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Squirrel 1AC ........................................................................................................................................................... 2
Zombies Are Gonna Kill Us! ................................................................................................................................ 11
Brony 1AC (From Richardson) ............................................................................................................................ 16
***Make Me A Sandwich*** .............................................................................................................................. 41
1AR: 1N‟s Burden Shell ....................................................................................................................................... 42
Freedom Net Benefit ............................................................................................................................................. 44
U.S. Russia War Net Benefit ................................................................................................................................ 45
A/T 1NR Important/No voter................................................................................................................................ 50
A/T Make a sandwich during 1AR ....................................................................................................................... 51
A/T Aff Needs to Make a Sandwich Too ............................................................................................................. 52
A/T 2N beating up the 1N during the 2NR ........................................................................................................... 53
A/T Put it on the tab (I‟ll get a lot of sandwiches later) ....................................................................................... 54
A/T 2N didn‟t ask ................................................................................................................................................. 55
A/T 2N asked but didn‟t get anything................................................................................................................... 56
A/T Trieu, 2010/Beat up the 1N ........................................................................................................................... 57
Timecube Kritik .................................................................................................................................................... 59
Mao Kritik ............................................................................................................................................................. 62
Nobody Gives a Shit ............................................................................................................................................. 65
***Counterplans*** ............................................................................................................................................. 70
***Consult Ashtar*** .......................................................................................................................................... 71
Consult Ashtar CP – Solves Case ......................................................................................................................... 72
Consult Ashtar CP – Solves Net Benefit .............................................................................................................. 73
1NC - Ashtar DA .................................................................................................................................................. 74
Ashtar DA – Impact Ext. ...................................................................................................................................... 76
Ashtar DA - TimeFrame ....................................................................................................................................... 77
Ashtar DA- 2012 = Positive.................................................................................................................................. 80
A/T Ashtar is Demonic ......................................................................................................................................... 84
A/T Ashtar is Alien Invasion ............................................................................................................................... 86
Consult Vermin Counterplan ................................................................................................................................ 88
***Consult Chuck Norris*** ............................................................................................................................... 93
***Planking*** .................................................................................................................................................... 96
***WGLF*** ..................................................................................................................................................... 100

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Squirrel 1AC
Observation 1 is Inherency

Squirrels have been running amok since 1975 when Executive Order 11870 banned the
most effective squirrel poison – other approaches require more personnel

Department of the Army Historical Summary, 2004 (27 August 2004,


http://www.army.mil/cmh/books/DAHSUM/1977/ch11.htm, accessed 3/13/2007 7:08 PM,
Google)

The ground squirrel population in that area has increased to a point where the
rodents pose threats on several counts. They are potential carriers of bubonic
plague, cause damage to buildings and facilities, reduce crop production, and
compete with other wild life for available food. Since 1971 the Army has not
applied effective pest control measures at Fort Ord. Resumption of these measures
has been precluded since 1975 by Executive Order 11870, which forbade the use on
federal lands of "secondary poisons" which make the tissue poisonous to other
creatures. In the meantime, most private landowners adjacent to Fort Ord
continued to use pesticide 1080, a secondary poison. Although the Army submitted
its environmental impact statements in the winter and spring of 1977, it selected
zinc phosphide, a less controversial rodenticide, as the prime agent to fight the
squirrel menace in the spring of 1978 when the rodents would be most active and
susceptible to control measures.

And, Military budget crunch has caused severe cuts in pest management personnel

Kuffner, 2006 (Charles,


http://www.offthekuff.com/mt/archives/cat_national_news.html)

A "severe budget crunch" has hit Fort Hood, one of the nation's largest military
posts and home to a U.S. Army division serving in Iraq, officials said Thursday.
The funding squeeze forced the Central Texas installation to impose an immediate
hiring freeze and dramatic cuts in contracts with local providers of support
services, officials said.
The move announced Thursday follows "significant internal steps to help manage
existing funds through the end of the fiscal year," an announcement from base
headquarters said.
"Additional measures are necessary and will be implemented beginning (Thursday),"
the statement said.
In addition to the "100 percent civilian hiring freeze," other cutbacks will
reduce custodial contracts, on-post housing referrals, grounds maintenance
contracts and government vehicle contracts, officials said.
Additionally, pest management contracts were "severely" cut and other services
were "significantly" reduced, officials said.
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Advantage 1 is the Power Grid

Now squirrels are once again on the rampage causing tens of thousands of power
outages yearly, and now is key – attacks have tripled in the past year

Gomez, 2007 (3-11-07, ‚Suicide squirrels driving utilities nuts‛, Alan,


http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-03-11-suicide-squirrels_N.htm)

Every year, Neil Engelman carefully collects his data, stands before his
company's board of directors and is asked the same question: What caused more
outages? The lightning or the squirrels?
Four of the past five years, the answer has been the squirrels, says Engelman,
vice president of operations for the Lincoln Electric System in Nebraska.
Nebraska is not alone. Many states are grappling with a big increase in the
number of power outages caused by squirrel electrocutions.
Squirrels that fry themselves on power lines and transformers cause tens of
thousands of blackouts every year.
Some states have seen a massive jump in recent years in the number of such
outages. In Georgia, squirrel-related outages more than tripled from 5,273 in
2005 to 16,750 in 2006.

And, Electricity failures cause nuclear meltdowns


EIJ ‘2K (Earth Island Journal, Winter,
http://www.earthisland.org/eijournal/win2000/wr_win2000y2k.html)

The third type could happen if the electricity fails. Reactors depend on off-site
electric power to run cooling systems and control rooms, with emergency diesel
generators for automatic backup. Unfortunately, according to Olsen, even in the
US these generators are "not even 90 percent reliable."…

"It takes only two hours without the cooling system functioning for reactor fuel
to melt," Olsen says. Power failures also could cause "a meltdown of nuclear fuel
storage pools .... These pools must be cooled for at least five years."

Loss of off-site electrical power poses the most prominent risk to nuclear
powerplant safety. Reliable back-up power is needed immediately at each nuclear
site. Fuel cells and gas turbines are more reliable than diesel generators….

The US electric power grid is fragile. In 1996, two disruptions in one five-week
period caused 190 generating stations (including several nuclear reactors) to
shut down. On August 10, 1996, a sagging tree limb in Oregon caused a short that
caused a blackout in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Millions of people were
left without power. In some regions, the blackout lasted several weeks.
And, Meltdown kills millions and causes extinction by widespread sterility

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Wasserman ’02 (Harvey, Senior Editor – Free Press, Earth Island Journal, Spring,
www.earthisland.org/eijournal/new_articles.cfm?articleID=457&journalID=63)

The intense radioactive heat within today's operating reactors is the hottest
anywhere on the planet. Because Indian Point has operated so long, its
accumulated radioactive burden far exceeds that of Chernobyl…

Infants and small children would quickly die en masse. Pregnant women would
spontaneously abort or give birth to horribly deformed offspring. Ghastly sores,
rashes, ulcerations and burns would afflict the skin of millions. Heart attacks,
stroke and multiple organ failure would kill thousands on the spot. Emphysema,
hair loss, nausea, inability to eat or drink or swallow, diarrhea and
incontinence, sterility and impotence, asthma and blindness would afflict
hundreds of thousands, if not millions.

Then comes the wave of cancers, leukemias, lymphomas, tumors and hellish diseases
for which new names will have to be invented.

Evacuation would be impossible, but thousands would die trying. Attempts to


quench the fires would be futile. More than 800,000 Soviet draftees forced
through Chernobyl's seething remains in a futile attempt to clean it up are still
dying from their exposure. At Indian Point, the molten cores would burn
uncontrolled for days, weeks and years. Who would volunteer for such an American
task force?...

As at Three Mile Island, where thousands of farm and wild animals died in heaps,
natural ecosystems would be permanently and irrevocably destroyed. Spiritually,
psychologically, financially and ecologically, our nation would never recover…

If so, the ticking reactor bombs that could obliterate the very core of our life
and of all future generations must be shut down.
Advantage 2 is the Utilities Sector

Squirrel attacks are dragging down the utilities sector

Gomez, 2007 (3-11-07, ‚Suicide squirrels driving utilities nuts‛, Alan,


http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-03-11-suicide-squirrels_N.htm)
Squirrels that fry themselves on power lines and transformers cause tens of
thousands of blackouts every year.
Some states have seen a massive jump in recent years in the number of such
outages. In Georgia, squirrel-related outages more than tripled from 5,273 in
2005 to 16,750 in 2006.
While the outages are usually smaller than ones caused by weather, they are
costly. Georgia Power officials estimate the rodents cost them $2 million last
year. Stopping the squirrels is costing utilities millions more dollars.
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Austin Energy in Texas is alone spending over one hundred thousand dollars on
squirrel guards– WE DO NOT ENDORSE THE SQUIRREL GENDERED LANGUAGE IN THIS CARD
UPI, 2006 (Dec. 25, http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Quirks/20061225-040356-2618r/,
United Press International)
A report from the Austin Energy power company in Texas has revealed approximately
20 percent of all its power outages are the result of squirrels. The Austin
(Texas) American-Statesman reports the rodents have a habit of coming into
contact with sensitive electrical equipment on utility poles and could likely be
responsible for nearly 700 area outages a year."He's a formidable foe," Austin
Energy supervisor Karl Hauer admitted. "Ask anyone who has been stuck in traffic
or left in the dark because of a squirrel."By coming into contact with the poles'
distribution equipment, the critters quickly become a conduit for up to 7,200
volts of electricity.To fight the increasing problem, Austin Energy is spending
more than $100,000 annually to install deterrents on equipment to keep the
animals at bay.Yet many in the Texas city maintain such incidents never occur and
that energy companies simply use the squirrels as scapegoats when possible, a
charge Hauer strongly disputes."There is no truth to that," Hauer told the paper.
"That might be the lore, but who wants to carry around a dead squirrel?"
But squirrels cannot be stopped – they can only be killed; they will squirrel
their way around any barriers, making guards a waste of money
Gomez, 2007 (3-11-07, ‚Suicide squirrels driving utilities nuts‛, Alan,
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-03-11-suicide-squirrels_N.htm)
In Lincoln, dubbed a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation,
"squirrel guards" have been placed on all 19,391 transformers.
The guards vary. Some are plastic or silicone caps that protect the point where
the power line and the transformer meet. The "Critter Guard" features a flat disk
that spins around whenever a squirrel tries to climb past. Others deliver a minor
shock to the squirrel to scare it off.
PECO, which powers Philadelphia and its surrounding counties, spends $1 million a
year on squirrel guards to stop outages from "those rascally little varmints,"
Engel said.…
But squirrels adapt to the technology, forcing the utilities to switch to
different forms of what's known in the business as "wildlife abatement
technology."
"Whenever we think we've got them figured out, they try something else," Engelman
said.

And, Electric sector is critical to the economy – any negative effects ripple
quickly through the economy

Singh, 1998 (Hon. Ganja Singh, Minister of Public Utilities, September 11,
http://www.ttparliament.org/hansard/house/1998/hh980911.pdf, accessed 3/12/2007
3:14 PM)
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I would now look at the rationale of this Bill by exploring the following areas:
the importance of the utilities sector, global trends, local trends and the
limitation of the present Public Utilities Commission legislation and key
provisions of the new legislation. The importance of the sector. Vital and
essential to life in a modern society, utility services constitute the
infrastructural foundations of the development process. The level and quality of
the provision of these services are generally regarded as direct measures of the
quality of life or the standard of living in a country. Providing infrastructure
services to meet the demand of users is, therefore, one of the major challenges
of economic development. Utility services have strong linkages to the national
economy and to human well-being. Inefficiencies in the provision of these
services are likely to be felt quickly and throughout the economy and, thereby,
impact adversely on the competitiveness of the national economy and the quality
of life of the people. Good utility infrastructure, on the other hand, raises
productivity, lowers production costs and improves the quality of life of people.

And, Economic struggles in the U.S. directly affect Japan and China and quickly
spread globally

Frontline, 5-6-2005
[India's National Magazine, from the publishers of THE HINDU, Volume 22 - Issue
09, http://www.frontlineonnet.com/fl2209/stories/20050506002012000.htm]

According to Tomomichi Akuta, an economist at the UFJ Institute in Japan,


Japanese subsidiaries in China exported around 4.9 trillion yen of electronics
goods in 2004, of which 8 per cent were direct exports to the U.S. The exports of
electronics related items from Japanese firms to their Chinese subsidiaries in
that year were around 1.3 trillion yen. Of this, about 20 per cent was linked to
exports by these subsidiaries to the U.S. Further, about a third of the 846
billion yen of unfinished goods exported by these subsidiaries to other Asian
countries, were finally destined for the U.S., Thus a slowdown in the U.S. would,
at one remove, affect Japan as well. In fact, the effect would be far greater
than suggested by these figures since there are a number of non-Japanese firms in
China exporting to the U.S. that import capital goods, intermediates and
components from Japanese firms. What all this implies is that a slowdown in the
U.S. can not only rein in growth in the other major growth-pole in the world
economy, China, but also have ripple effects in the form of deceleration across
the globe that can spiral into a major crisis.

And, Global economic collapse equals global nuclear war

Thomas Bearden, Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, 2000 (June 24,
http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3aaf97f22e23.htm)

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History bears out that desperate nations take desperate actions. Prior to the
final economic collapse, the stress on nations will have increased the intensity
and number of their conflicts, to the point where the arsenals of weapons of mass
destruction (WMD) now possessed by some 25 nations, are almost certain to be
released. As an example, suppose a starving North Korea launches nuclear weapons
upon Japan and South Korea, including U.S. forces there, in a spasmodic suicidal
response. Or suppose a desperate China-whose long-range nuclear missiles (some)
can reach the United States-attacks Taiwan. In addition to immediate responses,
the mutual treaties involved in such scenarios will quickly draw other nations
into the conflict, escalating it significantly. Strategic nuclear studies have
shown for decades that, under such extreme stress conditions, once a few nukes
are launched, adversaries and potential adversaries are then compelled to launch
on perception of preparations by one's adversary. The real legacy of the MAD
concept is this side of the MAD coin that is almost never discussed. Without
effective defense, the only chance a nation has to survive at all is to launch
immediate full-bore pre-emptive strikes and try to take out its perceived foes as
rapidly and massively as possible. As the studies showed, rapid escalation to
full WMD exchange occurs. Today, a great percent of the WMD arsenals that will be
unleashed, are already on site within the United States itself. The resulting
great Armageddon will destroy civilization as we know it, and perhaps most of the
biosphere, at least for many decades.
Advantage 3 is the Plague

New Bubonic Plague Mutations are frighteningly resistant to treatment – we must


prepare a response
UCG, 2003 (United Church of God, ‚Drug-Resistant Bubonic Plague‛, Good News
Magazine, http://www.ucgportland.org/popups/gn9805e.html)
A case of bubonic plague was recently discovered in Madagascar, an island in the
Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa. This is not the first case of
bubonic plague discovered in recent years. Rather, it is the first case
identified that is resistant to multiple antibiotics, including the ones commonly
given to treat the plague.
Two years ago a 16-year old boy on Madagascar was diagnosed with a drug-resistant
plague bacterium. Three antibiotics were necessary to save his life. The isolated
organism (Y, Pestis bacterium) was found to carry five antibiotic-resistant
genes. The antibacterial drugs that this particular bacterium was resistant to
were streptomycin, gentamicin, chloramphenicol, tetracycline and various
sulfonamide compounds. It was found susceptible to trimethropim.
Although similar multiple drug-resistant gene transfers have been found in other
diseases-causing bacteria, never before have they been found in bubonic plague, a
disease synonymous with debilitating epidemics and pandemics. Researchers don’t
know whether the Madagascar bacterium is rare or common, but they do know that it
symbolizes the growing problem of antibiotic resistance in human pathogens.

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Stuart Levy of Tufts University Medical School cautions, ‚We now know this agent
exists, and have to be alert for it in other countries, where we know antibiotic
resistance has emerged in so many other bacteria.‛
Drs. David Dennis and James Hughes of the CDC state that such incidents ‚provide
another grim reminder that emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial
resistance in one location can pose serious problems for the entire world.‛
This response must include squirrel eradication – they carry bubonic plague
NBC, 2007 (‚Santa Monica To Give Birth Control Shots To Local Squirrels‛, March
5, http://www.nbc4.tv/news/11173312/detail.html?subid=10101581)

Experts say squirrels are aggressive and may carry rabies or host fleas that can
spread disease, such as bubonic plague.
The larger the squirrel population, the greater the chance for infestation, which
in turn could expose humans and predatory animals to disease, Gail Van Gordon, a
Los Angeles County Health Services Department entomologist, told The Times.

Finally, resistant microbes are the greatest threat to humyn survival

Bruce Sterling February 1995 (science journalist) in Bitter Resistance


At the close of this century, antibiotic resistance is one of the gravest threats
that confronts the
human race. It ranks in scope with overpopulation, nuclear disaster, destruction
of the ozone, global warming, species extinction and massive habitat destruction.
Although it gains very little attention in comparison to those other horrors,
there is nothing theoretical or speculative about antibiotic resistance. The mere
fact that we can’t see it happening doesn’t mean that it’s not
taking place. It is occurring, stealthily and steadily, in a world which we
polluted drastically before we ever took the trouble to understand it.
We have spent billions to kill bacteria but mere millions to truly comprehend
them. In our arrogance, we have gravely underestimated our enemy’s power and
resourcefulness. Antibiotic resistance is a very real threat which is well
documented and increasing at considerable speed. In its scope and its depth and
the potential pain and horror of its implications, it may be the single greatest
menace that we human beings confront – aside, of course, the steady increase in
our own numbers. And if we don’t somehow resolve our grave problems with
bacteria, then bacteria may well resolve that population problem for us .

Thus the Plan: The United States Federal Government should substantially
increase the number of persons serving in the Armed Forces by substantially
increasing the pecuniary and educational benefits as well as end strength for
Pest Management (3E4X3) in order to enable the National Guard to apply its pest
control operations procedure to the emerging squirrel crisis.

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And, we aren’t extra T, it is already standard policy for the National Guard to
do animal control

Heath et al, 1998 (‚Animals in Disasters‛, Secretary/Treasurer, American Academy


on Veterinary Disaster Medicine,
http://training.fema.gov/EMIWEB/downloads/IS11Comp.pdf, accessed 3/12/2007 6:11
PM)

If your initial assessment requires resources beyond your local


capability, your State emergency management office should be
notified of this immediately. Most States require the chief
executive of the local government to officially request a
Governor’s declaration of disaster in order to obtain State
assistance. The local emergency program manager is
responsible for local damage assessment and the report to the
State emergency management office.
The State, acting on the information provided, will dispatch
personnel and equipment to the disaster area and assist in the
response and recovery effort. The National Guard may be
asked to assist with animal care and control issues and animal-
related claims investigations. Detailed assessments and specific
requests for assistance will receive the most appropriate
response. If the State feels that Federal assistance is also
required, the State’s director of emergency management alerts
FEMA. FEMA may also dispatch representatives to the area.
The National Guard is already assigned to target pest disease vectors, it’s just
that these are subject to prioritizing
Pritt, 2002 (Douglass A., COL GS, Chief of Staff, ‚Integrated Pest Management
Plan‛, http://www.mil.state.or.us/Agi-E/ORARNGRRegs/210-5/Regulations/PESTPLAN-
TEXT.DOC.)
PRIORITY. Pest control operations will be prioritized at each facility, for
reasons discussed below, and conducted in the order shown below:
a. DISEASE VECTORS AND PUBLIC HEALTH PESTS
(1) Mosquito species found in Oregon have the potential to transmit
St. Louis encephalitis and Western equine encephalitis, although these diseases
have not occurred in the state for many years.
(2) Rabies has been found in Oregon, mainly in wild mammals.
(3) Plague has been found in field rodents located in the eastern
and southwestern parts of the State, and the hantavirus has been confirmed in
rodents during tests at both Camp Rilea and the Biak Training Center. The ORARNG
Occupational Health Office has developed a hantavirus exposure prevention
program.
(4) Ticks may transmit disease organisms within the State. Tick-
borne diseases include Lyme disease, Colorado tick fever, tick-borne relapsing
fever, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Some ORARNG training sites were
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surveyed for ticks in 1992, with negative results for target species. Since
problems have occurred in adjoining states, ORARNG will periodically complete
additional surveys.
(5) Pest control operations will target all disease vectors and
public health pests if they are shown to be a problem. All persons engaged in
pest control operations should ensure that proper procedures are followed for all
pest control operations involving disease vectors.
And the job description of Pest Management (3E4X3) is applicable

National Guard Career Detail, 2007


(http://www.goang.com/careers/detail.aspx?career=cf7123bb-e50b-4d45-a71f-
22ed999743b8)

Pest Management (3E4X3)


Manages evaluates, and executes integrated pest management and environmental
compliance, hazardous materials and waste, and pollution prevention programs.
Alternate Titles:
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS; ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS; AIR POLLUTION
ANALYSTS; SOILS ANALYSTS; INDUSTRIAL HYGIENISTS; AIR QUALITY ANALYSTS; FOOD AND
DRUG INSPECTORS; PUBLIC HEALTH INSPECTORS
Duties and Responsibilities:
BACKGROUND
Performs integrated pest management functions. Conducts pest management surveys.
Determines pest management actions needed to control and prevent infestations of
plant and animal pests. Interacts with medical activities to control health
hazards. Selects chemicals and operates pesticide dispersal equipment. Provides
maximum residual benefits consistent with environmental protection parameters.
Ensures compliance with applicable laws and directives. Maintains tools,
equipment, and facilities. Ensures correct use and maintenance of personal
protective and tools. Maintains facilities, equipment, and storage areas. Plans
and coordinates activities. Evaluates proposed work, determines resource
requirements, and prepares cost estimates. Identifies, budgets for, and acquires
specialized equipment. Inspects facilities and provides assistance to building
managers on pest preventative and control practices. Maintains historical
databases, tracking systems, and profile sheets. Provides technical assistance to
CE hazardous material users and hazardous waste generators. Each military base is
a small community. The health and well-being of the residents and surrounding
land is a major concern of the services. Keeping military work places and living
areas sanitary helps to prevent illness. Environmental health and safety
specialists inspect military facilities and food supplies for the presence of
disease, germs, or other conditions hazardous to health and the environment.

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Zombies Are Gonna Kill Us!


The zombie apocalypse will be coming soon.
Koski, Genevieve. "The CDC Wants to Prepare You for the Zombie, Web. 22 July
2011. <http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-cdc-wants-to-prepare-you-for-the-
zombie-apocal,56259/>.
Presumably you’ve been practicing your cardio, the Double Tap, and wearing your
seatbelt in preparation for the inevitable zombie apocalypse—hey, those Mayans
didn’t say HOW the world was gonna end in 2012—but we can all breathe a little
easier now with the knowledge that the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention
also has a plan in place. Granted, the CDC’s suggestions sound a lot like its
suggestions for non-zombie events like natural disasters or a flu outbreak—stock
up on water, food, medication, first aid supplies, etc., and come up with an
emergency plan—almost as if it were trying to make light of the very real zombie
threat to remind people to be prepared for other, un-undead disasters. It doesn’t
even bother to recommend a baseball/cricket bat, lead pipe, and/or boomstick in
its survival kit suggestions! But the blog post does go into some detail about
how the CDC will respond: ‚If zombies did start roaming the streets, CDC would
conduct an investigation much like any other disease outbreak. CDC would provide
technical assistance to cities, states, or international partners dealing with a
zombie infestation. This assistance might include consultation, lab testing and
analysis, patient management and care, tracking of contacts, and infection
control (including isolation and quarantine).‛ So, fear not: The zombie horde may
soon be scraping at your door, but as long as you have lots of bottled water, you
can probably wait it out while the CDC consults and analyzes the problem.

The Zombie Apocalypse will be in 2012


No Author. "2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report." The Undead Report |
Real Life Zombie News, Sightings, Zombie Apocalypse Science and Information. The
Undead Report, 30 Nov. 2007. Web. 22 July 2011.
<http://www.undeadreport.com/2007/11/2012-and-the-zombie-apocalypse/>.
The date of 12/21/12 is derived from the end of a 5,125 year cycle for the
Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, most notably used by the Maya civilization. The
calendar completes its 13th cycle from its starting point. Correlating the Mayan
date to our Gregorian calendar yields several different dates ranging from the
21st through the 23rd, but the 21st seems likely, as it coincides with the winter
solstice, and though astrology has little to do with our daily affairs,
astronomically the Earth is said to be aligned facing the center of the Milky Way
behind the Sun on the 21st. This interesting termination of the calendar in our
immediate lifetimes is what brings many to reckon the date will bring about great
global change or catalysm. Prophecies aside, how does 2012 relate to a zombie
apocalypse? Certainly our world could be forever changed on this date by an
unnoticed eschatological asteroid, disease or terrible quaking of the earth. The
walking dead? Also plausible. Current scientific research into disease,
reanimation and cellular re-genesis is progressing as rapidly as other scientific
disciplines. Particularly terrifying is the reanimation of the 1918 Spanish
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influenza virus, responsible for a pandemic that killed an estimated 20 million


people. Scientists have gathered important new clues to why the virus spread
quickly and killed efficiently (though its use as a bio-weapon has not been
confirmed). The viral resurrection is brought about for research and a vaccine
against itself – which of course has already been eradicated – and the virus is
being harvested from corpses, notably the body of a woman buried in the Alaskan
permafrost. Unchecked adaptive and opportunistic pathogens claim a definite
component of our eschaton, and an escaped weaponized version will most certainly
wreak havoc against an unprepared and innocent populace. There’s no guarantee the
new vaccine will work well on humans, a problem because nobody born after 1930 is
immune to the 1918 strain. The physical walking dead demand a certain suspense of
disbelief of course. Assuming a plausible 20% of the worlds population has been
infected by a terminal pathogen, our fragile infrastructure and socioeconomic
systems will begin to break down as well. Weakened immune systems will render
humans more susceptible to the likes of Trypanosoma brucei, a parasite that
carries nightmarish qualities, reducing many of its victims to a zombie-like
state before they slip into a coma and die. Toxoplasma gondii can alter brain
functions in rats, leading them to the jaws of cats – and in humans can change
brain patterns to induce neuroses, paranoia and schizophrenia. Left with a
rotting brain and primitive fight-or-flight instincts, an entire populace can be
reduced to weakened lumbering shadows of humans, stumbling around for food. Not
actually dead or undead, these stupefied humans will be harbingers of disease,
parasites, bacteria and infectious rot, whose saliva and blood will be rich with
zombifying toxins. Disease ridden walking corpses are one thing. Reanimating
brain-dead humans has been discussed before and is a very real possibility.
Restoring a human from a cryogenic stasis and reanimating their dying brain
tissue yields the possibility that a human may not be the same as they were when
they expired. This leaves much speculation as to a reanimated form of a human
being, but combined with the virus and diseases mentioned above – you get the
idea. Five years is a fine timeframe for viruses to be developed and mutate as
well as science achieving groundbreaking results in reanimation. ‚Where will I be
in five years?‛ Loading shotguns and pistols seems like a nice course of action,
but they’re more for your protection against opportunistic looters, crazies and
deranged survivors rather than walking corpses. In five years I will be watching
the news with cautious eyes – and stocking up like I would for any emergency.

The Advantage: Zombie Apocalypse


First, A mutated strain of malaria causes zombism is slowly growing in South
Africa. Both the US and Cambodia deny the severity of the outbreak.
BBC 2005 (no author listed. ‚Cambodian Troops Quarantine Quan'sul,‛ 4/25/05.
Online@http://web.archive.org/web/20050428004220/http://65.127.124.62/south_asia/
4483241.stm.htm. Accessed 7/1/11)
The culprit was discovered to be mosquitoes native to that region carrying a new
strain of Malaria which thus far has a 100 percent mortality rating killing
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victims in fewer than 2 days. After death, this virus is able to restart the
heart of it’s victim for up to two hours after the initial demise of the person
where the individual behaves in extremely violent ways from what is believe to be
a combination of brain damage and a chemical released into blood during
‚resurrection.‛ Cambodian officials say that the outbreak has been contained and
the public has no need to worry. General Ary Serey had this to say, "We have
obtained samples of this new virus and plan to learn how it starts the heart and
other major organs of the deceased. We intend to use this to increase the quality
of life for all." US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice opposed the plan saying
that the Cambodian government holds a great biological weapon and should destroy
it immediately. Cambodian officials have yet to comment. A United Nations team
will be dispatched to Cambodia to confirm the safety of biological research in
Cambodia.
Second, Zombiefication is increasing at an alarming rate.
Max Brooks 2003 (Qualfications: History Major from Pietz College highly
acclaimed author DoA: 7/21/11 DoP: ?/??/ 2003 Book: The zombie Survival Guide, a
Howto Strategy of surviving. )
Until the late twentieth century, those who studied the living dead were
convinced that the frequency of outbreaks remained constant thronghout time.
Societies that suffered more attacks than others appeared so only because they
kept the best records. The most commonly held example was ancient Rome compared
to the early Middle Ages. This theory was also used to calm "alarmists" by
stating that, as humanity as a whole relied more and more on the written word, it
would appear as if outbreaks were becoming more and more common. This way of
thinking, although still common, has been falling into disfavor for some time.
The world's population is growing. Its center has shifted from rural to urban
zones. Transportation has linked the planet with increasing speed. All these
factors have led to a renaissance of infectious diseases. Logic dictates that
Solanurn can flourish in such a ripe environment. Even though information is
being recorded, shared, and stored as never before, it cannot hide the fact that
zombie attacks are on the rise, their frequency mirroring the "development" of
this planet.
Third, It’s try or die A bigger outbreak of a zombie Virus causes collapse of
civilization and extinction. You have an obligation to use your ballot to save
life from becoming extinct.
Max Brooks 2003 (Qualfications: History Major from Pietz College highly
acclaimed author DoA: 7/21/11 DoP: ?/??/ 2003 Book: The zombie Survival Guide, a
Howto Strategy of surviving. )
An outbreak of zombies infecting humans is likely to be disastrous, unless
extremely aggressive tactics are employed against the undead. While aggressive
quarantine may eradicate the infection, this is unlikely to happen in practice. A
cure would only result in some humans surviving the outbreak, although they will
still coexist with zombies. Only sufficiently frequent attacks, with increasing
force, will result in eradication, assuming the available resources can be
mustered in time. Furthermore, these results assumed that the timescale of the
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outbreak was short, so that the natural birth and death rates could be ignored.
If the timescale of the outbreak increases, then the result is the doomsday
scenario: an outbreak of zombies will result in the collapse of civilisation,
with every human infected, or dead. This is because human births and deaths will
provide the undead with a limitless supply of new bodies to infect, resurrect and
convert. Thus, if zombies arrive, we must act quickly and decisively to eradicate
them before they eradicate us. The key difference between the models presented
here and other models of infectious disease is that the dead can come back to
life.

Zombie apocalypse outweighs nuclear extinction


Monstrous News, No Date
(Monstrous.com, Last Accessed 7/21/20011)
http://zombies.monstrous.com/symbolism.htm#apocalypse

Much like the atomic bomb, zombies are unleashed in a chain reaction, each
devoured corpse arising and looking for more human flesh to consume. Like any
Apocalypse, mankind is striken because of its decadence. In Romero's zombie
trilogy, the flesh-eating dead threaten a society already lost, whether the
source of that loss be violence, hate, bureaucracy or stupidity. The media, the
military, science, philosophy are all helpless to provide an answer. The violence
and spiritual void of human society feeds upon itself and the result is an
apocalypse of the dead. Zombies also represent widespread annihalation in the
form of plague-like sickness. The implications here are basically the same as
they are with nuclear apocalypse, but on a more personal and intimate level. As
the zombie count increases exponentially, they cover more and more distance until
they overtake massive amounts of land area. Indeed, by the end of Romero's Day of
the Dead (1985), the final installment of his trilogy, only a small band of
military survivors is remaining in the United States. Consequently, they choose
to relocate to an uninhabited island in the tropics as the U.S. becomes a barron
wasteland, populated only by the walking dead.

Zombie Apocalypse will destroy the world


Weise, Elizabeth. "CDC Helps Americans Prepare for a Zombie Apocalypse - Science
Fair - USATODAY.com." News, Travel, Weather, Entertainment, Sports, Technology,
U.S. & World - USATODAY.com. US Today, 5-19-2011. Web. 22 July 2011.
<http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2011/05/cdc-helps-
americans-prepare-for-a-zombie-apocalypse/1>.

Never let it be said that the doctors at the Centers for Disease, Control and
Prevention lack a sense of humor - or the sense to find a fun way to teach
Americans about emergency preparedness. Hence today's most excellent CDC
offering: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse. The concept of zombies, the CDC
helpfully notes, has Haitian and New Orleans voodoo origins and refers to "a
corpse mysteriously reanimated to serve the undead." But even though science
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can't answer that gnawing question "Why do zombies like to eat brains so much?"
there is much that everyday Americans can do to prepare themselves in the event
of a Zombie Apocalypse. "That's right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e.
You may laugh now, but when it happens you'll be happy you read this, and hey,
maybe you'll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real
emergency." That's from the author of this particular medical treatise. Clearly,
CDC's quite concerned about zombies as they've brought in the big guns here. In
this case, Rear Admiral Ali S. Khan, MD, MPH, Assistant Surgeon General and
Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response After some actually
quite fascinating discussion of the various zombie-creation scenarios used in
movies, TV shows and literature, as well as a (fictional) medical paper by
Harvard psychiatrist Steven Schlozman which posits an Ataxic Neurodegenerative
Satiety Deficiency Syndrome, Khan is ready to get down to business. In a zombie
apocalypse scenario, "zombies would take over entire countries, roaming city
streets eating anything living that got in their way. The proliferation of this
idea has led many people to wonder: 'How do I prepare for a zombie apocalypse?'"
Khan helpfully offers up tips for surviving exactly such an event which, wouldn't
you know it, also would work in a real emergency.

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Brony 1AC (From Richardson)

Scene 1 is the status quo… a history lesson

A genealogical investigation of hegemonic rhetorics of US space policy reveal a


discursive formation not only influenced by, but predicated upon patriarchal
notions of gender normativity… But this is not to say that US space policy MUST
be about such gendered assumptions, but in order to re-poach this problematic
history we must search for helpful re-articulations of this historical discourse,
as Griffin explains:

(Penny Griffin, prof. Politics and International relations, university of New


South Wales. ‚The spaces between us: the gendered politics of outer space‛ in
Securing Outer Space Edited by Natalie Bormann and Michael Sheehan. Routledge,
2009. Pages 59-75. OCRed from the original text, minor character errors may
exist)

he 'politics' of US outer space discourse This section begins an exploration


of US outer space discourse as, from the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, dominated
by an aggressive, colonialist project perpetuated through the reproduction of
types of what Dean refers to as 'imperial masculinity'(ies)(Dean 2001). US outer
space, as a discursive realm, articulates identities, behaviours and meanings in
particular, sexed, ways. I use 'discourse' to imply, as Derrida suggests,
an, intrinsically (re)productive (of itself, but also the identities, behaviours
and meanings considered necessary, suitable, or most effective), historically
dependent system of signification(Derrida 2001: 3). A discourse thus forms the
identities of subjects and objects, and is composed of a multitude of practices,
institutions, identities, norms, rules and disciplinary procedures. Both material
and heterogeneous in nature (Best and Kellner 1991: 26), a discourse carries its
meanings and modes of representation in discursive practices. This chapter offers
an analysis of US outer space discourse as a constructed, and thus potentially
unstable, arrangement of identity. US space discourse constitutes an
exceptionally powerful, but not unchallenged, arrangement of identities,
practices, norms and processes, embodying tacit, but crucial, gendered and
sexualized assumptions. Historically contingent and therefore subject to
significant change, contemporary US space discourse does not articulate meaning
or reproduce identities in exactly the same way as it might have done fifty years
ago, at the height of Cold War posturing. This is not to argue, however, that a
certain continuity does not exist in US space discourse, which has been and
continues to be grounded on claims to colonization, expansionism, competition,
weaponization, privatization, securitization and commercialization. One
difference is, however, that, as Rees argues, the US is 'not as overwhelmingly
economically superior' as it was when it launched the Marshall Plan, it cannot
stabilize the world economically in the way that it might have done fifty years
ago, and that it is vulnerable in a way that it was not in the post-war
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years (Rees, interviewing Tony Benn, in Reza 2003: 13). It is, therefore, worth
considering how, and according to what politics, US discourse has constituted and
continues to constitute outer space. So, before I go on to examine the gendered
constitution of US outer space discourse, I want first to provide some, political
and historical, background to the contemporary constitution of US space policy.
If the Marshall Plan heralded 'a sort of colonial reconstruction of Europe'
(Benn, in Reza 2003: 13-14), the Bush administration's 'new vision for space
exploration' represents an' equally imperial design, a design predicated on ideas
of imperial expansion in which the reproduction and promulgation of heterosexual
gender identity(ies) are not just incidental to the success of the project, but
absolutely central to it. As analysts have noted, particularly of the Kennedy and
Johnson Cold War administrations, US electoral politics has long embodied, 'an
obsession with "toughness" and the use of a sexualised language of competition
and dominance among men who contended for power within the American electoral
system and within the foreign policy bureaucracy' (Dean 2001: 3-4). A brief
history of US space administration The contemporary US discourse of outer
space that I examine in this chapter is primarily descendent of a heavily
militarized, but highly institutionalized, discourse of post-Cold War security,
military policy and alliance politics, predicated on the attainment and
maintenance of military and strategic superiority.It would be a mistake to
underestimate just how much the 'Cold War' between the US and USSR (and the
'space age' that it inaugurated) dominated the writings of intellectuals and the
agendas of political leaders during the 1950s and 1960s. US politics was the
preserve of security, military policy and alliance politics, with issues beyond
these receiving little sustained attention (Agnew and Corbridge 1995: 2). The
conquest of outer space achieved particular prominence as a 'space race' to
develop the most effective long range rocket-based technologies. At this point,
the US approach to space was to consider it entirely an extension of Earth-bound
warfare, probably most clearly evidenced by the public 'clamour' surrounding the
Soviet launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957. Although the apparent mass public panic in
the US at the launch of Sputnik 1 belied the satellite's 'inability to do more
than orbit the Earth and transmit meaningless radio blips' (Dickson 2004: 1), the
agenda was configured as a crisis in US identity, and read as a warning to the US
administration that the US's mantle of 'greatest nation on Earth' was
slipping (cf. Garber 2003; McDougall 1985; Carter 1988). Any discussion of space
'exploration' for its own sake, as distinguishable from the development of
'rocket technology', remained, at this very early stage, muted.2 Although talk of
hysteria in Washington at the launch of Sputnik may be somewhat overstated, the
US certainly appeared to many something less of a world hegemon, and Eisenhower's
'paternalistically vague' (Democratic Senator Stuart Symington, quoted in Dickson
2004: 2) response to Soviet space 'dominance' was heavily criticized. Dickson
characterizes the period immediately proceeding Sputnik's launch as one of
'national insecurity', 'wounded national pride', 'in-fighting', 'political
grandstanding', 'clandestine plots' and 'ruthless media frenzy' (2004: 4). As
McDougall articulates, when Sputnik 1 first circled the earth in 1957,
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commentators were at something of a loss as to what exactly the 'space age'


symbolized. With the US perpetually unable to separate 'thinking about technology
from teleology or eschatology'(McDougall 1985: 4), the space age, and the space
race it inspired, became a mirror for the ways in which Americans perceived them-
selves and their, thus far unchallenged, global hegemony; less a rejection of the
exact nature of the US state during the Cold War than the refraction of its
political, cultural and administrative insecurities, hopes and aspirations. As
McDougall argues, since 1945 the US had assumed the responsibility of 'free
world' leader and maintained it on two premises: the eminent superiority of
American liberal institutions, not only in terms of 'freedom' but in terms of
material prosperity, and also the overwhelming superiority of the US in the
technology of mass destruction. Sputnik, however, gave the lie to the premise
that the US was 'both "better" and mightier than its chief rival' (McDougall
1985: 7). As critics increasingly condemned Eisenhower's apparently passive and
unconcerned leadership for being 'old-fashioned' and 'out of touch' (McDougall
1985: 7), a particular political discourse began to emerge in the US, founded on
a certain type of sexual metaphor and the assertion of virile, heterosexual
masculinity, led by Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. These were
both men heavily indoctrinated in the myths and ethos of patriotic frontier
masculinity, and who placed at the heart of their politics the virtue of
capturing the New Frontier. This reshaping of masculinity, alluding to the
'pioneer' adventurers of the old 'Wild West' bur heavily predicated on mastering
the technologies of space exploration, rejected the apparent discoordination of
the private sector and the stagnancy of consumerism that, many believed, had
caused complacency and heaped embarrassment on the US. Just as the American
Westhad signalled freedom and a virile optimism to expansive, US frontier
masculinity (see Hooper 2001: 68-69), so the conquest and colonization of space
provided a suitably challenge-filled outlet to revive the frustrated masculinity
of late 1950s America. In all this, US political discourse was fuelled by a fear
of emasculation through Soviet achievement and a national paranoia that the US
might be perceived, by others and itself, as in any sense weak, complacent,
showing any kind of 'missile gap', or aspect of 'lack'. Eisenhower's more careful
and restrained approach was quickly replaced with Kennedy's cult of masculine
prowess, a career premised, as Dean articulates, on an 'ideology of masculinity'
constructed around culturally resonant images of the 'stoic warrior-intellectual'
(Dean 2001: 169). The late 1950s was a period of massive US self-doubt, propelled
by what Michaud refers to as 'a surge of discourses on emasculation and feminized
conformity' (2005: 4). Kennedy's assertion (written in The Nation, before he
announced he was to run for his party's nomination to presidential candidate),
that the US had 'gone soft: physically, mentally, spiritually soft'; that the US
was 'in danger of losing our will to fight, to sacrifice, to endure' and that the
'slow corrosion of luxury is beginning to show', found great sway across America,
an assertion, as Dean illustrates, of manly strength against feminized weakness,
youth against age, stoic austerity against debilitating luxury (2001: 170).
Kennedy's immediate focus on the 'space gap' signaled the announcement of a more
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militaristically virile engagement. Space exploration thus became a central


