to see. Cites would be great, cards would be even better. Thanks.
  14. jai127

    Baudrillard?

    I pretty much understand how to use Baudrillard on the neg, but I was wondering how an aff for that would function. I'm aiming for a disaster porn-esque sort of argument, but is there anything else that would work reasonably well (instead of disaster porn). Any literature that actually makes sense would be much appreciated! Pls help me I'm using it for parli not policy so you won't get it run on you
  15. If anyone has any pdf's of Baudrillard please help me out. I will trade files as well. Specifically The Perfect Crime, but I would like any of his books in reality. Thanks.
  16. a Pittsburgh Hegelian replies to Global "Hermeneutics of Suspicion"
  17. John211

    Fugitivity

    Can somebody help me fully understand this K? I am interested but I just need some more understanding.
  18. So, I'm going to a progressive tournament this weekend (for the first time in forever, the stock judges are slowly strangling me), and I'm really interested in the 1-Off K strat. My sibling said that I should focus on Heidegger and Biopower, but I was wondering what else would make for a good 1-Off K (preferably something that I can make a file off of relatively quickly/not Nietzsche or Schopey). I'm not really interested in winning at this tournament-- more experimentation and testing the waters (hopefully my first time in progressive Varsity!) if anything. To save time, I'm mainly interested in race theory (but it's starting to get really common and idk if it's a good idea for me to run it), queer theory (not strategically sound but kinda hella because queerness), and idk maybe things with good root cause arguments...? Thanks in advance!
  19. I am trying to figure out if people win with an alternative along the lines of "Vote affirmative to show you support the K, therefore solving it in the real world." If you've won with a K with a similar alternative, please tell me what K it was and what the alternative text stated.
  20. So my partner and I hit a team who had something called the "Pozo Kritik" on their wiki, all they had on the actually page was this "1NC Pozo The world is a dark and hopeless place - the affirmative’s politics of optimism and affirmation cause us to ignore our own complicity in violence—negation resolves the aff better Pozo 9 (ANTONIO GUTIÉRREZ, Filozofická fakulta, Sevilská univerzita, Sevilla, Španielsko POZO, A. G.: Utopia in Black: The Negative Aesthetics of Adorno and the Contemporary Black Art, FILOZOFIA 64, 2009, No 5, p. 481-6)--mm *We don’t endorse holocaust rhetoric. The Materialistic Aesthetics AND through the works." I found this and http://www.klemens.sav.sk/fiusav/doc/filozofia/2009/5/481-491.pdf and http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/essays/96657760/adorno-revolution-negative-utopia and this http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/essays/12371415/fabricating-future-becoming-blochs-utopians online, but I'm curious about a full shell or at least some alts or other parts to the kritik.
  21. Hey guys, I'm trying to learn how to write kritiks as I'm from a pretty progressive area for LD. I know how to do plans, disads, and tradition LD cases, but I have zero experience with kritiks. Can someone explain the format of a kritik, how to debate for and against it, and explain some generic type of k's like cap, anthro, antiwhiteness? Thanks!
  22. What's a good way to attack k's that you've never heard of? I'm running a k aff, and usually people run random K's against them, so I was wondering how to answer them and if there's a file with good a2 frontlines
  23. iamanoob

    Nietzsche K

    How would I go about building a Nietzsche K for the Public Forum February topic? Any cards would be greatly appreciated.
  24. So, as i understand it, because K's don't have uniqueness, the reason the judge should vote on them is to reject bad knowledge production by the aff, whether it be epistemology, ontology, whatever. It seems like it's impossible to argue consequentialism framework on a K. Take for example neolib. Without uniqueness, it's impossible to assess the impact of the plan itself because we don't know by how much the plan spreads neoliberalism. That's why we argue instead that the judge should reject the aff on the grounds that they engage in neoliberal discourse and neoliberalism is bad for x y and z reasons. So am I wrong in this assessment? Is it possible to run a consequentialism framework on kritiks? Do all kritiks have to reject fiat and focus on in-round knowledge production? If so, is it possible to run framework on a k while at the same time running a PIC such as consult or condition, or any advocacy that links to the k, without performative contradiction? Thanks!
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