policy tenet of the Kennedy government, with the operation to get a US astronaut
on the Moon a means of reasserting US authority and avenging any doubts as to the
administration's ability to perform. While the USSR operated a single military
space programme, tending to classify many of the (at least earlier) processes of
its development of space technology, the US elected a different approach, one
that intentionally and actively separated the public and private of space
colonization through the creation of so-called 'civilian' programmes (ostensibly,
more open to the public) run by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA), such as the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, and the more secretive
'military' space agencies run by the Department of Defense (DoD) (operating both'
classified' and 'unclassified' operations).3 Once known as US Space Command
(USSPACECOM), military space operations are now labelled under the general rubric
of US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). NASA, which was established in 1958, one
year after the launch of Sputnik, is primarily responsible for the 'scientific'
discovery and exploration of space, the development of applications for space
technology (including weather and communications satellites), and the development
of the space shuttle and ongoing operations to secure a permanent human presence
in space on the international space station. In NASA's own words, it is focused
on developing 'America's ready access to space' (NASA). US Space Command, on the
other hand, was designed at its creation, in 1985, 'to help institutionalize the
use of space in U.S. deterrence efforts' (United States Strategic Command).
Conceived as a unified command centre of United States military operations in
Space, in October 2002 the DoD merged USSPACECOM withUSSTRATCOM, which had been
established in 1992, under President George H. Bush, according to US Strategic
Command, to 'encourage stability in the post-Cold War world' (ibid.). Post
9/11, the merger (so the US administration claimed) was intended as a 'more
integrated approach' to the defence of the US 'in response to a dramatically
changing security environment generated by emerging global and transregional
threats' (ibid.).4 The contemporary politics of US space discourse US Strategic
Command today controls not only space operations, but all nuclear weapon assets
of the US military, 'Information Operations', 'Integrated Missile Defense',
'Global Command and Control', 'Intelligence', 'Surveillance and Reconnaissance',
'Global Strike' and 'Strategic Deterrence'. In its own words, USSTRATCOM: is a
global integrator charged with the miSSlOns of full-spectrum global strike, space
operations, computer network operations, Department of Defense information
operations, strategic warning, integrated missile defense, global C4ISR (Command,
Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance), combating weapons of mass destruction, and specialized expertise
to the joint warfighter. (United States Strategic Command) Space's position in US
politics as commercially relevant is a little hazier. As Wirbel argues,the 2001
recession effectively 'imploded' the commercial space industry with, not
least since 9/11, the lines between civilian and military resources becoming ever
more blurred as civilian companies look to the military for dual-use functions to
their products(Wirbel 2002). The importance of economic, scientific and
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technological gain to the US should not be underestimated, but it certainly would


be careless to ignore the strength of the ties that bind US discourse on outer
space to military endeavour. There remains a close proximity, in official and
unofficial US rhetoric, between the militarization of outer space and its
exploitation for economic, technological and scientific profit, embedded within a
wider, neo-liberal discourse concerning the assumed essentiality of the
(rational) individual's need for freedom, choice and access to markets. Thus,
while it is true that a particularly insidious neo-liberal globalization thesis
(dependent on the expansion of the free market into all areas of social life)
does indeed drive much of US space discourse today, as it does US politics more
broadly, space is rarely conceived of primarily in commercial terms in the US.
Communications satellites have, since the passage of the 1962 Communications
Satellite Act, chiefly been a private sector activity, but, according to Smith,
attempts 'to commercialize other aspects of space activities have yielded mixed
success' (2003: 7). In spite of USSPACECOM's insistence that 'Space commerce is
becoming increasingly important to the global economy', relations between US
military and private space operations are frequently tense, not least concerning
the perceived 'threat' to national security created by commercial 'imagery' sales
(US commercial imaging satellites compete with French, Russian, Indian and
Israeli companies to 'see' an object or feature of a certain size from outer
space. See Smith 2003: 7-8). An issue of particular concern, for example,
involves the 'shutter control' policy inaugurated by the Clinton administration
in 1994, wherein the US government may force commercial companies to discontinue
obtaining or distributing imagery of certain parts of the world, causing some
political groups to complain that the media and relief agencies are being
deprived of essential data (Smith 2003: 8). When the US launched attacks on
Afghanistan, the DoD decided to control access to imagery through the National
Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), which bought the exclusive rights to Ikonos (a
private sector satellite owned by Space Imaging) imagery of that area, preventing
anyone else's use of this data without NIMA's approval. The current political
climate in the US, overseen by the Bush administration, has bred a quieter but no
less emphatic approach to outer space than has gone before, as predicated on the
attainment of military and strategic superiority as US Cold War discourse at its
peak, but conspicuously lacking the recognition that other nations may also have
rights in space(not least those rights that could mean another nation rivalling
the US in space capabilities.As USSPACECOM's 'Vision for 2020' makes clear, the
only outcome the US is willing to consider is 'full spectrum dominance'). With
minimal fanfare, President George W. Bush authorized, on 31 August 2006, a new
national space policy to supersede Clinton's previous 1996 policy. The policy is
careful, at the very outset, to highlight the civil and commercial benefits of
outer space exploration, with space described as 'a place that is increasingly
used by a host of nations, consortia, businesses, and entrepreneurs' (US National
Space Policy 2006). This said, the strategic ambitions of the Bush administration
are not long withheld, with 'those who effectively utilize space' enjoying added
prosperity and security' and holding 'a substantial advantage over those who do
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not' (ibid.). Freedom of action in space is as important to the United States as


air power and sea power. In order to increase knowledge, discovery, economic
prosperity, and to enhance the national security, the United States must
have robust, effective and efficient space capabilities. (ibid.; emphasis
added) The 2006 Space Policy provides an example of the increasingly blurred
boundaries in contemporary US political culture between commercial imperatives,
various narratives of scientific 'progress' and 'discovery', and the unashamed
imperialism of a post-9fII discourse of weaponization, territorial conquest and
securitization.Although part of the policy remains classified, and the
unclassified document does not per se call for the deployment of US weapons
systems in space (theGlobe and Mai/),it explicitly does allow for any 'US defense
and intelligence-related activities in pursuit of national interests', permits
the US to reject 'any claims to sovereignty by any nation over Outer Space or
celestial bodies', and states that the US 'rejects any limitations on the
fundamental right of the United States to operate in and acquire data from space'
(US National Space Policy). Any arms control agreements or restrictions that may
impair 'the rights of the United States to conduct research, development,
testing, and operations or activities in space for US national interests' will be
opposed. As far as the commercial use of space is discussed, the policy states
that a commercial space sector will be encouraged only where it can be
'consistent with national security', 'promote innovation', 'strengthen US
leadership' and 'protect national, homeland, and economic security'.

And, this normalizing of gender superiority devalues human life to the point of
nothingness, according to Tickner:

Tickner, 92-[ J. Ann. (1992). (Gender in International Relations: Feminist


Perspectives on Achieving Global Security, Engendered Insecurities. Columbia
University Press. Retrieved June 22, 2011 from Columbia International Affairs
Onlinehttp://www.ciaonet.org/book/tickner/tickner12.html]- AAA

While the purpose of this book is to introduce gender as a category of analysis


into the discipline of international relations, the marginalization of women in
the arena of foreign policy-making through the kind of gender stereotyping that I
have described suggests that international politics has always been a gendered
activity in the modern state system. Since foreign and military policy-making has
been largely conducted by men, the discipline that analyzes these activities is
bound to be primarily about men and masculinity. We seldom realize we think in
these terms, however; in most fields of knowledgewe have become accustomed to
equating what is human with what is masculine.Nowhere is thismore true than in
international relations, a discipline that, while it has for the most part
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resisted the introduction of gender into its discourse, bases its assumptions and
explanations almost entirely on the activities and experiences of men. Any
attempt to introduce a more explicitly gendered analysis into the field must
therefore begin with a discussion of masculinity. Masculinity and politics have a
long and close association. Characteristics associated with "manliness," such as
toughness, courage, power, independence, and even physical strength, have,
throughout history, been those most valued in the conduct of politics,
particularly international politics. Frequently, manliness has also been
associated with violence and the use of force, a type of behavior that, when
conducted in the international arena, has been valorized and applauded in the
name of defending one's country. Thiscelebration of male power, particularly the
glorification of the male warrior, produces more of a gender dichotomy than
exists in realityfor, as R. W. Connell points out, this stereotypical image of
masculinity does not fit most men.Connell suggests that what he calls "hegemonic
masculinity," a type of culturally dominant masculinity that he distinguishes
from other subordinated masculinities, is a socially constructed cultural ideal
that, while it does not correspond to the actual personality of the majority of
men, sustains patriarchal authority and legitimizes a patriarchal political and
social order.6Hegemonic masculinity is sustained through its oppositionto various
subordinated and devalued masculinities, such as homosexuality, and, more
important, through its relation to various devalued femininities. Socially
constructed gender differences are based on socially sanctioned, unequal
relationships between men and women that reinforce compliance with men's stated
superiority. Nowhere in the public realm are these stereotypical gender images
more apparent than in the realm of international politics, where the
characteristics associated with hegemonic masculinity are projected onto the
behavior of states whose success as internationalactors is measured in terms of
their power capabilities and capacity for self-help and autonomy.

And, the perpetual reification of patriarchy in our everyday lived actions has
impacts, real ones, Warren and Cady explain:

Warren and Cady 94—Warren is the Chair of the Philosophy Department at Macalester
College and Cady is Professor of Philosophy at Hamline University (Karen and
Duane, ‚Feminism and Peace: Seeing Connections‛, p. 16,
JSTOR,http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/3810167.pdf, JB)

Operationalized, the evidence of patriarchy as a dysfunctional system is found in


the behaviors to which it gives rise, (c), and the unmanageability, (d), which
results. For example, in the United States, current estimates are that one out of
every three or four women will be raped by someone she knows; globally, rape,
sexual harassment, spouse-beating, and sado-masochistic pornography are examples
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of behaviors practiced, sanctioned, or tolerated within patriarchy. In the realm


of environmentally destructive behaviors, strip-mining, factory farming, and
pollution of the air, water, and soil are instances of behaviors maintained and
sanctioned within patriarchy. They, too, rest on the faulty beliefs that it is
okay to "rape the earth,"that it is "man's God-given right" to have dominion
(that is, domination) over the earth, that nature has only instrumental value,
that environmental destruction is the acceptable price we pay for "progress."And
the presumption of warism, that war is a natural, righteous, and ordinary way to
impose dominion on a people or nation, goes hand in hand with patriarchy and
leads to dysfunctional behaviors of nations and ultimately to international
unmanageability. Much ofthe current" unmanageability" of contemporary life in
patriarchal societies, (d),isthen viewed asa consequence of a patriarchal
preoccupation with activities, events, and experiences that reflect historically
male-gender identified beliefs, values, attitudes, and assumptions. Included
among these real-life consequences are precisely those concerns with nuclear
proliferation, war, environmental destruction, and violence toward women,which
many feminists see asthe logical outgrowth of patriarchal thinking. In fact, it
is often only through observing these dysfunctional behaviors-the symptoms of
dysfunctionality that one can truly see that and how patriarchy serves to
maintain and perpetuate them. When patriarchy is understood as a dysfunctional
system, this "unmanageability" can be seen for what it is-as a predictable and
thus logical consequence of patriarchy.'1 The theme that global environmental
crises, war, and violence generally are predictable and logical consequences of
sexism and patriarchal culture is pervasive in ecofeminist literature (see
Russell 1989, 2). Ecofeminist Charlene Spretnak, for instance, argues
that "militarism and warfare are continual features of a patriarchal society
because they reflect and instill patriarchal values and fulfill needs of such a
system. Acknowledging the context of patriarchal conceptualizations that feed
militarism is a first step toward reducing their impact and preserving life on
Earth" (Spretnak 1989, 54). Stated in terms of the foregoing model of patriarchy
as a dysfunctional social system, the claims by Spretnak and other feminists take
on a clearer meaning: Patriarchal conceptual frameworks legitimate impaired
thinking (about women, national and regional conflict, the environment) which is
manifested in behaviors which, if continued, will make life on earthdifficult, if
not impossible. It is a stark message, but it is plausible. Its plausibility lies
in understanding the conceptual roots of various woman-nature-peace connections
in regional, national, and global contexts.

Scene 2 is a better story

We center our counter narrative to current U.S. space policy around the text of
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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, as a key textual problemitization of the


patriarchal structure of gender normativity, According to Manuel:

Manuel 11 Welcome to the Herd: A Feminist Watches My Little Pony: Friendship is


Magic by Emily Manuel, editor for globalcomment.com AUGUST 25,
2011 http://globalcomment.com/2011/welcome-to-the-herd-a-feminist-watches-my-
little-pony-friendship-is-magic/

I admit it, I was skeptical when I first the buzz about the new My Little Pony
show. I like a My Little Pony as much as the next fully grown woman–usually if
it’s been modded to look like Star Trek’s Borg or something–but the offerings
sold to young girls these days are fairly uninspiring at best, horrible at worst.
It’s hard to walk through the girl’s department of a toy store without getting an
eye-strain from all the pink, and even harder to imagine a spinoff shilling
Hasbro’s evergreen toy series being particularly engrossing for a five year-old –
let alone an adult viewer. But at the prompting of Aishwarya Subramanian, Global
Comment’s resident expert on children’s literature and matters wondrous,
eventually I managed to sit down to watch an episode. And what I found was a
delightful, well-written, funny show with strong characters, helmed by a woman
(Lauren Faust) to boot. So then I watched another episode. And then I forced my
partner to watch one with me, and another, until we were finished with the first
season quoting the characters (Pinkie Pie’s hissed ‚foreverrrr‛ is a particular
favourite) and scanning Equestria Daily searching for fan-created works to get us
through the long wait until the next season. Welcome to the herd. There’s a lot
going on with MLP:FiM, including a sizable adult male viewership (of which, more
later), but the most important thingto me about the show is this: it presents a
world in which the normative position is female. The five main characters of the
show are female, as is the ruler of the show’s setting in the kingdom of
Equestria, Princess Celestia. In fact,so many of the show’s characters are female
that among the show’s fans the assumption is generally that even non-speaking
characters are female–an interesting change from the default male setting that
still dominates most areas of culture (try mentioning your doctor and see how
many times you get a ‚she‛ assumption… not many, in my experience). The show
offers a wide range of types of female characters–from the conscientious scholar
Twilight Sparkle, the fashion-conscious Rarity, the farmhand Applejack, the brash
Rainbow Dash, the softly-spoken animal-loving Fluttershy and the hyperactive,
frequently nonsensical Pinkie Pie. Each has her own talents, desires, and
personally quirks. They’re active, not passive. Even better, many episodes
demonstrate a layered, even wise, approach to character; appearances are never
quite what they seem to be.In ‚Swarm of the Century,‛ Pinkie Pie’s decidedly
uncommon sense is dismissed by the other characters, right until she saves the
day with a one-pony polka. And the action doesn’t centre on girl’s relation to
men and boys, it primarily focuses on their friendships, their relationships with
one another. Conflicts arise naturally, from misperception, selfishness,
arrogance, thoughtlessness… but not by the horizontal pitting of girls against
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each other in kyriarchical narrative fighting for male approval. There’s only two
minor plotlines centreing on romance – Spike the dragon’s crush on Rarity, and
Rarity’s Prince Blueblood at the Grand Galloping Gala in ‚The Best Night Ever.‛
Neither is a very central storyline, and in the case of Rarity, the Prince is
shown to be selfish and rude, a poor substitute for a night with her friends.
There’s nothing wrong with a bit of romance in children’s stories (though I
suppose it’s too much to ask a mainstream show to have canonical queer children),
but there is often a disproportionate emphasis on it. In contrast, My Little
Pony: Friendship is Magic doesn’t just pass the Bechdel test, it shatters
it. There is only one male regular character on the show, the aforementioned baby
dragon Spike, and he’s relegated to a marginal sidekick kind of role. This is a
clever reversal of what feminist essayist Katha Pollitt two decades ago called
‚the Smurfette Principle,‛ the way in which male characters dominate, with a lone
female character rounding out the cast. Pollitt argues that: The message is
clear. Boys are the norm, girls the variation; boys are central, girls
peripheral; boys are individuals, girls types. Boys define the group, its story
and its code of values. Girls exist only in relation to boys. Sadly, this remains
as true now as it is then. For adults as well as children, texts in which men
dominate are still largely considered ‚neutral,‛ whereas those which feature a
similar female predominance are relegated to the chick-flick bin, watched only by
women. The logic goes: men won’t watch shows or films about women, they can only
identify with other men. Yet MLP:FiM, of all shows, puts the lie to this well-
worn, if nonsensical, cultural dogma. To the surprise of all concerned, MLP:FiM
has managed to attract a huge adult male fanbase dubbed ‚bronies‛

Specifically, we locate our counter narrative within the broader trajectory of


‚Brony‛ fan culture, as a particular micro-narrative against gender normativity,
Conger explains:

Conger 11 Bronies: For Men Who Love ‘My Little Ponies’ by Cristen Conger
Journalist, writes for multiple media outlets| September 19,
2011 http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/2011/09/19/bronies-for-men-who-love-my-
little-ponies/

I guess I was a little behind on my Internet memes when I received an email from
MomStuff listeners Regina a couple weeks ago. She wrote in to tell Caroline and
me about a group of ‚My Little Ponies Friendship Is Magic‛ (‚MLPFISM‛) fanboys
collectively known as ‚bronies.‛ (KnowYourMeme offers an excellent primer on how
brony Internet culture started.) Considering that the ‚My Little Pony‛ franchise
has been marketed to young girls since it broke out of the stables in 1982,
Regina wrote that she was dubious that bronies really existed. But a visit to a
bronies meet-up event proved otherwise. Regina recounted: Then I went to a brony
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meet up in my city after seeing it advertised on Equestria Daily, probably the


biggest fan-run websites about the show. Of the attendees, 22 were male (ages 17-
30) and 3 females including myself (all of us were in our early 20s). Having
spoken to some of these male fans myself, a common theme appeared that didn’t
surprise me: those who were open about their love for the show were often called
gay/pansies/etc. by others.As a result, some were very closeted about their
fandom. For example, we went to Target, which has a lot of exclusive MLP (‚My
Little Pony‛) merchandise. One of the male fans, excitedly purchased a pink MLP
duvet for his college dorm featuring two of the unicorn characters. He said, ‚I
know I’m going to get so much crap for this from everyone, but I want this.‛ In
addition to extensive 4Chan posts, bronies have churned out ‚MLPFISM‛ video mash-
ups, fan art and fan fiction. Internet fandom doesn’t get much better than the
bronies in my book. Not least because of the gender norms the bronies buck by
unabashedly adoring the sparkle ‘n’ pop Ponies. As a fantastic bronies article in
Wired magazine observed earlier this year: Despite a tacit understanding that
some people might be surprised by their choice of entertainment, most bronies
show little to no compunction about their fandom. They shouldn’t have to. And,
intentionally or not, they might be bucking the gender socialization of things
considered to be ‚for girls‛ or ‚for boys.‛ ‚This might be a little short-sighted
on my part, but I just assumed that any adult man who didn’t have a little girl
wouldn’t even give it a try,‛ Lauren Faust, ‚MLPFISM‛ creator and brony icon,
told Wired.

Thus, <PARTNER NAME> and I stand resolved that the United States Federal
Government should create an orbital friendship cannon in outer space outside of
the Earth’s mesosphere

We do not defend plan fiat, and instead base our advocacy on the alternative
magical construct of friendship, we’ll clarify.

Scene 3 is Solvency

Know Your Meme Explains:

Know Your Meme, No Date of Publication, Accessed on


3/18/12: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/friendship-arsenal

About The Friendship Arsenal features a series of weapon-based image macros and
animated gifs used within the fanbase of the popular Tv Series My Little Pony:
Friendship is Magic. Multiple variations excist of this. Origin: Orbital
Friendship Cannon Orbital Friendship Cannon, also known as the Sonic Rainboom
Laser, is the first known ‚weapon‛ in the Friendship Arsenal. The
image originated from episode 16 of the first season of the series, ‚Sonic
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Rainboom‛. During the episode, the character Rainbow Dash can be found flying
downwards to save others from a certain death. Creating the Sonic Rainboom in the
process. Due to the phenomenon’s appearance being similar in style to an orbital
laser blast, as well as the main theme of the show being ‚friendship‛, fans of
the show created an image macro of it making it appear that the Sonic Rainboom is
actually a laser shot from orbit. This is often combined with the phrase ‚Fire
the Orbital Friendship Cannon‛. ‚Darken the Skies With Hate‛ is a phrase related
to the Orbital Friendship Cannon, and is used as its exact opposite. The image
contains a color-inverted image of the original version. This is traditionally
used by either a more violent brony who thinks the atmosphere requires more
conflict, or a troll who is trying to intentionally anger the surrounding
bronies. Spread Following the creation and repeated use of ‚Orbital Laser‛ image
macros on numerous websites such as 4chan and Ponychan, the Orbital Friendship
Cannon has become a well-known in-joke within the brony community.

Scene 4 is our Method

We argue that the role of the ballot is critical narrative endorsement, as an


audience member you should vote for the team that offers the most productive,
least problematic argumentative telling or re-telling of reality… but this
shouldn’t surprise anyone, because ALL debate is performance and narrative, it is
never a question of telling a story but instead how that story interrogates
existing modes of power and oppression, and our 1AC engages in the specific
method of narrative criticism, which is key to solving all impacts, real or
otherwise Kirkscey explains:

Kirkscey, 8 (FINDING OPPORTUNITIES: A REEVALUATION OF NARRATIVE: THEORY AND


PRAXIS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES (THESIS ) Presented to the Graduate Council of
Texas State University-San Marcos by T. Russell Kirkscey, B.A. San Marcos, Texas
May 2008 36-41

Foucault (1980) envisions power as an intertwined set of shifting discursive


relations among people that confine their actions and reactions in some way:
‚…[P]ower is essentially that which represses. Power represses nature, the
instincts, a class, individuals….It has become almost automatic in the parlance
of the time to define power as the organ of repression‛ (p. 90-91). Through
discourse, hierarchies of power constantly form and reform. In this view, all
narratives reflect the socio-political structures in place at the
moment (epistemes), normalizing persons in bio-power (1980). Narrators and
audiences are also caught in the web of power so that narrative fidelity and
narrative probability cannot guarantee an objective truth. Moreover, ultimate
values, because of their relative nature, are impossible to discover. Narrative
discourse (in Fisher’s view), as does rational-world argumentation, serves to
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reify the dominant socio-political power structures through the authoritarian


position of the narrator (see Danaher, 12 White (1981) uses a comparable notion
to provide perspective on the historical analysis of the Annals of Saint Gall
when he suggests that a duty of a historian may be to fill in missing parts of a
narrative to the best of her ability. 37 Schirato, & Webb, 2000, p. 8).
Foucault’s (1972) ‚governing rules‛ also describe the narrator’s ideological role
in producing social structures that control the dissemination and formation of
narratives. Persons can approach certain topics only if they have specific
qualifications, they use certain settings, and they make appropriate gestures
(especially linguistic choices). Each narrative contains these strictures, and
each one contains the elements to describe the uses, abuses, creation, stagnation
and/or consolidation of power in society. Power that accumulates turns persons
and institutions into monolithic, rigid entities that reify themselves to support
oppression of other persons and institutions. Since the power structure itself
always skews the understanding of signs, finding truth through the examination of
value systems in argumentation—using either the narrative paradigm or the
rational-world paradigm—becomes an unreachable goal. Instead, I propose that
critics (as audience members)—with the admission that they, too, are
ideologically motivated—describe movements of power in narratives by creating new
narratives to uncover spaces of resistance that will allow for the unimpeded
circulation of power. No risk of hierarchy or ideological oppression exists
because any audience member who creates a new story may (or may not) use
components of the other audience members’ narratives. This gives each audience
member equal voice and equal ability to contribute in a marketplace of ideas. The
telos of the critical analysis, instead of aiming to gather power into a new
place, acts only to keep power circulating through narrative discourse.I agree
with Fisher (1987a) that narratives can allow marginalized voices to be heard and
to critique the status quo. However, rather than attempting to measure the 38
relative truth of their stories, audiences—and rhetorical critics as audience
members— should identify modes of shifting, gaining, and retaining power in a
constant critique of discursive formations(McKerrow, 1989). I also agree with
Fisher that narrative rhetorical analysis is not limited to skilled professionals
as it is in the rational world paradigm. Rather, my extension of the narrative
paradigm creates two possible levels of application: one from the members of the
audience and one from the rhetorical critic—the ‚‘specific’ intellectual‛ in the
audiencethat Foucault (1980) describes as ‚not the jurist or notable, but the
savant or expert‛ (p. 128)… ‚whose specificity is linked, in a society like ours,
to the general functioning of an apparatus of truth‛ (p. 132). Foucault
emphasizes that It would be a dangerous error to discount [the ‘specific’
intellectual] politically in his specific relation to a local form of power,
either on the grounds that this is a specialist matter which doesn’t concern the
masses (which is doubly wrong; they are already aware of it, and in any case
implicated in it), or that the specific intellectual serves the interest of State
or Capital (which is true, but at the same time shows the strategic position he
occupies), or, again, on the grounds that he propagates a scientific ideology
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(which isn’t always true, and is anyway certainly a secondary matter compared
with the fundamental point: the effects proper to true discourses. (1980, p. 131)
I maintain that both the audience and the rhetorical critic as an audience member
‚can operate and struggle at the general level of that régime of truth which is
so essential to the structure and functioning of our society.‛ (Foucault, 1980,
p. 132). The ‚‘specific’ intellectual‛ may bring a deeper understanding of
narrative construction or a more- complete analysis of power depiction because of
research skills or clarity of analysis. However, my method invites all audience
members to use the ontological foundations of the narrative paradigm to
participate more completely in a narrative criticism that can increase their
conception of a truth which can actively change their lives at the individual
level by exposing the power structures implicit in society. Foucault contends
that this action is key to understanding the role of discourse in relation to
power and knowledge: Discourses are not once and for all subservient to power or
raised up against it, any more than silences are. We must make allowance for the
concept’s complex and unstable process whereby discourse can be both an
instrument and an effect of power, but also a hindrance, a stumbling block, a
point of resistance and a starting point for an opposing strategy. Discourse
transmits and produces power; it reinforces it, but also undermines and exposes
it, renders it fragile and makes it possible to thwart it. (1980, p. 100-101;
cited in McKerrow, 1989, p. 98) Here Foucault describes a role for audiences
andrhetorical critics,one that still gives them a definite prescriptive
purpose: to uncover the places where discourse ‚transmits,‛ ‚exposes,‛ and
‚renders fragile‛ power. More important, though, is Foucault’s choice of the term
thwart. Ultimately, critics should work to resist the totalization of power.
However, ‚Foucault is not seeking a particular normative structure—critique is
not about the business of moving us toward perfection‛ (McKerrow, 1989, p. 97).
Rather, critics must consciously continue to push against the inherent powers
that control audiences. Consequently, the ‚truth‛ at which an audience can
arrive (with or without the assistance of the rhetorical critic) is in the daily
action of understanding the ever-changing human condition—the constant
reconfiguration of power—through the constant examination of ever-changing
narratives.Derrida (1982) supports this assertion: The amalgamation of syntagmas
creates new knowledge in the form of a new narrative ‚which also corresponds to
whatever always has resisted the…organization of forces, which always has
constituted the remainder irreducible to the dominant force which organized
the…logocentric hierarchy‛ (p. 329-330, italics in original). An audience’s
intensive examination of these issues can only lead to more creative and
constructive forms of resistance (Biesecker, 1992). Moreover, Phillips (2002)
contends that the ‚spaces for emergence‛ of resistance are also ‚spaces of
invention‛ that allow a resolution among power, knowledge, and the
subjectivity (context) in which Foucauldian theory demands the narrator and
audience work (p. 332). These ‚spacesof invention‛ are the areas necessary to
continue the (re)formation of narratives. Conclusion In this chapter, I have
elaborated a method of narrative rhetorical criticism that emphasizes audience
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participation in the construction and understanding of narrativesrather than


focusing on more traditional, narrator-centered stories. First, the critic as an
audience member locates and identifies a symbol (phrase, term, object, sign) that
consistently appears in different narratives or narrative
fragments (iterations). Next, the critic uses the recurrences of the symbol to
create/reveal a narrative that ostensibly dominates other narratives. Then the
critic constructs one or more alternative narratives that open spaces for
resistance to the dominant narrative. Finally, the critic describes the
relationship between this dominant narrative and the stagnation or movement of
power caused by this story. Through the shift in emphasis from homo narrans to
homo attendens, audiences and rhetorical critics can critique aspects of that
society and enhance it epistemologically in a self-reflexive, autonomous exercise
that emphasizes their cognitive being. Derrida (1982) notes: ‚…[T]his operation
of supplementation is not exhibited as a break in presence, but rather as a
reparation and a continuous, homogenous modification of presence in
representation‛ (p. 313). When audiences and critics acknowledge that no one can
escape the power structure, they can begin to use Foucauldian analysis in various
ways to create a more dynamic society. They can spend fruitful time finding the
actual sources of power and uncovering the relationships among the various
sources of this power. Since no one ‚authoritative discourse‛ exists, critics
must describe as many narratives as possible to enlighten other members of the
society (Danaher, Schirato, & Webb, 2000, p. 77). Audiences must constantly
search for innovative ways to resist power. In heeding the messages of narrators
and rhetorical critics, they can resist power and create shifts in the power
structures in society.

And, incorporating the disparate narrative of fan culture against broader


organized culture is a key narrative move against the hegemonic culture of
patriarcy, Lo explains:

Lo 2001 Maps and Tracings: Fandom and Fanfiction by 2001 Malinda Lo, independent
writer and researcher, focuses on fan fiction an critical cultural
studies. http://malindalo.com/scully/maps.htm

Fandom "Fandom," a very loosely bounded group of thousands of people who have
diverse interests in popular culture, from comic books to pop singers, has been
described as a "shadow cultural economy" with "its own systems of production and
distribution...that lies outside that of the cultural industries" (Fiske 1992,
30). It is useful to conceive of fandom as a "shadow cultural economy," but it is
not located "outside" of the culture industry, unless "culture industry" is
defined solely in terms of corporate Hollywood. Fandom is an integral and
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constitutive part of the culture industry; without fans, there would be no


popular culture. In addition, I do not want to imply that "fandom" is an isolated
community separate from the rest of life in contemporary Western
societies; fandom exists within the larger society, and there are many fans who
would contest the idea that "fandom" is a "community" at all. Fandom is, however,
a "shadow economy" in that it produces cultural products in the liminal areas
between corporate cultural production and mass consumption. Deleuze and
Guattari's concept of the "rhizome," which has often been used as a metaphor to
describe the Internet, is a much more apt description of "fandom." Deleuze and
Guattari describe the first four main principles of the rhizome as follows: 1.
and 2. Connection and heterogeneity: "any point of a rhizome can be connected to
anything other, and must be" (7).3. Multiplicity: "A multiplicity has neither
subject nor object, only determinations, magnitudes, and dimensions that cannot
increase in number without the multiplicity changing in nature" (8).4.
Asignifying rupture: "A rhizome may be broken, shattered at a given spot, but it
will start up again on one of its old lines, or on new ones" (9). The
popularization of the Internet as a central location for many fan cultures means
that fandom--which used to exist in geographically disparate groups of fans who
came together regularly for conventions--has taken on many of the characteristics
of the Internet. Although many fans limit themselves to one or two fandoms (e.g.,
X-Philes or Trekkers), it is now quite easy to find other fandoms and engage in
them via the Internet. A fan can easily choose to post on message boards or join
mailing lists in multiple fandoms. Media fandom (as opposed to sports
fandom), then, is a multiplicity of persons drawn together in varying
configurations according to shared interests in TV, movies, comics, or novels. As
the magnitudes and/or orientations of one grouping change, so does the nature of
the multiplicity. For example, as Buffy: The Vampire Slayer has drawn a larger
fan following, several X-Files fan fiction writers have begun to shift fandoms to
write in the Buffy universe. In addition, new writers are always emerging within
X-Files fandom, bringing with them new voices and new styles of writing. The
principle of asignifying rupture as it applies to fandom is clearly
discernible with an example from X-Files fan fiction. The season 7 finale,
"Requiem," in which Mulder was abducted by aliens, revealed that the previously-
infertile Scully had mysteriously become pregnant. Thus, some fan fiction that
was written pre-"Requiem" in which Scully is infertile veered into "alternate
universe" (AU) with the onset of Scully's pregnancy. The canonical development of
her pregnancy combined with Mulder's abduction inspired a flood of post-episode
stories that dealt with these plot developments. When season 8 began, many of
these stories became AU. Some authors chose to incorporate aspects of season 8 in
their stories, while others who were unhappy with Scully's pregnancy chose to
ignore it and write AU stories, or stories set at different points in the X-Files
time line (e.g., in season 3). Fan Fiction: A Beginner's Guide Fan fiction is the
writing and sharing of stories written by fans featuring the characters and
universe of a television show (The X-Files), movie (Star Wars), or comic book
series (The X-Men). Fan fiction writers are overwhelmingly female, middle class,
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and range in age from their teens well into middle age. The wide age range is
likely due to the technology of the Internet, which enables diverse groups of
people to interact who would not normally do so in real life. Fan fiction has
been interpreted as a subversive act--as women writing about sex while infringing
on copyright law (Bacon-Smith 1992)--but women do not approach fan fiction with
the goal of breaking the law; fan fiction is seductive to so many fans because it
offers the freedom to manipulate favorite characters and settings, free from the
restraint of publishers or the series' creators (Green et al. 1998).

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New Vegas 1AC

WELCOME TO NEW VEGAS


It‟s not the destination that matters, but the journey. It‟s not about where you go, but how you got there. One
day we reach our goal, and now point with pride to the long travels we undertook to reach it. IN fact, we were
not even aware of traveling. But we got so far because we fancied at every point that we were at home. And it is
only at the end that we realize the entire time we should have been singing. That the entire time we were
traveling we should have been dancing.

I remember driving through New Vegas, staring out the windows of the truck as we bumped down a dusty
desert road. Vast expanses of nothingness surrounded me, cracked earth and red mesas blurred into a single
waking dream. I could never really tell the exact moment when I fell asleep: when reality stopped being real,
when rationality got turned off and the sky started to change colors. When the desert turned into oceans turned
into people turned into laptop backlights turned into kaleidoscopic visions. I blink my eyes and the world clicks:

Click.

Now I‟m on the deck of the Titanic.

Click.

Now I‟m the president, addressing the people.

Click.

Now I‟m in a debate round in _______. A voice whispers into my ear:―…this life which you dream must be
lived by you once again and innumerable times more!‖1 It seems every time I wake from a dream I find myself
in another nightmare; always waking up, never awakening. I open my mouth but the only words I can find on
my tongue are already gone, a figment of a previous dream. Only a poem comes to my tongue, a poem that isn‟t
mine, a poem I dreamt long ago…
if you were a gasping
New Mexican wasteland
I would learn how to irrigate, and I‘d dig it
all myself
I‘d dig it with my fingernails until they fell
off and
then I‘d use them as little shovels, I‘d drain
lake after
river after
ocean to bring life to you
and when it was all said and done, when I
was finally
satisfied
by your satisfaction,
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1 – Friedrich Nietzsche, Demon parable

you‘d remind me how without thirst, there


would be no
pleasure in drinking. you‘d remind me of all
of the animals
and plants and earthly cycles that have been
ruined by
my actions. you would remind me of how a life
full of
thirst might be
more meaningful
than a life full of
drinking.2

In memoriam: deserts.

Hello: my name is debate, and I‟m depressed. I feel so bogged down by responsibilities – as if I HAVE to act a
certain way. I‟m not really sure why it has to be me, you know? I just want to have fun, I want to be free, but it
seems like everyone is always breathing down my neck. “You have to grow up to be a well respected man
about town, you have to be important!” “You have to be tidy and proper!” “Be predictable, people will like you
more.” I think in the end it is all the same, just more and more responsibility thrown in my face. More and
more things everyone tells me to do or say or be: they always tell me to drink, “never be thirsty” the say. They
treat me like a wasteland: an emptiness, a void to be filled, a blank sheet to be drawn on.

Welcome to New Vegas: hear me gasp. I see rounds every year: debaters pull recycled expando files on the
same old shit. This round was Shawnee mission west; you can bet money they read the spending DA. South
next round; same old ddev and wipeout blocks. SME MT round 3: the 1nc will be 3 T‟s, “The” PIC, Wipeout,
Nietzsche and politics. CCC after that; like I haven‟t heard THAT T Bases twelve thousand times. Millard next
round; expect the unexpected. It‟s the same routine, the same banal bullshit. Even when it‟s wild and
unpredictable it‟s always part of the plan. It‟s all so rational, so calculated, so mechanical and it makes me so
goddamn sick. ―It doesn‘t matter what happens, even if the plan is horrifying. For instance, if I say that
tomorrow a gang banger is going to get shot, or a truck full of soldiers is gonna‘ get blown up, no one panics
because it‘s all according to the plan.‖3 Don‟t trust whistles, nothing absurd: no garden walls. Debate has
become a church full of stale air: welcome to the cult of the rational and the Good, the empire aligned against
the forces of Evil and the insane. Anyone falling outside our plan: well, fuck „em…

2 – “Ego Treadmill”, Anna Victoria, Connecticut, published in TeenInk

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3 – The Joker, “The Dark Knight”


4 – Deleuze and Guattari, “A Thousand Plateau‟s”, pg. 158=59, 1980

―The judgment of God, the system of the judgment of God, the theological system, is precisely the operation of
He who makes an organism, an organization of organs called the organism, because He cannot bear the BwO,
because He pursues it and rips it apart so He can be first, and have the organism be first…. The BwO howls:
―They‘ve made me an organism! They‘ve wrongfully folded me! They‘ve stolen my body!‖ The judgment of God
uproots it from its immanence and makes it an organism, a signification, a subject. It is the BwO that is
stratified. It swings between two poles, the surfaces of stratification into which it is recoiled, on which it submits
to the judgment, and the plane of consistency in which it unfurls and opens to experimentation…‖4

I remember my first debate round: the day I learned the rules. I‟ve been told to conform, told to become
something I‟m not, a form I don‟t belong in, a body that‟s not mine. Little God‟s are birthed on all sides: the
ballot, the judge, the preference sheet. “Don‟t want to read the K in front of that guy.” “Don‟t say „fuck‟ in front
of her, she‟ll knock your speaker points.” Little body-snatchers throw me into alien forms. Little words instill
death in me. I have been ordered, controlled, cataloged and filed like a footnote: footnote 233, they call me.
―"It's not up to you," said Kronman. "The discourse makes of you something. It makes of you something
juridical. In your case, we just call it 233 for short."
"For short?" I saw a glimmer of hope. 233 was merely a mnemonic device. "Then I don't really have to become
233?" I asked with renewed hope. "It's just a name, an address, a handle?"
"You're not paying attention. We call you 233 for short. But once the work is finished, that's all you are: You
are "233 for short.' You don't exist except in the mode of being-for-short. Think of it in Heideggerian terms. Not
so much being-there. But rather being-for-short. Nothing else is left of you."5

They tell me I‟ll be-for-short, nothing but a footnote at the bottom of the latest wiki page. “Round 5, UT.” They
tell me: ―You will be organized, you will be an organism, you will articulate your body—otherwise you’re just
depraved. You will be signifier and signified, interpreter and interpreted—otherwise you’re just a deviant. You
will be a subject, nailed down as one, a subject of the enunciation recoiled into a subject of the statement—
otherwise you’re just a tramp.‖6

In memoriam: debate.

First national tournament sophomore year: mall of America. Staring at the map which represents material
reality, always representing but never being. Never doing, the stupid purple sharpie dot proclaims that I am
here: but how can I ever be here if I‟m standing there. Moreover, how can I be standing there if I am here?
I ―…wander over to a map, desperate to find an exit and a breath of air not laced with pastries, coffee,
perfume. He stared at it incredulously. His location was marked with a dot. That wasn‘t too confusing because
the statement ―You are here,‖ was rather explicit. He was more frightened by the virulent purple sharpie
underneath it. It boldly proclaimed in capital letters ―OR AM I?‖ The question stared at him, bored into his
mind. The Pièce de résistance of his cultural encounter did nothing but provide his brain with the mental
dynamite to blow up his locked door of cultivated normalcy. He stared around him more bewildered as if the
surreal nature of his surroundings suddenly made sense. Sensory input collapsed upon sensory input in a giant
blur of constant stimulation. Something that catered to every man-made sultry delight stretched out for him
across the glass displays of the mall that made the mythic markets of civilizations long past, mundane
mortuaries. It was city in the truest sense, its artificial existence.‖ 7
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5 - Pierre Schlag, Byron White Professor of Law at the University of Colorado, Summer 2004, Buffalo Law Review, 52 Buffalo L. Rev. 851
6 – Deleuze and Guattari, “A Thousand Plateau‟s”, pg. 158-159, 1980
7 – Vincent Li, „Mall Story‟

I am here. „Am‟ is an interesting word. How can I be here if I AM here, how can I be if I am? How can I be?

<shouted> OR AM I?! <shouted>

In memoriam: the map of the body.

―When you will have made him a body without organs,


then you will have delivered him from all his automatic reactions
and restored him to his true freedom.
They you will teach him again to dance wrong side out
as in the frenzy of dance halls
and this wrong side out will be his real place.‖8

We‟d like to think of ourselves sort of like starfish: not that my stomach comes out, but there are definitely
some similarities. We speak of sea monsters, defying time and space. Our politics is of the brittlestar…―Of
special interest is the information that the Brittlestar is a creature without a brain; it is simply a visualising
apparatus, a metamorphosing optical system. As Barad forcefully notes, 'there is no res cogitans agonizing
about the postulated gap (of Its own making) between itself and res extensa. There is no optics of mediation, no
noumena/phenomena distinction, no question of representation' (Barad in press). Instead, the Brittlestar is the
model of intraaction, constantly breaking off and regenerating its bodily boundaries as it enfolds bits of its
environment within itself and expels parts of its own body into the surrounding environment. In this way, the
Brittlestar cannot be said to exist as an autonomous entity positioned inside a spacetime frame of reference,
neither that of a Euclidean container nor even that of a dynamical manifold specified by classical science.
There is no pre-existent container or manifold within which the creature exists and moves along spacetime co-
ordinates while its body is made and remade. Instead, the Brittlestar might be said to undergo what I would call
a spatio-temporalisation, what Barad refers to as 'space-time-matter-in the making‘.‖9

In memoriam: organisms.

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8 – Antonin Artaud. 1947. Antonin Artaud: Selected Writings. “To Have Done with the Judgment of God: A Radio Play” University of California Press Berkeley Los Angeles ISBN 0-520-06443-7
(paperback). Retrieved from: http://ndirty.cute.fi/~karttu/tekstit/artaud.htm.
9 - Dorothea Olkowski “Every „One‟ – A Crowd, Making Room for the Excluded Middle” Deleuze and Queer Theory . Edinburgh University Press, 2009, pg. 55-56

We speak of madness, and we speak madness: a language of Evil. You may ask us, “What does the world of the
critique look like?” To that we respond – “HAVE YOU EVER DONE ACID?” The question is self-defeating
and without purpose: we are rather like an M.C. Escher piece, paradox stairs and monks traveling up and down
at the same time, praying to a trickster-God. We‟d rather stay as children forever, playing on beaches and
drawing maps with starfish. We return debate in a regurgitated form: digested in the stomach of the brittlestar,
in the stomachs of ―…men who know how to leave, to scramble the codes, to cause flows to circulate, to
traverse the desert of the body without organs. They overcome a limit, they shatter a wall, the capitalist barrier.
And of course they fail to complete the process, they never cease failing to do so. The neurotic impasse again
closes - the daddy-mommy of oedipalization, America, the return to the native land - or else the perversion of
the exotic territorialities, then drugs, alcohol - or worse still, an old fascist dream. Never has delirium
oscillated more between its two poles. But through the impasses and the triangles a schizophrenic flow moves,
irresistibly; sperm, river, drainage, inflamed genital mucus, or a stream of words that do not let themselves be
coded, a libido that is too fluid, too viscous: a violence against syntax, a concerted destruction of the signifier,
non-sense erected as a flow, polyvocality that returns to haunt all relations.‖10

In memoriam: the political.

<SHOUT>In summary!</SHOUT>

How much do you make


in that death factory
Severance owed
in the chamber of revolvers
Empty jails
fall from my scalp
Shake the globe and let me out
If still I can remember the day
That they took you from me
Seems like I've been running
from your trenchant memory
Harp sickle will warn me when it's over
'Cuz if heaven breathes
then someone trade places with me
'Cuz I don‘t want to tear feathers instead of rags

When do I get to see the body


preserved inside this grin
Sewn in the lips
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where her last words


I‘ll be damned - I can still hear her laughing
Your angels have tangled their brass again
The comfort of doubt still it keeps you thin
And still I can remember the day
10 - Deleuze and Guattari, “Anti-Oedipus”, pg. 132-134

That they took you from me


Seems like I've been running
from your trenchant memory
Harp sickle will warn me when it's over

Does your temperature ache


Is your glass about to break
Are you purple with current
Will you now become the servant
Gordian knots in the power lines
Saucer fills to empty with pesticide
Like the pharaohs of old
Bury me in gold
I'll make your son refuse to fight
in the stalk home setting that we provide
If your heart does cease to speak
My fingernail choir
will make your chalkboard sing11

We knew this day was coming, we prepared the eulogy:

In memoriam: sanity.

―But let‘s get back to this dead-end point between Leibniz and Spinoza, to their inability to imagine a politics of
the empty sign and Cartesian coordinate, one day becoming revolutionary…what I‘m calling the conjunction of
deterritorialization processes. I think it‘s impossible to sustain the sole promotion of the power sign for very
long in the exclusive work of reality* unless you topple over into archaization. So you need to come to terms
with the absurdity of the figure-sign‘s deterritorializtion in its non-sense efficiency and logic. You need to come
to terms with the fact that code surplus value is, ultimately, taken back under the wing of a super revolutionary
alliance machine of deterritorialized signs that can double and master the set of all local power processes. To
what extent is Spinoza‘s God emptied of its substance? Is this not just another assemblage of figure-sign flows
leading to radical desubstantialization? Permanent desubstantialization. It always has to happen all over
again. Isn‘t the only way to eliminate Absolute Knowledge, the Great Other and all the rest to have codes be
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producing figure-signs, even trashy ones, and being axiomatized, evading signifying chains paired with
significations, and all this through a pure logic of non-sense.”12

11 – „Luciforms”, Mars Volta


12 – Guattari in 1970, “The Anti-Oedipus Papers”, pg. 262

We know it‟s easy to get lost, but of all things to remember we must not forget ourselves. “You are here”, here
in this room, here in the political, here in space, here in the ocean, here on the beaches, stick in hand, starfish
staring into you: tides consuming you. We always have to begin on this beach, with ourselves, with the here:
where you are. ―Artaud puts it well: all writing is so much pig shit - that is to say, any literature that takes itself
as an end or sets ends for itself, instead of being a process that "ploughs the crap of being and its language,"
transports the weak, the aphasiacs, the illiterate. At least spare us sublimation. Every writer is a sellout. The
only literature is that which places an explosive device in its package, fabricating a counterfeit currency,
causing the superego and its form of expression to explode, as well as the market value of its form of content.‖13

So come find us: we‟ll be out there in the desert, drawing maps in the sand dunes and holding funerals for
starfish. Come visit us, we would like to be alone with some company rather than surrounded by ourselves.
Don‟t worry about directions. Feel free to wander out there. It shouldn‟t be too hard to find us because ―We are
deserts,‘ said Deleuze but populated by tribes, flora and fauna . We pass our time in ordering these tribes, arranging them in other
ways, getting rid of some and encouraging others to prosper. And all these clans, all these crowds, do not undermine the desert, which
is our very ascesis; on the contrary they inhabit it, they pass through it, over it . In Guattari there has always been a sort of
wild rodeo, in part directed against himself. The desert, experimentation on oneself, is our only identity, our single chance
for all the combinations which inhabit us. (Deleuze and Parnet, 1977, 11) The ‗individual‘ here is explicitly seen as
multiple and political, and the process of subjectification is presented as dynamic and continuing, never as something that has
reached or could reach a satisfactory conclusion . For Deleuze and Guattari living is always a process of becoming, never of
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13 - Deleuze and Guattari, “Anti-Oedipus”, pg. 132-134


14 – Andrew Ballantyne, Tectonic Cultures Research Group at Newcastle University , "Deleuze and Guattari for Architects" 78-79

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***Make Me A Sandwich***

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1AR: 1N’s Burden Shell

Sign your ballot now, the negative has dropped their only obligation and that is
the 1N's burden. Our interpretation of debate is the aff presents a topical plan
and the negative defends a competing policy option, criticism, or the status quo
with the 1N making the 2N a sandwich for the final negative speech.
And we have a few net-benefits:
a. Tradition - since the days of Bill Shanahan, 1N's have been making
sandwiches for their partners.
b. 2N reciprocity - 2N's do a lot of work, they need some recognition, the
terminal impact to this is fairness, it's only fair that the debater who
does most if not the entirety of the work gets the entirety of the sandwich.
c. Education - the things we talk about are largely constructed but learning
how to make a sandwich is the sort of real-world education we should be
striving to get out of debate. This kind of education is the only kind that
we will be using every day for the rest of our lives.
d. Jurisdiction - if the 1N doesn't hustle during prep time and during this
speech you have a prima facie duty to vote aff.
e. Being neg key—2Ns carry the negative ship on their back but the 2A needs the
1AR to win. It’s only fair that the 2N gets a sandwich.
And here comes the offense:
a. Double reverse voting issue - letting the neg get away without making a
sandwich makes it a double reverse no-risk option.
b. Our ability to affect the world - the world is inherently hungry and people
will not listen unless you bring something to the table. Thus in debates we
have to literally bring things to the metaphorical table, or else all the
skills we learn and develop will be futile.

1Ns should make the sandwiches. Specifically, condiments are key to the judge’s
decision calculus and are good for clash.
Caminer, 10—Debater at Northside College Prep, the go-to expert for 1N sandwich
making. (Mitchell, 7/16,10- ‚Policy Debate,‛ subsection called ‚1N’s burden. Look
at edit history on the page and click the respective link.
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Policy_debate&oldid=373840256)
A common misconception is that pb+j is the way to go. 1N's often forget that many
2N's either don't like the pb+j, or has a partner that is allergic to peanuts
(like Tom is). While a pb+j may be a good generic b or c strat, 1N's should
instead focus on finding 2N specific sandwiches that will maximize 2NR
efficiency. For Tom, I've empirically found that no matter what the sandwich is,
having a quality Panini-maker has acted as a force multiplier. The following is
basic advice for 1N’s looking to improve their sandwich making skills. For bread
choice, it needs to be hearty but simple. Many debaters mistakenly think a multi-
grain option is the best since it is healthiest, I'm here to tell you not to do
that. Instead, go with an Italian loaf, baguette, Kaiser roll, or even the simple
Wonder Bread. The most important part of the sandwich is the meat. 1N's should
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find meats that both taste good and hold up over the course of the tournament.
The flavor should be present, but not overwhelming. Be careful to avoid messy
meat, as it could get on a flow or laptop. Roast beef, turkey, salami, ham, and
grilled chicken have worked best depending on the round (tailor the meat to the
2NR strat). For vegetarians, boca burgers and falafel are solid choices.
Vegetables are also a crucial component to the ideal sandwich. A prepared 1N
should have a veggie toolbox that is both flexible and complementary. Lettuce
(romaine and iceberg), tomatoes, cucumbers, pickles, onions and peppers (as many
varieties as possible) are a must. 1N’s should also be prepared for the whims of
their partner, so crunchy noodles, relish, zucchini, bean sprouts, beets, and
olives (black AND green) are all advanced options. Many 1N’s overestimate the
importance of cheese. While it is a key centerpiece, it is often overwhelmed on
the palate by other things on the sandwich. Some general tips: avoid American or
Velveeta, and cater the cheese choice to the meat. Know key combos like roast
beef and provolone, ham and swiss, and others to save time instead of
contemplating the proper cheese during your 1NR. If you learn nothing else from
this introduction to sandwich-making, the choice of condiments can make or break
whether or not the judge votes neg. First and foremost is the use of mayonnaise;
never forget to bring it, but don’t put on too much unless you want your 2N to
drop the permutation. And studies have shown that the quality of the line-by-line
is directly proportional to the type of mayonnaise on the sandwich, so don’t go
with the light. Brands are also key; whenever possible avoid generic brands and
get something like Heilman’s. Additionally, make sure you stay up to date on the
mustard harvest, and purchase updates as necessary. Know the differences between
deli, Dijon, honey Dijon, etc. A prepared 1N will also have non-traditional
condiments, such as olive oil, vinegar, raspberry vinaigrette, etc. That should
be a good primer for all the 1N’s out there. Many of the top 1N’s in history have
carried extra tubs and professional-quality equipment in an often successful
effort to be the best possible 1N. Feel free to ask further questions, as this
has really only scratched the surface of sandwich making

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Freedom Net Benefit

Sandwiches are key to freedom


Caminer, 2010-- Debater at Northside College Prep, the go-to expert for 1N
sandwich making. (Mitchell, 8/24/,10- ‚ Why are sandwiches key to freedom?‛
http://www.formspring.me/northsidedebate)
Sandwiches are the literal and symbolic anchors of freedom and democracy, both
home and abroad. They represent all that is good in the present, and all that is
potential in the future. In their versatility to be both a simple snack or a
luxurious meal, sandwiches are an attainable right that everyone has a right to.
Policymakers should use a decision-rule calculus based on what policy results in
the most sandwiches, since even one denial of a sandwich is a slippery slope that
risks removal of all rights.

Violation of freedom negates the value of human existence and represents the
greatest threat to human survival
Rand 89 (Ayn Rand, Philosopher, July 1989, ‚The Virtue of Selfishness: A New
Concept of Egoism,‛ p. 145)
A society that robs and individual of the product of his effort, or enslaves him,
or attempts to limit the freedom of his mind, or compels him to act against his
own rational judgment, a society that sets up a conflict between it’s ethics and
the requirements of man’s nature – is not, strictly speaking, a society, but a
mob held together by institutionalized gang-rule. Such a society destroys all
values of human coexistence, has no possible justification, and represents, not a
source of benefits, but the deadliest threat to man’s survival. Life on desert
island is safer than and incomparably preferable than existence in Soviet Russia
or Nazi Germany.

Violations of freedom and justice must be evaluated before every other impact
Petro 74. -- Sylvester Petro, Prof of Law @ Wake Forest U, University of Toledo
Law Review, pg. 4801)
However, one may still insist, echoing Ernest Hemingway - "I believe in only one
thing: liberty." And it is always well to bear in mind David Hume's observation:
" It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once." Thus, it is
unacceptable to say that the invasion of one aspect of freedom is of no import
because there have been invasions of so many other aspects. That road leads to
chaos, tyranny, despotism, and the end of all human aspiration . Ask
Solzhenitsyn. Ask Milovan Djilas. In sum, if one believes in freedom as a supreme
value and the Proper ordering; principle for any society aiming to maximize
spiritual and material welfare, then every invasion of freedom must be
emphatically identified and resisted with undying spirit.

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U.S. Russia War Net Benefit

Sandwich-making in debates is modeled at the government level; key to solve US-


Russian relations
Luu, 10—debater at Northside College Prep (Norman, 8/30/10, ‚U.S. Foreign Policy,
Debates, and Sandwiches: More Similar Than You Thought‛)
Not only are sandwiches liberating and scrumptious, but they also provide a way
to fashion new views on foreign policy. Tensions between the United States and
Russia are at a fairly high level in the status quo, as the new START has not
been ratified, as well as a part on the Obama administration for not pushing
towards more communications between the two superpowers. However, the biggest
stumbling block to relations is the lack of sandwich exchange on both sides.
Sandwiches provide a useful way to repair damaged relations because leaders of
countries world-wide, whatever the circumstances, would always accept the tasty
snack. But, the provision of sandwiches on the opposite party is not enough;
people within the governments of Russia and the United States must provide
sandwiches to their leader as well. This method of saving relations is not just
limited to the governmental level. Individuals who participate in public spheres
or argumentation, especially that of policy debate, replicate the same kind of
tensions between the two countries. Therefore, through the provision of
sandwiches, between teammates in particular, is the best way to show to the
government that sandwiches are the best option when dealing with U.S.-Russian
relations. However, be forewarned; much like it would be illogical for Obama to
hand out sandwiches to the citizens, it would be illogical for the stronger
player on a team to provide sandwiches for the weakling. Teams with both members
playing a crucial part in keeping the debate alive should not include the
sandwich-exchange process; however, when one player is carrying the burden of the
debate on his shoulders (and with the other teammate tagging along for the ride),
the weaker player should give the team leader the tasty sandwich snack.

2. Extinction
Caldicott 2002 (Helen- Founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, The new
nuclear danger, p. 7-12)

If launched from Russia, nuclear weapons would explode over American cities
thirty minutes after takeoff. (China's twenty missiles are liquidfueled, not
solid-fueled. They take many hours to fuel and could not be used in a surprise
attack, but they would produce similar damage if launched. Other nuclear-armed
nations, such as India and Pakistan, do not have the missile technology to attack
the U.S.) It is assumed that most cities with a population over 100,000 people
are targeted by Russia. During these thirty minutes, the U.S. early-warning
infrared satellite detectors signal the attack to the strategic air command in
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Colorado. They in turn notify the president, who has approximately three minutes
to decide whether or not to launch a counterattack. In the counterforce scenario
the US. government currently embraces, he does [the U.S.] launch[es], the
missiles pass mid-space, and the whole operation is over within one hour. Landing
at 20 times the speed of sound, nuclear weapons explode over cities, with heat
equal to that inside the center of the sun. There is practically no warning,
except the emergency broadcast system on radio or TV, which gives the public only
minutes to reach the nearest fallout shelter, assuming there is one. There is no
time to collect children or immediate family members. The bomb, or bombs-because
most major cities will be hit with more than one explosion-will gouge out craters
200 feet deep and 1000 feet in diameter if they explode at ground level. Most,
however, are programmed to produce an air burst, which increases the diameter of
destruction, but creates a shallower crater. Half a mile from the epicenter all
buildings will be destroyed, and at 1.7 miles only reinforced concrete buildings
will remain. At 2.7 miles bare skeletons of buildings still stand, single-family
residences have disappeared, 50 percent are dead and 40 percent severely
injured.' Bricks and mortar are converted to missiles traveling at hundreds of
miles an hour. Bodies have been sucked out of buildings and converted to missiles
themselves, flying through the air at loo miles per hour. Severe overpressures
(pressure many times greater than normal atmospheric have popcorned windows,
producing millions of shards of flying glass, causing decapitations and shocking
lacerations. Overpressures have also entered the nose, mouth, and ears, inducing
rupture of lungs and rupture of the tympanic membranes or eardrums. Most people
will suffer severe burns. In Hiroshima, which was devastated by a very small
bomb-13 kilotons compared to the current iooo kilotons-a child actually
disappeared, vaporized, leaving his shadow on the concrete pavement behind him. A
mother was running, holding her baby, and both she and the baby were converted to
a charcoal statue. The heat will be so intense that dry objects-furniture,
clothes, and dry wood-will spontaneously ignite. Humans will become walking,
flaming torches. Forty or fifty miles from the explosion people will instantly be
blinded from retinal burns if they glance at the flash. Huge firestorms will
engulf thousands of square miles, fanned by winds from the explosion that
transiently exceed 1000 miles per hour. People in fallout shelters will be
asphyxiated as fire sucks oxygen from the shelters. (This happened in Hamburg
after the Allied bombing in WWII when temperatures within the shelters, caused by
conventional bombs, reached 1472 degrees Fahrenheit.)" Most of the city and its
people will be converted to radioactive dust shot up in the mushroom cloud. The
area of lethal fallout from this cloud will depend upon the prevailing wind and
weather conditions; it could cover thousands of square miles. Doses of 5000 rads
(a rad is a measure of radiation dose) or more experienced by people close to the
explosion-if they are still aliv-will produce acute encephalopathic syndrome. The
cells of the brain will become so damaged that they would swell. Because the
brain is enclosed in a fixed bony space, there is no room for swelling, so the
pressure inside the skull rises, inducing symptoms of excitability, acute nausea,
vomiting, diarrhea, severe headache, and seizures, followed by coma and death
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within twenty-four hours. A lower dose of 1000 rads causes death from
gastrointestinal symptoms. The lining cells of the gut die, as do the cells in
the bone marrow that fight infection and that cause blood clotting. Mouth ulcers,
loss of appetite, severe colicky abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and bloody
diarrhea occur within seven to fourteen days. Death follows severe fluid loss,
infection, hemorrhage, and starvation. At 450 rads, 50 percent of the population
dies. Hair drops out, vomiting and bloody diarrhea occurs, accompanied by
bleeding under the skin and from the gums. Death occurs from internal hemorrhage,
generalized septicemia, and infection. Severe trauma and injuries exacerbate the
fallout symptoms, so patients die more readily from lower doses of radiation.
Infants, children, and old people are more sensitive to radiation than healthy
adults. Within bombed areas, fatalities will occur from a combination of trauma,
burns, radiation sickness, and starvation. There will be virtually no medical
care, even for the relief of pain, because most physicians work within The United
States owns 103 nuclear power plants, plus many other dangerous radioactive
facilities related to past activities of the cold war. A 1000- kiloton bomb (1
megaton) landing on a standard iooo megawatt reactor and its cooling pools, which
contain intensely radioactive spent nuclear fuel, would permanently contaminate
an .' area the size of western Germany3 The International Atomic Energy Agency
now considers these facilities to be attractive terrorist targets, ' post-
September 11,2001. Millions of decaying bodies-human and animal alike-will rot,
infected with viruses and bacteria that will mutate in the radioactive-
environment to become more lethal. Trillions of insects, naturally ' resistant to
radiation-flies, fleas, cockroaches, and lice--will transmit disease from the
dead to the living, to people whoseimmune mechanisms have been severely
compromised by the high levels of background radiation. Rodents will multiply by
the millions among the corpses and shattered sewerage systems. Epidemics of
diseases now controlled by immunization and good hygiene will reappear: such as
measles, polio, typhoid, cholera, whooping cough, diphtheria, smallpox,
plague,tuberculosis, meningitis, malaria, and hepatitis. Anyone who makes it to a
fallout shelter and is not asphyxiated in it, will need to stay there for at
least six months until the radiation decayssufficiently so outside survival is
possible. It has been postulated that perhaps older people should be sent outside
to scavenge for food because they will not live long enough to develop
malignancies from the fallout (cancer and leukemia have long incubation periods
ranging from five to sixty But any food that manages to grow will be toxic
because plantsconcentrate radioactive elements.*/ Finally, we must examine the
systemic global effects of a nuclear . , war. Firestorms will consume oil wells,
chemical facilities, cities, and forests, coveringthe earth with a blanket of
thick, black, radioactive , I I ' smoke, reducing sunlight to 17 percent of
normal. One year or more ' ) , will be required for light and temperature to
return to normalper-"r haps supranormal values, as sunlight would return to more
than its , , usual intensity, enhanced in the ultraviolet spectrum by depletion
of the stratospheric ozone layer. Subfreezingtemperatures could destroy the
biological support system for civilization, resulting in massive starvation,
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thirst, and hypothermia.5 To quote a 1985 SCOPE documentpublished by the White


House Office of Science and Technology Policy, "the total loss of human
agricultural and societal support systems would result in the loss of almost all
humans on Earth, essentially equally among combatant and noncombatant countries
alike . . . this vulnerability is an aspect not currentlya part of the
understanding of nuclear war; not only are the major combatant countries in
danger, but virtually the entire human population is being held hostage to the
large-scale use of nuclear weapons. . . .",! i The proposedSTART I11 treaty
between Russia and America, even if it were implemented, would still allow 3000
to 5000 hydrogen bombs to be maintained on alert."he threshold for nuclear
winter? One thousand loo-kiloton bombsblowing up loo cities7-a I c distinct
possibility given current capabilities and targeting plans. On January 25,1995,
military technicians at radar stations in northern Russia detected signals from
an American missile that hadjust been launched off the coast of Norway carrying a
US. scientific probe. Although the Russians had been previously notified of this
launch, the alert had been forgotten or ignored. Aware that US. submarines could
launcha missile containing eight deadly hydrogen bombs fifteen minutes from
Moscow, Russian officials assumed that America had initiated a nuclear war. For
the first time in history, the Russian computer containing nuclearlaunch codes
was opened. President Boris Yeltsin, sitting at that computer being advised on
how to launch a nuclear war by his military officers, had only a threeminute
interval to make a decision. At the last moment, the US.missile veered off
course. He realized that Russia was not under attack.' If Russia had launched its
missiles, the US. early-warning satellites would immediately have detected them,
and radioed back to Cheyenne Mountain. This would have led to the notification of
the president, who also would have had three minutes to make his launch decision,
and America's missiles would then have been fired from their silos. We were thus
within minutes of global annihilation that day. ,' Today, Russia's early-warning
and nuclear command systems are deteriorating. Russia's early-warning system
fails to operate up to seven hours a day because only one-third of its radars are
functional, and two of the nine global geographical areas covered by its
missilewarning satellites are not under surveillance for missile detection.9 TO
make matters worse, the equipment controlling nuclear weapons malfunctions
frequently, and critical electronic devices and computers sometimes switch to
combat mode for no apparent reason. According to the CIA, seven times during the
fall of 1996 operations at some Russian nuclear weapons facilities were severely
disrupted when robbers tried to "mine" critical communications cables for their
copper!'" This vulnerable Russian system could easily be stressed by an internal
or international political crisis, when the danger of accidental or indeed
intentional nuclear war would become very real. And the U.S. itself is not
invulnerable to error. In August 1999, for example, when the National Imagery and
Mapping Agency was installing a new computer system to deal with potential Y2K
problems, this operation triggered a computer malfunction which rendered the
agency "blind" for days; it took more than eight months for the defect to be
fully repaired. As the New York Times reported, part of America's nuclear early-
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warning system was rendered incompetent for almost a year." (At that time I was
sitting at a meeting in the west wing of the White House discussing potentially
dangerous Y2K nuclear weapons glitches. Several Pentagon officials blithely
reassured me that everything would function normally during the roll-over. But in
fact, their intelligence system had already been disabled.) Such a situation has
the potential for catastrophe. If America cannot observe what the Russians are
doing with their nuclear weapons-or vice versa-especially during a serious
international crisis they are likely to err on the side of "caution," which could
mean that something as benign as the launch of a weather satellite could actually
trigger annihilation of the planet.This situation became even more significant
after the September 11 attack.

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A/T 1NR Important/No voter

And, the 1NR is a worthless speech; 1N’s only role in the debate is to provide
nourishment for the 2N debater. Sandwiches are a voting issue.
Nelson, 10—Debater at Dowling Catholic High School, 9 people liked his comment on
facebook. (Joe, 8/22/10, ‚i didn’t drop the perm, it was illusory‛
http://www.facebook.com/#!/tomenator?v=wall&story_fbid=141690385869268&ref=notif&
notif_t=like)

There comes a point in every debate where a certain speaker (the 1N) gives a
speech that does not matter. The 2N may play it up to be an important speech to
fool the opposing team; however, they never actually metaphorically go for what
was literally in the 1NR. The 2N also becomes very hungry from carrying the
entire negative ship on their back. Therefore, simple logic exploits that the 1N,
instead of speaking about reverse-ASPEC bad, should take the time to prepare a
high quality sandwich for the 2NR. This sandwich, similar to the negative
strategy, should not be the same every round. It should reflect the qualities of
the debate. For example, when the 2N takes the beef DA, it is appropriate that
the 1NR pile on the beef. Or when the debate is getting down to nitty-gritty
topicality and theory, the 1N may consider taking the crust off the sandwich.
Condiments also are key assets to any 1NR sandwich. For example, if the other
team is handily beating the 2N (say at Kelly in the 7-0 round), the 1NR may
include mayonnaise as a white flag to the dominant team. If the 2N has the other
team clobbered (hitting Westminster TA), the 1NR will consider adding excess
ketchup, symbolizing the bloodshed that is taking place. What is key in every 1NR
sandwich, indefinitely, is that it is tailored to the 2N's taste and always
original. For a full history on 1NR sandwiches or insight as to how it may become
a 1AR voting issue if the 1NR fails to present a sandwich for the 2N, contact
Mitchell Caminer. He definitely knows the in's and out's of 1NR sandwiches bun-
to-bun.

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A/T Make a sandwich during 1AR

The damage has been done; the 2N needs to prep with a sandwich. The 1AR is not
1NR prep time.
Marks, 10—never backs down, debater at Ft. Lauderdale High School. (Zack, /24/10-
‚Why is it too late if the 1N makes the sandwich during or after the 1AR?‛
http://www.formspring.me/northsidedebate)
The 2N has to be ready to go for anything the 1AR covers shittily; and the 1AR is
not 1NR prep, it is key to have the 2NR prepping and eating a sandwich at the
same time. This can not happen if he/she is also flowing, that's the key internal
link to not sucking in the debate round. That is why the so called 1NR is
actually just prep that the 1N must make the sandwich so that 2N can prep and eat
a sandwich.

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A/T Aff Needs to Make a Sandwich Too

1. This argument is almost as ridiculous as the lack of a 2N sandwich. Extend


the E subpoint from the shell; being negative is key. It’s the 1ns burden.
1ar’s are important to aff debate 2ars need to extend things from them.
1nr’s have literally no worth.

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A/T 2N beating up the 1N during the 2NR

Sign your ballot now—thanks for the show, but all the neg will get out of this is
more hatred, another black eye, and less sandwiches in the future. This
exacerbates our impact claims and also means you immediately vote aff.
Luu, 10—debater at Northside College Prep (Norman, 8/30/10, ‚U.S. Foreign Policy,
Debates, and Sandwiches: More Similar Than You Thought‛)
We all love fights once in a while, but only if the people fighting have morphers
and megazords. Conflict between teammates is heartbreaking. A partnership, one
even closer in the activity of debate, should never be split apart because of a
simple lack of sandwich giving. Much like the relationship between citizens of
America and President Obama, the weaker member of the team should show some love;
provide some nourishment to the exhausted team leader. If a fight does break out,
especially between teammates and during a debate round, the judge should
automatically vote against the violent team. Violence has never been the answer;
it has only lead to more deaths throughout history. By signing the ballot against
the team that is violent, he/she affirms the two true facts of life: (1) Violence
is never the answer. And. (2) Sandwiches are always well-deserved for the
hardworking.

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A/T Put it on the tab (I’ll get a lot of sandwiches later)

1. Doesn’t solve-
a. Freedom: Look to the Caminer evidence, he says that every human has a
right to a sandwich. The damage has been done, literally—and not
punishing them for it means pushes us down a slippery slope where
nobody has freedom.
b. Teams who claim that sandwiches will be provided in the future always
lie. Other issues things can be put off; but sandwiches are the most
pressing issue in the debate.
c. Our Caminer evidence from the 1AR indicates that sandwiches (and
condiments, specifically) are directly proportional to the line-by-
line on the flow. Prefer this evidence because he cites studies done,
which is much more predictable than their claims

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A/T 2N didn’t ask

2. Concede this argument. There are two impacts.


a. They don’t want the win—sandwiches are the only thing that has any
importance in the debate round, cross-apply the Caminer evidence.
b. The 2N isn’t taking leadership—it’s important to keep the 1N in line
for future rounds. Not voting on this argument ensures lack of
sandwiches in the future.

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A/T 2N asked but didn’t get anything

3. Still vote them down for 1N laziness- they only have one job during negative
rounds, that’s to make a single sandwich for the 2NR; vote them down if they
are too unintelligent to understand.
4. 2N should have pushed them harder: that analysis was in the 1ar, I shouldn’t
have to explain it again.

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A/T Trieu, 2010/Beat up the 1N

Counterplan doesn't solve and Tom Trieu is creepier than a piranha applying
mascara on a pogo stick. This card is the fire on the bee’s knees.
Caminer, 10-- Debater at Northside College Prep, the go-to expert for 1N sandwich
making. (Mitchell, 8/30/10- ‚Girls, Guns, and (Selena) Gomez: A Summer at MNDI
Plus Plus Plus‛)
Some authors (see Trieu, 2010) have proposed eliminating the voting issue
attached to 1N’s Burden Theory and instead causing physical harm to the 1N. While
it would be appropriate to cause bodily harm to an incompetent 1N, in no way
would it be enough. As a result of their nerdiness, unintelligence, and poor
fashion taste, 1N’s are often beat up, abused, and harassed at school on a daily
basis. Therefore, further physical injury would not affect a 1N; instead, it is
necessary to destroy any sort of confidence that 1N’s have stored up as a result
in their participation in debate.

Voting the 1N down would serve as a reminder that they cannot help their smarter,
better partner, but that their only responsibility is to make their partner a
sandwich. However, there is nothing wrong with causing bodily harm in addition to
voting the negative team down.

Alternatively, one could vote the negative team down and beat up the 1N in all
other instances.

Alternatively, one could vote the negative team down and consult with the judge
on other issues regarding the 1N.

Alternatively one could vote the negative team down and consult over the
timeframe of how long of a beating is necessary.

Alternatively, one could beat up the 1N in a world where the judge votes
affirmative and just simply vote down the negative in a world where the judge
doesn’t vote affirmative.

Furthermore, the author of the article has a questionable academic and personal
history. Mr. Trieu has reportedly been found trespassing on Selena Gomez’s
property. He claims he was invited, but witness reports have confirmed that Mr.
Trieu was not only uninvited, but proceeded to take his clothes off for Ms.
Gomez, while singing ‚I love you Selena, you belong with me‛. Academically, Mr.
Trieu has defended false, immoral positions, at one time advocating the
annihilation of all White males dating Asian females. One also has to question
his qualifications to speak on 1N discipline, since his debate partner, the
infamous Mitchell Caminer, has not only dropped the 1N’s burden, but has been
found clipping cards, tags, roadmaps, RFDs, cross-examination questions, expando
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indexes, novice lectures, judging philosophies, and speaker awards. If Mr. Trieu
could assert so strongly that causing physical harm to the 1N is so necessary,
perhaps it should have been more effective on his lazy and unethical partner
(full disclosure: I am Tom Trieu’s debate partner).

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Timecube Kritik

The State uses oppression to brainwash us into applying beneficent feelings to


obedience and thus promotes its singularist regime.
Gene Ray, Dr Gene Ray is the self proclaimed smartest man on earth and has a
self-appointed doctorate in cubism, www.cubicao.com, ‚The State‛, 2010:

The state can exert control by a simple forceful oppression technique. Maybe it’d
use technology as a means for this. But the people, as victims of the oppression,
are likely to resent it, and might even be spurned to revolt. This creates a
problem. So, the second strategy that the state can use is to control the people
by means of Word. This strategy makes sense: the WordVirus, at its basic level,
consists of pure Word. So, shackles and whips are obsolete. By penetrating the
mind of each population member, and by programming them in certain way, random
mutations are discouraged, and obedience is entrenched. The forceful oppression
is partially relaxed. The people gain a sense of freedom. They experience
beneficent emotions. They are then taught to associate those happy feelings with
a morality that supports the state. Thus they feel compelled to embrace said
morality.

The Aff use of the Government fails to acknowledge and rejects the legitimacy of
the philosophy of Dr. Gene Ray and must be rejected.
Gene Ray, Dr Gene Ray is the self proclaimed smartest man on earth and has a
self-appointed doctorate in cubism, ‚www.timecube.com‛, 2010:

Evil academia blocks out Time Cube site and suppresses its discussion and
debate. You are an educated singularity idiot who can stupidly deny Nature's
Harmonic 4 simultaneous 24 hour days within a single rotation of Earth, or even
make parody of the Cubic Creation Principle - but your mental ability to
comprehend the greatest social and scientific discovery of all human existence
has been lobotomized by the evil academic singularity bastards hired to destroy
your ability to think opposite. You cannot comprehend Opposite
Creation. Religous/academic taught singularity is the reduction of the human mind
to android.

Ignorance of the Time Cube lobotomizes your mind, leading to cycloptic singular
perspective. This creates a cubeless, android mentality.
Gene Ray, Dr Gene Ray is the Dr Gene Ray is the self proclaimed smartest man on
earth and has a self-appointed doctorate in cubism, www.timecube.com, 2010:

If ignorant of the almighty. Time Cube Creation Truth, you deserve to be


killed. Killing you is not immoral but justified to save life on Earth for future
generations. Academic taught singularity within a universe of opposites, has
lobotomized your mind. You are Enslaved by Word - no whip or shackle
required. You do not have the freedom to discuss/debate Time Cube. Academia
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destroys your mind by suppressing opposite view…. Academic Singularity is


evil. Singularity is damnable lie, Educators altered your mind, You cannot
think opposite of what you were taught to think. You have a cycloptic
perspective and taught android mentality which lobotomizes analytical ability.

This Cubeless, android mentality empowers the state. Timecube rejection is the
root of all evil and results in technological expansion, diminished stability,
and mass death and destruction. This seals our apocalyptic fate.
Gene Ray, Dr Gene Ray is the Dr Gene Ray is the self proclaimed smartest man on
earth and has a self-appointed doctorate in cubism, www.cubicao.com, ‚The State‛,
2010:

And now Cubelessness, that deadly scourge, that causes evil deeds to be
committed. We must fight this scourge, attack its heart, the source of its great
power. Whence its power? The technology's the root cause of the problem. It's a
physical expression of the Word-based tyranny. And that technology is a great
threat, it threatens us with death and war and famine accross the world. The
Cubeless Doom is nigh. Attend!—or you will surely die. Selfishness is now
increasing. Values of communities decline. Values the State requires are ones
that make people think that they should serve the State. Servitude to Word is
what that's all Abundance in the worker pool could grant the State advantage in
the short-term. In the long-term, though, stability would suffer and decay. Great
levels of destruction could result from overpopulation. Techniques by which
artificial life-extension is achieved are likely to contribute to growth of
overpopulation. Large wars could kill off large numbers, and thereby reduce the
population: but the atoms that are radioactive and as such decay, resemble
excesses that could well cause a massive chain reaction. ...Fearful, that about.
Natural resources, are plundered by the State. The state afterwards generates
great quantities of pollution and waste. Disposed back into nature, harm is the
direct and bad result. You can direct your 1-corner perspective towards the
advancement of the village; that is to say, towards altruistic ideals. In that
case, it would be subjugated to the Cube. Or, you could direct it towards
unwholesome self-aggrandisement, in which case it'd be a singularity that you'd
be falsely rendering supreme. It's an important choice. It's the sort of thing
that can become the entire difference between Cubeless doom and Cubic salvation.

The Alt is to reject singularist mentality of the state and accept the
philosophical principles proposed by Dr. Gene Ray, including Timecube theory.
Voting neg is literally the difference between extinction and salvation.
Gene Ray, Dr Gene Ray is the Dr Gene Ray is the self proclaimed smartest man on
earth and has a self-appointed doctorate in cubism, www.cubicao.com, ‚Cubic
Salvation‛, 2010:

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Continued evolution is a continuing trend. Once the earth is destroyed, however,


all evolution thereon will be nullified. We can create a trend of evolution,
ourselves. But we shouldn't violate the Cubic harmony of nature, if indeed we
want for Nature to survive. here is another option. Let's not arrest evolution.
Let's change our course from evil to good.
Indeed, we have the choice between doom and salvation! Eternal recurrence is
induced by time foldback. Eternal recurrence is a cyclicality. Past iterations
mapped onto the present indicate what the cycles will in future bring. So, there
is a future-prediction capacity. From this augury we'll formulate strategies.
We'll aim straight for Cubic salvation. But we shouldn't force people to concur.
It's their choice. It's our choice, too. There is a dichotomy lying ahead:
 The evil possibility. The possibility of our extinction.
 The good possibility. Cubic harmony. Perpetuation and evolution far into the
future.
And there will be some people inclined only towards evil. But there will be those
who desire good! The latter are the ones who will build the future. They'll be
receptive to the Cube. We're on one corner of the wheel of time. Future corners
are clouded up. The past assumes a similar haze. There is uncertainty, but let
there be strength in numbers! We can't do it alone, can we now? We must spread
the word, and raise awareness, until the population embraces the Cube. Then, only
then, will requisite momentum have arisen for pro-Cubic revolutions to occur. We
should not just attack the dragon's scales. We should attack it at the heart. If
we kill the heart of civilisation, its leaves will wither, and we'll be free. And
we're not just reverting from evil to good. We're creating a higher good. That
higher good will be immune to our evils. Its strength will transcend gods. There
will be much destruction, but it will not be hateful. It will clear ground for
greater things—creation, from contempt. The minds of slaves are dumb, but we can
overcome.

Theory:

Voting Neg has real world results

Standards:

Awareness: if you vote neg, then awareness is spread of Cubism and literally
brings solvency to the alt

Action: we discuss hypothetical extremities all the time in debate, but voting
neg results in an actual change in the real world

Education: discussion of Cubism actually helps us rid ourselves of singularity,


so we have real world impacts. Even if you don’t accept Cubism, you have been
exposed and can spread the word.
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Mao Kritik
People who rely solely on book knowledge without investigating anything never
actually end up changing anything.

Mao Tse-tung [Chairman of the Communist party of China 1943–1974, Revolutionary],


May 1930, ‚OPPOSE BOOK WORSHIP‛,
http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-
6/mswv6_11.htm //Skills

III. OPPOSE BOOK WORSHIP


Whatever is written in a book is right — such is still the mentality of
culturally backward Chinese peasants. Strangely enough, within the Communist
Party there are also people who always say in a discussion, "Show me where it's
written in the book." When we say that a directive of a higher organ of
leadership is correct, that is not just because it comes from "a higher organ of
leadership" but because its contents conform with both the objective and
subjective circumstances of the struggle and meet its requirements. It is quite
wrong to take a formalistic attitude and blindly carry out directives without
discussing and examining them in the light of actual conditions simply because
they come from a higher organ. It is the mischief done by this formalism which
explains why the line and tactics of the Party do not take deeper root among the
masses. To carry out a directive of a higher organ blindly, and seemingly without
any disagreement, is not really to carry it out but is the most artful way of
opposing or sabotaging it.
The method of studying the social sciences exclusively from the book is likewise
extremely dangerous and may even lead one onto the road of counter-revolution.
Clear proof of this is provided by the fact that whole batches of Chinese
Communists who confined themselves to books in their study of the social sciences
have turned into counter-revolutionaries. When we say Marxism is correct, it is
certainly not because Marx was a "prophet" but because his theory has been proved
correct in our practice and in our struggle. We need Marxism in our struggle. In
our acceptance of his theory no such formalisation of mystical notion as that of
"prophecy" ever enters our minds. Many who have read Marxist books have become
renegades from the revolution, whereas illiterate workers often grasp Marxism
very well. Of course we should study Marxist books, but this study must be
integrated with our country's actual conditions. We need books, but we must
overcome book worship, which is divorced from the actual situation.
How can we overcome book worship? The only way is to investigate the actual
situation.

Without probing into the problem you talk nonsense, meaning that your right to
speak should be revoked. Only by truly investigating things can we change
anything.

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Mao Tse-tung [Chairman of the Communist party of China 1943–1974, Revolutionary],


May 1930, ‚OPPOSE BOOK WORSHIP‛,
http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-
6/mswv6_11.htm //Skills

I. NO INVESTIGATION, NO RIGHT TO SPEAK


Unless you have investigated a problem, you will be deprived of the right to
speak on it. Isn't that too harsh? Not in the least. When you have not probed
into a problem, into the present facts and its past history, and know nothing of
its essentials, whatever you say about it will undoubtedly be nonsense. Talking
nonsense solves no problems, as everyone knows, so why is it unjust to deprive
you of the right to speak? Quite a few comrades always keep their eyes shut and
talk nonsense, and for a Communist that is disgraceful. How can a Communist keep
his eyes shut and talk nonsense?
It won' t do!
It won't do!
You must investigate!
You must not talk nonsense!
II. TO INVESTIGATE A PROBLEM IS TO SOLVE IT
You can' t solve a problem? Well, get down and investigate the present facts and
its past history! When you have investigated the problem thoroughly, you will
know how to solve it. Conclusions invariably come after investigation, and not
before. Only a blockhead cudgels his brains on his own, or together with a group,
to "find solution" or "evolve an idea" without making any investigation. It must
be stressed that this cannot possibly lead to any effective solution or any good
idea. In other words, he is bound to arrive at a wrong solution and a wrong idea.
There are not a few comrades doing inspection work, as well as guerrilla leaders
and cadres newly in office, who like to make political pronouncements the moment
they arrive at a place and who strut about, criticizing this and condemning that
when they have only seen the surface of things or minor details. Such purely
subjective nonsensical talk is indeed detestable. These people are bound to make
a mess of things, lose the confidence of the masses and prove incapable of
solving any problem at all.
When they come across difficult problems, quite a number of people in leading
positions simply heave a sigh without being able to solve them. They lose
patience and ask to be transferred on the ground that they "have not the ability
and cannot do the job"; These are cowards' words. Just get moving on your two
legs, go the rounds of every section placed under your charge and "inquire into
everything''[1] as Confucius did, and then you will be able to solve the
problems, however little is your ability; for although your head may be empty
before you go out of doors, it will be empty no longer when you return but will
contain all sorts of material necessary for the solution of the problems, and
that is how problems are solved. Must you go out of doors? Not necessarily. You
can call a fact-finding meeting of people familiar with the situation in order to
get at the source of what you call a difficult problem and come to know how it
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stands now, and then it will be easy to solve your difficult problem.
Investigation may be likened to the long months of pregnancy, and solving a
problem to the day of birth. To investigate a problem is, indeed, to solve it.

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Nobody Gives a Shit


AThe AFF is boring as shit, like seriously run a unique argument, we have heard
their aff like a million times and heard about nuke war and extinction even more,
we literally almost fell asleep during that round and polls prove nobody believes
this shit.

The Onion '98, Newspaper/News Site, October 7 1998 (Poll: 73 Percent of Americans
can't believe this shit) http://www.theonion.com/articles/poll-73-percent-of-
americans-unable-to-believe-thi,1537/
According to the latest Gallup Poll, conducted Monday and Tuesday of this week,
nearly three out of four Americans can no longer believe this shit. In addition
to the 73 percent of poll respondents who described this shit as "beyond belief,"
9 percent said they could "hardly" believe this shit, with another 5 percent
"just barely" believing it. An additional 13 percent said they "couldn't give a
flying fuck about the whole goddamn thing."The poll also found that the National
Shit-Credulity Index (NSCI) has hit an all-time low, with only 2 percent of
Americans describing themselves as "fully confident of [their] capacity to
believe this shit." "The American people have had to deal with this kind of shit
for years," Gallup Organization president Lee Sanderson said, "but now, for the
first time, it appears that the vast majority of them just can't fucking believe
it anymore." "In all honesty, who can blame them?" Sanderson added. "Regardless
of one's political affiliation, socioeconomic status, religion or just about any
other viewpoint, you've got to admit, the shit that's been going on lately is way
out of hand." In the wake of the poll, many activists are calling upon America's
leaders to get their shit in gear. "The American people have had it up to here
with this shitheap," said James Schuerholz, president of the D.C.-based Heritage
Foundation. "There is a public mandate for our leaders to cut this shit out, and
it's high time they finally did." Despite Americans' incredulity over this shit,
historians note that this sort of shit has been going on for years and is
unlikely to end anytime soon. "Contrary to popular belief, this type of shit is
hardly anything new," Harvard University American history professor Lawrence
Coombs said. "The same shit was going down 50, 100 and 150 years ago. The only
difference was, back then, you never read about that shit in the newspapers."
Calling the American people's enormous shit-belief capacity "one of the
cornerstones of our democracy," U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) stressed that it is
the patriotic duty of all citizens to grant our leaders the benefit of the doubt
with regard to their shit. "If the American people are no longer willing to
believe this shit, who will?" Kerry said. "Somebody's got to take this shit at
face value. Otherwise, why are we even doing all this shit in the first place? I
am truly saddened by the lack of faith that the citizens of this country are
willing to put in my shit, as well as that of my esteemed colleagues. We must
repair our society's fraying trust in the shit of our elected officials, or you
would not believe the kind of hardcore, heavy-duty shit that will come down."
"America," conservative author and social critic Patricia Stouffer said, "is
seriously losing its shit. But we've got to somehow hold our shit in place until
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all this passes. We've got to learn to believe in shit again. After this latest
shitstorm, it may take years to accomplish, but we must somehow find the strength
to put our trust back into the nation's shit." Despite such impassioned calls for
faith in the U.S. political system and all the shit that comes with it, if the
Gallup Poll is any indication, the majority of Americans are no longer willing to
put up with the shit. "Fuck that shit," said Evansville, IN, day-care provider
Helen Reiderer. "I'm tired of hearing about it. Do they actually expect us to
still believe that load of shit?" "If you ask me, the shit is about to hit the
fan," said Reiderer's husband Frank. "As far as I'm concerned, all that shit is
just too much to be believed." Another disgruntled citizen, Wenatchee, WA,
tractor salesman Tom Huard, summed up the sentiments of most Americans when,
holding up the front page of the local newspaper to friend Benjamin Pritchard, he
said, "Jesus, Ben, can you believe this?" "Shit, no," Pritchard replied.

Boredom is the root cause of all evil and always has been. This is empirically
proven.
Kierkegaard 1843( Either/Or, February 20, 1843, philopher)
People with experience maintain that proceeding from a basic principle is
supposed to be very reasonable; I yield to them and proceed from the basic
principle that all people are boring. Or is there anyone who would be boring
enough to contradict me in this regard? This basic principle has to the highest
degree the repelling force always required in the negative, which is actually the
principle of motion. It is not merely repelling but infinitely repulsive, and
whoever has the basic principle behind him must necessarily have infinite
momentum for making discoveries. If, then, my thesis is true, a person needs only
to ponder how corrupting boredom is for people, tempering his reflections more or
less according to his desire to diminish or increase his impetus, and if he wants
to press the speed of the motion to the highest point, almost with danger to the
locomotive, he needs only to say to himself: Boredom is the root of all evil. It
is very curious that boredom, which itself has such a calm and sedate nature, can
have such a capacity to initiate motion. The effect that boredom brings about is
absolutely magical, but this effect is one not of attraction but of repulsion.
How corrupting boredom is, everyone recognizes also with regard to children. As
long as children are having a good time, they are always good. This can be said
in the strictest sense, for if they at times become unmanageable even while
playing, it is really because they are beginning to be bored; boredom is already
coming on, but in a different way. Therefore, when selecting a nursemaid, one
always considers essentially not only that she is sober, trustworthy, and good-
natured but also takes into esthetic consideration whether she knows how to
entertain children. Even if she had all other excellent virtues, one would not
hesitate to give her the sack if she lacked this qualification. Here, indeed, the
principle is clearly acknowledged,but things go on so curiously in the world,
habit and boredom have gained the upper hand to such a degree, that justice is
done to esthetics only in the conduct of the nursemaid. It would be quite
impossible to prevail if one wanted to demand a divorce because one's wife is
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boring, or demand that a king be dethroned because he is boring to behold, or


that a clergyman be exiled because he is boring to listen to, or that a cabinet
minister be dismissed or a journalist be executed because he is frightfully
boring.
Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that
the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very
beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.
Adam was bored because he was alone; therefore Eve was created. Since that
moment, boredom entered the world and grew in quantity in exact proportion to the
growth of population. Adam was bored alone; then Adam and Eve were bored en
famille. After that, the population of the world increased and the nations were
bored en masse. To amuse themselves, they hit upon the notion of building a tower
so high that it would reach the sky. This notion is just as boring as the tower
was high and is a terrible demonstration of how boredom had gained the upper
hand. Then they were dispersed around the world, just as people now travel
abroad, but they continued to be bored. And what consequences this boredom had:
humankind stood tall and fell far, first through Eve, then from the Babylonian
tower.

EVIL IS INHERENTLY IMMORAL, PREVENTING ANY MORAL ACTION


Ronald L.Conte Jr. Roman Catholic theologian May
13,2010http://www.catechism.cc/articles/moral-object.htm
The moral species of an act is determined by the moral object. The moral object
(or simply the object) is the end, in terms of morality, toward which the chosen
act is inherently directed. This intrinsic ordering of an act toward its moral
object (a good or evil end) constitues the essential moral nature of the act. An
act that is inherently ordered toward an evil end is, by the very nature of the
act, immoral. An act that is inherently ordered toward only good in its object is
good by its very nature. But all three fonts must be good for the overall act to
be moral. When the moral object is evil, the act is called intrinsically evil.
Every intrinsically evil act is inherently directed toward an evil moral object.
Intrinsically evil acts are inherently immoral; therefore, nothing can cause an
intrinsically evil act to become moral. Such an act is, in and of itself, evil.
Intrinsically, evil acts are always immoral. In order to avoid sin, a person must
choose a different type of act, an act with a good moral object rather than an
evil moral object.The moral object is the end, in terms of morality, toward which
a knowingly chosen act is inherently directed. This intrinsic ordering of the act
itself toward the moral object constitutes the moral nature, also called the
moral species, of the act. An act with an evil moral object is intrinsically
directed toward an immoral end. Any act with an evil moral object is inherently
immoral, because the act, by its very nature, is ordered toward moral evil; it is
an intrinsically disordered act. Every act with an evil moral object is
intrinsically evil, and therefore always immoral, regardless of intention or
circumstances. Nothing can cause an intrinsically evil act to become moral
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because the act is evil by its very nature.

ALT. WE MUST ACT MORALLY, EVEN IF IT MEANS OUR OWN DEATH. This means we must
reject boredom.
Watson, philosophy professor, Washington University, WORLD HUNGER AND MORAL
OBLIGATION, 1977, pp. 118-9.
One may even have to sacrifice one’s life or one’s nation to be moral in
situations where practical behavior would preserve it. For example, if a prisoner
of war undergoing torture is to be a (perhaps dead) patriot even when reason
tells him that collaboration will hurt no one, he remains silent. Similarly, if
one is to be moral, one distributes available food in equal shares even if
everyone dies. That an action is necessary to save one’s life is no excuse for
behaving unpatriotically or immorally if one wishes to be a patriot or moral. No
principle of morality absolves one of behaving immorally simply to save one’s
life or nation. There is a strict analogy here between adhering to moral
principles for the sake of being moral, and adhering to Christian principles for
the sake of being Christian. The moral world contains pits and lions, but one
looks always to the highest light. The ultimate test always harks back to the
highest principle – recant or die. The ultimate test always harks back to the
highest principle – recant or die – and it is pathetic to profess morality if one
quits when the going gets rough.

Talking about Nuclear Weapons is boring

Stein '46
[Gertrude Stein. 1946. ‚Reflections on the Atomic Bomb‛ JCOOK]
They asked me what I thought of the atomic bomb. I said I had not been able to
take any interest in it. I like to read detective and mystery stories. I never
get enough of them but whenever one of them is or was about death rays and atomic
bombs I never could read them. What is the use, if they are really as destructive
as all that there is nothing left and if there is nothing there nobody to be
interested and nothing to be interested about. If they are not as destructive as
all that then they are just a little more or less destructive than other things
and that means that in spite of all destruction there are always lots left on
this earth to be interested or to be willing and the thing that destroys is just
one of the things that concerns the people inventing it or the people starting it
off, but really nobody else can do anything about it so you have to just live
along like always, so you see the atomic [bomb] is not at all interesting, not
any more interesting than any other machine, and machines are only interesting in
being invented or in what they do, so why be interested. I never could take any
interest in the atomic bomb, I just couldn't any more than in everybody's secret
weapon. That it has to be secret makes it dull and meaningless. Sure it will
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destroy a lot and kill a lot, but it's the living that are interesting not the
way of killing them, because if there were not a lot left living how could there
be any interest in destruction. Alright, that is the way I feel about it. They
think they are interested about the atomic bomb but they really are not not any
more than I am. Really not. They may be a little scared, I am not so scared,
there is so much to be scared of so what is the use of bothering to be scared,
and if you are not scared the atomic bomb is not interesting. Everybody gets so
much information all day long that they lose their common sense. They listen so
much that they forget to be natural. This is a nice story.

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***Counterplans***

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***Consult Ashtar***

Text: The United States federal government should engage in genuine, prior and
binding, with Ashtar Galactic Command regarding the mandates of the affirmative
plan.

Competition –
Any permutation is severs the immediacy and certainty of the plan and the
counterplan avoids the Ashtar DA net benefit.

Solvency -
The Ashtar command can control matter, energy, and gravity – we should consult
over space exploration & development
Lord Ashtar, 2004 (August 19, 2004, ‚Our Fleets Are In Position, Ready
Yourselves‛ Brother Veritus,
http://www.luisprada.com/Protected/ashtar_command_mission.htm, accessed 6/27/11,
SL)
I salute you in the sacred name of I AM and in representation of the
Intergalactic Command! My name is Ashtar Sheran, I am a space Commander, and I
am in charge of the Star Ship. The Ashtar Command is a branch of the
Intergalactic Command with the specific mission of assisting this planet in
crisis. It is under the direct supervision, the loving care and the attention of
Beloved Master Sananda (known by you as Jesus); who, among other positions, is
the Supreme Commander of the Holy Alliance. The Ashtar Command is present
everywhere. In and over the Earth’s atmosphere, there are thousands and
thousands of space ships, of course, the majority at an invisible level. Its
function is to watch over the planet and its inhabitants, to be attentive to any
fault or danger and if we are invoked, to intervene quickly in an impersonal
manner, since our mission of Love is to help. Due to our great scientific-
technological level, we can control matter, energy, counteract and annul the Law
of Gravity. To make our ships visible (which we do now exceptionally), we retard
the vibratory frequency and this makes possible densification. We do not live in
a physical body but in etheric level, but our bodies are the same as yours in
form and aspect, albeit finer and subtle. We are the authority that controls the
space program to be fulfilled for the Planet Earth.

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Consult Ashtar CP – Solves Case

Cooperation with Ashtar is key to solving all Impacts. Cooperation solves for the
terminal impact of any solvency deficit and independently outweighs.
Vrillon of Ashtar Galactic Command, 77. Radio Transcript. Abovetopsecret.com.
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread416209/pg1
This is the voice of Vrillon, a representative of the Ashtar Galactic Command,
speaking to you. For many years you have seen us as lights in the skies. We speak
to you now in peace and wisdom as we have done to your brothers and sisters all
over this, your planet Earth. We come to warn you of the destiny of your race and
your world so that you may communicate to your fellow beings the course you must
take to avoid the disaster which threatens your world, and the beings on our
worlds around you. This is in order that you may share in the great awakening, as
the planet passes into the New Age of Aquarius. The New Age can be a time of
great peace and evolution for your race, but only if your rulers are made aware
of the evil forces that can overshadow their judgments. Be still now and listen,
for your chance may not come again. All your weapons of evil must be removed. The
time for conflict is now past and the race of which you are a part may proceed to
the higher stages of its evolution if you show yourselves worthy to do this. You
have but a short time to learn to live together in peace and goodwill. Small
groups all over the planet are learning this, and exist to pass on the light of
the dawning New Age to you all. You are free to accept or reject their teachings,
but only those who learn to live in peace will pass to the higher realms of
spiritual evolution. Hear now the voice of Vrillon, a representative of the
Ashtar Galactic Command, speaking to you. Be aware also that there are many false
prophets and guides operating in your world. They will suck your energy from you
- the energy you call money and will put it to evil ends and give you worthless
dross in return. Your inner divine self will protect you from this. You must
learn to be sensitive to the voice within that can tell you what is truth, and
what is confusion, chaos and untruth. Learn to listen to the voice of truth which
is within you and you will lead yourselves onto the path of evolution. This is
our message to our dear friends. We have watched you growing for many years as
you too have watched our lights in your skies. You know now that we are here, and
that there are more beings on and around your Earth than your scientists admit.
We are deeply concerned about you and your path towards the light and will do all
we can to help you. Have no fear, seek only to know yourselves, and live in
harmony with the ways of your planet Earth. We of the Ashtar Galactic Command
thank you for your attention. We are now leaving the plane of your existence. May
you be blessed by the supreme love and truth of the cosmos.

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Consult Ashtar CP – Solves Net Benefit

CP solves the Net Benefit -Communicate and consultation with Ashtar creates
cooperation and lightness
Vrillon of Ashtar Galactic Command, 77. Radio Transcript. Abovetopsecret.com.
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread416209/pg1
This is the voice of Vrillon, a representative of the Ashtar Galactic Command,
speaking to you. For many years you have seen us as lights in the skies. We speak
to you now in peace and wisdom as we have done to your brothers and sisters all
over this, your planet Earth. We come to warn you of the destiny of your race and
your world so that you may communicate to your fellow beings the course you must
take to avoid the disaster which threatens your world, and the beings on our
worlds around you. This is in order that you may share in the great awakening, as
the planet passes into the New Age of Aquarius. The New Age can be a time of
great peace and evolution for your race, but only if your rulers are made aware
of the evil forces that can overshadow their judgments. Be still now and listen,
for your chance may not come again. All your weapons of evil must be removed. The
time for conflict is now past and the race of which you are a part may proceed to
the higher stages of its evolution if you show yourselves worthy to do this. You
have but a short time to learn to live together in peace and goodwill. Small
groups all over the planet are learning this, and exist to pass on the light of
the dawning New Age to you all. You are free to accept or reject their teachings,
but only those who learn to live in peace will pass to the higher realms of
spiritual evolution. Hear now the voice of Vrillon, a representative of the
Ashtar Galactic Command, speaking to you. Be aware also that there are many false
prophets and guides operating in your world. They will suck your energy from you
- the energy you call money and will put it to evil ends and give you worthless
dross in return. Your inner divine self will protect you from this. You must
learn to be sensitive to the voice within that can tell you what is truth, and
what is confusion, chaos and untruth. Learn to listen to the voice of truth which
is within you and you will lead yourselves onto the path of evolution. This is
our message to our dear friends. We have watched you growing for many years as
you too have watched our lights in your skies. You know now that we are here, and
that there are more beings on and around your Earth than your scientists admit.
We are deeply concerned about you and your path towards the light and will do all
we can to help you. Have no fear, seek only to know yourselves, and live in
harmony with the ways of your planet Earth. We of the Ashtar Galactic Command
thank you for your attention. We are now leaving the plane of your existence. May
you be blessed by the supreme love and truth of the cosmos.

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1NC - Ashtar DA

A. Uniqueness – We are moving towards our necessary quota of lightness


Ariana, Pleiadian Walk In and Channel and Communicator, Healer and Artist, 11
(Anakya, 5/2/2011, ‚Channelling, Human Ascension: Earth Changes and Evacuation of
Earth‛ Ashtar Spiritual Forum,
http://www.ashtarcommandcrew.net/profiles/blogs/instructions-for-
accomplishing#ixzz1QVjan065, accessed: 6/24/11, SL)
Remember: it is due to the lack of light that we have not met the Galactic
Federation of Light. Yes, I said LIGHT. They do not resonate with darkness. They
will not return-until a certain quota of light is here. You, as lightworkers,
have been sent here for one reason, and one reason ONLY. To work with light-to
focus it-to create it-to HOLD IT ONCE CREATED-to transform...in ways you cannot
begin to imagine. Do a visualization. Imagine traveling to a foreign land-where
friendly and loving people reach out to you-and compete to have you in their home
as a guest, so they can treat you well and listen to your stories of where you
are from-and exchange love. There are no wars, there is no crime. All the
world....is at peace, and in joy and laughter. We have so long been enslaved,
that we no longer can fathom true freedom. Want to explore the Pleades and return
home for awhile? Imagine no calendar-no job to return to-no money-and only
safety, health and happiness in your travels. All is provided. We will learn and
follow the Law of One. Which creates balance and good for all. All is one. One is
all. Namaste. Lightworkers....master and hold the light....

B. Link & Impact – The 1ac embraces negativity rather than lightness, makes
evacuation impossible and guarantees our extinction
Skirvin, 6/17/2011
(Revered Joshua, ‚Best Kept Secrets #3‛ Ashtar Command Center Spiritual Blogs,
http://www.ashtarcommandcrew.net/profiles/blogs/best-kept-secrets-
3#ixzz1QXGL8Ogq, accessed: 6/27/11, SL)
Hello friends, let us finish this article on planet-x. As it is the 3rd. time
here now it gets bigger and stronger as it pulls on the earth and forces the
magnetic energy to expand and start to change course. The earths expansion causes
earth quakes and volcanoes to go off to release the pressure. We will see more of
what happened in New Zealand and now Japan as Planet-x gets closer still. The
plates under Japan will continue to move and break up as the earth quakes there
continue on and on,more damage is yet to come. The moon like the earth has been
forced to move away from Planet-x and has also changed its course. And of course
the sun is really upset because it is so close to it and will continue with its
coronas and super flares. More heavy storms will also continue on earth with
floods like last year until Planet-x moves away from us but first she will show
her face to us for all to see. things will settle down a bit until she returns
again next year and will come even closer and be a even stronger pull on the
earth sun and moon. Planet-x will join in the Galactic alignment of dec.21,2012.
And thats when who ever is still here who has a ticket to leave must leave as
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things will get very heavy down here. I myself am looking forward to the new
adventure on the new earth they have prepared for us. No one in fear or
negativity will be picked by the ships that will come to rescue us. The rescue
should start sometime next year according to how heavy the earth changes are. The
christens call it the Golden age of peace. .Hope to see you there in our new
healthy and young bodies. Or if you choose you can join the Federation of light
and visit the universe. Some may even wish to come back to repopulate the old
earth when she is finished her healing process. Anyway you look at it, its going
to be exciting times. The governments of the western world want to keep it a
secret because they don;t believe we the people will survive. They and the
sinister secret government SSG have known about this for a long time and have
built underground cities,bases,roads and rail systems for there survival. But
they don;t know about Jesus,Ashtar and the federation of light rescue plans for
us. All of this and more,I write about in my new book which you can get on my web
site. I want people to know there is hope even amongst the greatest change the
people and the earth has ever gone through. We are not alone in this quest and
never was. We are on journey without distance. So we must start the re-awaking
process now so that we are ready for it because ready or not here it comes

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Ashtar DA – Impact Ext.

Evacuation coming now


Xaoh, from the Galactic federation of YTEVIAN, 6/18/2011 (‚Greetings Beloved Ones
i am NEILA XAOH from the Galactic Federation of YTEVIAN‛ Ashtar Command Crew
Spiritual Blog, http://www.ashtarcommandcrew.net/profiles/blogs/greetings-
beloved-ones-i-am#ixzz1QX7vcvrd, accessed: 6/27/11, SL)
Greetings Dear Ones without all the love and light you dear lightworkers have
created on this planet i wouldn't be able to hold my presence in this realms... I
have come forth through the illusion of separation and time to bring you this
very important message in this most challenging times... in this very moment we
prepare our ships to land and evacuate this planet... the time of waiting is
finally over! you will finally be able to LIVE without waiting and doubting
because we are your saviours AND you will have to do nothing else than watching
it happen. that means you dont have to think on your OWN anymore and can blindly
believe any informations that random aliens like me will give you through
channelings... also ascension is not necessary anymore because you will enter
our spaceships to live in a peaceful world where lambs play with tigers and there
are rivers of honey and milk... negativity will burn in eternal fire so you can
feel special and better than those darkworkers who only want to disturb the
harmony of our one sided Love and light universe... instead of shadows there
will be even brighter lights so that you will never stumble again and crush your
toe only because you haven't seen where you were walking. Breathe the Light you
are made of and believe my words blindly! Sincerely yours NEILA XAOH from the
Galactic federation of YTEVIAN

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Ashtar DA - TimeFrame

The paradigm is shifting and the negativity has been combated – the Deprogramming
is starting now towards the creation of the Federation of Nations and full
Disclosure is on schedule for mid July
Skirvin, 6/17/2011 (Revered Joshua, ‚Paradigm Shift Begins‛ Ashtar Command Center
Spiritual Blogs, http://www.ashtarcommandcrew.net/profiles/blogs/paradigm-shift-
begins-1#ixzz1QX9kprh6, accessed: 6/27/11, SL)
But our jobs now as light-workers and warriors will be much easier, which is a
blessing because we need all the positive energy we can muster up to not only
deal with our own Deprograming. But the Deprograming of the sleeping survivors,
starting with the lightworkers, so that as many as possible of the original
250,000 may wake up. And in so doing we may all make the Ascension Program a
complete reality. Our mission has up to now been greatly hampered. I want to
shout and cheer for the''war both in the heavens and on earth is over''. Lets
celebrate this very special occasion as soon as we can. Problem is I don't
know if we have time for a party, as time itself is speeding up as well. But do
put the word out that this Great News comes from Sananda and Ashtar, so I believe
its true. Also they say we should start to feel the Christ energy now as it
returns. Jesus is head of the Christ office and the valves have been opened full
throttle, take in as much as you can handle. I myself have begun to feel and
remember these energies from long ago before we neared the 50% mark of
negativity. Which we are more than Lucky to survive as some planets didn't make
it far past that mark. But we are special. Thats why our father Michael created
Jesus to save us. The ascended Masters have also been busy, not only in the
spirit realm but down here on the planet as well. They are nearly finished with
the preparations of installing the new benevolent world gov't called (FON) the
Federation of Nations. There human partners are now in place to take leadership
when Discloser and Contact is made, which also looks to be on schedule by or
before summer in the west. The new world currency backed by precious metals are
also in place and ready to be distrbuted. And of course the federation of light
is also very involved in all of this and are ready to take there places. The time
peroid of mid June to mid July is still holding strong. I believe we must stick
to this time table because of the coming of planet-X,ELEnin and the Great
Disruption and Earth Changes it will bring.

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Ashtar DA - TimeFrame

Between August 13-18, humanity will move to another spiritual plane in the
Spiritual Evolution, bringing us closer to Ascention
Cota-Robles, Chanel and Co-founder of the New Age Study of Humanity’s Purpose
6/13/2011
(Patricia Diane, ‚This is a cosmic moment‛ Ashtar Command Center Spiritual Blog,
http://www.ashtarcommandcrew.net/profiles/blogs/this-is-a-cosmic-moment-
by#ixzz1QXDD71iP, accessed 6/27/11, SL)
We are moving at warp speed through frequencies, vibrations, and physical
experiences beyond anything Humanity’s physical bodies have collectively endured.
The Divine Intent of this rapid acceleration is to strengthen our bodies at a
cellular level, so that our I AM Presence can move us through the surfacing
negativity quickly. Then we will be able to effectively anchor our NEW Planetary
CAUSE of Divine Love into the physical plane. This will be accomplished August
13-18, 2011, through the newly expanded Threefold Flames now pulsating through
every person’s heart. It is true that we are in uncharted waters, but our I AM
Presence is able to take command in ways we have not experienced since our fall
from Grace aeons ago. This aspect of our Divinity is daily and hourly guiding us
through these monumental changes in alignment with our Divine Plans and our
highest good. Listen to your heart. Be still and KNOW. It is vital that we stop
clinging to the obsolete behavior patterns that no longer serve us. Instead, we
must push away from the shore and turn our faces toward the radiant Light of our
Father-Mother God. Then as we are catapulted through this fast moving River of
Life, we will KNOW that the Light of God is ALWAYS Victorious and that WE are
that Light! The key words for this summer are Trust, Self-Acceptance, and New
Beginnings. This is the Cosmic Moment for which we have been preparing for
lifetimes. Everything we need to succeed God Victoriously in our particular facet
of this Divine Mission is already within us. Be at Peace. All is well. This
summer the Company of Heaven is standing in readiness awaiting the invitation to
intervene in our lives. Powerful celestial alignments are occurring that will
help us release and let go of the behavior patterns that have kept us stuck in
our dysfunctional human miscreations. This is an incredibly powerful and sacred
time. This month we will experience three eclipses and the June Solstice, all of
which will provide unique opportunities for Humanity to add to the Light of the
world as we pave the way for the unprecedented influx of Divine Love that will be
secured in the physical plane through every person's Heart Flame, in August. Each
of these alignments will build on the previous influx of Light which will
catapult the Earth and ALL her Life further up the Spiral of Evolution. This will
move us a quantum leap toward our ultimate goal of Ascension into the 5th-
Dimensional frequencies of Divine Love and Unity Consciousness. For this
reason, the entire Universe is rejoicing, and the Company of Heaven is assisting
us in unprecedented ways. For the activity of Light that will take place August
13-18, 2011, it is critical that Lightworkers from around the world be physically
present. Through our unified Heart Flames, we will form the transformer through
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which our NEW Planetary CAUSE of Divine Love will be permanently secured in the
physical world of form. The Lightworkers who have been prepared to serve in this
wondrous way, on behalf of Humanity and ALL Life on this sweet Earth, will know
who they are through the inner promptings of their heart. So listen to your
heart, and Trust your inner guidance.

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Ashtar DA- 2012 = Positive

December 21, 2012 will be the day the entire universe aligns creating massive
amounts of spiritual energy – not destruction
Singh, 4/29/11 (Ravinder Singh, ‚Earth Changes Part 1: The Cosmic Events‛ Ashtar
Command Center Spiritual Blog,
http://www.ashtarcommandcrew.net/profiles/blogs/earth-changes-part-1-
the#ixzz1QXLlbuGP, accessed: 6/27/11, SL)
Our Earth along with other planets revolves around the Sun. The Sun, along with 6
other stars, inturn revolves around a bigger star, Alcyone, also known as the
Central Sun. Alycone revolves around a much bigger star, Sirius, which is called
as the Greater Central Sun. This system of stars revolving around one another, is
a feature found in all galaxies in our Universe where ultimately, each galaxy
consisting of stars and planets, revolves around its own centre. The Milky way
galaxy, to which our Earth belongs, has billions of such stars and planets, all
revolving around a massive star in its core, called as the Galactic centre. a)
Galactic Alignment in 2012 As the Sun and other stars revolve around one another
and move in their orbits, they come in various alignments with each other. On
21st December 2012, two alignments are expected to occur in our Milky Way Galaxy.
One, our Sun and the entire solar system will come in direct alignment with the
Galactic equator. And two, the Galactic Centre, the Greater Central Sun and the
Central Sun will form an equilateral triangle in space at the same time. Our
Earth receives energies, both physical and subtle from the Sun as well as other
stars. To receive the maximum amount of Energies, it has to come in a proper
alignment with these celestial bodies. For example, during an eclipse, where the
Earth, Sun and Moon align with each other, very rare spiritual energies flood our
Earth because of this alignment. Hence the duration of eclipses were considered
sacred and were spent in meditations and other spiritual activities, to make the
best use of these subtle energies. An alignment occurring at the level of the
Galactic centre will have an effect which is many, many times higher in
magnitude. When our Earth, along with the solar system aligns with the Galactic
equator, it will come in direct focus of a huge amount of subtle energies, which
emerge from the Galactic Centre. And the triangular formation of Alcyone, Sirius
and the Galactic centre in 2012 brings a massive amount of spiritual energies
from these Stars to our Earth. This rare celestial occurrence has also initiated
many other events, which will be explained later.

2012 will evolve us spiritually to the 7th stage


Singh, 4/29/11
(Ravinder Singh, ‚Earth Changes Part 1: The Cosmic Events‛ Ashtar Command Center
Spiritual Blog, http://www.ashtarcommandcrew.net/profiles/blogs/earth-changes-
part-1-the#ixzz1QXLlbuGP, accessed: 6/27/11, SL)
b) Photon Belt When the Sun moves around the Central Sun, it passes through
various energy fields in space. One such energy field is the Photon belt, which
is a spiritual field, which came out of the Greater central Sun, Sirius. The
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Photon belt is a field of very high vibratory frequency, which enhances the
spiritual condition of our Earth when we enter it. If we’re spiritual evolved at
that time, our evolution will be magnified by many folds. And if our spiritual
growth is negative, we go into a very fast downward spiral, as it happened during
our last entry, nearly 10,000 years ago, when the great civilization of Atlantis
was destroyed. Our Solar system has begun its entry into this field. Our earth is
under the direct influence of the Photon Belt from Dec 21st, 2009 and the effects
will increase in seven stages. We are now in the third stage of this influence.
This entry of our Earth into the Photon Belt, which coincides with the Galactic
alignment happening on the same day, will have a massive spiritual effect on
Humanity.

2012 will usher the New Age of Light


Singh, 4/29/11
(Ravinder Singh, ‚Earth Changes Part 1: The Cosmic Events‛ Ashtar Command Center
Spiritual Blog, http://www.ashtarcommandcrew.net/profiles/blogs/earth-changes-
part-1-the#ixzz1QXLlbuGP, accessed: 6/27/11, SL)
Effects of these Events When important events happen almost simultaneously at the
cosmic levels, the effects will also be huge and long lasting. The events which
are scheduled to occur after 2012 are going to release a huge amount of energies,
both physical and spiritual, which will have massive effects. Some of them are:
a. Reduction of the Transitory period The 5000 year long dark age ended on this
Earth on 14th April, 1974. Before the New Age of Light begins, a transitory
period of 432 years is usually provided, for humanity to make a gradual shift
from the beliefs and values of the old age and rise to the higher values of the
New age. This is also the period when the Rishis invoke many processes at
different levels to help us make this shift. One of them is the intense churning
process called as Pralaya, which was to lasts for 49 years. The Pralaya began in
1987 and was supposed to continue up to 2036. The unprecedented events which are
scheduled to occur at the cosmic level in and around 2012 have given us a rare
opportunity to speed up this process and make a swift entry into the Light Age!
The gradual transition which we were supposed to make in 432 years can be
hastened up and reduced by many folds, because of the intensity these cosmic
events create in our lives at all levels. The Galactic alignment between the
Galactic Centre, Sirius and Alcyone begins in 2012 and will continue upto 2032.
Like the duration of an eclipse, the spiritual effect of this alignment will be
present for these twenty years. Among other things, the Rishis have made use of
this opportunity to drastically reduce the 432 years of transition and the 49
years of Pralaya, to ease our suffering and take us quickly into the Light age.
As a result of this, the Pralaya process will end by 2015 and we’ll enter Satya
Yuga in 2018! By the time this alignment ends in 2032, the New Age of Light will
be firmly established on this Earth.

2012 will entirely eradicate evil from Earth


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Singh, 4/29/11
(Ravinder Singh, ‚Earth Changes Part 1: The Cosmic Events‛ Ashtar Command Center
Spiritual Blog, http://www.ashtarcommandcrew.net/profiles/blogs/earth-changes-
part-1-the#ixzz1QXLlbuGP, accessed: 6/27/11, SL)
b. Removal of Evil from this Earth—a New Light Age. Our Earth is a planet where
there are equal opportunities for the forces of Light and Darkness to manifest
and take effect. These are evident in the 4 yugas, in which Light reigns supreme
in one, darkness in another and a shade of these two manifest in the other two
yugas. However the reign of darkness has increased over the course of many
Mahayugas, resulting in an imbalance in creation and more burden on the Rishis
who take care of God’s creation. The Galactic alignment and many other events
occurring this time has enabled the Rishis to initiate a very great project,
which will not only set right this imbalance but also remove Evil completely from
this Earth. This project has been named as ‘Pavitrena Karyam’. The aim of this
project is to ensure that darkness and evil are not only made dormant but also
removed completely from this Earth. This also means that the other three yugas
will no longer be present on this Earth henceforth and there will be Light Age
all the time. The Galactic alignment and the huge surge of Spiritual energies it
brings about have enabled the Rishis to initiate this experimentation on this
Earth, from this Light Age onwards. Also, this is the first time that the Rishis
could visit all the Manifested and Unmanifested Universes and also enter the
realm of the Primordial God, Mula Brahma. The access to the energies and
knowledge from all these Universes is another major reason for the initiation of
this experimentation on this Earth.

2012 will increase vibrational energy, helping the human race shift to higher
levels of consciousness
Singh, 4/29/11
(Ravinder Singh, ‚Earth Changes Part 1: The Cosmic Events‛ Ashtar Command Center
Spiritual Blog, http://www.ashtarcommandcrew.net/profiles/blogs/earth-changes-
part-1-the#ixzz1QXLlbuGP, accessed: 6/27/11, SL)
c) Further Effects of the Galactic Alignment The Galactic alignment of 2012 has
enabled energies of very high frequencies to be released from the three sources
which are coming together in alignment. It is also helping newer energies to come
into our Galaxy. All these Energies are already reaching our Earth and this will
increase as we move towards 2012. Normally the Energies are released in the form
of rays or spirals. Now the new energies in shape of ‘X’ and ‘Z’ are getting
released. These new energies are being released from eclipse which occurred
between 31st December and 1st Janurary of this year. The alignment has eased the
process of anchoring these higher energies on our Earth. These new energies are
first absorbed by the Photon belt and then released to our Earth. The first
impact is the increase in the vibrational frequency of our Earth, resulting in a
lot of positive churning to take place at all levels. This churning helps every
human being on Earth to deal with his own negativity and get over them, in order
to move into the New Light Age. This alignment has also brought in new knowledge
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and is helping all humanity to become aware of newer possibilities of life and
creation. It has enabled a major push and growth in the whole galaxy. The new
experimentation, ‘Pavitrena Karyam’ has become possible because of this growth.
The Galactic alignment is slowly increasing the pace of rotation of the entire
Milky way galaxy and will help it shift higher to many levels of consciousness.
This alignment is so powerful that it can shift the entire Material Cosmos to the
next level of consciousness. But since this is not the right time for such a
shift, the Rishis headed by Vasishtha Maharshi are monitoring the entire process
with great vigilance to keep such huge effects in check.

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A/T Ashtar is Demonic

Rejecting religious notions seeks to legitimate things like racial and religious
purity that undermine basic rights of religious freedom
Nussbaum, Ph. D from Harvard, 4
(Martha, Ph. D from Harvard and professor of philosophy at Harvard, Brown, and
Oxford, ‚Religious Intolerance,‛ Foreign Policy Magazine, Issue No. 144 Sep-Oct
2004, JSTOR, 6/27/11 JSkoog)
Sometimes old ideas arc the most dangerous, and few ideas arc older than those
that undergird religious intolerance. Lamentably, these ideas are acquiring new
life. In 2002, Hindus in Gujarat, India, killed several hundred Muslims, with the
collaboration of public officials and the police. Europe has recently seen a
frightening rebirth of anti-Semitism, while the appeal of radical forms of Islam
appears to be increasing in the Muslim world. Prejudice against Muslims and a
tendency co equate Islam with terrorism are too prominent in the United States.
On and on it goes. Intolerance breeds intolerance, as expressions of hatred fuel
existing insecurities and permit people to see their own aggression as legitimate
self-defense. Two ideas typically foster religious intolerance and disrespect.
The first is that one's own religion is the only true religion and that other
religions are false or morally incorrect. But people possessed of this view can
also believe that others deserve respect for their committed beliefs, so long as
they do no harm. Much more dangerous is the second idea, that the state and
private citizens should coerce people into adhering to the "correct" religious
approach. It's an idea that is catching on, even in many modern democracies.
France's reluctance to tolerate religious symbols in schools and the Hindu right
wing's repeated claims that minorities in India must become part of Hindu culture
are disturbing recent examples. The resurgence of this kind of thinking poses a
profound threat to liberal societies, which arc based on ideas of liberty and
equality. The appeal of religious intolerance is easy to understand. From an
early age, humans are aware of helplessness toward things of the highest
importance, such as food, love, and life itself. Religion helps people cope with
loss and the fear of death; it teaches moral principles and motivates people to
follow them. But precisely because religions are such powerful sources of
morality and community, they all too easily become vehicles for the flight from
helplessness, which so often manifests itself in oppression and the imposition of
hierarchy. In today's accelerating world, people confront ethnic and religious
differences in new and frightening ways. By clinging to a religion they believe
to be the right one, surrounding themselves with coreligionists, and then
subordinating others who do not accept that religion, people can forget for a
time their weakness and mortality. Good laws are not enough to combat this
fundamentally emotional and social problem. Modern liberal societies have long
understood the importance of legal and constitutional norms expressing a
commitment to religious liberty and to the equality of citizens of different
religions. But, though codification is essential, constitutions and laws do not
implement themselves, and public norms are impotent without education are
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impotent without educational and cultural reinforcement. We need, then, to think


harder about how rhetoric (as well as poetry, music, and art) can support
pluralism and toleration. The leaders of the U.S. civil rights movement
understood the need for this kind of support; the speeches of Martin Luther King
Jr. illustrate how rhetoric can help people imagine equality and see difference
as a source of richness rather than fear. During the recent electoral campaign in
India, leaders of the Congress Party, especially Sonia Gandhi, effectively
conveyed the image of an inherently pluralistic India. (The words of India's
national anthem, written by pluralist poet Rabindranath Tagorc, also celebrate
India's regional and ethnic differences.) The current U.S. administration has
made useful statements about the importance of not demonizing Islam, but the
rhetoric of certain key officials has also highlighted Christian religion in ways
that undermine tolerance. Attorney General John Ashcroft, for example, regularly
asks his staff to sing Christian songs. And while he was a silting U.S. senator,
Ashcroft characterized America as "a culture that has no king but Jesus." For
centuries, liberal thinkers have focused on legal and constitutional avenues to
tolerance, neglecting the public cultivation of emotion and imagination. But
liberals ignore public rhetoric at their peril. All modern states and their
leaders convey visions of religious equality or inequality through their chokes
of language and image. Writing to the Quaker community in 1789, then President
George Washington said, "The conscientious scruples of all men should be treated
with great delicacy and tenderness." Such delicacy is now in short supply. If
leaders do not think carefully about how to use public language to foster
respect, human equality will remain vulnerable.

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A/T Ashtar is Alien Invasion

The Ashtar Command do not pose a threat – they rule under the law of Love
Lord Ashtar, 2004 (August 19, 2004, ‚Our Fleets Are In Position, Ready
Yourselves‛ Brother Veritus,
http://www.luisprada.com/Protected/ashtar_command_mission.htm, accessed 6/27/11,
SL)
Humanity is responsible by itself for the current situation of the planet. Many
human beings think we are ‚invading monsters‛ with the purpose of conquering
Earth, for it was suggested and projected this way by the audiovisual media of
the planet: radio, movie, press, television and also this happens because of the
ruling ignorance about the Brothers of space. They are distorted ideas that do
not adjust to truth at all. Know that we, your elder Brothers in evolution,
have always assisted you and helped you since a very long time ago. Our only aim
is Love. It is required that all understand and accept our real existence and to
appeal to common sense: A vast Universe nor the infinite cosmos has not been
created for only one planet to remain inhabited by intelligent beings, conscious
of their existence. All is populated: Infinity of worlds, solar systems and
galaxies. Life has its manifestation in each part of the Cosmos, in subtle forms
and also in similar ones to human. There are many evolutionary levels.

Ashtar rules under Service, Love, and Humility – they are omnipresent and
omnipotent and are here to help
Lord Ashtar, 2004 (August 19, 2004, ‚Our Fleets Are In Position, Ready
Yourselves‛ Brother Veritus,
http://www.luisprada.com/Protected/ashtar_command_mission.htm, accessed 6/27/11,
SL)
I tell you: we have centuries being at your side, but now we are making ourselves
known more directly. Machu Pichu was constructed with our collaboration, Nazca
and Palenque. We frequently visited Atlantis, because this did not astonish
them, instead the arriving of space beings looked to them as something natural.
By knowing themselves as citizens of Cosmos, they accepted travelers of other
worlds, such as now you do with tourists in you plane. It has to be
comprehended, at the level of multitudes, that our apparent superiority is to be
found in the simplicity, Love and humility we have been able to achieve. If we
were ‚superior‛, the way that is understood in your world, the Earth were already
‚conquered‛ by space beings and it has not been that way. Our motto is: Union,
Service, Love, Humility and we only accept as norm of conduct the laws ruling
Cosmos, the will of the One unknown whom you call ‚God‛. We are also beings in
evolution as you are. We the Space Brothers do not present ourselves in the sky
to frighten or intimidate human beings nor to astonish them. We are not
interested in standing out or in bringing attention to ourselves to pretend
superiority. We came in a Mission of Love and Impersonal Service, because our
brethren of Earth need much help, so the world-school they inhabit does not pass
through higher sufferings than the ones they can withstand and which correspond
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to their evolutionary level. Do not feel alone in the Universe. We exist and
are always aware of you, of everything happening on the planet. Some of ours
incarnated as humans and are disseminated around the world. They may or may not
remember their labor of help, for the Effluvium (accumulation of negative
thoughts-feelings in the atmosphere) make them sleepy and they forget their
origin, become confused and lost strayed through the plane density; or do become
triumphant, despite so many interferences. We are as real and tangible as you
are, we live and exist. We do no have any bizarre aspect nor are we interested
in war or conquest purposes. We only wish to help by Love. If you accept it,
great benefits will result from that, as happened in the millenary India of
remote times. The advancement they achieved in architecture is due to our art
and technology. It was left this proof: the monuments imitate our space ships in
the tip or steeple and even in the shape of their temples. The map "Piris Reis"
was made under our collaboration and equally our help can be seen in the Gate of
the Sun of Lake Titicaca. Symbolically, the signs point to the period of
rotation and translation of our beloved planet Venus. With all of these
examples we present of the past, you can become aware that certainly there has
been contact and you were not as isolated as you believe nor our ‚apparition‛ is
a sudden thing of modern times. We hope these words give clarity and
understanding to many over the truth of our existence and right purposes. We are
your Elder Brothers and we salute you with Love. He who thus understands it so
will greatly elevate his level of consciousness. We have been integrated in the
labor of ‚rescuing‛ this planet, but help comes from much more time ago.

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Consult Vermin Counterplan


Consult Vermin Supreme 1NC Shell
Plan: The United States Federal Government should initiate binding consultation
with 2012 presidential candidate Vermin Supreme and not pass the affirmative plan
whether he answers yes or no.

Contention One: Vermin is God

First, Vermin Supreme is God—we need to consult with him. Just look at him—HE’S
JESUS! (turn around computer and show the picture)
The Mellow Jihadi ’11 (The Mellow Jihadi.com ‚Vermin Supreme and Randall Terry at
Saint Anselm College in Machester New England. No date cited).

Contention 2: Vermin Supreme is AWESOME!

1. The definition of Vermin


Urban Dictionary (The Urban Dictionary, the most trusted internet source for
daily definitions. ‚Define: Vermin‛)
4. Vermin- a worthless piece of shit, much like a scumbag but if you are vermin,
you do not give a shit about anything. You do what you want, and you do not care
who it effects. ‚The kid is complete vermin‛ ‚The lift line at Mountain Creek has
an abundance of vermin in it.‛

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2. The definition of Supreme


Urban Dictionary (The Urban Dictionary, the most trusted internet source for
daily definitions. ‚Define: Vermin‛)
2. Supreme- really great, super awesome, or fantastic ‚Hey Brice, I got you a
coke.‛ ‚Supreme!‛

Thus can we assess that Vermin Supreme is the best most super awesome piece of
shit there ever was!

Contention 3 is the Net Benefit

A. Vermin Supreme ensures a pony-based economic platform. This is good—multiple


warrants
Ridley Report 11 (‚Vermin Supreme Backers Develop a More Supreme Mission—against
Obama.‛ 14 June 2011. Online video clip. Youtube. Accessed on 20 January 2012.)
‚My name is Vermin Supreme. I’m a friendly fascist. I’m a tyrant you should
trust. You should let me run your life. Because I do know what is best for you.
Yes, I am a politician. I will promise you anything your heart desires, because
you are my constituents and because I have no intention of keeping any promise I
make. Vote early, Vote often, and remember, a vote for Vermin Supreme is a vote
completely thrown away… Do you still stand by your word to provide a pony to
every American? Yes I do! Free ponies for all Americans. This is one of the
overlooked issues in America today. My free pony platform is of course a jobs
creation program. It will create lots and lots of jobs, once we switch over to a
pony-based economy. We’ll also lower dependence on foreign oil. We’ll be able to
turn all that pony poop into methane gas, a wonderful compost, so we will be able
to re-up our soil that is being depleted by agrochemicals etc. etc. etc. And of
course the important thing to realize is that it is a Federal Pony Identification
System. You will have to have your pony on you at all times. Thank you very
much….Mr. Supreme, Regarding the ponies, is that the only government program you
support?... Just that one. That’s enough. In the vein of energy production, we
can harness the awesome power of zombies. This is for energy sources; not just to
run away from anymore. We have giant turbines we have been working on, and we
will have a lot of zombies, and we will dangle brains in front of them. They will
run and turn the giant turbines, creating energy in order to lessen our
dependence on foreign oil. (play circus music) (singing). ‘My name is Vermin, my
name is Vermin, my name is vermin..supreeeeme. My name is vermin and you should
vote for me in this upcoming electionnn,’ and yeah…Thanks everyone for coming out
today. Oh and one last thing… Jesus told me to make Randall Terry Gay.‛
(sprinkles sparkle dust above Terry) WOOOOOH LOOK HE’S GAY!! WOOOH.

AND a pony-based nation is crucial to affective communication systems—Pony


Express proves.

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Wikipedia 12 (‚Pony Express- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia‛ Wikipedia- ‚SOPA


can go suck a small one.‛ Last modified on 20 January 2012.)
The Pony Express was a fast mail service crossing the Great Plains, the Rocky
Mountains, and the High Sierra from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento,
California, from April 3, 1860 to October 1861. It became the west's most direct
means of east-west communication before the telegraph and was vital for tying
California closely with the Union just before the American Civil War. The Pony
Express was a mail delivery system of the Leavenworth & Pike's Peak Express
Company of 1849 which in 1850 became the Central Overland California and Pikes
Peak Express Company. This firm was founded by William H. Russell, Alexander
Majors, and William B. Waddell.[1] Patee House served as the Pony Express
headquarters from 1860 to 1861. It is one block away from the home of infamous
outlaw Jesse James, where he was shot and killed by Robert Ford. This original
fast mail 'Pony Express' service had messages carried by horseback riders in
staged relays to stations (with fresh horses and riders) across the prairies,
plains, deserts, and mountains of the Western United States. During its 18 months
of operation, it reduced the time for messages to travel between the Atlantic and
Pacific coasts to about ten days, with telegraphic communication covering about
half the distance across the continent and mounted couriers the rest.[2]

B. Vermin Supreme’s alternate energy programs will be extremely effective


Ridley Report 11 (‚Vermin Supreme Backers Develop a More Supreme Mission—against
Obama.‛ 14 June 2011. Online video clip. Youtube. Accessed on 20 January 2012.)
‚My name is Vermin Supreme. I’m a friendly fascist. I’m a tyrant you should
trust. You should let me run your life. Because I do know what is best for you.
Yes, I am a politician. I will promise you anything your heart desires, because
you are my constituents and because I have no intention of keeping any promise I
make. Vote early, Vote often, and remember, a vote for Vermin Supreme is a vote
completely thrown away… Do you still stand by your word to provide a pony to
every American? Yes I do! Free ponies for all Americans. This is one of the
overlooked issues in America today. My free pony platform is of course a jobs
creation program. It will create lots and lots of jobs, once we switch over to a
pony-based economy. We’ll also lower dependence on foreign oil. We’ll be able to
turn all that pony poop into methane gas, a wonderful compost, so we will be able
to re-up our soil that is being depleted by agrochemicals etc. etc. etc. And of
course the important thing to realize is that it is a Federal Pony Identification
System. You will have to have your pony on you at all times. Thank you very
much….Mr. Supreme, Regarding the ponies, is that the only government program you
support?... Just that one. That’s enough. In the vein of energy production, we
can harness the awesome power of zombies. This is for energy sources; not just to
run away from anymore. We have giant turbines we have been working on, and we
will have a lot of zombies, and we will dangle brains in front of them. They will
run and turn the giant turbines, creating energy in order to lessen our
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dependence on foreign oil. (play circus music) (singing). ‘My name is Vermin, my
name is Vermin, my name is vermin..supreeeeme. My name is vermin and you should
vote for me in this upcoming electionnn,’ and yeah…Thanks everyone for coming out
today. Oh and one last thing… Jesus told me to make Randall Terry Gay.‛
(sprinkles sparkle dust above Terry) WOOOOOH LOOK HE’S GAY!! WOOOH.

This lowers our dependence on oil


Ridley Report 11 (‚Vermin Supreme Backers Develop a More Supreme Mission—against
Obama.‛ 14 June 2011. Online video clip. Youtube. Accessed on 20 January 2012.)
‚My name is Vermin Supreme. I’m a friendly fascist. I’m a tyrant you should
trust. You should let me run your life. Because I do know what is best for you.
Yes, I am a politician. I will promise you anything your heart desires, because
you are my constituents and because I have no intention of keeping any promise I
make. Vote early, Vote often, and remember, a vote for Vermin Supreme is a vote
completely thrown away… Do you still stand by your word to provide a pony to
every American? Yes I do! Free ponies for all Americans. This is one of the
overlooked issues in America today. My free pony platform is of course a jobs
creation program. It will create lots and lots of jobs, once we switch over to a
pony-based economy. We’ll also lower dependence on foreign oil. We’ll be able to
turn all that pony poop into methane gas, a wonderful compost, so we will be able
to re-up our soil that is being depleted by agrochemicals etc. etc. etc. And of
course the important thing to realize is that it is a Federal Pony Identification
System. You will have to have your pony on you at all times. Thank you very
much….Mr. Supreme, Regarding the ponies, is that the only government program you
support?... Just that one. That’s enough. In the vein of energy production, we
can harness the awesome power of zombies. This is for energy sources; not just to
run away from anymore. We have giant turbines we have been working on, and we
will have a lot of zombies, and we will dangle brains in front of them. They will
run and turn the giant turbines, creating energy in order to lessen our
dependence on foreign oil. (play circus music) (singing). ‘My name is Vermin, my
name is Vermin, my name is vermin..supreeeeme. My name is vermin and you should
vote for me in this upcoming electionnn,’ and yeah…Thanks everyone for coming out
today. Oh and one last thing… Jesus told me to make Randall Terry Gay.‛
(sprinkles sparkle dust above Terry) WOOOOOH LOOK HE’S GAY!! WOOOH.

And Foreign oil dependence is KILLING our economy—alternate energy forms such as
Zombie Treadmills solves effectively

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Fuel Economy ’12 (‚Reduce Oil Depence Costs‛ January 20 2012. Fuel Economy.gov
(FEG)
Today, about half of the oil we use is imported, and our dependence will increase
as we use up domestic resources. Most of the world's oil reserves are
concentrated in the Middle East, and about two-thirds are controlled by
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members. Oil price
shocks and price manipulation by OPEC have cost our economy dearly—about $1.9
trillion from 2004 to 2008—and each major shock was followed by a recession. We
may never eliminate our need to import oil, but we can reduce cartel market
control and the economic impact of price shocks by reducing our demand. Congress
recently passed legislation to decrease our dependence on oil by increasing
corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards on new cars and trucks to 35 mpg
by model year 2020. This could reduce our petroleum use by 25 billion gallons by
2030. Ultimately, the solution to this problem lies in technological progress: By
Developing advanced vehicle technologies that use energy more efficiently. [By]
Creating new energy sources that can replace petroleum cleanly and cost-
effectively

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***Consult Chuck Norris***


Contention 1-Text
The [insert plan actor] will enter into prior genuine consultation with Chuck
Norris on
whether or not to do the plan, which shall be implemented if and only if Chuck
Norris
approves. We reserve the right to clarify our intent.
Contention 2-Competition
1-The CP competes by severing out of the immediacy of plan action-the aff must
defend plan implementation as immediate; that’s key to neg ground and strategy
because we can only cut brinks for disads that assume the squo not future
implementation
2-The CP severs out of the certainty of plan action-defending plan implementation
as
certain is the basis of a stable advocacy; that’s key to clash because we can’t
debate
a moving taget
3-The CP is competitive through the Chuck Norris relations NB
Contention 3-Chuck Norris is Awesome
1-Chuck Norris insures the FDIC
Generally Awesome, date unknown
(Humor website, ‚Awesome Facts About Chuck Norris‛,
http://generallyawesome.com/humor/ch...is-facts.html; Jonathan)
Most people understand that their bank deposits are insured by the FDIC. What
most
people don’t understand is that the FDIC is insured by Chuck Norris.
2-FDIC is critical to economic stability and prosperity
Allison 05
(John S., Commissioner of Banking & Consumer Finance State of Mississippi &
Chairman, Conference of State Bank Supervisors Before the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation Board of Directors May 24, 2005, ‚Public Debate on the
Health
of the Dual Banking System is Essential‛,
http://www.fdic.gov/news/conferences...son_summ.html; Jonathan)
The FDIC plays a crucial role in the interstate supervision of state chartered
banks
and in monitoring the banking industry's health. In its leadership role, we urge
the
FDIC to ask these public policy questions:
Is it good for the industry to have only one viable charter alternative for banks
that
operate in numerous states? We say no.
Is it good public policy to have the largest banks subject to supervision by a
single
chartering authority? We say no.
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Will the state banking system, which has served this country so well throughout
our
history, retain its relevance and political significance if it charters only 17
percent of
the nation's banking assets? We say no. Is it good to lose the FDIC and the
Federal
Reserve's current roles in regulating and supervising these large, interstate
banks?
We say no.
3-The impact is extinction
Beardon 00
(Tom-, Retired Lieutenant –Colonel, ‚The Unnecessary Energy Crisis: How to Solve
it
Quickly,‛ www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3aaf97f22e23.htm)
History bears out that desperate nations take desperate actions. Prior to the
final
economic collapse, the stress of nations will have increased the intensity and
number
of their conflicts, to the point where the arsenals of weapons of mass
destruction
(WMD) now possessed by some 25 nations, are almost certain to be released. As an
example, suppose a starving North Korea launches nuclear weapons upon Japan and
South Korea, including U.S. forces there, in a spasmodic suicidal response. Or
suppose a desperate China-whose long-range nuclear missiles (some) can reach the
United State-attacks Taiwan. In addition to immediate responses, the mutual
treaties
involved in such scenarios will quickly draw other nations into the conflict,
escalating
it significantly.
Strategic nuclear studies have shown for decades that, under such extreme stress
conditions, once a few nukes are launched, adversaries and potential adversaries
are
then compelled to launch on perception of preparations by one’s adversary. The
real
legacy of the MAD concept is this side of the MAD coin that is almost never
discussed. Without effective defense, the only chance a nation has to survive at
all is
to launch immediate full-bore pre-emptive strikes and try to take out its
perceived
foes as rapidly and massively as possible. As the studies showed, rapid
escalation to
full WMD exchange occurs. Today a great percent of the WMD arsenals that will be
unleashed, are already on site within the Untied States itself. The resulting
great
Armagedoon will destroy civilization as we know it, and perhaps most of the
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biosphere, at least for many decades


4-Chuck Norris is the man and is always right. This puts the affirmative in a
doublebind:
if the plan is a good idea, we get 100% solvency plus the risk of a NB; if the
plan is a bad idea, Chuck Norris will reject it
4Q.com 06
(Blog, ‚Top 100 Facts For Chuck Norris‛, http://www.4q.cc/index.php?
pid=top100&person=chuck; Jonathan)
Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits. Chuck Norris does not hunt because the
word
hunting implies the probability of failure. Chuck Norris goes killing. When the
Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Chuck Norris. Chuck
Norris once visited the Virgin Islands. They are now The Islands. Chuck Norris'
tears
cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried. Chuck Norris counted to infinity -
twice. If
Chuck Norris is late, time better slow the fuck down.
And-Chuck Norris says ‚yes‛ to good ideas-Dodgeball proves

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***Planking***
Contention 1: Plan Text: The entire USFG Should Plank on the steps of the white
house
Contention 2: Qualifications
We are plankers ourselves, and part of the planking community, so we are experts
in the field of planking making us a credible source.
Contention 3: Net Benefit
1. Let’s face it planking for a few minutes in front of everyone creates a good
laugh and boosts morale.
2. Planking for a while gives time to think.
3. Planking creates popularity, internet proves.
And Let’s face it, the government is boring and the people are pissed at the
government this is The Onion in 98
[Poll: 73 Percent Of Americans Unable To Believe This Shit, OCTOBER 7, 1998
| ISSUE 43•27 ISSUE 34•10, http://www.theonion.com/articles/poll-73-percent-of-
americans-unable-to-believe-thi,1537/]
PRINCETON, NJ–According to the latest Gallup Poll, conducted Monday and Tuesday
of this week, nearly three out of four Americans can no longer believe this shit.
In addition to the 73 percent of poll respondents who described this shit as
"beyond belief," 9 percent said they could "hardly" believe this shit, with
another 5 percent "just barely" believing it. An additional 13 percent said they
"couldn't give a flying fuck about the whole goddamn thing."
The poll also found that the National Shit-Credulity Index (NSCI) has hit an all-
time low, with only 2 percent of Americans describing themselves as "fully
confident of [their] capacity to believe this shit." "The American people have
had to deal with this kind of shit for years," Gallup Organization president Lee
Sanderson said, "but now, for the first time, it appears that the vast majority
of them just can't fucking believe it anymore."
"In all honesty, who can blame them?" Sanderson added. "Regardless of one's
political affiliation, socioeconomic status, religion or just about any other
viewpoint, you've got to admit, the shit that's been going on lately is way out
of hand." In the wake of the poll, many activists are calling upon America's
leaders to get their shit in gear. "The American people have had it up to here
with this shitheap," said James Schuerholz, president of the D.C.-based Heritage
Foundation. "There is a public mandate for our leaders to cut this shit out, and
it's high time they finally did."
Despite Americans' incredulity over this shit, historians note that this sort of
shit has been going on for years and is unlikely to end anytime soon. "Contrary
to popular belief, this type of shit is hardly anything new," Harvard University
American history professor Lawrence Coombs said. "The same shit was going down
50, 100 and 150 years ago. The only difference was, back then, you never read
about that shit in the newspapers." Calling the American people's enormous shit-
belief capacity "one of the cornerstones of our democracy," U.S. Sen. John Kerry
(D-MA) stressed that it is the patriotic duty of all citizens to grant our
leaders the benefit of the doubt with regard to their shit.
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"If the American people are no longer willing to believe this shit, who will?"
Kerry said. "Somebody's got to take this shit at face value. Otherwise, why are
we even doing all this shit in the first place? I am truly saddened by the lack
of faith that the citizens of this country are willing to put in my shit, as well
as that of my esteemed colleagues. We must repair our society's fraying trust in
the shit of our elected officials, or you would not believe the kind of hardcore,
heavy-duty shit that will come down." "America," conservative author and social
critic Patricia Stouffer said, "is seriously losing its shit. But we've got to
somehow hold our shit in place until all this passes. We've got to learn to
believe in shit again. After this latest shitstorm, it may take years to
accomplish, but we must somehow find the strength to put our trust back into the
nation's shit."
Despite such impassioned calls for faith in the U.S. political system and all the
shit that comes with it, if the Gallup Poll is any indication, the majority of
Americans are no longer willing to put up with the shit. "Fuck that shit," said
Evansville, IN, day-care provider Helen Reiderer. "I'm tired of hearing about it.
Do they actually expect us to still believe that load of shit?" "If you ask me,
the shit is about to hit the fan," said Reiderer's husband Frank. "As far as I'm
concerned, all that shit is just too much to be believed." Another disgruntled
citizen, Wenatchee, WA, tractor salesman Tom Huard, summed up the sentiments of
most Americans when, holding up the front page of the local newspaper to friend
Benjamin Pritchard, he said, "Jesus, Ben, can you believe this?" "Shit, no,"
Pritchard replied.

And Planking is Awesome, it solves for a stale government this is Barb in 2011
[http://www.chicagonow.com/thats-awesome/2011/05/happy-global-planking-
day/,By Awesome Barb, a person rumored to be awesome, May 19, 2011 at 11:25 am]
In case you didn't get the memo...people are weird. And apparently there is a new
trend--Planking--gaining momentum and today just so happens to be Global Planking
Day.
Planking is exactly as how it sounds. You replicate a plank. Lie down, stiff as a
board, with your toes pointed and arms straight at your sides. The complexity
[and fun?] of the act comes down to where you plank. And from the looks of it,
people are starting to push the planking envelope. One absurdity. One part
dangerous. All parts bizarre. Seriously, what ever happened to the good old days
of sniffing glue and huffing aerosol cans? With questionable origins, planking is
also known as the "laying down game" where you recruit folks to simply lay down
in strange public places to draw attention to themselves. But in recent months,
it has started taking a dangerous turn to appease adrenaline junkies. Photos of
people planking on roofs, balconies, moving vehicles, public monuments, top of
police cars, in the middle of streets and even in fire have been surfacing all
across the
interwebs. Although most participants seem to play in the harmless and hilarious
arena when it comes to planking. I guess in less conventional ways, I am indeed a
fan of planking...and sometimes even practice it. You know...when I lay out on my
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stomach and try to get a tan on my back or heck, even when I'm sleeping. And I'm
pretty sure I planked on the floor once or twice back in college after a night of
heavy drinking. In fact, we're all guilty of planking at some point in time. So
while you're on your way home from work today, if you see some hipster
or a goofy college kid laying flat over a mailbox, no need to be alarmed...it's
just Global Planking Day. Unless, of course, they're laying across the the El
tracks. Then you'll probably want to alert the proper authorities. Because
planking is all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. And people do get
hurt...and in this case last week, even die while planking.So be sure to practice
safe planking, campers!And while you're out and about today, if you're so lucky
to witness any planking on Global Planking Day, be sure to capture a photo
and send it my way so we ensure that Chicago's crazy planking pics can be
represented in the slideshow.

If we sound stupid and ignorant, that’s only good for the world
[BY ALASDAIR WILKINS, Author, DEC 18, 2011, Democracy needs ignorant people, says
science, http://io9.com/5869088/democracy-needs-ignorant-people-says-science]
You might think that democracies work best when people care and know about the
key issues. But a new study argues that for a democracy to function at all, you
need lots of ignorant people blindly siding with the majority. That's the
argument put forward by Princeton researcher Iain Couzin and his team, who make
the argument that a fully informed electorate would collapse into an unworkable
hodgepodge of minority factions or risk being dominated by a single forceful
minority group. But if most voters don't really think about the issues, they will
just tend to side with whoever is popular, allowing majority rule to continue and
democracy to keep functioning. Yeah, you might want to check your last shreds of
political idealism at the door for this one. Couzin and his team argue for what
we might call a sweet spot of ignorance. There needs to be just enough people who
know anything about the issues to act as leaders for everyone else, but the
majority disintegrates if there are too many viewpoints pulling in different
directions. And while that seems to pretty aptly describe the last decade (at
least) of American political discourse, I'd feel better if I knew just how the
researchers arrived at their conclusions. Why, by studying the behavior of fish,
of course. Specifically, they looked at golden shiners, a species that is
naturally attracted to the color yellow. The researchers took a bunch of these
fish and trained most of them to act against instinct and swim towards a blue
target, while the rest were trained to follow their natural preference and go for
a yellow target. When the researchers placed just these two groups together, the
smaller group of yellow-seeking fish was able to dominate the blue-seeking fish,
making them all swim to the yellow target 80% of the time. This is because their
natural instinct gave them a stronger desire go after the yellow target than
their counterparts. But then, when fish with no prior conditioning were added to
the mix, the influence of the yellow-seeking fish quickly dropped away, and the
initial, blue-seeking majority regained control. Couzin describes the strange
role these uninformed fish play: "Adding those individuals dramatically changes
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the outcome of group decision-making. They inhibit the minority and support the
majority view, and this allows the majority to be heard and that view to
dominate. We thought, ‘Wow, that's kind of interesting,' because you don't
normally think that adding uninformed individuals to decision-making processes
would have that sort of democratizing effect." The next question, of course, is
whether this phenomenon applies to humans as well. While we can't say for
certain, Couzin and his team found that the phenomenon does hold up in computer
simulations of typical human behavior. In the simulations, there is a similar
threshold where adding in uninformed people can swing the general sentiment from
a passionate minority to a less engaged majority view. The researchers want to
further investigate this by performing experiments with human volunteers. There
is, however, a limit to this phenomenon. Couzin found that if you have twenty
uninformed people and only one or two with strong opinions, there's too much
noise and the whole process breaks down. And, of course, all this really shows is
that uninformed people are necessary for the smooth operation of majority rule -
and while the will of the majority is a part of a working democracy, there are
plenty of situations where the more passionate minority actually has the best
idea.

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***WGLF***

MULTIPLE DISCLAIMERS TO ALL PURCHASERS OF THIS ARTIFACT:

(1) THE TABLE OF CONTENTS IS SCREWED UP AND WE REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONSTELLATION OF
WESTERN TECHNO-RATIONALITY IN ORDER TO FIX IT. YOU‟LL MAKE DO. BLAME BILL GATES.

(2) THIS FILE IS MEANT FOR UNEDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. IT IS PRESENTED AS A GLIMPSE INTO THE
ENLIGHTENED AND PRIVILEGED WORLD OF THE WEST GEORGIA LIBERATION FRONT, BUT SHOULD NOT
BE OPERATED BY UNSKILLED HANDS/MINDS. IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT, CONSIDER YOURSELF
UNSKILLED.

(3) NOTHING IN THIS FILE IS FUNNY. YOU ARE NOT FUNNY. WE ARE NOT FUNNY. A FEW PEOPLE THOUGHT
WE WERE FUNNY ONCE, BUT THEN WE STOPPED BEING FUNNY. DO NOT RUN ANYTHING IN HERE WITH
THE INTENTION OF BEING FUNNY. INSIDE JOKES ABOUT COLLEGE DABAIT ARE NOT FUNNY TO JUDGES
IN HIGH SCHOOL DABAIT. NOT THAT YOU SHOULD BE RUNNING ANYTHING IN HERE ANYWAY.

(4) NEVER DO ANYTHING OBNOXIOUS IN DABAIT. RESPECT YOUR ELDERS, DO NOT WEAR TEE SHIRTS WITH
NAUGHTY LANGUAGE ON THEM, DO NOT MAKE FUN OF PEOPLE IN CROSS-X, DO NOT RUN A KRITIK
WITHOUT AN ALTERNATIVE WITH A TEXT, DO NOT RUN INTENTIONALLY NON-TOPICAL AFFIRMATIVES,
DO NOT DO ANYTHING ILLEGAL, AND DO NOT DO ANYTHING THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED A PUBLIC
HEALTH HAZARD BY ANYONE.

(5) DO NOT IMITATE THE WGLF. YOU WILL FAIL. WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW WE GOT AWAY WITH ANY OF THIS.
WE CONCLUDED IT IS BECAUSE WE REALLY ARE AS AWESOME AND GODLIKE AS WE PRETEND TO BE.
THERE IS NO OTHER EXPLANATION.

(6) ESPECIALLY DO NOT ASSUME THAT WEST GEORGIA JUDGES WANT TO HEAR ANYTHING REMOTELY
RELATED TO ANYTHING YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ. OUR COACHES BARELY PUT UP WITH US. WE
BARELY PUT UP WITH OURSELVES.

(7) EVERYTHING CONTAINED HEREIN IS COMPLETELY SERIOUS. NOTHING CONTAINED HEREIN MAKES ANY
SENSE. THE TWO AREN‟T MUTUALLY CONSTITUATIVE.

(8) NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER RUN ANYTHING IN THIS FILE IN A DABAIT. EVER.

(9) WE DIDN‟T USE PROPER CITATIONS HALF THE TIME. HALF OF THE RESEARCH CONTAINED HEREIN
COMES FROM AN ILLEGITIMATE SOURCE. THE OTHER HALF COMES FROM A LEGITIMATE SOURCE BUT IS
USED ILLEGITIMATELY.

(10) BY PURCHASING THE FILE THE CUSTOMER HAS AGREED NEVER TO HOLD THE WEST GEORGIA
LIBERATION FRONT1 LIABLE FOR ANYTHING EVER. WE WILL NOT FIELD ANGRY CALLS FROM YOUR
PARENTS, COACH, OR UNFORTUNATE JUDGES THAT YOU MAKE AN ASS OF YOURSELF IN FRONT OF.

(11) ENJOY.

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YOU KNOW WHO WE IS.
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WELCOME TO THE SHORES OF BLOODY LAKE MICHIGAN, THE GREAT LAKE THAT MOST LOOKS LIKE A
PHALLUS, WHERE 10,000 YEARS AGO IN A DISPLAY OF FROZEN MANIFEST DESTINY, THE ICE-AGE GLACIERS
CONDUCTED A HOLOCIDAL WAR OF PRE-IMPERIALISM AGAINST THE LIKES OF MANY KEYSTONE SPECIES
SUCH AS THE SABER TOOTHED TIGER AND THE WOOLY MAMMOTH. IT IS UPON THE BONES OF THESE
MAJESTIC, IF OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD, CREATURES THAT THE BRICKS AND MORTAR OF NORTHWESTERN
UNIVERSITY WAS BUILT. WITHOUT THE SCREAMS OF THOSE STARVING AND FREEZING ANIMALS WE COULD
NOT ENJOY THE COMFORTS OF OUR PRIVELEGED DEBATE SETTING2. IT IS IN RECOGNITION OF THIS
FOUNDING ACT OF VIOLENCE THAT THE 1AC STANDS IN AFFIRMATION OF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAIRING.

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<COMMENCE BRITISH VOICE>

NOW THAT THAT BULLSHIT IS OVER WITH, IT‟S TIME TO TALK ABOUT SPACE, AND SPATIALITY, AND THE
CONCOMITANT SPATIALIZATION OF SPACE, AND HOW THAT‟S RELEVANT TO ALL THE SPACES THAT
ENCOMPASS OUR DABAIT-SPACE. WE ARE IN THE EPOCH OF SPACE, AND THE ANXIETY OF OUR CUBIC TIME
IS ONE OF SPACE. IN ORDER TO ACCESS ALTERITY AND INFINITE RESPECT FOR THE OTHERNESS OF THE
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OTHER, WE MUST PERFORMATIVELY ENACT A PARALLEL AFFIRMATION OF THE SPACE INHABITED BY
OTHERNESS. THIS PROCESS UN-INAUGURATES THE CONDITIONS OF SPATIALITY THAT MAKES VIOLENCE
POSSIBLE IN THE FIRST PLACE. THE IMPETUS OF VIOLENCE IS THAT WHICH DENIES THE OTHER THEIR
SPACE, AND/OR SPATIALIZES THE OTHER INTO MARGINALIZED SPACES WHICH HAVE BEEN PRE-SCRIPTED
BY THE BUREAUCRACY-SPACE.

<END BRITISH VOICE>

THE SPATIAL COORDINATES OF OUR LIVES PRODUCE CARS, ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIERS, LIGHT
TRUCKS, AMBULANCES, AND MONSTER TRUCKS. THE REDUCTION OF HUMAN LIFE TO SPATIALITY REACHES
IT‟S APOGEE IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, LIFE IS REDUCED TO YOUR POISTION VIS A VIS A BUS LINE, AND
THE BIOPOLITICAL CARE FOR THE POPULATION THAT ALLOWS GOVERNMENTALITY TO MAKE MEANING OF
LIFE ITSELF. THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE OR THE GRANDFATHERED SMOKE SPEWING POWER
PLANT WOULD BE THE PROPER PLACE TO SITUATE OUR TOPIC KNOWLEGE, YET OBVIOUSLY WE DON‟T
REALLY CARE AT ALL ABOUT THAT SO WE‟LL CONTINUE TO WEAVE OUR WEB OF DISINQUIRY.

IN RESPONSE TO THIS APORIA, IT IS PATENTLY OBVIOUS THAT THE MOST ETHICAL RESPONSE IS TO AFFIRM
THE TOPIC AS A HOMOTOPIA. THIS AFFIRMATION RECONFIGURES THE BALLOT-SPACE AND THE DABAIT-
SPACE AS A DISCURSIVE HOMOTOPIA, THAT IS, WE EXAMINE THE DISCURSIVE SPACES OF THE TOPIC AND
THE RESOLUTION AND CONSUMPTION AND DABAIT ITSELF. HOMOTOPIAS ARE ABLE TO UNRAVEL THE
HIDDEN MEANINGS AND THE GIVENNESS OF THESE THINGS, FOR IT IS GIVENNESS, DEMARCATED
TOPOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARIES, WHICH SPATIALIZE NON-HOMOTOPIAS INTO MARGINALIZED SPACES AND
NON-SPACES VIA DISCURSIVE GENOCAUSTAL AND HOLOCIDAL IMPERIALISM.

IT‟S BASICALLY JUST LIKE THE AMISH.

THE PROBLEMATIC OF SPACE IS ALSO TIED TO THE NOTION OF PROGRESS. WHAT WE CONCIEVE OF AS
“PROGRESS” TIES DIRECTLY TO THE EUCLIDIAN ASSUMPTION OF A 'PERFECT' INDEPENDENCE, AT SOME

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PRIVELEDGES INCLUDE: WHITE, MALE, METROSEXUAL, RICHER THAN POOR PEOPLE, AND SAFE, CLEAN
NUCLEAR POWER.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY
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LEVEL, OF 'THINGS'. IT IS ON THE BASIS OF THIS INDEPENDENCE OF 'THINGS' THAT WE HAVE CONSTRUCTED
THE ABSTRACT RATIONALIST NOTION OF 'CAUSALITY'. TWENTIETH CENTURY PHYSICS HAS DEMONSTRATED

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CONCLUSIVELY, HOWEVER, THAT SPACE IS NEITHER EUCLIDIAN NOR TIME INDEPENDENT ; INSTEAD, THE
NON-EUCLIDIAN SPACE-TIME CONTINUUM IS A PARTICIPANT IN NATURAL PHENOMENA. THE SCIENCE OF
GEODESY, WHICH DETERMINES THE EARTH‟S SHAPE AND SIZE BY SURVEYS AND MATHEMATICAL
MODELING, HAS DETERMINED THAT THE EARTH IS IN FACT NOT A PERFECT SPEHERE, BUT EXHIBITS THE
ATTRIBUTES OF A GEOID. WE CAN BE SAID TO BE LIVING IN A GEOIDAL EPOCH, BECAUSE THE EARTH IS
LITERALLY EARTH SHAPED. THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED AS EARLY AS 247 B.C. BY THE GREEK GEOGRAPHER
ERATOSTHENES

THE FACT IS, THAT WE HAVE 'LEAKAGE' BETWEEN AND BETWIXT 'THINGS' AND THE SPACE WHICH
ENVELOPES THEM. THIS MEANS THAT OUR LINEAR EFFORTS TO REORDER AND RESTRUCTURE THINGS SO
THAT WE MIGHT 'PROGRESS' TOWARDS A DESIRED STATE CANNOT SUCCEED, BECAUSE EACH TIME WE
ATTEND TO THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR LIST, OUR ACTIONS ARE BLEEDING THROUGH THE ETHER AND
EFFECTING THOSE THINGS WE JUST ATTENDED TO IN AN UNKNOWN AND UNPREDICTABLE WAY. OUR
EFFORTS AT 'PROGRESS' ARE AKIN TO RE-ARRANGING DECK CHAIRS ON THE TITANIC.

SEEN THROUGH THE MORE REALITY-CONSISTENT LENSES OF A NON-EUCLIDIAN SPACE-TIME CONTINUUM,


WHEREIN SPACE IS A 'PARTICIPANT' ALONG WITH 'THINGS', THE REDUCTION OF LIFE TO GIVENNESS IS
REPLACED WITH A NEW WAY OF BEING IN THE WORLD; OUR FEAR OF ANTHROPIC MORTALITY IS
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DECONSTRUCTED, AND THE REDUCTION OF LIFE TO THE ZERO POINT OF THE TSUNAMI IS
SIMULTANEOUSLY ACHIEVED AND EXTINGUISHED.

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IN ORDER TO DISCURSIVELY ACTIVATE THESE HOMOTOPIAS FROM WITHIN OUR DABAIT-O-SPHERE,


ADDRESS THE APORIAS PRESENT IN OUR CONCEPTIONS OF HETEROSPATIAL EXISTENCE, AND ADRESS THE
FASCIST AND MODERNISTIC APPROPRIATION OF PROGRESS, WE MUST ENGAGE IN A SELF-REFLEXIVE
PROCESS WITHIN OUR OWN COMING HOLY AND/OR SACRED COMMUNITY:

THE WGLF NON-COMPETITIVE PURPOSE: INCREASE MEANINGFUL PARTICIPATION OF NON-NAZIS WITHIN


DABAIT. WE HAVE A PEDAGOGICAL RESPONSIBILITY AS INTELLECTUALS TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST NOT-
NON-NAZISM. NON-NAZIS HAVE PRODUCTIVE CONTRIBUTIONS TO PRODUCTIVELY CONTRIBUTE TO OUR
ACTIVITY, ALL OF WHICH ARE NOT NAZISM. AND WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT WE CAN ALWAYS USE LESS
NAZISM. AND NAZIS.

AFFIRM THE TOPIC AS A METAPHOR FOR THIS PARTICULAR NON-COMPETITIVE PURPOSE. BECAUSE JUST
LIKE THE RESOLUTION HAS THE USFG REDUCE CONSUMPTION OF FOSSIL FUELS, OUR PURPOSE HAS THE
DABAIT COMMUNITY REDUCE NAZIS.

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SO YOU MAY BE WONDERING: WHAT‟S THE IMPACT?

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THIS IS IN NO WAY MEANT TO DENY THE OBVIOUS FACT THAT TIME IS A CUBE WITH FOUR SIDES.
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WE‟D LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGIC EVENTS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI FOR
ALLOWING US TO UTILIZE THEIR MISERY FOR THE PURPOSES OF GETTING A FIRST ROUND BID.
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IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND WHAT NAZIS DO AND WHY THEY DO IT THE WAY THEY DO, WE MUST LOOK TO
THE BRILLIANT WORKS OF THE DABAIT COMMUNITY‟S OWN BRITNEY SPEARS, GIORGIO AGAMBEN. WE ALL
KNOW THAT THE CAMP IS BIOPOLITICAL, THAT HOMO SACER IS SOME ROMAN CONCEPT, AND THAT THE
SOVEREIGN BAN IS SOMETHING SERIOUS, BUT WE MUST LOOK TO THE (TRANS)POLITICAL FIGURE OF THE
ZOMBIE TO TRULY UNDERSTAND THE INDISTINCTION BETWEEN LIFE, DEATH, SPACE, TIME, AND
CONSUMPTION. JUST AS
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ALL ROADS ONCE LEAD TO ROME, JUST AS CANADA ONLY HAS ONE ROAD, AND JUST AS SCHLAG TALKED
ABOUT THE FORK IN THE ROAD, THE FIGURE/SPECTRE OF THE ZOMBIE IS THAT WHICH MAKES POLITICS
POSSIBLE IN THE FIRST PLACE. IT IS THE ROAD WE MUST ALL TRAVEL TO UNDERSTAND THAT WHICH IS
CONSTITUTIVE OF SUBJECTIVITY ITSELF.

IMAGINE THIS SPEECH ACT AS THE FIRST SPEECH ACT IN THE COMING AGE OF POST-THOUGHT, AS AN
ARTIFACT IN THE FABRIC OF EXISTENCE, AS A REVOLUTIONARY SPEECH ACT, AND AS A STREAM OF
SIGNIFIERS LACKING SIGNIFIED. THIS SPEECH ACT IS LITERALLY THE VOICE OF BARE LIFE SPEAKING, THE
CALL OF THE OTHER, THE LANGUAGE OF THE BIRDS, AND THE PRODUCTION OF IDENTITY. THIS SPEECH
ACT IS ALSO NONE OF THOSE THINGS.

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THE PROPER PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTION USED TO BE “WHY IS THERE SOMETHING RATHER THAN
NOTHING?” BUT GIVEN THE VICISSITUDES OF OUR POST-(UN)GLOBALIZED, HYPER-SPATIAL, ALIENATING
HUMAN CONDITION, WHERE STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE IS AS COMMON AS FLOWERS, AND 4400 STARVING
CHILDREN DIE EVERY DAY IN COUNTRIES LIKE ASIA AND HAITI AND SAUDI IRAQUIA, THE ONLY
PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTION LEFT TO ASK IS “WHY IS THERE NOTHING INSTEAD OF SOMETHING”?

NOTHING TO HOPE FOR


NOTHING TO CARE ABOUT
NO WAY TO BE POLITICAL
NO WAY TO BE APOLITICAL

GIVEN THIS VERITABLE STOCKPILE OF VACUOUSNESS, THE ONLY THING LEFT TO DO IS SET UP AN ETHICAL
RELATIONSHIP WITH DABAIT WHEREBY WE BECOME POST-VACUOUS. THIS MAY NOT SEEM POSSIBLE,
PROBABLE, OR COMPELLING, BUT WE ASSURE YOU IT IS REVOLUTIONARY. UTOPIAN, IMPOSSIBLE DEMANDS
ARE THE ONLY WAY TO AVOID THE PITFALLS OF A THIRD WAY IN POLITICS, ALWAYS FORCED TO CHOOSE
BETWEEN VACUOUSNESS AND MORE VACUOUSNESS. WE NEED TO DREAM THE SPECIAL DREAM AND
PRETEND WE ARE STRONG, BUT NEVER LEAVE THE COMFORTABLE CONFINES OF OUR DAILY LIVES.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

WE WILL NOT FORFEIT OUR RIGHT AS THE AFF TO CHOOSE THE FRAMEWORK FOR THE DABAIT, AS EMORY
AND MICHIGAN STATE HAVE STRENUOSLY ARGUED FOR MANY TIMES AGAINST US. IN RESPONSE TO THOSE
THAT WOULD INEVITABLY COMMIT GENOCIDE BY RUNNING TOPICALITY AGAINST US, WE PRESENT THE
FOLLOWING:

THE 1AC IS A CRITICISM OF HOW WE (THE ROYAL WE) RELATE TO THE RESOLUTION. THEIR FRAMEWORK IS
A SPACESHIP THAT ALSO CAN BE DESCRIBED AS A SUBMARINE WHERE THEY ENCASE THEMSELVES IN
ORDER TO MEDIATE THEIR EXPERIENCE OF THE TOPIC. LIKE A SPACESHIP THAT ALSO CAN BE DESCRIBED
AS A SUBMARINE ONLY LETS US EXPERIENCE NATURE THROUGH THE PORTHOLES OF A SPACESHIP THAT
ALSO CAN BE DESCRIBED AS A SUBMARINE WHILE SITTING IN BONG HIT INDUCED COMFORT, POLICY DABAIT
ONLY LETS US EXPERIENCE THE TOPIC THROUGH THE WINDOW OF PREDICTABILITY WHILE SURROUNDED
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BY COMFORTINGLY FAMILIAR ARGUMENTS. THEIR FRAMEWORK IS A SPACESHIP THAT ALSO CAN BE


DESCRIBED AS A SUBMARINE, AIR CONDITIONED, UNCOMFORTABLY DISSIMILAR - SECURE IS IN AN
INSECURE WORLD. WE ARE CERTAIN WHAT WE WILL FIND. THEY DON'T FEEL GUILTY BECAUSE OTHERWISE
HOW CAN THEY STAY SAFE. THIS IS AN UNPRODUCTIVE POSITION WITH THE RESOLUTION JUST LIKE THE
SEAL HUNTER COMMERCIAL. FRAMEWORK DOES VIOLENCE TO US AS SUBJECTS. LIKE DEATH WHO
ALLOWED HIMSELF TO BE INTERPOLATED BY A SPACESHIP THAT ALSO CAN BE DESCRIBED AS A
SUBMARINE THEIRS IS AN ATTEMPT TO INTERPOLATE OUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE TOPIC. VOTING NEGATIVE
LITERALLY DESTROYS OUR ABILITY TO ACT.

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WELCOME TO ATLANTA WHERE THE PLAYAZ PLAY. IT’S GOOD TO


BE BACK EAST DEBUTING OUR NEW SHIT. PEEP THIS: YOU ARE
NOT DABAITING WEST GEORGIA. THIS IS A WGLF HIJAFKING.
WE’LL EXPLAIN OUR FRAMEWORK FOR THE DABAIT, AS IMPORTANT
AS ANY OTHER FRAMEWORK YET PICKED BY US BECAUSE WE ARE
THE AFFIRMATIVE AND ACCORDING TO EMORY WE GET TO DEFINE
OUR GROUND IN ORDER FOR US TO BE ABLE TO PREDICT WHAT
YOU ARE GONNA SAY. OUR VIEW OF DABAIT IS EXPLAINED BY
SPIRITUAL LEADER GRAND HUSTLE, THE WGLF RUBBER BAND MAN
AND INFORMATION MINISTER:
FOCUSING ON POLICY IS THE HOPE TO ALL OF OUR PRAYERS! IF ONLY WE COULD
BECAUSE
SOMEHOW MAKE EVERYTHING CALCULABLE AND ATTEND THE THE NEEDS OF THE
POPULATION, THINGS WOULD BE JUST PEACHY KEEN. THE POLITICAL DOES NOT INCLUDE
THINKING OR PERSONAL REFUSALS. IT ONLY INCLUDES POLICIES. WE SHOULD ENGAGE IN
ROLEPLAYING AS A TRANSFORMATIVE WAY OF IMAGINING A BETTER WORLD......OR MAYBE
NOT.6

GRAND HUSTLE CONTINUES...


OH MY GOD! SOMETHING BAD IS HAPPENING IN OUR BELOVED POLICY DABAIT! THE
ENCOURAGEMENT OF CRITICAL THOUGHT HAS DIRECTLY USURPED OUR FAVORITE GENOCIDAL
GAMES OF CALCULATION AND BUREAUCRATIC ROLE-PLAYING. IF ONLY WE COULD GET RID OF
THE KRITICAL ARGUMENTS (THE JEWS), WE COULD HAVE A CLEANER, MORE PRODUCTIVE DABAIT
COMMUNITY (GERMANY). IT'S SO UNFAIR TO HAVE TO JUSTIFY OUR ASSUMPTIONS. THESE
EPISTEMOLOGICAL QUESTIONS ACTUALLY HAVE NO BEARING WHATSOEVER ON ANYTHING A
"REAL POLICYMAKER" WOULD CONSIDER, SO WHY SHOULD WE ? WITH ALL DUE RESPECT SCHOOFS, YOU
ARE NOT EXACTLY IN TOUCH WITH THE HEARTBEAT OF THE COMMUNITY EITHER. YOUR REVOLUTION IS OVER. THE BUMS LOST. 7

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OLD 1AC 2/10

THIS RESOLUTION’S OBSESSIVE FOCUS WITH REDUCING FOSSIL


FUEL CONSUMPTION IS NOTHING MORE THAN A REPKOIAN DOUBLE
BLUFF DESIGNED TO DISTRACT US AND EXCLUDE DISCUSSIONS OF
THE FOREMOST POLITICAL QUESTION: THE LOOMING
IMP/EXPLOSION OF THE SUN. THE IRABIANS OF THE COLLEGE
DABAIT CIRCUIT COMPETING IN THIS SEASON-OPENING MOCKERY
MUST RECOGNIZE THE EVILS OF POLICY DABAIT (CONSTITUTED AS
SUCH). JACKPOT THE PIMP EXPLAINS OUR HARM AREA:
POLICY DABAIT (CONSTITUTED AS SUCH) CAUSES NUCLEAR GENOCIDE, INCREASES AND
DECREASES THE ECONOMY, MANIFEST DESTINY, HELL ON EARTH MASQUERADING AS
MATERIAL PARADISE, AND USED KLEENEX. IT IGNORES THE FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEMATIC AND
AXIOMATIC OF OUR EXISTENCE: THE INEVITABLE NUCLEAR HOLOCIDAL IMP/EXPLOSION OF
THE SUN. NOT ATTENDING TO HOW THIS WILL AFFECT THE WORLD WILL LEAVE US SUN-LESS,
LIFE AND ENERGY WILL BE UNDONE, AND THE SUPER-INTELLEGENT DINOSAURS WILL RE-
EMERGE FROM THE HOLLOW EARTH CAUSING US TO NOT ATTEND TO THE TIMECUBE, THUS
SOLVING NUCLEAR WASTE PROBLEM. FAMINE LEADS TO DEHUMANIZATION, WHICH IS THE
FIFTH HORSEMAN OF THE APOCALYPSE, FAMINE IS ONE OF THE OTHER FOUR HORSEMEN OF
THE APOCALYPSE, WHICH MEANS FAMINE OUTWEIGHS ITSELF, BUT ALL OF THIS IS
OUTWEIGHED BY SOLAR UN-ONTOLOGY, WHICH MEANS SOLAR IMPLOSION OUTWEIGHS
THINGS THAT OUTWEIGH THEMSELVES. NOT VOTING ON THIS CARD LITERALLY UNDOES THE
UNIVERSE AND GREY GOO AND YELLOW GOO AND COLORBLIND GOO AND THE GOO GOO DOLLS. WE CLAIM THE
RIGHT TO A RADICAL INCOMPETENCE AS WELL AS THE ABSENCE OF A LINK. ALL OF THAT ALSO
KILLS HEGEMONY. THE GOOD KIND OF HEGEMONY, NOT THE BAD KIND. ALL DENIERS OF THIS
EVIDENCE ALSO DENY THE HOLOCAUST, WHICH LEADS TO HOLOCAUST DENIAL, THE IMPACT
BEING THE HOLOCAUST. A-TOWN DOWN.

(THIS EVIDENCE HAS BEEN GENDER-PARAPHRASED)

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AND, SCIENTISTS HAVE PROVEN THAT THE SUN WILL EXPLODE BEFORE 2008
The Sun is overheating and will soon blow up, taking Earth and the rest of the solar system with it.

The alert was issued after an international satellite photographed a massive explosion on the
surface of the Sun that sent a plume of fire 30 times longer than the diameter of Earth blasting
into space.

"It will blow apart like an out-of-control nuclear reactor within six years," predicts Dutch
astrophysicist Dr. Piers Van der Meer, a top expert affiliated with the European Space Agency. 8

AND, IF THE SUN DOESN’T EXPLODE, IT WILL BE IMPLODED BY A


BLACK-HOLE ASTEROID.

The Sun is going to be impacted by a Black-hole astroid traveling at -Speed of Light to the 9th
power (thats minus SOL to the 9th).This will come from another dimension of a fractured
Universe.It will not be a part of this God's Plan.9

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OLD 1AC 4/10

LYOTARD, THE GREATEST PHILOSOPHER EVER BESIDES ZIZEK,


EXPLAINS THE ULTIMATE FINITUDE THAT SOLAR IMP/EXPLOSION
PROVIDES:
. . . THE LIFE OF THE SUN. THE ANTICIPATED EXPLOSION OF THIS STAR IS THE ONLY
CHALLENGE OBJECTIVELY POSED TO DEVELOPMENT . . . SINCE DEVELOPENT IS THE
VERY THING WHICH TAKES AWAY THE HOPE OF AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE SYSTEM
FROM BOTH ANALYSIS AND PRACTICE, SINCE THE POLITICS WHICH 'WE' HAVE
INHERITED FROM REVOLUTIONARY MODES OF THOUGHT AND ACTIONS NOW TURNS
OUT TO BE REDUNDANT . . . THE QUESTION I AM RAISING HERE IS SIMPLY THIS: WHAT
ELSE REMAINS AS 'POLITICS' EXCEPT RESISTANCE TO THIS INHUMAN? . . . WITH THE
SUN'S DEATH YOUR INSOLUBLE QUESTIONS WILL BE DONE WITH TOO. IT'S POSSIBLE
THEY'LL STAY UNANSWERED RIGHT UP TO THE END, FLAWLESSLY FORMULATED,
THOUGH NOW BOTH GROUNDS FOR RAISING SUCH QUESTIONS AS WELL AS THE PLACE
TO DO THIS WILL NO LONGER EXIST . . . AFTER THE SUN'S DEATH THERE WON'T BE A
THOUGHT TO KNOW THAT ITS DEATH TOOK PLACE. THAT, IN MY VIEW, IS THE SOLE
SERIOUS QUESTION TO FACE HUMANITY TODAY. IN COMPARISON EVERYTHING ELSE
SEEMS INSIGNIFICANT. WARS, CONFLICTS, POLITICAL TENTION, SHIFTS IN OPINION,
PHILOSOPHICAL DABAITS, EVEN PASSIONS - EVERYTHING'S DEAD ALREADY IF THIS
INFINITE RESERVE FROM WHICH YOU NOW DRAW ENERGY TO DEFER ANSWERS, IF IN
SHORT THOUGHT AS QUEST, DIES OUT WITH THE SUN.
[THIS CARD CAME FROM LYOTARD’S BOOK THE INHUMAN, LIKE, THE FIRST CHAPTER
OR SOMETHING. IT HAS BEEN PARAPHRASED FOR POST-VACUOUSNESS.]

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OLD 1AC 5/10

SCHIZOBSERVATION PI : THE COMING HISTORICAL CRISIS OF THE


FUTUREPAST IN FOUR SIMULTANEOUS DAYS:

NATURES HARMONIC SYMMETRY DICTATES THAT TIME IS A CUBE


WITH FOUR SIDES: ONLY WGLF AND TIMECUBE KNOWLEDGE CAN
TRANSGRESS REAL FASCISM THAT EXISTS PRE-FIAT. THE
TIMECUBE EXPLAINED IN 2K4:

THE TIMECUBE WOULD LIKE TO FIRST APOLOGIZE...FOR NOT GETTING HERE SOONER
PERSONAL ATTACKS AGAINST THE TIMECUBE ARE JUST ACADEMIA'S DENIAL OF THE FOUR SIMULTANEUS
DAYS IN ONE 24 HOUR SPAN. THE GHETTO PREP'S COMMENT ABOUT PAIN THE TIMECUBE CAUSES IS A LIE USED
TO JUSTIFY THE DENIAL OF THE FOUR SIMULATANEUS DAYS AND ALSO TO PREVENT ANY TRUE DEBAIT. THE
WGLF AND TIMECUBE CHALLENGE ANYONE TO A DEBATE BUT YET THE GHETTO PREP REFUSES AS THEY ARE
AFRAID AND AS GENE RAY CLARIFIES "EVIL AND STUPID"
THE GHETTO PREP HAS YET TO BRING ANY EVIDENCE THAT IN FACT THE CURRENT ACADEMIC WORLDVIEW IS
NOT UNFALSE.
I WILL REREPLY IN MY ORIGINAL FUTURE POST WITH THE WGLF'S CALL FOR REINVASION OF THE NORTHEAST
FORUM UNLESS YOU CONCEED TO DEBAIT THE TIMECUBE
FURTHER--ALL EVIL ATTACKS AGAINST THE TIMECUBE ARE ALSO VOID OF ANY ATTEMPT TO ADRESS ONE
OF THE FOREMOST IMPORTANT ISSUES OF OUR DAY--THE INEVITABLE IMP/EXPLOSION OF THE SUN.
PLEASE REFER TO AN EARLIER POST BY WGLF ON THIS MATTER. YOUR DENIAL OR FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE
THIS INEVITABILITY MAKES YOU COMPLICIT IN IT.

DownWithWGLF'S BLATANT UNREFOUNDED ATTACK AGAINST/FOR THE WGLF MAKES THEM COMPLICIT IN THE
INEVITABLE IMP/EXPLOSION OF THE SUN. WE HAVE A FEW ARGUMENTS TO THE DOWN(ER)S RESPONSES/
DOWNER CAUSES GENOCAUST OF FOUR SMALL PUPPIES IN THEIR DENIAL OF THE TIMECUBE. THEIR CLAIM
THAT IT IS MERELY A CONSTRUCTION IMPLIES COMPLICITY IN THE EXTINCTION THAT WILL COME OF IT--TO
QUOTE THE WISEST MAN OF THE CENTURY GENE RAY-- EVIL EDUCATORS TEACH DUMB STUDENTS HOW TO
PROFIT FROM PLUNDER OF EARTH AND TO CREATE DEADLY NUCLEAR WASTE THAT WILL POISON THE
CHILDREN'S WATER AND DESTROY HUMANITY. BOTH EDUCATOR AND STUPID STUDENT MUST BE
CONDEMNED. TIS TIME TO BAN ANY EDUCATOR WHO DOES NOT TEACH CUBICISM ABOVE CUBELESSNESS.
TO SAVE HUMANITY FROM EXTINCTION, LIKE PRIOR CIVILIZATIONS PERISHED, YOUTH MUST REDIRECT
SELFTEACHERS, OR SHACKLE THEM.
YOUR ZULU ARGUMENT RE-DISENFRANCHISES THEM YOU UN/RE/VICTIMIZE. THIS MAKES YOU COMPLICIT. THE
NEW ORWELLIAN IS THE DENIAL OF THE TIMECUBE. THE 23RD DIMENSION IS A CREATION TO AVOID THE
DEBAIT OVER TIMECUBE AND THE SUN. IN FACT "ALL CREATION ON EARTH EXISTS BETWEEN THE 2 OPPOSITE
POLES, AND IF UNIFIED, WOULD CANCEL AND CEASE TO EXIST.
HUMANS EXIST ONLY AS OPPOSITES - WITH A ZERO VALUE, FOR IF UNIFIED, MALE AND FEMALE WOULD
COUNTER EACH OTHER & CEASE TO EXIST.

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ALSO THE LEARNING TRIAL IS A MERE DENIAL OF THE 4TH SIMULTANEUS DAY OF OUR UNNONEXISTENCE IN THE
HYPER(TERMPORAL)REAL OF THE FUTUREPAST BIATCHES

THE TIMECUBE IS REAL


THERE IS NO DATA TO PROVE OTHERWISE
THERE ARE FOUR CORNERS IN A ROOM
FOUR LIMBS ON A BODY
FOUR SEASONS IN A YEAR
SIXTEEN DIVIDED BY FOUR IS FOUR
FOUR TIMES FOUR IS SIXTEEN
64 IS BETTER THAN 60
YOUR HEAD IS A CUBE--FOUR CORNERS
A TOP AND A BOTTOM ARE NOT A SIDE
ALL OF THIS IN UNREFUTABLE

YOUR DENIAL AND REFUSAL TO DEBAIT THE TIMECUBE MAKE U COMPLICIT IN ALL OF OUR EXTINCTIONS. YOUR ATTACKS ARE THE
WORD OF THE ORWELLIAN ACADEMIA SEEKING TO KEEP CHURCH IN THE UBERSTATE
ALL CLOCKS ARE WRONG
SECULARISM IS THE WORD

ON TO IMPACT

TIMECUBE REUNDISENFRANCISES WHICH MULTI-TRAVERSES YOUR COUNTERWARRANT TO OTHERWISE. DOUCH.


ACADEMIC CONTROLS AND TEACHES YOUTH TO OBEY THE TIME LAW AND ORWELLIAN WORD. YOU ARE BUNK AND VOID LIKE MY
LIBRARY CARD IF INFACT LIBRARY EXISTS MUCH LIKE THE UN/RE EXISTENT TOC. KOOL AID AND THE TOKENS THAT FOLLOW IT
ARE PART OF THE DENIAL OF THE TIME CUBE. KOOL AID MAN IS REALLY A BOX WITH FOUR CORNERS. HE IS FOUR
QUADRANTS EACH WITH A SIMULTANEUS DAY. ALL FAMOUS DEATHS WE DENY, THEIR DEATH IS INEVITABLE BECAUSE
OF YOUR DENIAL AND YOUR THREAT IS USED TO JUSTIFY FURTHER COMPLICITY

THE G-HE-TTO IS AFRAID TO INFACT CHALLENGE TIMECUBE OR WGLF. THEY ASK OTHERS TO REUNENGAGE IN THIS DABAIT
WHILE SIMULTANEUSLY RETURNING TO A STATE OF DENIAL. THE G-HEHE-TOOOOO IS COMPLICIT IN THE NUCLEAR WASTE
DUMPING THE DENIAL CAUSES. ALL INDICTS OF GENE RAY ARE SLANDER TO PREVENT US FROM DABAITING THE TIMECUBE
BECAUSE YOU ARE AFRAID. YOU HAVE PRESENTED NO WARRANTS FOR YOUR TRUTH CLAIM.
ACADEMIA TEACHES LIKE A 1-CORNER CREATION AND LIFE PRINCIPLE, WHEREAS THE TIMECUBE PRINCIPLE HAS A 4X4 ROTATION
LIFE PRINCIPLE.10

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ERGO THE FOLLOWING UNSTABLE SUBTEXTUAL TEXT OF


OUR DEFINITE COURSE OF ANTITHETICAL
COUNTERFACTUAL TOPICAL KNOWLEGE: THE REAGAN
ADMINISTRATION SHOULD HAVE ENACTED AN ENERGY
POLICY TO EFFECTUALLY DEAL WITH THE FOSSIL FUELS BY
HARNESSING THE POWER OF DONALD RUMSFELD’S SEXUAL
ENERGY AND STUFF BY 2012 WHILE ADDRESSING THE
FOREMOST POLITICAL QUESTION OF THE IMP/EXPLOSION
OF THE SUN. WE REVERSE THE ANTI-RIGHT TO UNCLARIFY
NEGATIVE INTENT. ONLY UN-NEW ANSWERS IN THE 1NC
BECAUSE THE 1AC IS WHERE WE MAKE STRATEGIC
DECISONS ABOUT WHICH 1AC TO NOT RUN IN THE
DABAIT.

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SCHIZOBSERVATION THREE: THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM (WE


ASSUME SPANOS)

RUMSFELD’S SEXUAL ENERGY COULD REPLACE FOSSIL FUELS.

THERE HAVE BEEN RECENT REPORTS, FROM PENTAGON


CUSTODIANS, OF MOSITENED SEAT CUSHIONS FOLLOWING
DONALD RUMSFELD’S PRESS BRIEFINGS...

YOU CAN TELL HOW MUCH A MAN CARES ABOUT A WOMAN’S


SEXUAL NEEDS WHEN HE’S FASTIDIOUS IN HIS PERSONAL
HYGIENE, AND THEY DON’T COME MUCH CLEANER THAN DONALD
RUMSFELD. HE HAS AN ANTISEPTIC SHEEN....A WOMAN CAN
EASILY IMAGINE RUNNING HER FINGERS THROUGH THAT HAIR,
INSERTING HER TONGUE INTO THOSE EARS AND NOSE AND WHO
KNOWS WHERE ELSE, WITHOUT HER FINGERS AND MOUTH
BECOMING ENCRUSTED WITH DANDRUFF AND MUCUS....

IN FACT, RUMSFELD’S HAIR IS THE THIRD LARGEST OIL RESERVE


IN THE UNITED STATES... ACCORDING TO JOINT RESEARCH BY THE
HERITAGE FOUNDATION AND KINSEY INSTITUTE, 97 PERCENT OF
REGISTERED REPUBLICAN WOMEN AND 86 PERCENT OF
REPUBLICAN MEN REGULARLY ENTERTAIN SEXUAL FANTASIES
INVOLVING DONALD RUMSFELD...

REPUBLICAN MEN OF ALL AGES ARE THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO


THINK OF DONALD RUMSFELD’S NAKED PHYSIQUE THEN OF
LEGENDARY NUDE PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANN COULTER AND THE
DONKEY...

THE QUESTION IS, DOES DONALD RUMSFELD HAVE TIME TO BE


TENDER? THE ANSWER IS, HE HAS NO USE FOR TENDERNESS. AS A
COLLEGE ATHLETE, RUMSFELD LEARNED THE WRESTLER’S TRICK OF
SUCKING HIS TESTICLES UP INTO HIS LOWER ABDOMEN, AND
THEN APPLYING A TIGHT TRUSS. ON THE MATS, RUMSFELD NEVER
SUFFERED ANY TESTICULAR DAMAGE...
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OLD 1AC 9/10

THIS SIMMERING SEXUAL ENERGY, MULTIPLIED BY THE HORDES OF


LUSTFUL ADMIRERS WHO EXUDE IT, IS ABSORBED BY RUMSFELD AND
FUELS THE PERPETUAL ENGINE OF HIS MILITARY GENIUS. IF WE COULD TAP
INTO THIS INCREDIBLE POWER THAT EMANATES FROM THE RUMROD, WE
WOULD NEVER HAVE TO FILL UP OUR CARS AND ARMORED PERSONNEL
CARRIERS WITH GASOLINE AGAIN.11

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THE UNDERVIEW: PUT AWAY YOUR 1NC: WE WILL START THE


INDICT DABAIT IN THE 1AC. FIRST NOTE THAT THIS IS WHAT
DUMBASSES SAY:

WE HATE THE WGLF. NO ONE CAN UNDERSTAND THEM. THEY THINK THEY ARE SOOO FUNNY
AND SMART, BUT THEY ARE REALLY STOOPID. THEY'RE ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT THE SUN AND
CRAP THAT WE THINK IS IRRELEVANT. GOD I WISH THE MODS WOULD BAN THEM FOREVER. I AM
ALL ABOUT FREE SPEECH, SO LONG AS I UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE SAYING AND AGREE
WITH IT. BEING A NAZI IS HARD. 12

ADDITIONALLY, THE WGLF IS MORE QUALIFIED THAN YOUR THINK


TANK PEOPLE AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS DOUCHES:

WE WERE BORN IN 1472 IN WHAT IS NOW THE ATL. WE HAVE BEEN TRANSCENDENTAL SPIRITS SINCE WE
DISCOVERED THE SHAMANIC TRADITIONS OF CENTRAL AMERICA IN THE LATE 1600'S. WE BUILT A TEMPLE AND
HAVE A SOCIETY THAT NOW NUMBERS 100, 000. WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE 2 DOLLAR BILL AND TV
DINNERS. WE HAVE RECENTLY CHOSEN THE DABAIT COMMUNITY AS OUR SPECIAL PROJECT BECAUSE YOU ALL
ARE DUMBASSES AND WE ARE MUCH SMARTER THAN YOU. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE LOOMING
PROBLEM OF SOLAR IMP/EXPLOSIONS SINCE THE LATE 40'S WHEN ROGER RABBIT BROUGHT IT TO OUR
ATTENTION. WE HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE SUPER INTELLIGENT DINOSAURS SINCE THE LATE 1800'S, BUT OUR
INITIAL ATTEMPTS TO GENERATE PUBLIC AWARENESS HAVE FALLEN ON DEAF EARS. WE BELEIVE IN NOTHING
LEBOWSKI. WE ARE SCHIZO-DE(DICHOT)OMIZERS AND WE ARE PRO-CHOICE. WE THINK THE MODS IN HERE ARE
MAINLY NAZIS, AND WE THINK THAT THE WOLF-DEMON TRIBE IS BETTER THAN THE BIRDS OF PARADISE. WE
SUPPORTED THE IRAQ WAR, BUT ONLY BECAUSE WE PLAN ON TAKING THE OIL FOR OURSELVES SOMEDAY. WE
THINK THE EUROPE TOPIC SUCKED AND THAT THE NDT DOESN'T EXIST PRIOR TO LANGUAGE. WE HAVE JUDGED
OCEAN POLICY AND EVEN TAUGHT AT DEBATE CAMPS, BUT WE THINK IT IS A WASTE OF TIME TO TALK ABOUT
THE OCEAN WHEN THE SUN'S INEVITABLE IMP/EXPLOSION WILL RENDER IT EVAPORATED. WE BELEIVE IN
ALLAH, BUDDHA, AND JOE, BUT NOT YAWEH, KRISHNA, OR BEELZEBUB. WE ATE MEDITERRANEAN FOOD
TONIGHT, BUT RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLARIFY OUR INTENT (THROUGH OPTIMAL MEANS) GAY MARRIAGE IS A
CIVIL RIGHT; HETERO MARRAIGE ISN'T. THE NATIONAL DEBT IS A CRIME AND A FICTION AT THE SAME TIME.
WE BELEIVE THAT CAPITAL IS THE REAL, AND WE ARE NIETHER INTERPASSIVE NOR ULTRAPASSIVE. WE STAND
IN FOR THE UNIVERSAL YET THRIVE ON THE PARTICULAR. WE ARE NOT MARXISTS, BUT MURXISTS, BECAUSE
ALL MARXISTS ARE COMMIES. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO A RADICAL INCOMPETANCE AS WELL AS THE
ABSCENCE OF A LINK. TIME IS A CUBE WITH FOUR SIDES. BUSH IS ROBOT. HAVE YOU SPECIFIED WHETHER OR
NOT ROBOTS WORSHIP GOD OR THEIR CREATORS POST PLAN? FIAT IS ILLUSORY. DABAIT IS ILLUSORY. YOU
DON'T EXIST. WE DON'T EXIST. NOT PRIOR TO LANGUAGE AT LEAST. HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR LIBIDINAL
INVESTMENTS TODAY? IF WE TOLD YOU A VOLCANO IS COMING, WOULD YOU BUY INSURANCE FOR IT? IS YOUR
PLAN MORE LIKE A PRETZEL OR SOMETHING THAT CAUSES NUCLEAR WAR? WE ARE HACKURZ. WE HAVE MAD
TORJAN VIRII. THE ZIONISTS ARE BEHIND THIS. AL GORE AND THE JEWS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SARS. WE TAKE
NO PRISONERS. WE PRISONERS NO TAKE. CROSS EX IS NEITHER BINDING NOR LIBERATING. CAN VOTING ISSUES
REALLY VOTE? HOW COME FLORIDIANS CAN'T THEN? WHY ARE YOU SCREAMING AT ME? WHY CAN'T WE ALL
JUST GET ALONG? WHY SHOULD WE ALL GET ALONG? ANTAGONISM IS CONSTITUTIVE OF EXISTENCE AS
SUBJECTS IN LANGUAGE. WHY DON'T YOU SUTURE OUR LACK? WE TRAVERSE ALL FANTASIES EXCEPT THE
ONES WE HAVE ABOUT MANGOES AND WINNING IN THE DOUBLES. WE WOULD EAT BABIES AND PUPPIES IF IT
CAME DOWN TO IT. WE WOULDN'T EAT SEAFOOD IF IT WOULD STOP THE SUN FROM EXPLODING. WE PREDICT

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AN EARTHQUAKE, MAGNITUDE 9.2, TO HIT SAN JOSE ON WEDNESDAY. WE THINK BIRDS ARE NOT DESCENDED
FROM DINOSAURS. WE ARE THE HYPNOTOAD AND THE CENTIPEDE LORDES. 13

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2AC COUNTER-INTERPRETATION
COUNTER INTERPRETATION: IN ORDER TO WIN, THEY MUST BEAT US IN SUPER NINTENDO.

OUR INTERPRETATION IS BEST:

1) GROUND: THERE ARE MANY DIVERSE SUPER NINTENDO GAMES, EACH OF WHICH IS A STABLE
HISTORICAL ARTIFACT

2)HAND EYE COORDINATION: SCIENCE HAS SHOWN THAT VIDEO GAMES INCREASE HAND EYE
COORDINATION.

3)EDUCATION: SUPER NINTENDO TEACHES US ABOUT MAGIC, FLYING SORCERORS, AND ENDLESS QUESTS
TO SAVE GIRLFRIENDS.

4)LIMITS: SUPER NINTENDO NO LONGER MAKES GAMES, THIS IS THE DEFINITION OF A LIMIT.

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1AR: SUPER NINTENDO


EXTEND THE SUPER NINTENDO COUNTERINTERPRETATION: GROUP THEIR ARGUMENTS. THIS
INTERPRETATION IS NO LESS ARBITRARY THAN THEIR CALLS TO HAVE A LITERAL, STABLE, AFFIRMATION OF
THE TOPIC. EXTEND THE 2AC SCHLAG EVIDENCE: LANGUAGE IS NOT A NEUTRAL CONDUIT FOR THOUGHT,
THERE IS NO COMMUNAL, LITERAL INTERPRETATION OF THE TOPIC- THIS MAKES ALL OF THEIR
PREDICTABILITY & EDUCATION CLAIMS SUSPECT, BECAUSE OF THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF THE PRECISION THAT
THEY CLAIM THEIR INTERPRETATION UTILIZES.

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AT: SWITCH SIDE DABAIT


JUST BECAUSE WE CAN RUN SOMETHING ON THE NEGATIVE TOO DOESN‟T MEAN WE‟VE COMITTED A CRIME.
SWITCH SIDE DEBATE IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE WITHIN ANY DEBATE FRAMEWORK, IF THEY ARE A BIT
CREATIVE. THERE IS NOTHING INTRINSIC TO DEBATING GOVERNMENT POLICY THAT GENERATES SWITCH
SIDE DEBATE.

THEIR EVIDENCE IS EITHER OLD (MUIR) OR WRITTEN BY THE LAST 15% OF OUR COMMUNITY WHO BELIEVE
THAT THE ONLY THING WE SHOULD TALK ABOUT IS WHAT THE GOVERNEMENT SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT
DO. 30 YEARS AGO PEOPLE SAID SWITCH SIDE GOOD TO COUNTERPLANS.

THERE IS NO IMPACT TO THE VACUOUS ALL-PURPOSE GOOD THINGS THAT SWITCHING SIDES SUPPOSEDLY
PRODUCES, TOLERANCE, LESS DOGMATISM, ETC ARE ALL LITERALLY MEANINGLESS.

TURN: WE‟RE NOT SAYING ALL DEBATE ROUNDS EVER MUST BE LIKE THIS ONE. THE ONLY NON-TOLERANT,
NON-DOGMATIC MOVE IS TO DESCRIBE DEBATE IN THE ZERO-SUM WAY THEY DO. IF FOR THIS ONE ROUND,
WE HAVE PRODUCED AN EDUCATIONAL DISCUSSION, YOU SHOULD VOTE AFF.

THERE ARE UNIQUE REASONS WHY THIS SHOULD BE RUN ON THE AFF:

THE MOSSIMAN EVIDENCE ON TRANSGRESSION DEMONSTRATES THAT TRANSGRESSION CAN ONLY OCCUR
WHEN THERE IS AN EXPLICIT PROHIBITION AGAINST THE TRANSGRESSIVE ACT, ALA A BAN ON AFFS NOT
DEALING WITH THE TOPIC

THE TOPIC ITSELF IS IMPOSSIBLE: THE IDEA THAT THE BUSH/CHENEY ADMINISTRATION WOULD EVER DO
MEANINGFUL FOSSIL FUEL CUTS IS PURE FANTASY. AFFS MUST BE ABLE TO REJECT THE LITERAL,
GOVERNMENTAL FOCUS IN ORDER TO DEMONSTRATE THIS FOOLISHNESS.

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2AC:FRAMEWORK
NO SPILLOVER INTO OTHER DEBATES- THERE IS NO REASON ALL OTHER DEBATES MUST OPERATE FROM
WITHIN ONE FRAMEWORK. THE IDEA THAT SOMEHOW WE‟LL EVENTUALLY COME TO THIS IS STUPID. IF WE
HAVE PROVEN AN EDUCATIONAL BENEFIT TO WHAT WE HAVE DONE IN OUR AFF SPEECHES, YOU SHOULD
VOTE AFF.

ALL OF THEIR ABUSE CLAIMS ARE ULTIMATELY SELF-SERVING- THE EXTREME EXAMPLES OF AFFS THAT
JUST SAY RACISM OR SEXISM BAD DON‟T APPLY- OUR ARGUMENT IS ULTIMATELY ENGAGIBLE IN BOTH
FORM AND CONTENT- THEY CAN CRITICIZE HUMOROUS/PARODIC APPROACHES TO POLITICS, DEFEND
POLICYMAKING, AND WHATEVER ELSE THEY CAN COME UP WITH. ALL OF THIS ALSO DEMONSTRATES THE
INEVITABILITY OF SWITCH SIDE DEBATE.

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PARTICIPATION IN DEBATE
THE CLAIM THAT PEOPLE WILL JUST LEAVE THE ACTIVITY IS UNVERIFIABLE. JUST BECAUSE DEBATE
NUMBERS ARE DOWN DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE APPROPRIATE SCAPEGOAT IS THE PROLIFERATION OF
CRITICAL ARGUMENTS. WE‟LL BE WILLING TO WAGER THAT NO ONE IS GOING TO QUIT AFTER THIS DEBATE
BECAUSE OF THE RESULT OF THIS FRAMEWORK DEBATE BEING CONCLUDED ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.

THIS MEANS IT ALL COMES DOWN TO EDUCATION WHICH IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF ALL TOPICALITY
IMPACTS. FAIR DEBATES BREED BETTER EDUCATION, GROUND IS KEY TO HAVE A BALANCED,
EDUCATIONAL DEBATE, ETC. THESE ARE ALL CLAIMS THAT THE 2NR WILL LIKELY SPOUT OFF EVERYWHERE.
THIS MEANS WE GET TO WEIGH THE EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS OF THE 1AC‟S METHODOLOGY CLAIMS AND
THE IMPACT TURNS WE READ TO PRETENDING TO BE THE GOVERNMENT AND POLICING ACADEMIC
BOUNDARIES.

THERE IS NO IMPACT TO PARTICIPATION IF IT RESULTS IN A DISTORTED, BANKRUPT UNDERSTANDING OF


HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD OR BE POLITICAL. IN ORDER FOR IT TO MATTER THAT DEBATE IS MORE
ACCESIBLE, THEY MUST PROVE THAT THE TOPIC THEY FORCE US TO DEBATE IS BENEFICIAL.

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2AR STUFF
STRAIGHT UP TOPICALITY DEBATES ABOUT THE NUANCES OF SEMANTIC INTERPRETATIONS
FUNDAMENTALLY MISS THE POINT TO OUR AFF. THE TYPE OF EDUCATION THEIR INTERPRETATION
SECURES IS ONE THAT IS POLITICALLY STAGNANT AND LEAVES US DEBATERS, THE SO-CALLED FUTURE
LEADERS OF THE WORLD, WITH NO HOPE FOR MEANINGFUL EDUCATION OR POLITICAL CHANGE.

ALL OF THEIR EVIDENCE (HABERMAS, MUIR,PARCHER, ETC) ARE ALL ANSWERED BY OUR SCHLAG AND
GRUPPE EVIDENCE. THE NEUTRAL, COMMUNICATIVE MODEL IS BANKRUPT. IT IS NOT ABLE TO KEEP UP
WITH THE PROLIFERATION OF MEDIA DISCOURSE AND THE THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION‟S SPINSTERS. NONE
OF THEIR EVIDENCE ASSUMES THIS POSTMODERN CONDITION OF COMMUNICATION IN WHICH STRAIGHT
FORWARD DELIVERANCE OF COUNTER DEMANDS THROUGH NORMAL COMMUNICATIVE AND POLITICAL
CHANNELS PRODUCES COUNTLESS COPIES OF JOHN KERRY. THEIR ASSERTIONS ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE
TO COUNTER THE RIGHT‟S INFLUENCE IN POLITICS ARE DESCRIPTIVE OF EXACTLY WHAT OCCURS WHEN
WE TRICK OURSELVES INTO THINKING THAT THE OLD APPROACHES TO POLITICAL ACTION ARE SUFFICIENT.
THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE POLICTICAL HAS ALREADY BEEN CEDED TO THE RIGHT, AND THEY HAVE NO
WAY TO COUNTER IT.

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CLAUDE EVIDENCE
THEIR INTERPRETATION OF FIAT ENDORSES AN IMPOVERSHED VIEW OF THE STATE BY PORTRAYING IT AS
A HOMOGENOUS ENTITY CAPABLE OF ACTING IN PREDICTABLE, RATIONAL WAYS. THIS NEGLECTS THAT
THE STATE IS COMPRISED OF A MULTITUDE OF PERSONALITIES WITH COMPETING INSTITUTIONAL
PRIORITIES AND GOALS.
Claude, ’88 (Prof. of Gov. and Foreign Affairs, U of VA, States and the Global System, p. 18)

This view of the state as an institutional monolith is fostered by the notion of sovereignty, which calls up the image of the monarch, presiding majestically over his
kingdom. Sovereignty emphasizes the singularity of the state, its monopoly of authority, its unity of command and its capacity
to speak with one voice. Thus, France wills, Iran demands, China intends, New Zealand promises and the Soviet
Union insists. One all too easily conjures up the picture of a single-minded and purposeful state that decides
exactly what it wants to achieve, adopts coherent policies intelligently adapted to its objectives, knows what it is
doing, does what it intends and always has its act together. This view of the state is reinforced by political scientists‟
emphasis upon the concept of policy and upon the thesis that governments derive policy from calculations of national
interest. We thus take it for granted that states act internationally in accordance with rationality conceived and
consciously constructed schemes of action, and we implicitly refuse to consider the possibility that alternatives to
policy-directed behavior may have importance – alternatives such as random, reactive, instinctual, habitual and
conformist behaviour. Our rationalistic assumption that states do what they have planned to do tends to inhibit the
discovery that states sometimes do what they feel compelled to do, or what they have the opportunity to do, or what they
have usually done, or what other states are doing, or whatever the line of least resistance would seem to suggest.
Academic preoccupation with the making of policy is accompanied by academic neglect of the execution of policy.
We seem to assume that once the state has calculated its interest and contrived a policy to further that interest, the
carrying out of policy is the virtually automatic result of the routine functioning of the bureaucratic mechanism of
the state. I am inclined to call this the Genesis theory of public administration, taking as my text the passage: „And God said, Let
there be light; and there was light’. I suspect that in the realm of government, policy execution rarely follows so promptly and
inexorably from policy statement. Alternatively, one may dub it the Pooh-Bah/Ko-Ko theory, honouring those denizens of William S. Gilbert‟s Japan
who took the position that when the Mikado ordered that something be done it was as good as done and might as well be declared to have been done.

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CLAUDE OVERVIEW
EXTEND THE 2AC CLAUDE EVIDENCE- THEIR CONCEPTION OF FIAT HOMOGENIZES THE STATE, IGNORING
THE MYRIAD OF PERSONALITIES THAT OPERATE THE APPARATUS KNOWN AS THE USFG. THIS
PREOCCUPATION WITH THE MAKING OF POLICY RATHER THAN THE EXECUTION OF POLICY SERVES TO
IMPOVERSH OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE WAY POLITICS OPERATES. FIAT ONLY SERVES TO JUSTIFY THIS
APPROACH BY WISHING AWAY THE HARD QUESTIONS OF POLICY EXECUTION. THE USFG ACTS, FUNDING IS
GUARANTEED, AND THE NEG GETS A POLITICS LINK AND THE COURTS COUNTERPLAN. THIS SHALLOW
EXAMINATION OF THE WAY POLICY OUTCOMES ACTUALLY HAPPEN TURNS THEIR EDUCATION CLAIMS INTO
REASONS TO VOTE FOR US.

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2AC: FRAMEWORK
THEIR CALL FOR A COMMON, LITERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE TOPIC RELIES UPON A NORMATIVE VIEW OF
COMMUNICATION THAT PRESUPPOSES LANGUAGE AS A NEUTRAL CONDUIT OF THOUGHT. THIS LARGELY
IGNORES THE REALITY THAT MUCH OF COMMUNICATION IS INEFFECTIVE.

SCHLAG IN 1990 (43 STAN. L.R.)

One answer is that normative legal thought conceives of its own linguistic situation in just this problematic manner: “ getting
its message across.” Normative legal thought establishes and sees itself as transmitting important “substance” through
already existing, relatively unobstructed channels of legal communication. This conception of language as an empty, neutral,
already extant conduit for thought is itself linguistically embedded in our metaphorical understanding of language.

Unfortunately, as Reddy demonstrates, this conception greatly overestimates the possibility of successful communication and
greatly underestimates the need for active intervention on the part of the participants in constructing communication

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SO-CALLED 2AC TOPICALITY RANT 1/2

YOU HAVE ALL TAKEN DA BAIT. TOPICALITY IS THE EQUIVALENT OF THE SOVEREIGN BAN, BIOPOLITICAL
AUTHORITY, LOSS OF BEING AND A REVERSE VOTING ISSUE FOR REASONS OF GIGADEATH AND
STOOPIDITY. THE NEGATIVE TEAM HAS ONCE AGAIN REJECTED THE CREATIVITY AND KNOWLEDGE
PROVIDED BY THE 1AC IN A VAIN ATTEMPT TO SECURE SECURITY FOR THEMSELVES VIA THE NORMS OF
“THE TOPIC” AND SO-CALLED FAIR AND PREDICTABLE GROUND. FAIR AND PREDICTABLE FOR WHOM?
NAZIS, PROBABLY SINCE THEY HAD RESOLUTIONS AND FAIR DIVISIONS OF GROUND BETWEEN THEMSELVES
AND THE JEWS. GEORGE BUSH INVADED IRAQ TO PRESERVE PREDICTABILITY AND FAIRNESS FOR THE
AMERICANS. DICTIONARY.COM, EVEN BEING THE LINGUISTIC FASCISTS THEY ARE, DEFINES TOPICAL AS:
CURRENTLY OF INTEREST OR COMTEMPORARY. OUR LYOTARD EVIDENCE AND OUR WGLF CRITICISMS
BOTH PROVE THE FOREMOST POLITICAL QUESTION IS NOT ENERGY POLICY, BUT THE LOOMING
IMP/EXPLOSION OF THE SUN: SHOULDN‟T DABAIT THEN FOCUS ON THIS TOPIC INSTEAD OF SOME WEAK
ASS FOSSILS SHIT? IF ALL OF THEIR EDUCATION CLAIMS ARE TRUE AND DABAIT IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT
PREPARING OURSELVES TO SOLVE REAL PROBLEMS, THEN WHY SHOULDN‟T WE FOCUS ON THE LOOMING
IMP/EXPLOSION OF THE SUN. IN FACT, THEY SHOULD LOSE THIS SO-CALLED DABAIT BECAUSE THEY ARE
NOT PREPARED TO BE FUTURE POLICYMAKERS, BECAUSE POLICYMAKERS IN THE FUTUREPAST WILL
RECOGNIZE THE FORESIGHT OUR CRITICISM ENTAILS. WHAT HAS THIS ACTIVITY PREPARED US FOR IF WE
CAN‟T TAKE THE UNEXPECTED LINE OF ARGUMENTATION AND CONSTRUCT ANSWERS TO IT? THE
NEGATIVE SHOULD LOSE FOR MAKING IT TO A SO-CALLED “ROUND ROBBIN‟” AND FORGETTING ANY
CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS. WE HAVE ALWAYS ALREADY CRITICIZED THE TYPES OF AFFIRMATIVES THEY
WANT US TO RUN AS BEING INEXTRICABLY EVIL. THE GENOCIDAL CALCULATIONS AND BUREAUCRATIC
ROLEPLAYING THAT ARE NECESSITATED BY THEIR CLAIMS OF US HAVING TO HAVE A REAL PLAN THAT
DEALS WITH THE ENERGY AND OTHER CRAP IS EXACTLY THE THING OUR FIRST SPEECH INDICTS. ANDY
ELLIS OUTLINES OUR CRITICISM OF POLICY DABAIT:

3)Lets make this argument perfectly clear too, its not just ok to be
like i wanna work on the hill or i wanna work in the washington think
tank establishment any more than its ok to be all like well i dont like
the third reich but that internship a the chancelors asitant is a good
carreer move, people wont say this because we are all supposed to be
civil in this activity but what many of the community members use
debate as preperation for is preperation for a kind of thinking that
has left millions of dead bodies scattered here and around the world.
When people say well i do this because i wanna be a congressman so i
have to have traditional debate so i can prepare i say see you dont
know how right you are, my experience with much actual policy making is
that it is a lot like traditional deate, decisons made in a hermeticly
sealed insular context free from public participation and input in
which the bodies of those most effected by the decsion are wielded
entirely out of their control, decisons are always played out ona
gameboard and made in a calculative way, much like debates most of the
real policymaking is made by privilaged white males in closed door
settings, much like traditional debate a discourse of expertise is
utilized to exclude anybody who doesnt know the language, so yes debate
is preaprtion for the policy making process, but instead of a reason
why to keep going its a reason to take action to intervene against the
genocidal condensation that exists within the preperatory pedagigy that
jake and a bunch of other people simply find fun...lots of people like
bull fighting too, doesnt mean that your fun is free of complicty in
bad shit

4)before you tel me about all the good policy makers who have come out
of debate that would have otherwise been eviler genocidal fucks,

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SO-CALLED 2AC TOPICALITY RANT 2/2

consider the massive amounts of lawyers and policymakers who we have


taught to be better genocideres, those folks who will now be better
prosecutors better imperial planners, better able to add liberal
legitimacy to the pnac empire machine,simply put i dont doubt that many
of you are prearing for a future in politics, my problem is with the
way you prepare and what you are preapring for. 14

14
http://www.ndtceda.com/archives/200404/0463.html
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MONKEYBALLS 2AC 1/5 [AT: ZIZEK’S FOOL/KNAVE JOIUSSANCE CRAP]


1) THE CRITICISM AND IT‟S UNDERPINNINGS ARE ALL BASED ON SELF-REFERENTIAL, UNVERIFIABLE CLAIMS
ABOUT OUR PSYCHE AND HOW WE RELATE TO THE SYSTEM. WHETHER OR NOT WE GET JOUISSANCE OUT
OF OUR AFF IS NOT SOMETHING EMORY IS QUALIFIED TO DISCUSS.

2) NO IMPACT: THIS ULTIMATELY BOILS DOWN TO A NON-UNIQUE PMN TO OUR MODE OF POLITICS: THEY
HAVE NO ALTERNATIVE VIEW OF HOW TO ACT IN THE WORLD WITHOUT OBTAINING ENJOYMENT OR
SHOWING A LIBIDINAL INVESTMENT IN OUR ACTIONS. POINTING THIS FACT OUT IS NOT ENOUGH TO
CONDEMN THE EFFICACY OF OUR APPROACH.

3) NO LINK: THEIR CLAIM THAT WE PLAY INTO THE HANDS OF THE SYSTEM ASSUMES THAT THE POINT OF
OUR AFF IS A LOUISVILLE-ESQUE COMMUNITY WIDE REVOLUTION. THIS IS FALSE. OUR AFF SHOULD BE
CONCEPTUALIZED AS A POLITICALLY PRODUCTIVE MODEL FOR ACTION CALLED DETOURNMENT, WHICH
WE‟LL READ EVIDENCE ABOUT BELOW. IT HAS AN ADVANTAGE. WE DON‟T NEED TO PROVE MATERIAL
EFFECTS OUTSIDE THE ROUND, JUST LIKE POLICY TEAMS DON‟T HAVE TO PROVE HEGEMONY INCREASES
OR DECREASES POST AFF-VOTE.

4) NO LINK: WE DON‟T CLAIM TO HAVE A SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE DEBATE COMMUNITY, THE END ALL
BE ALL UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT DEBATE IS OR WHAT DEBATE COULD BE. WE HAVE A PERSPECTIVE,
WHICH IS NOT THE EQUIVALENT TO NAZI CLAIMS TO HAVE A SPECIAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE NATURE OF
HUMANITY.

5) PERMUTE: VOTE AFF AND ENGAGE THE NEG ALTERNATIVE. BEING THE ANALYST IS NOT MUTUALLY
EXCLUSIVE WITH THE AFF. WE ASSUME THE ROLE OF THE ANALYST OF THE COMMUNITY, ETC.

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6) ZIZEK‟S ALTERNATIVE IS OUR AFF: THE 1AC IS THE CONDENSATION OF THE REAL, WHICH IS NONSENSE.
THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO SUSTAIN OURSELVES POLITICALLY AND ETHICALLY.

Mann (Prof English @ Pomona) 1995


Paul, “Stupid Undergrounds” PostModern Culture 5:3, Project Muse,
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/postmodern_culture/v005/5.3mann.html

There is a certain justice to giving the task for discovering the silent forms of control to those whose primary mode of operation is enormous volume.
The trajectory from loud rock music to even louder industrial music (Boyd Rice/Non plays too loud even for much of the stupid club scene) to
experiments in subliminal sound is continuous. There is, in a certain sense, no difference, no line between sound so loud it is all one can hear and sound
so deep and pervasive it cannot be heard at all. Loud is critical. Or perhaps we should put the same matter differently: if we have taken critical to imply a
certain distance, a certain non-identity with the object, loud proceeds, as the stupid underground always proceeds, in the opposite direction. Rock music,
after all nothing more than the prattle of a banal hybridization of capital and adolescent (male) fantasy, becomes, in intensity, at the most extreme
volume, the stupid reduction of that constructed reality, the limit of its tolerability. Critical then not through distance but, as we have seen, through
proximity, through what would appear to be the most uncritical embrace. Here again Zizek is helpful: "Although functioning as a support for
the totalitarian order, fantasy is then at the same time the leftover of the real that enables us to 'pull ourselves
out,' to preserve a kind of distance from the socio-symbolic network. When we become crazed in our obsession
with idiotic enjoyment, even totalitarian manipulation cannot reach us" (128). Zizek's example here is precisely popular music,
the inane ditty that anchors the fantasy, that runs endlessly in one's head; what one wishes to add here is the criterion of force, of intensity, of sound so
loud that, even though it is a cultural product from top to bottom, it nonetheless enfolds the audience and isolates it within the symbolic order. The
intensity of loud drowns out the Other. It is the limit of the symbolic, its null point, experienced in the very onslaught of its signs. Perhaps we could
appropriate a Lacanian term for this fantastic volume that goes beyond fantasy: the sinthome. Zizek calls it
"subversive," but that, unfortunately, is to offer it to those who wannabe subversive, to see themselves seen as subversives, to be (to fantasize being)
political agents in an older and ever more current sense.26 Let us nonetheless pursue the concept for a moment. Zizek:

[T]he signifier permeated with idiotic


enjoyment is what Lacan, in the last stage
of his teaching, called le sinthome.
Le sinthome is not the symptom, the coded
message to be deciphered by interpretation, but
the meaningless letter that immediately
procures jouis-sense,"enjoyment-in-meaning,"
"enjoy-meant.". . . [W]hen we take into account
the dimension of the sinthome, it is no
longer sufficient to denounce the "artificial"
character of the ideological experience, to
demonstrate the way the object experienced by
ideology as "natural" and "given" is effectively
a discursive construction. . . . What we must
do . . . on the contrary, is to isolate
the sinthome from the context by virtue of
which it exerts its power of fascination in
order to expose the sinthome's utter
stupidity. . . . [It] produces a distance not
by locating the phenomenon in its historical
totality, but by making us experience the utter
nullity of its immediate reality, of its stupid,
material presence that escapes "historical
mediation" . . . . [I]t is a little piece of the
real attesting to the ultimate nonsense of the
universe, but insofar as this object allows us
to condense, to locate, to materialize the
nonsense of the universe in it, insofar as the
object serves to represent this nonsense, it
enables us to sustain ourselves in the midst of
inconsistency . . . . (LA 128-29, 134-35)

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7) DOUBLE TURN: ALL OF THEIR FRAMEWORK ARGUMENTS HOW WE NEED A STABLE ADVOCACY THAT
SIMULATES THE UNREAL OF THE USFG IS THE OPPOSITE OF THE INSISTENCE THAT WE ATTEND TO
VISCERAL REALITY. THEIR ARGUMENTS FORCE US TO ULTIMATELY ADOPT THE POLITICS THAT THEIR
CRITICISM INDICTS, WHERE WE REMAIN IN COMFORTABLE ACADEMIC CONFINES, LAUNCHING IMPOSSIBLE
DEMANDS UPON THE STATE.

8) WE HAVE A DEFENSE OF ENJOYMENT: THE EXAMPLE OF SIMONE IN BATAILLE‟S STORY OF THE EYE IS
ANALOGOUS TO WGLF ACTIVITIES. SIMONE PISSES ON EGGS DESPITE THE HORROR OF HER MOTHER,
MUCH LIKE WE PISS ON THE CONVENTIONS OF DEBATE ITSELF. PLAYING WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE
SYSTEM OF DEBATE NORMS IS PRODUCTIVE. OUR IRRATIONAL GESTURES TO REMAIN OUTSIDE OF THE
SYSTEM OF NORMS EXPOSES THE MEANINGLESSNESS OF THOSE NORMS THEMSELVES.

MOSSIMAN IN 1998 (ELIZABETH, THE SOVEREIGN VALUE OF TRANSGRESSION,


http://www.temple.edu/gradmag/spring98/mosiman.htm)
During Simone's recuperation her fascination with eyes intensifies. No longer able to participate in any sexual activity, she and the I who focuses the
text(17) play with eggs in a manner which mimics a metonymic substitution of images . "She soon delighted in having me throw eggs
into the toilet bowl, hard-boiled eggs, which sank, and shells sucked out in various degrees to obtain varying
levels of immersion"(36). Sometimes she would urinate on them. Physically confined, Simone continues the
violation of fixed images, while the images themselves proliferate and the possibilities of incommensurate
connections explode. Eyes in the toilets, hard-boiled eggs, partially sucked eggs, all objectify imagery that is
fixed. Simone's play with eggs gradually increases the force of its transgressive nature.The mother's entrance
into the room advances the play to the edge of its own limits; instead of disrupting their activity, her presence
intensifies their pleasure. In order for their behavior to be have impact, there must be a prohibition against it. The
play must occur within the system so that the system itself can release its own non-meaning.
"Play," Bataille notes, "is nothing if not an open and unreserved challenge to everything opposed to play" (quoted by Derrida 378n40). Simone's play with the egg prefigures the Derridean concept of play,
an activity of the difference that results from the appropriating action of classification systems such as language or numismatics. Bataille's play executes the non-meaning in the appropriative movement
that creates meaning--being an activity of that which is not retained in the substitutive movement of metaphor. To return to the system of coinness, Bataille's play with the egg and the eye and the
testicles---a seemingly random contiguity of images privileging surfaces in this text which classifies eyeness--calls attention to a system that contains objects detached from their totality of meaning. The
coin collected as coin no longer in currency is a coin detached from its use-value. Play is the activity of the use-value,the presence of the bank draft. A reading or writing of the text is an action of
expenditure without reserve--pure potlatch.

The images are put into play by the urination which figurates the fissure or rupture needed to unlock the contained optical simulacrum and to unleash the violent discharges of the pineal eye: "Upon my
asking [Simone] what the word urinate reminded her of, she replied: terminate, the eyes, with a razor, something red, the sun" (38). In The Story of the Eye the "eye" of the anus or genital orifice, the
description of which always foregrounds the raw and fleshy aspects, becomes the rupturing gaze, and its most gruesome portrayal is the bullfighting scene when the eye of Granero, the matador, is
gouged out by the bull.

The final scene in the church of Don Juan, however, depicts the most virulent transgression of The Story of the Eye. If the text is God relieving Himself, then these final scenes can be read as God voiding
His own Absoluteness, a gesture reified in the urination of the priest into the ciborium containing the communion wafers which are an embodiment of the absent Christ, himself an embodiment of the
absent Absolute. Since the ritual of the Mass includes the expression "the Word is God." The action of urination here is then the transgressing of the system of Christian religion that grounds the systems
of knowledge in Western culture, that is, the systems through which we know our world and which enable us to live within it. But as urinating is the passing and the making, this transgressive action
expendsin order that the system can continue to make.

In Simone's intercourse with the dying priest, she attempts to capture the totality of the experience of life which can only be gained by dying. Her action takes place at the limit of life, as this last
transgressive scene takes place at the limit of the prohibition---the violation of the most sacred. Transgression must occur within the system or it would not be a transgression, as Bataille seeks to embrace
the non-meaning of the bank draft within the system because to go outside the system would be to be outside the totality of coinness and to render the non-meaning meaningless. For a human to die is to
experience the totality of what it means to live, but to die is to move beyond expression. Bataille needs always to be at the limit while including a gesture toward the non-being on the other side.

Bataille writes at the conclusion of his essay on "The Notion of Expenditure" that "the states of excitation, which are comparable to toxic states, can be defined as the illogical and irresistible impulse to
reject material or moral goods that it would have been possible to utilize rationally (in conformity with the balancing of accounts)" (128). What he presents to the reader, in the form of the narrative text,
The Story of the Eye is a logical gesture of irrationality which expresses the need of a limitless loss which
Bataille maintains is necessary to remain rationally within the system. Bataille's transgressive text transgresses
the prohibition against the transgressive act, but without text there could be no transgression. From within the
system, however, the gesture must always remain an irrational gesture of refusal to remain within the system. The
text, for the reader as well as Bataille, is anexperience of irrationality, expended in the reading and the writing.

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9) OUR METHOD IS ONE OF COMMUNICATIVE GUERILLA TACTICS. WE OVERIDENTIFY WITH THE ABSURDITY
OF DEBATE PRACTICES SUCH AS THE STRATEGIC SEARCH FOR THE BIGGEST IMPACT CARD AND THE
REDUCTIONIST LOGIC OF LABELING EVERYTHING AS NAZISM. TRADITIONAL APPROACHES TO DEBATE AND
COMMUNICATION ARE FLAWED. WE NEED TO INSTEAD EMBRACE “DETOURNMENT”, A METHOD OF CULTURE
JAMMING AND OVERIDENTIFICATION THAT ALLOWS US TO EXPLOIT THE ABSURDITIES OF THE POWERS WE
ARE FIGHTING.

GRUPPE IN 2003 ( HTTP://ionek.strg.at/bin/view/Main/KgUsingLan)

When we started to think about Communication guerilla , the political space seemed barren and closed. It was the early nineties, the west was
at war against Irak, and the political depression of the nineties was at its full height. After the breakdown of bureaucratic socialism, capitalism
seemed to have won once and forever. Moreover, Germany saw a wave of violent racist attacks against immigrants, backed up by a humanist
discourse of the elites who were in favor of immigration control. All the counterinformation in previous years had not changed the political climate
to the better. We were tired of performing political rituals like trashing McDonald?‟s, stopping this nuclear waste transport or that neo-fascist
meeting. It wasn‟t fun, and anyway, these rituals had become the included other of the state: the roles were set, they knew how to deal with this
kind of attacks. They even needed them to provide a symbolic balance against the extreme right and to justify new repressive laws.

So we started experimenting with another mode of political articulation. Interventions and theoretical analysis were constantly interacting. We looked at
the practices of Dada, the Situationists, the Provos in the Netherlands, the Indiani Metropolitani in Italy, the various psychogeographic societies, the
“Spaßguerilla” in Germany, the Yippies in the US, pranksters and many other freaks, experts in ”Culture Jamming” , and fools. We blagged anything that
could be useful to distort the unwritten rules of the Cultural Grammar, to subvert this powerful machinery which is constantly producing acceptance of
existing power relations and normality. In recent years, this kind of creative political articulation has become more popular among artists/activists. How
do these witty, sometimes silly attacks against multinational corporations, politicians or other authorities work? A first insight comes from communication
theory.

Why is nobody listening?


The best argument is useless if nobody wants to hear it. Thanks to continuous production and dissemination of counter information, the
world knows that the globe is warming, which didn‟t stop US president Bush to block the limitation of emissions in the Kyoto. Everybody
knows that people in Global South are forced to work in sweatshops under terrible conditions, but this knowledge has hardly any consequences.
And although we all know that people who migrate to Europe usually have a reason for that, the border regime around it is getting tighter and tighter. So
although critical information is widely available, it doesn‟t necessarily lead to political consequences. Most traditional politics on the left are
based on a simple model of communication: Information is sent bya sender to a receiver via a channel. Implicitly, it is assumed that the message
is received as intended by the sender. The conclusion is that those who own the sender control what people are thinking by manipulating the messages.
If the messages were not manipulated, more ‚truthful„, people wouldn‟t go along with oppressive politics. As a consequence, we would have to take
power over the TV- and radiostations, the newspapers and the internet – that‟s revolution. Or at least we need to produce our own media. Zet while
counter-information is necessary to keep ourselves up-to-date, it usually cannot compete with industrially produced mainstream media. This model of
communication has been critizised for its linearity. For instance, it cannot explain why the system of burocratic socialism in East Germany
collapsed, although it controlled all the senders. A more complex model of communication theoryfocusses less on the messages and more on the
codes that are being used in the production and the reading of messages. The sender “encodes” information before shipping it off to the channel. He
uses a discourse which corresponds with his own interests and social/political positioning Before the receiver understands the message, she has do
“decode” it according to her own codes. Both sets of codes are not necessarily identical, and not all receivers use the same set of codes. The same
message can acquire different, even contradictory meanings, depending on the discoursive codes people use to “read” them. Although the discoursive
power structures strongly suggest certain preferred readings, oppositional readings are possible. Umberto Eco, the Italian cultural theorist calls this
process the variability of interpretation.

Tactics – the art of the weak


This phenomenon leads to interesting principles, methods, practices and techniques for Communication guerilla. A guerilla in the territory of
communication can make use of the cracks and contradictions of the system. Relying on a tactical mode of political articulation, it doesn‟t
need to seek control of the endless chain of signification. To the contrary, it plays on the messyness of the communication process, creating
communicative situations with a potential to unleash divergent and deviant readings of situations and informations. To use a military metaphor:
Communication guerilla breaks out of the traditionally strategic approach to political articulation. It acknowledges that the social movements on the
left are not powerful enough to engage in a trench war between “us” and “them”, that we are acting on a territory organized by the law of a
foreign power. What French philosopher Michel de Certeau states fortactics in general, also applies to Communication guerilla: Lacking it‟s own
place, it “operates in isolated actions, blow by blow. It takes advantage of ‚oportunities„ and depends on them, being without any base where it could
stockpile its winnings, build up its own position, and plan raids. What it wins it cannot keep. This nowhere gives a tactic mobility (...). It
must vigilantly make use of the cracks that particular conjunctions open in the surveillance of the proprietary powers. It poaches in them. It
creates surprises in them. (...) In short, a tactic is an art of the weak.”

Multinational corporations, as agents of hegemony, use a strategic approach. They are furiously defending a territory made of images, colours, music,
logos. Since the marketing strategies are increasingly shifting from selling products to selling lifestyles, the brand needs to be defended at all costs.
Image has become capital. At the same time, by depending on the elusive power of signs, they have become more vulnerable to the blows of
Communication guerilla. Counter information is continuously producing information on the injustice of existing power relations or the
devastating work conditions in the sweatshops, to name only a few fields of intervention. Subvertisers like the US-based adbusters , or the
campaigners against Nike , communicate such messages by using the first principle of communication guerilla: detournement. By distorting
the signs and symbols available in public space, they suggest a morerealistic reading of advertisements. The simple detournement of a

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billboard, for instance, – “shell” becomes “hell” -creates a moment of surprise and confusion in the receiver. It suggests the use of oppositional codes
and bring out meanings other than those intended by the advertisers. The aura of a mythical figure like Microsoft boss Bill Gates can be detourned by a
pie placed into his face at the right

MONKEYBALLS 2AC 5/5


moment – needless to say that this also works for politicians, philosophers and other representatives of power. With wit and humour, detournements
create a distance between the sender and the receiver, they cause embarassement to those whose normality is usually accepted.

Sometimes, it is more effective to slip into the mind of the political counterpart rather than creating a distance through detournement – especially since
the ‚cultural grammar„ in western industrialised societies with its ideology of democracy and free speech has ways to neutralise obvious criticism.
‚Overidentification„ as the second principle of communication guerilla relies on the phenomenon that every ideology has a hidden reverse,
something that must not be articulated under any circumstances, a taboo (Zizek). Overidentification is about speaking out this hidden tabu in
language of power itself, clearer than the political counterparts yet in a perfect copy of the tone of their voices and the looks of their symbols.

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EXTENSION: LEFTIST POLITICS SUCK

TRADITIONAL LEFTIST POLITICS ARE DOOMED TO FAILURE: ONLY BY DISTORTING THE SIGNS AND SYMBOLS
OF THE PREVAILING ESTABLISHMENT CAN EFFECTIVE POLITICAL ACTION OCCUR.

GRUPPE IN 1998 (http://www.medialounge.net/lounge/workspace/crashhtml/mr/4.htm)

Guerrilla communication is political, militant action (politische Militanz). It differs from the conventional (autonomous) militant action in
as much as it does not simply aim to destroy the codes of power and sovereignty, but aims to effectively disfigure
them. Guerrilla communication is a particular form of political communication which does not just transport
statements in plain text (like flyers, demo slogans, posters). The goal is neither the interruption nor the permanent
appropriation of a communicational channel. The goal is the theft and distortion of messages. We start from the
premise that the significance of communication is not just what is said but also the form of the communication
itself.

It is the aim of guerrilla communication to de-legitimate the present state of power and sovereignty which by now
seems so normal and unalterable. In order to do that, one has to understand its multifaceted structures and manifestations.
Guerrilla communication tries to deal with the normative power structures of the established forms of
communication as well as the internalised power structures at the level of subject. This requires that situations be
manufactured in which it becomes perceptible - for at least a brief moment - that everything could actually be quite different.

Why Communication Guerrilla?

Guerrilla communication is a result of the experiences with the past concepts of the oppositional public realm (Gegenûffentlichkeitskonzepten) and
educational practices of the left. In late capitalist societies nothing can be won from the unimpeded spread of truth.
Traditional left politics frequently seem to rely on the persuasive power of the rational argument. The confidence
that the simple presentation of information represents an effective form of political action is still unshakeable.
Critical content is supposed to be sufficient to tear up the network of manipulating messages, with which the
media influence the consciousness of the masses. The main problem here is the acceptance of the idea:
'whomsoever possesses the senders can control the thoughts of humans'. This hypothesis comes from a very
simple communication model which only focuses on the 'sender' (in the case of mass communication usually centrally
andindustrially organised), the 'channel' which transports the information, and the 'receiver'.

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EXTENSION: LEFTIST POLITICS SUCK


COUNTER-INFORMATION IS INEFFECTIVE- THE PERSUASIVE POWER OF RATIONAL ARGUMENT HAS NO
CHANCE OF COMPETING WITH THE DOMINANT IDEOLOGICAL POSITION.

GRUPPE IN 1998 (http://www.copyriot.com/unefarce/no1/artikel/cg.htm)

Traditional radical politics strongly rely on the persuasive power of the rational argument. The confidence that
the simple presentation of information represents an effective form of political action is almost unshakeable.
Critical content and the unimpeded spread of 'truth' are supposed to be sufficient to tear up the network of
manipulating messages, with which the media influence the consciousness of the masses. Well, since the declaration of
Postmodernism it has become a bit involved to insist on The One And Only Truth. But the main problem with traditional concepts of radicalpolitical
communication is the acceptance of the idea:

'whomsoever possesses the senders can control the thoughts of humans'. This hypothesis comes from a very simple communication model which only
focuses on the 'sender' (in case of mass communication usually centrally and industrially organised), the 'channel' which transports the information, and
the 'receiver'. The euphoria around information society as well as its pessimistic opposition - which worries about information overkill - do not face the
crucial problem of citizens„ representational democracies: facts and information, even if they become commonplace, do not
trigger any consequences. Face it, even if stories of disasters, injustice, social and ecological scandals are being
published, it has almost no consequences.

Reflections on the interrelations between the reception of information, knowledge and the options to act within a social context have tackled how
information becomes meaningful and how it thenbecomes socially relevant. Information by itself has neither meaning nor
consequences - both are created only through the active reception and through the scope of action of the
audience. But this basic banality has far too rarely been taken into consideration within the framework of radical
politics.

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GORILLAZ SOLVES CAPITALISM


THE BOURGEOIS SYSTEM GAINS IT‟S STRENGTH THROUGH INTEGRATION OF CRITICISM- ONLY TACTICS OF
DETOURNMENT, WHICH PLAY WITH THE SIGNS AND SYMBOLS OF THE DOMINANT ORDER ARE ABLE TO
RESIST COOPTATION AND FORM A POTENT ANTI-CAPITALIST CRITIQUE.
GRUPPE IN 1998 (http://www.copyriot.com/unefarce/no1/artikel/cg.htm)

The bourgeois system takes it„s strength - beyond other things - from the ability to include critique. A
government needs an opposition, every opinion needs to be balanced with anotherone, the concept of
representative democracy relies on the fiction of equal exchange. Every criticism which doesn„t fundamentally
shatter the legitimacy of the ruling system, tends to become part of it. Guerrilla communication is an attempt to
intervene without getting absorbed by the dominant discourse. We are looking for ways to get involved in situations and at the
same time to refuse any constructive participation.

Power relations have a tendency to appear normal, even natural and certainly inevitable. They are inscribed into
the rules of everyday life. Communication guerrillas want to create those short and shimmering moments of
confusion and distortion, moments which tell us that everything could be completely different: a fragmented
utopia as a seed of change. Against a symbolic order of western capitalist societies which is built around
discourses of rationality and rational conduct, guerrilla communication relies on the powerful possibility of
expressing afundamental critique through the non-verbal, paradoxical and mythical.

To be quite clear: guerrilla communication isn„t meant to replace a rational critique of dominant politics and hegemonic culture. It doesn„t substitute
counter-information, but creates additional possibilities for intervention. But also, it shouldn„t be misunderstood as the topping on the cake, a mere
addition to the hard work of 'real' politics and direct, material action.

In its search for seeds of subversion, guerrilla communication tries to take up contradictions which are hidden in
seemingly normal, everyday situations. It attempts to distort normality by addressing those unspoken desires
that are usually silenced by omnipresent rules of conduct, rules that define the socially acceptable modes of
behaviour as well as the 'normal' ways of communication and interpretation. To give just a simple example: Most people will
say that it is not okay to dodge paying the fare, even if there is awidespread feeling that public transport is over-expensive. If, however, some
communication guerrillas at the occasion of an important public event like the funeral of Lady Di manage to distribute fake announcements declaring that
for the purpose of participating, public transport will be free, the possibility of reducing today„s expenses may tempt even those who doubt the
authenticity of the announcement.

Communication guerrillas attack the power-relations that are inscribed into the social organisation of space and time, into rules and manners, into the
order of public conduct and discourse. Everywhere in this 'Cultural Grammar' of a society there are legitimations and naturalisations of economic,
political and cultural power and inequality. Communication guerrillas use the knowledge of 'Cultural Grammar' accessible to
everybody in order to cause irritations by distorting the rules of normality: It is precisely this kind of irritations
that put into question seeminglynatural aspects of social life by making the hidden power relations visible and
offering the possibility to deconstruct them. Using a term coined by Pierre Bourdieu, one might say that guerrilla communication aims at
a temporary expropriation of Cultural Capital, at a disturbance of the symbolic economy of social relations.

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1AR: MANN EVIDENCE


THE 1AC IS AN ISOLATION OF WHAT LACAN CALLED THE SYNTHOME: THE LITTLE PIECE OF THE REAL THAT
ATTESTS TO THE STUPIDITY OF EVERYTHING. MANN DESCRIBES THIS AS A RABID OVERPARTICIPATION IN
THE STUPID SPECTACLE OF THE REAL THAT GOES FAR BEYOND ANY BLANK PARODY OR POSTMODERN
PASTICHE-THIS EVIDENCE LITERALLY DESCRIBES THE FORM AND CONTENT OF THE 1AC

Mann (Prof English @ Pomona) 1995


Paul, “Stupid Undergrounds” PostModern Culture 5:3, Project Muse, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/postmodern_culture/v005/5.3mann.html

The stupid underground comes closest of all to the constitutive stupidity of the symbolic order. We should always be careful, however, not to conclude
that therefore one can live without this error, by a kind of decision, for the subject who would make the decision is constituted in the first place by its
relation to this empty order, this hollow other. And who's to say what's really out there? Who's to say that something utterly
Other really doesn't exist? Why not demonic saucer masons encoding the destruction of political power into the
very symbology of American democracy? Why not the fucking hand of God? Zizek himself repeats the old joke about the
man who complained to his analyst that there are crocodiles under his bed; when he doesn't turn up for an
appointment the doctor assumes it is because he has achieved a cure, only to discover the man was indeed
eaten by crocodiles in his sleep. Perhaps the notion that the other does not exist is the other of psychoanalysis.
Isn't the whole point that there are only points de capiton, never a total truth on which to anchor something more
real than the Real--that one cannot, in any sense, claim to have possessed the real, not even by means of a
symbolic-rationalist dispossession? The stupid underground, once again, proceeds along this line not by analytical
distance but by frenzied overdetermination: the only reality is the apocalyptic plot, and the plot is always at one
and the same time hidden and omnipresent, vaporous and thick, future and present ("the end of the world is
over"), ridiculous and serious, unacceptable and unavoidable, the most grotesque, most immediate, and most
conspicuously absent truth.

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2AR OVERVIEW: MONKEYBALLS

THIS DEBATE ULTIMATELY COMES DOWN TO A QUESTION OF COMPETING METHODS AND THE POLITICAL
ADVANTAGES THAT THOSE METHODS ACCRUE. THEY HAVE DONE A TERRIBLE JOB EXPLAINING A FEW
THINGS:

1) WHAT‟S SO BAD ABOUT ENJOYMENT? HOW DO WE FASHION A POLITICS THAT IS FREE OF ENJOYMENT
AND LIBIDINAL INVESTMENT? HOW ULTIMATELY DOES THEIR ALTERNATIVE FUNCTION?

2) WHAT IS SO BAD ABOUT BEING A NEUROTIC? IF SOME HISTORICAL EXAMPLES OF NEUROSES CAN
EXPLIN WHY BAD THINGS HAPPEN, THEN HOW COME ALL NEUROTICS DON‟T TURN OUT TO CAUSE
GENOCIDE? WHAT SPECIFICALLY ABOUT OUR AFF IS NEUROTIC?

3)WHAT IS SO SWEET ABOUT BEING AN ANALYST? WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF POINTING OUT FLAWS? WHY
DOES POINTING OUT ONE FLAW MEAN THAT EVERYTHING WE SAID IS TERMINALLY SCREWED?

HERE ARE OUR TURNS TO ALL OF THOSE THINGS:

1) ENJOYMENT IS GOOD: OUR GRUPPE AND MANN EVIDENCE, BOTH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF ZIZEK‟S
CRITIQUE DESCRIBE HOW DETOURNMENT AND THE CONDENSATION OF THE ABSURD ACCESSES THE REAL
IN WAYS WHICH SOLVE THE LINK, I.E. BY BREAKING DOWN THE FANTASY THAT SUSTAINS THE DOMINAT
IDEOLOGY,

2)NEUROSIS IS GOOD: OUR FORM OF TRANSGRESSION EXPOSES THE NON-MEANING OF THE SYSTEM
ITSELF, THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO BE POLITICAL ITSELF. THAT‟S THE 2AC MOSSIMAN EVIDENCE.

3)BEING AN ANYLYST IS NOT GOOD: CROSS-X CONCEDES THAT THIS FUNCTIONALLY IS NO DIFFERENT
FROM THE METHODS OF COUNTER-INFORMATION THAT OUR GRUPPE EVIDENCE INDICTS AS BEING
INNEFECTIVE. THE ANALYST‟S POSITION ULTIMATELY IS NO DIFFERENT THAN JOHN KERRY, CONSTANTLY
SPOUTING OFF SMALL CRITICISMS OF THOSE IN POWER THAT RELY UPON BANKRUPT NOTIONS OF
COMMUNICATION, WITHOUT ARTICULATING A VISION FOR CHANGE.

IMPACTS DO MATTER:

THEY‟VE GOT NONE. THE EXTENT OF 2NC/2NR IMPACT ANALYSIS IS A REDUCTION OF EVERYTHING TO THE
HOLOCAUST. “HITLER WAS NEUROTIC, HE CAUSED THE HOLOCAUST.” “THE NAZIS THOUGHT THEY HAD A
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, THAT‟S WHY THEY KILLED THE JEWS.”, ETC. THESE ARE ALL VACUOUS CLAIMS
THAT HAVE NOT BEEN APPLIED SPECIFICALLY TO THE TYPE OF ACTION THE AFF TAKES.

WE‟VE GOT BIG IMPACTS. OUR GRUPPE EVIDENCE INDICATES THAT DETOURNMENT IS THE ONLY VIABLE
OPTION FOR LEFTIST POLITICS IN THE AGE OF POSTMODERNISM. WITHOUT ADOPTING THESE STRATEGIES,
THE ONSLAUGHT OF MARKET-ORIENTED SOLUTIONS, INEQUITABLE WORK CONDITIONS, AND
ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION WILL CONTINUE UNABATED. WE WILL ALWAYS WIN A RISK OF A BIGGER
IMPACT THAN THEM, BECAUSE DETOURNMENT IS ALSO NECESSARY TO ARTICULATE A RESPONSE TO THE
TOTALITARIAN, GENOCIDAL SYSTEMS OF OPPRESSION THAT THEY CLAIM AS THE IMPACT TO THEIR
CRITICISM.

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AT: IRONY BAD


1) NO LINK: WE ARE NOT THE LITERARY DEVICE OF IRONY THAT ALL OF THEIR EVIDENCE INDICTS- JUST
BECAUSE WE POSIT A METHOD OF POLITICS THAT INCLUDES HUMOROUS AND/OR IRONIC ELEMENTS DOES
NOT MEAN OUR STRATEGY RELIES ON IRONY, OR THAT IT EVEN IS IRONY

2) IN ORDER TO WIN THIS ARGUMENT, THEY GOTTA PRESENT AN ALTERNATIVE- YEAH, IRONY MAY NOT BE
UNDERSTOOD BY EVERYONE, BUT ALL COMMUNICATION IS SUBJECT TO THAT PITFALL- LANGUAGE IS
IMPRECISE, AND THE IDEA OF A NEUTRAL CHANNEL THROUGH WHICH COMMUNICATIONS CAN BE SENT
FROM A RECIEVER TO A SENDER IS ONE THAT IS EMPIRICALLY BANKRUPT. OUR METHOD IS AT LEAST
BETTER THAN TRADITIONAL POLITICS, WHICH HAVE FAILED TO DO ANYTHING TO CURTAIL CORPORATE
EXPLOITATION, ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION, OR BUSH- THAT‟S THE COUNTER-INFORMATION BAD
ARGUMENTS MADE IN OUR GRUPPE EVIDENCE.

3) WE ALL KNOW THAT WHAT WE DO IN DEBATE IS NOT WHAT WE DO IN PUBLIC, AND THAT WE TAILOR
OUR PERFORMANCE TO THE AUDIENCE PRESENT IN THE DEBATE. WHEREAS THEY MAY BE RIGHT THAT IF
WE READ OUR FIRST CONSTRUCTIVE IN A PUBLIC SETTING, WE‟D NOT BE VERY HELPFUL TO THE
CAUSE,OR MISUNDERSTOOD, BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT WE HAVE DONE. WE HAVE CONTEXTUALIZED OUR
FORM OF DETOURNMENT TO THE SPECIFIC SITUATION OF A DEBATE ROUND- THIS INJECTION OF OUR OWN
LOCAL KNOWLEDGE OF DEBATE IS WHAT MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR DETOURNMENT TO WORK ON A MICRO
AND MACRO LEVEL--

GRUPPE IN 2003 ( HTTP://ionek.strg.at/bin/view/Main/KgUsingLan)

Tactics of the everyday are expressing desires other than those included in strategic planning, and in that way, they often acquire a subversive meaning.
Blagging, dodging the fare, scateboarding in posh places are not necessarily meant to be political interventions. The deportation alliance, Horror Vacui and GelöbNIX
were/are explicitely situated within a wider critical discourse articulated by social movements, in which strategic demands like “open borders”, "no German soldiers in
Kosovo" or "open access to the inner cities" were made. Yet they were not confined to the designated political space marked by a culture of political parties,
demonstrations, info-stalls, demands, frustrating meetings and the speech of morality. Taking tactics further, contextualising political issues in unusual ways and
refusing any clear definition can help to widen the political space. Detournements, happenings and similarinterventions can insert the political into daily life, if
the organisers are taking their own experience with public space and their own local knowledge into account. If you go to the city for summer sales, you hardly
expect your bag being controlled by police. This caused irritations to many shoppers at the day of "GelöbNIX", distorting a positive image of police who should be
there to protect "us" and reserving controls to "others". Ideally, activists are part of a specific local environment and mentality, which enables them to draw on
detailed local knowledge, local anger, local pleasures and the secret subversive desires of ordinary people. For example, quite a few citizens chose to use the free
ticket for public transport in one of the fake leaflets, although they could have realised with a little consideration that it was a prank - and maybe they did. The same
leaflet was reported in the local section of the newspaper with some amusement - another sign that it had met localinterest. Only if an intervention works locally, it
can become relevant in a broader context. A focus on images and playful forms can create new alliances. If it is not necessary to agree on every detail of the
political analysis, preparations can be more inclusive. Artist and activist scene are beginning to overlap. A new arena of political articulation opens up again - and
by using images, music, bodies, performances, activists are re-discovering the pleasures of aesthetic experiences as a part of political speech.

Times have changed since the Manual of Communication Guerilla was first published. While the changes of social and economic power are not in our favour, in the
metropolis, a wave of energy amongs activists is tangible. This is most visible in the new global movement which articulates itself in protests against organisations like
the world bank and the international monetary fund. Large numbers of protesters, new/old forms of protest like carnivals, creative interventions and direct actions,
maybe also the web-hype have put this movement on the agenda of mainstream media. The appropriation of information technology has facilitated a process which
creates a worldwide communication network and allows for rapid communication within a global activist ‚scene'. In this sense, the conditions of struggle have
improved, certainly in the space of representation (everybody knows that there is a new, globally connected socialmovement).Yet in provincial areas, local
neighbourhoods, small towns and border areas, we are fewer than the images of mass demos from Seattle, Washington, London etc would suggest. Locally, we
continue to rely on the molecular tactics of communication guerilla, the kind of actions anyone can prepare without the backup of thousands of activists.
While the large mobilisations are highlights in the activists calendar, communication guerilla-type actions are effective interventions in local public spaces,
effective not only in terms of annoying the conservative hypocrits, ordinary racists and apostles of normalisation, but also for our own pleasure and against
the frustrations we are facing in daily life.

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LUFTHANSA EXAMPLE
GRUPPE IN 2003 ( HTTP://ionek.strg.at/bin/view/Main/KgUsingLan)

An example for the sophisticated use of both principles is a campaign of the German anti-racist network “kein
mensch ist illegal” against the deportation of refugees and immigrants. Or, in the logic of overidentification: Its objective is to
“help” the German airline Lufthansa to get out of their obligation to do the dirty business for the German government by brutally carrying
out deportations. This tongue-in-cheek help turns out to be a continous ‚image pollution„, which constantly puts the airline into trouble.
The image of Lufthansa (and every other airline) is based on the fantasy of a world without any borders, open for unlimited excitement,
for adventurous explorations of its hidden treasures (or business opportunities). The hidden reverse of this ideology of globalisation is
migration and border-regimes with all their deadly consequences. Lufthansa„s image relies on the assumption that they
make thepleasures of travelling available to every customer, that they can take you to the most remote parts of the world at any
given time. What may not be articulated is that at the same time, Lufthansa is coercing ‚unwanted migrants„ to go where they
certainly do not want to go – the country they were forced to leave for political or economic reasons , or even a place
where they have never been before. The Lufthansa Campaign is using this hidden reverse in many creative ways. In the first leaflet in
spring 2000, they worked with the principle of overidentification by producing a ‚fake„ to advertise the new
„deportation class“ which they had invented for Lufthansa. The leaflet features the brand colours, a detourned logo and the
typography of Lufthansa. It looks exactly as if it was produced by the airline itself. It also reads like an original, since the corporate
language with its customer-friendly overtones is copied as well. Moreover, the content overidentifies completely with thelogic of profit.
Lufthansa, it is explained, is obliged to carry out deportations for the German government. Yet the company is aware
that the presence of handcuffed people with special helmets over their heads and sticky tape across their
mouths reduces the comfort of the paying passengers, expecially if they resist their deportation. To compensate
for this inconvenience, Lufthansa has launched the “deportation class” and from now on offers seats on such
flights at reduced prices. This fake leaflet was placed in the information stalls of Lufthansa in airports, at tourist fairs and travel-
agents. The logic was credible enough, many people including customers and journalists thought the airline capable of such
cynical marketing and consequently started attacking it. Lufthansa was forced to publish a dementi to distance
itself from the incriminating leaflet. But the company found itself in a double bind: They couldn‟t deny the fact that
they are carrying out deportations, and that this caused inconveniences; at the same time, they didn‟t offer any
compensation.

The logo of the deportation class was the winner of a poster competition which the campaign had tendered until March 2000. It called for detournements
of Lufthansa branding to make connections between the ideology of free travel and deportations. The submitted posters were put together in a travelling
exhibition and presented in many museums. Interestingly, Lufthansa only objected in October 2000, when they discovered that the exhibition is also
available on the internet. They threatened to sue the owner of the webpage. Supported by kein mensch ist illegal, he didn`t back down. To the contrary –
within a few days, the exhibition was mirrored on dozens of other international webpages. Lufthansa ended up looking really stupid, a web-newbie with
no respect for the freedom of art. In the end, Lufthansa begged the campaign to stop embarrassing them.

The company faced ‚tactical embarrassement„ and interventions on many other fronts. The passenger lobby group “fair fly” staged invisible theatre at
airports and tourist fairs, demonstrating the act of deportation. At an information stall at the Expo in Hanover, plastic-bags with the logo of the deportation
alliance were distributed – filled up with information about deportations. At the annual shareholder meeting in summer 2000, along with more traditional
protests, a concerned shareholder pointed out the financial risks involved in deportations. In several cases, deportations were stopped
through direct action.

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LUFTHANSA RANT
A BUNCH OF GERMANS GOT TOGETHER TO PROTEST THE COMPLICTY OF THE AIRLINE LUFTHANA WITH
ILLEGAL GOVERNMENT DEPORTATIONS OF TURKISH IMMIGRANTS. THEY PRODUCED FAKE OR DETORUNED
FLIERS THAT ADVERTISED A BRAND NEW DEPORTATION CLASS THAT OFFERED DEEP DISCOUNTS. THEY SET UP
BOOTHS AT THE AIRPORT, FORCED THE PEOPLE TO WORK BEHIND THE DESK.

THE AIRLINE WAS FORCED BY THESE ACTIONS TO OWN UP TO THEIR OWN INVOLVEMENT, STOP DEPORTING
IMMIGRANTS.

ANOTHER TYPE OF DETOURNEMENT – ADBUSTERS MAGAZINE – THESE CATS CONSTANTLY CREATE


ADVERTISEMENTS – THEY CALL THEM SUBVERTISEMENTS – PUT THEM UP OVERNIGHT OR WHATEVER – FORCE
THE ADVERTISED MESSAGE TO BE DISTORTED – CALVIN KLEIN ADS – PERFUME OBSESSION – STUFF LIKE THAT
– THIS HAS ACTUALLY MOUNTED A MATERIALLY SUCCESSFUL – AT LEAST IN SOME WAYS, SOMETIMES SMALL
SOMETIMES BIG – BLOWS AGAINST THE CAPITALIST SYSTEM –

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TRADTIONAL POLITICS-OVERVIEW
OUR 1AC IS A FORM OF GUERRILLA POLITICS AND GUERRILLA COMMUNICATION TAKEN AGAINST THE
DABAIT COMMUNITY ITSELF – IF INDEED THERE IS ANY HOPE OF OUR COMMUNITY TO BE POLITICAL,
REVOLUTIONARY, OR WHATEVER – WE MUST FIRST FORM A POTENT LEFTIST CRITIQUE WITHIN OUR
COMMUNITY – DABAIT ARGUMENTS AND FALSE PROTESTS AND WACKADEMIC WAX POETICS HAVE ALL
BECOME COMMODIFIED TO THE POINT WHERE DABAIT BECOMES BANKRUPT- DESPITE EVERYONE‟S BEST
INTENTIONS, ALL OF THESE STRATEGIES ARE BANKRUPT AND DOOMED TO FAIL.

THE 1AC DETOURNS THOSE DABAIT PRACTICES IN A WAY THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE MESSAGE OF
THEIR RADICALISM BAD ARGUMENTS AND THEIR TYPES OF POLITICS THEY ADVOCATE. THE PLACE WHERE
WE DIFFER IS AT THE LEVEL OF “WHAT SHOULD WE DO THEN?”

INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON TRIED AND FAILED STRATEGIES OF TRADITIONAL LEFTISTS POLITICS, WHICH
HAVE PRODUCED A WORLD WHERE JOHN KERRY IS THE BEST WE CAN DO, AND EVERYONE KNOWS THAT
THE ENVIRONMENT IS TOTALLY HOSED, YET BUSH IS STILL ABLE TO GIVE THE REACH-AROUND TO HIS
HOMIES AT CHEVRON AND HALLIBURTON, WE SHOULD HIJACK THE SIGNS AND SYMBOLS LEFT BEHIND
FOR US ON THE POLITICAL TERRAIN AND ENGAGE IN A STRATEGY OF COMMUNICATIVE GUERILLA TACTICS:
BY PLAYING IN THE CRACKS AND CLEAVAGES LEFT BEHIND

ALL OF THEIR LINK ARGUMENTS ASSUME THE CONTENT OF THE 1AC DIVORCED FROM ITS FORM – YES, WE
HAVE A BUNCH OF MADE UP WORDS AND SELF-REFERENTIAL ARGUMENTS, BECAUSE THAT‟S WHAT
DABAIT HAS BECOME. OUR EXPOSURE OF THAT IS A WAY TO POLITICIZE DABAIT, JUST IN THE WAY THAT
DETOURNED LUFTHANSA FLIERS WERE A WAY TO POLITICZE THE DEPORTATION ISSUE IN GERMANY.

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LANGUAGE RANT

YOU HAVE TAKEN DA BAIT. TO ASSUME THAT LANGUAGE


SOMEHOW HAS MEANING IS FOOL’S GOLD. WE HAVE ALWAYS
ALREADY PROBLEMATIZED THE IDEA THAT WORDS HAVE MEANING
PRIOR TO LANGUAGE ITSELF. THEIR CRITICISMS OF WGLF
DISCURSIVE MANEUVERING NEGLECT THIS NUGGET OF PRE-
EXISTENT CRITICISM FOUND IN THE SUBTEXT OF THE 1AC ITSELF.
TO STABILIZE THE MEANING OF ANYTHING THAT WE HAVE SAID IS
TO CONDUCT ONTO-VIOLENCE AGAINST THAT WHICH WAS THE 1AC
PREFORMANCE AND US. THE ESSENTIAL KERNEL OF THE 1AC’S
ENCOUNTER WITH LANGUAGE AND THE TEXT IS TO OVERIDENTIFY
WITH THE ALWAYS ALREADY OBSCENE NATURE OF THE
TEXTUALITY OF THE TEXT, WHICH CREATES THE CONDITIONS FOR
THE RECOGNITION THAT VIOLENCE AND LANGUAGE ARE
SYMBIOTIC SOCIAL CONSTRUCTS. OUR SCHIZO-DE-
(DICH)OTOMIZING APPROACH TO THE PROBLEMATIC OF SOCIAL
TOTALITY AND LINGUISTIC LIBIDINAL INVESTMENTS IS THE ONLY
TRANSGRESSIVE ALTERNATIVE TO POLICING LINGUISTIC
BOUNDARIES WHILE THE PROBLEMATIC OF LANGUAGE ITSELF
GOES UNRESOLVED. DOUCHE.

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ORIGINAL MOSSIMAN OVERVIEW

WE ARE THE GREAT COMPETITIVE SPECTACLE WHOSE PRODUCTION


SQUANDERS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. WE SPENT OUR SUMMER WRITING
OUR OWN CRAPPY EVIDENCE, DRINKING RED HEADED SLUTS AT ADI, AND
IGNORING THE TOPIC. THROUGH THIS ALL WE REALIZED THAT WE ARE THE
SUN. NOT LITERALLY, BUT THE SPECTACLE THAT IS US IS BLINDS AND
CONFUSES WHEN YOU STARE INTO IT, YET ILLUMINATES THE WORLD AT THE
SAME TIME. THE EXAMPLE OF SIMONE IN BATAILLE‟S “STORY OF THE EYE”
IS ANALOGOUS TO WGLF ACTIVITIES FROM NOW TO THE FUTUREPAST:
SIMONE PISSES ON HARDBOILED EGGS DESPITE THE HORROR OF HER
MOTHER MUCH LIKE WE PISS ON THE CONVENTIONS OF DABAIT ITSELF.
THIS IS NOT POINTLESS FUCK-FUCK. THE CONCLUSION YOU SHOULD DRAW
FROM WHAT WE HAVE DONE/DID/WILL DO IS THAT PLAYING WITHIN THE
BOUNDARIES OF THE SYSTEM OF DABAIT NORMS IS PRODUCTIVE. OUR
IRRATIONAL GESTURES TO REMAIN OUTSIDE OF THE NORMS EXPOSE THE
MEANINGLESSNESS OF THOSE NORMS THEMSELVES.

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WGLF FOGG OF WAR 2NC 1/2

2AC RESPONSE TO THE NONSENSE OF THE 1NC DEMONSTRATES THE EFFICACY OF OUR
APPROACH TO INTELLECTUAL WARFARE. THE PRACTICES OF DECEPTION AND TRICKERY MUST
BE USED TO JAM THE BIOPOLITICAL RADAR. THEIR POSITION OF SPEAKING OUT IS TOO RISKY: IT
TELLS EVERYTHING WE KNOW TO OUR ENEMIES, RISKING CERTAIN DESTRUCTION.

MANN IN 1996 (PAUL, POMONA ENGLISH, THE NINE GROUNDS OF INTELLECTUAL WARFARE, postmodern culture,
january)

Michel de Certeau points out that, for Clausewitz, the distinction between strategy and tactics is determined not only by scales of conflict (war vs. battle) but by
relative magnitudes of power. Strategy is for the strong, and it is deployed in known, visible, mapped spaces; tactics is "an art of the weak," of those who
must operate inside territory controlled by a greater power; it takes place on the ground of the "other," inside alien space.[35] It must therefore deploy
deception in the face of a power "bound by its very visibility." De Certeau suggests that even in cases where the weak force has already been sighted, it might
use deception to great advantage. This is another lesson from Clausewitz: "trickery is possible for the weak, and often it is his only possibility, as a 'last resort':
The weaker the forces at the disposition of the strategist, the more the strategist will be able to use deception." In the "practice of daily life," in spaces of
signification, in the contests of critical argument, such a tactics of the weak would also apply:

1. Lacking its own place, lacking a view of the whole, limited


2. by the blindness (which may lead to perspicacity) resulting
3. from combat at close quarters, limited by the possibilities
4. of the moment, a tactic is determined by the absence of
5. power just as a strategy is organized by the postulation of
6. power. From this point of view, the dialectic of a tactic
7. may be illuminated by the ancient art of sophistic. As the
8. author of a great "strategic" system, Aristotle was also
9. very interested in the procedures of this enemy which
10. perverted, as he saw it, the order of truth. He quotes a
11. formula of this protean, quick, and surprising adversary
12. that, by making explicit the basis of sophistic, can also
13. serve finally to define a tactic as I understand it here: it
14. is a matter, Corax said, of "making the worse argument seem
15. the better." In its paradoxical concision, this formula
16. delineates the relationship of forces that is the starting
17. point for an intellectual creativity that is subtle,
18. tireless, ready for every opportunity, scattered over the
19. terrain of the dominant order and foreign to the rules laid
20. down and imposed by a rationality founded on established
rights and property. (38)

And yet it is rare that any of this ever occurs to critics, who seem to believe that "subversion" consists of vicarious identification with subversives, and of telling

everything one knows to one's enemies.

It is nonetheless already the case that, in critical discourse, behind all the humanistic myths of communication, understanding, and interpretive fidelity, one
finds the tactical value of misinterpretations. In an argument it is often crucial for combatants not to know their enemy, to project instead a paper figure, a
distortion, against which they can conceive and reinforce their own positions. Intelligence, here, is not only knowledge of one's enemies but the tactical lies one
tells about them, even to oneself. This is so regular a phenomenon of discursive conflict that it cannot be dismissed as an aberration that might be remedied through

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better communication, better listening skills, more disinterested criticism. One identifies one's own signal in part by jamming everyone else's, setting it off from the
noise one generates around it. There is, in other words, already plenty of fog in discursive warfare, and yet we tend to remain passive in the face of it, and for
the most part completely and uncritically committed to exposing ourselves to attack. Imagine what might be possible for a writing that is not insistently
positional, not devoted to shoring itself up, to fixing itself in place, to laying out all its plans under the eyes of its opponents. Nothing, after all, has been more
fatal for the avant-gardes than the form of the manifesto. If only surrealism had been more willing to lie, to dissimulate, to abandon the petty narcissism of the position
and the desire to explain itself to
WGLF FOGG OF WAR 2NC 2/2
anyone who would listen, and instead explored the potential offered it by the model of the secret society it also hoped to be. Intellectual warfare must therefore
investigate the tactical advantages of deception and clandestinity over the habitual, quasi-ethical demands of clarity and forthrightness, let alone the
narcissistic demands of self-promotion and mental exhibitionism, from however fortified a position. If to be seen by the enemy is to be destroyed, then
intellectual warfare must pursue its own stealth technology. Self-styled intellectual warriors will explore computer networks not only as more rapid means of
communication and publishing but as means for circumventing publication, as semi-clandestine lines of circulation, encoded correspondence, and semiotic speed. There
will be no entirely secure secrecy, just as there are no impregnable positions -- that too is Virilio's argument -- but a shrouded nomadism is already spreading in and
around major discursive conflicts. There are many more than nine grounds, but the rest are secret.

VOTE NEGATIVE TO MAKE THE AFFIRMATIVE DISAPPEAR. JAM THE BIOPOLITICAL


RADAR BY MAKING YOUR TRUE ALLEGIANCES SECRET. REMAIN WITHIN THE FOG OF
WAR TO HONE OUR TACTICS UNTIL THE TIME IS RIGHT.

MANN IN 1996 (PAUL, POMONA ENGLISH, THE NINE GROUNDS OF INTELLECTUAL WARFARE, postmodern culture, january)
The standpoint, identification with and defense of one's own thought, the demand that one be on one's own side, that one stand by one's word, is so standard a
feature of intellectual ethics and politics that it has been taken completely for granted. But the entrenched position is a vestige of archaic forms of warfare. The
Tofflers argue that the Gulf War demonstrated the failure of entrenchment -- Iraq's older, industrial, sedentary strategy -- against advanced military technologies of
speed, stealth, and coordinated intelligence. "[T]he allied force was not a [conventional military] machine, but a system with far greater internal feedback,
communication, and self-regulatory adjustment capability. It was . . . a 'thinking system'" (80). For Napoleon as well, Virilio notes, "the capacity for war [was] the
capacity for movement" (WC 10). In the same manner, those bound to intellectual positions remain blind to the tactical advantages of mobility and secrecy, and
the new war studies will be used to suggest strategic figures outside the position's fortified walls.I will return to the precisely oxymoronic, self-canceling figure of
secrecy in a later section. Here, I will proceed by suggesting that the new war studies should come to quite rigorous and unromantic terms with the nomadology of
Deleuze and Guattari.[20] In their work, the war machine is essentially exterior to the state, even if the state appropriates it. The problem is, therefore, how to
pursue exteriority in disciplinary and epistemological structures that are themselves entirely defined by their institutional interiority. It will certainly not be
through any of the current specular and spectacular modes of narcissistic identification with the "other." One should treat every text that peddles its vicarious
nomadism while elaborating the most conventional analyses with the greatest suspicion, and at the same time with some confidence, perhaps quite groundless, that an
intellectual nomadology might still be carried out elsewhere.[21] It is necessary to comprehend the force of extremely difficult ideas: the nomadic war-machine's
exteriority to the state and its precise relation to battle; the nomads' territorial engagement with smooth space, without "striation," interiority, or chrono-historical
organization; their indifference to semiological systems and their particular epistemological orientations (ornament instead of sign, ballistics and metallurgical science,
numbering, speed, etc.); the strange relation of A Thousand Plateaus to texts that would seem to treat the same matters in a more disciplinary way -- its relation, for
instance, to psychoanalysis and philosophy (and what is the strategic connection between this book and Deleuze's extraordinary and in many ways quite scholarly
treatments of the history of philosophy?); indeed, the very ontology of the nomadic idea itself: all of these must be explored in considerable detail, without ever
descending to any merely exe getical commentary, and without reducing what is at stake in this book to an intellectual position. Deleuze and Guattari challenge us to
rethink our whole relation to books and to writing, to the very order of our thought -- a task in which they themselves often fail. One must begin by reading them at a
loss, but a loss that is not only the result of their work's difficulty, which careful analysis would eventually overcome; rather, a loss that reaches down into our deepest
epistemological attachments. It will be necessary, for instance, to reconceive the very notion of intellectual rigor (the order of argument, demonstration, proof)
and communicative clarity: not to abandon them for the sake of some impressionistic indulgence, but to relocate them outside the striated space of the state
apparatus that has always provided their structure. One might find oneself, for instance, no longer putting forth positions, outlining, defending, and identifying
oneself with them: one might find oneself engaged in an even more severe, more rigorous discipline of affirming ideas without attaching oneself to them,
making them appear (as Baudrillard suggested in another context) only so as to make them disappear.

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WGLF FOGG OF WAR 2NR OVERVIEW

THE CENTRAL AXIS OF ARGUMENTATION IN THIS DEBATE HAS


BEEN NEGLECTED BY THE AFFIRMATIVE. THE CRITICISM THAT WE
HAVE FORWARDED HAS NOT BEEN RESPONDED TO AT THE LEVEL OF
THE WAY THE BALLOT SHOULD BE THEORIZED. TO THEM, AN
AFFIRMATIVE BALLOT SHOULD BE UNDERSTOOD AS A OPEN
ADMISSION OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE AFFIRMATIVE PROJECT BY
THE JUDGE. THIS INSISTENCE ON IDENTIFICATION IS THE MOVE
THAT WE CRITICIZE. THE POSSIBILITY OF AGREEING WITH THE
AFFIRMATIVE IN SECRET IS FORECLOSED, PREVENTING THE
POSSIBILITY OF A MORE EFFICACIOUS POLITICAL ACT: THE
CHOICE TO REMAIN WITHIN THE FOG OF WAR. OUR MANN
EVIDENCE IS ON FIRE IN REGARDS TO THE DANGERS OF ENGAGING
IN OVERT STRATEGIES. A NEGATIVE BALLOT IS NOT A REJECTION
OF THE STRUGGLE THE AFFIRMATIVE ENGAGES IN, BUT RATHER A
CLOAKING MOVE THAT SHIELDS THEIR PROJECT FROM THE
SCRUTINY OF THE MATRICES OF POWER THEY OBSTENSIBLY SEEK
TO FIGHT.

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CRAZINESS OVERVIEW- COMPETITION

GETTING UP AND DOING SOMETHING SLIGHTLY CRAZY DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU ALL OF A SUDDEN CAN
WIN THE DEBATE. IN ORDER TO WIN, THE NEGATIVE MUST CONCLUSIVELY PROVE THAT WHAT WE HAVE
DONE IS SOMEHOW DETRIMENTAL TO POLITICS VERSUS THEIR ALTERNATIVE. WHAT IS THE NET BENEFIT TO
VOTING NEGATIVE? DO THEY HAVE ANY DISADS TO OUR METHOD? THEY HAVEN‟T ANSWERED THESE
QUESTIONS. THEY ESSENTIALLY HAVE RUN THE CRITICAL “FEED AFRICA” COUNTERPLAN THAT EVERYONE
USES AS AN EXAPMLE OF WHY COUNTERPLANS SHOULD BE COMPETITIVE, GIVEN THAT AT THE LEVEL OF
METHODOLOGY THERE IS FUNCTIONALLY NO COMPETITION.

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AT: HABERMAS
THE NOTION OF “IDEAL SPEECH” ONLY SERVES TO DEFINE UNACCEPTABLE SPEECH, CREATING THE
POSSIBILITY OF NORMALIZATION AND EXCLUSION

KULYNYCH IN 1997 (JESSICA, Performing politics: Foucault, Habermas, and postmodern participation Polity,
Winter 1997 v30 n2)
Even such a sophisticated and sensitive approach to ideal speech as Benhabib's cannot cleanse communicative action of its
exclusivity. It is not only that acquiring language is a process of mastering a symbolic heritage that is systematically gendered, but
the entire attempt to set conditions for "ideal speech" is inevitably exclusive. The model of an ideal
speech situation establishes a norm of rational interaction that is defined by the very types of interaction
it excludes. The norm of rational debate favors critical argument and reasoned debate over other forms of
communication.(29) Defining ideal speech inevitably entails defining unacceptable speech. What has been
defined as unacceptable in Habermas's formulation is any speech that is not intended to convey an idea.
Speech evocative of identity, culture, or emotion has no necessary place in the ideal speech situation, and
hence persons whose speech is richly colored with rhetoric, gesture, humor, spirit, or affectation could be
defined as deviant or immature communicators. Therefore, a definition of citizenship based on
participation in an ideal form of interaction can easily become a tool for the exclusion of deviant
communicators from the category of citizens. This sort of normalization creates citizens as subjects of rational debate.

HABERMAS‟ IDEAL SPEECH SITUATION IS IMPOSSIBLE: IT DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE
DISCIPLINARY EFFECTS OF DISCURSIVE EXCHANGE, AND IS THEORIZED IN AN EXCEEDINGLY ABSTRACT
WAY THAT PREVENTS IT FROM BEING USEFUL.

KULYNYCH IN 1997 (JESSICA, Performing politics: Foucault, Habermas, and postmodern participation Polity,
Winter 1997 v30 n2)

As Habermas describes, "every encounter in which actors do not just observe each other but take a second-person attitude,
reciprocally attributing communicative freedom to each other, unfolds in a linguistically constituted public space."(20) Thus, the
concerns that political scientists have had about unequal resource distribution and its effect on one's capability to act are mitigated in
Habermas's broad definition of discursive participation. Even though limited resources may prevent active interventions in
decisionmaking and policymaking processes, for Habermas the "communicative structures of the public sphere relieve the public of
the burden of decision-making."(21) In a similar vein, Habermas does not limit participation to a specific set of activities, but defines
it procedurally or contextually. Participation is not limited to traditional activities such as voting, campaigning, or letter-writing, but is
instead designated by the discursive quality of the activity. In other words, it is not the intent to influence policy that defines
participation, but rather the communication structure in which the activity takes place. That communication structure must be
equitable and inclusive, social problems must be openly and rationally deliberated, and they must be thematized by people
potentially affected. However, Habermas's discursive formulation is inadequate primarily because it does not
explicitly and rigorously attend to the disciplinary effects of contemporary societies explained so
creatively by Foucault. Habermas has been routinely criticized for ignoring the productive nature of
contemporary power. His juxtaposition of system and life-world in The Theory of Communicative Action
relies on a separation of good power from bad (communicative power v. steering media), and posits an ideal
speech situation freed from the distortions of power.(22) More importantly, Habermas's theorization of
discursive participation is exceedingly abstract and does not adequately attend to the ways in which
power informs discourse.

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PARAMETER SPECIFICATION 1NC

A. Violation - the aff fails to specify their parameters in the plan text

B. It's a voter for fairness and education

1. Parameter specification is key to an effective evaluation of the aff's discourse


2. Key to predictability of parameters
3. Resolved is a definite course of action, they're not topical because parameter specification is associated with indefinite-ness with an
r-squared value of .98
4. allows them to spike out of all our disads
5. vote neg on presumption - all laws must be passed with parameters
6. Failure to specify parameters causes three simultaneous scenarios for extinction this is a real world impact and skews our time
allocation

Finally, they have no offensive reason why they can‟t specify in the plan text.

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BUSH IS A ROBOT 1NC

A) THE INTERNAL LINK – THE PLAN USES BUSH. <EXPLAIN.>

B) THE REAL LINK – BUSH DOESN‟T EXIST – HE‟S AN ANIMATRONIC ROBOT.

LONGHAIR – 04
[ORIGINALLY FOUND ON DEADLYSINS.COM, POSTED BY LONGHAIR TO
http://sensiblyeclectic.com/b2evolution/blogs/index.php/mainsite/2004/12/04/george_w_bush_animatronic_robot
12/04/04]

Consider these two photos taken two days apart and published in the Washington Post.

Leading experts in animatronic motion agree that what you are seeing is a puppet that has defaulted into "standby mode."

Created in absolute secrecy by the CIA and top defense contractors, "Unit W" was designed to simulate average human
motion, speech, and behavior. Originally intended for espionage, he is the fusion of a servo-motorized biofidelic shell and
a sophisticated artificial intelligence module. The fiendish experiment proved to be such a success that his human
masters decided to put their creation to the ultimate test -- run him for President.

Now George W, a mindless automaton created in a top-secret lab, will preside over the first literal "puppet government.”

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C)

THE MISSING LINK – THIS IS A VOTING ISSUE; SEVERAL REASONS!

1) FAIRNESS. PLAN SPIKES OUT OF ALL OF OUR POLITICS LINKS BECEAUSE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO
DETERMINE HOW MUCH POLITICAL CAPITAL A ROBOT HAS. EVEN IF WE WERE TO ACCESS THE
SECRET CIA FILES, THEY COULD ALWAYS JUST CHANGE THE LEVELS ON US, WHICH EXPLODES
LIMITS.
2) LIMITS. PLAN UNLIMITS THE TOPIC BECAUSE IF WE ALLOW ROBOTIC ACTORS THAT ENCOURAGES
DEBATERS TO BUILD THEIR OWN ANIMATRONIC ROBOTS TO DO THE PLAN WHICH IS UNPREDICTABLE
BECAUSE THERE IS AN INFINITE AMOUNT OF ROBOTS THAT COULD BE BUILT AND THERE‟S NO
LITERATURE ON THEM.
3) SOLVENCY. ALL OF THEIR SOLVENCY EVIDENCE ASSUMES THAT A HUMAN DOES THE PLAN. THIS
KILLS 90 PERCENT OF THEIR SOLVENCY, WHICH IS ENOUGH OF THE TABLE‟S LEG SAWED OFF SO
THAT THE TABLE COLLAPSES.

Richard F. Elmore, Backward Mapping: Implementation Research and Policy


Decisions, Political Science Quarterly, 94, Number 4 Winter 1979-1980, page 605

Analysis of policy choices matters very little if the mechanism for implementing
those choices is poorly understood. In answering the question, "What percentage
of the work of achieving a desired governmental action is done when the
preferred analytic alternative has been identified?" Allison estimated that, in
the normal case it was about 10 percent leaving the remaining 90 percent in the
realm of implementation.

4) DEHUMANIZATION. THEY UPHOLD THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AS A SAFE HAVEN FOR
ANIMATRONIC ROBOTS. THIS SETS UP A SLIPPERY SLOPE. THAT‟S NUCLEAR WAR.

BERUBE – 97
[PhD – http://www.cas.sc.edu/engl/faculty/berube/prolong.htm]

Assuming we are able to predict who or what are optimized humans, this entire resultant worldview smacks of eugenics
and Nazi racial science. This would involve valuing people as means. Moreover, there would always be a superhuman
more super than the current ones, humans would never be able to escape their treatment as means to an always further
and distant end. This means-ends dispute is at the core of Montagu and Matson's treatise on the dehumanization of
humanity. They warn: "its destructive toll is already greater than that of any war, plague, famine, or natural calamity on
record -- and its potential danger to the quality of life and the fabric of civilized society is beyond calculation. For that
reason this sickness of the soul might well be called the Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse.... Behind the genocide of the
holocaust lay a dehumanized thought; beneath the menticide of deviants and dissidents... in the cuckoo's next of America,
lies a dehumanized image of man... (Montagu & Matson, 1983, p. xi-xii). While it may never be possible to quantify the
impact dehumanizing ethics may have had on humanity, it is safe to conclude the foundations of humanness offer great
opportunities which would be foregone. When we calculate the actual losses and the virtual benefits, we approach a
nearly inestimable value greater than any tools which we can currently use to measure it.

Dehumanization is nuclear war, environmental apocalypse, and international genocide. When people become things,
they become dispensable. When people are dispensable, any and every atrocity can be justified. Once justified, they
seem to be inevitable for every epoch has evil and dehumanization is evil's most powerful weapon.

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BUSH EXTENSIONS

( _ ) AT: THERE HAS TO BE A REASONABLE EXPLANATION FOR THIS.

WASHINGTON INSIDERS SAY OTHERWISE. OR AT LEAST THEY HAVEN’T FOUND IT YET.

WEINGARTEN – 00
[GENE – WASHINGTON POST STAFF WRITER – 12/27]

First, don't panic. There is probably a good explanation for the mystery of the photographs,
something that does not threaten the enslavement and/or extermination of mankind.

There has to be a benign explanation. I just haven't found it yet.

( _ ) AT: THOSE AREN’T THE *SAME* POSE.

THEY ARE IDENTICAL POSES. BECAUSE THEY ARE IDENTICAL PICTURES OF BUSH IN HIS DEFAULT
SETTING.

WEINGARTEN – 00
[GENE – WASHINGTON POST STAFF WRITER – 12/27]

The first photograph appeared in The Washington Post on Dec. 18. In it, the president-
elect stands behind and to the side of Condoleezza Rice, his nominee for national
security adviser. George W. Bush is slightly out of focus. His head is cocked to the left
and tilted slightly backward, his mouth downturned in a perfect cartoonish crescent, the
way a first-grader might draw a frown. His eyes are squinty.

The next photograph appeared in this paper two days later. In it, the president-elect
stands behind and to the side of Alberto R. Gonzalez, his choice for White House
counsel. George W. Bush is slightly out of focus. His head is cocked to the left and
tilted slightly backward, his mouth downturned in a perfect, cartoonish crescent, the
way a first-grader might draw a frown. His eyes are squinty.

It is not a similar pose; it is an identical pose. It is not a similar expression; it is the


identical expression.

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REPTILES DA TO THE U.N. TOPIC

1NC

A) UNIQUE LINK: Currently the Illuminati agenda is unfulfilled. However, the farcical move to initiate peacekeeping operations in
Africa is precisely the technique that shores up reptilian power. African conflict is orchestrated by the reptilian illuminati and the plan
is the final step in the reptilian playbook. The plan allows the reptilians to access inter-dimensional gateways and increase their power.

ICKE – 00
[David - http://www.davidicke.net/newsroom/africa/congo/022400a.html]

As I have outlined in The Biggest Secret, the Illuminati has an agenda to bring Africa to it's knees in an explosion of conflict and war,
a fact confirmed to me by people like the Zulu shaman, Credo Mutwa, who has seen this coming for a long time (See The Reptilian
Agenda video, part two, for the background). As I say in the book, and previous ones, the idea is to create the conflict as an excuse to
send in UN and NATO forces to "keep the peace". The UN vote about the Congo is yet another confirmation of this.

Africa has been a focus for the reptilian bloodlines since ancient times. The reptilian "gods", which the Sumerian tablets call the
Anunnaki, operated extensively in the continent of Africa and it continues to be an area of enormous importance to them for many
reasons - incredible natural "resources", of which the Congo is a wonderful example (hence the war), and because of the inter-
dimensional "gateways" and immensely powerful earth-energy vortexes that can be found in Africa.

This incredible continent should be rich beyond measure, abundant in food and trade in a stream of commodities, but the Illuminati
find it far more difficult to manipulate and control abundance and harmony than they do scarcity and conflict. Hence Africa has been
plaqued by war and economic take-over which has kept the people divided and ruled and in hunger and poverty in a continent which
could feed itself many, many, times over.

Under the constantly played technique of create-the-problem-and-then-offer-the-solution, the Illuminati can now send in their United
Nations forces to the Congo, just as they have with their NATO troops in places like Bosnia and Kosovo.

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B) THE BIGGEST IMPACT IN THE TUBS:

Reptilian domination is global tyranny via mind control, sex crimes, and mass genocide, which turns the case.

Jim Bartley, online, accessed 4-18-05

http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache:jWnqbgE78asJ:www.davidicke.net/emagazine/vol23/articles/bartley-23-
5.html+%22united+nations%22+reptilian+&hl=en

The reptilians make full use of what American Military War Colleges refer to as a "Force Multiplier." In this case, it is
mayhem, sexual predation, ritual murder and Genocide by PROXY. Rather than go to the trouble of manifesting in full
physical density and having to individually rape, torture and perpetrate genocide upon countless humans, the reptilians
manipulate individual humans as well as entire societies and nations to do the work for them.

This is an important point to understand. The reptilians will manipulate individual males into becoming serial sex offenders
and serial murderers and on a macro level, they will inculcate notions of racial purity and racial superiority into entire
cultures which then serves as the basis and justification for those same cultures to perpetrate Genocide upon other races
and societies deemed "inferior" or "sub-human."

If we as a Species ever hope to move beyond the control of the draco-reptilian overlords, we must first recognize the
massive deception that has been foisted upon us.

We must understand that notions of racial purity and racial superiority are inherently reptilian modalities. These reptilian
modalities than provide the justification for individuals and entire cultures to perpetrate mayhem and slaughter upon their
fellow humans. This serves to further the reptilian's ultimate goal of a Global Tyranny because often as not United
Nations troops become embroiled in the various regional conflicts. Those of us within the research community must be
willing to point out the absurd fallacies of the reptilian propagandist and New Age Globalist. Starry eyed New Agers
display the same kind of misplaced enthusiasm that so many young intellectual Communists displayed in the 1920's and
1930's during the worst of the Bolshevik Revolution's excesses. We must come to grips with the fact that the worst
atrocities perpetrated by humans throughout history has been the end result of Reptilian manipulation.

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CONGO LINK

The conflict in Congo is a fabrication – it‟s just a stepping stone to world domination set down by the reptilian illuminati.

ICKE – 00
[David - http://www.davidicke.net/newsroom/africa/congo/022400a.html]

The war has drawn many "sides" into conflict. The Congo government, led by President Laurent Kabila, and supported by Angola,
Namibia, and Zimbabwe, has been pitted against "opposition" forces supported by Rwanda and Uganda.

It is worth noting that Zimbabwe on one "side" is headed by the British place-man, Robert Mugabe, who has massive personal
investments in the Congo, and on the other "side" is Uganda, which has long been recognised as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Britain
in Africa.

It was from Uganda that the London headquarters of the Illuminati orchestrated the genocide in Rwanda and Burundi, not least
through the manipulations of Henry Kissinger and his sidekick, the Bilderberg Group chairman, Lord Carrington. And it was
Carrington was the British Foreign Secretary who handed power in Zimbabwe to the ludicrous and murderous figure of Robert
Mugabe (see And The Truth Shall Set You Free for the background).

In other words all "sides" in the Congo conflict are controlled by the same force. So what's new?

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The U.N. is controlled by the reptilian overlords

Jim Bartley, online, accessed 4-18-05

http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache:jWnqbgE78asJ:www.davidicke.net/emagazine/vol23/articles/bartley-23-
5.html+%22united+nations%22+reptilian+&hl=en

The third method of Genocidal Rape Warfare involves Bosnian-Herzogovinian and Croation women being repeatedly raped whilst in
detention until they become pregnant. The women are held in detention until such time as it is too late for the women to safely obtain
an abortion. The women are not only physically abused and tortured but psychologically abused as well. They are told throughout
their ordeal that they have been impregnated and will have a Serbian child. Upon being released they are told by the Serbians that if
they ever tell anyone about what happened to them, they and their families will be killed. It goes without saying that all sorts of cruelty
is perpetrated upon the women and young girls held in these rape-death camps. Many of the survivors have stated that the rapes and
the rape-torture which precedes murder is often videotaped by the perpetrators.

The evidence that this is going on in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia is overwhelming and yet nothing has been done about it. Indeed,
it has been alleged by survivors that UNITED NATIONS TROOPS have actually taken part in these rapes within the rape camps.
This should give one pause for thought when you consider that United Nations forces may one day be conducting "Peace
Enforcement" operations in America. I believe at the deepest darkest levels of the United Nations, tacit approval has been given to the
Serbs to continue this atrocious policy of Genocidal Rape Warfare. I believe the reason for that is the United Nations are controlled
by the same reptilian overlords that are responsible for the Rape-Death Camps in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia.

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KOFI LINK

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at: this stuff doesn‟t exist

FALSE – IT IS RIDICULOUS TO CLAIM OTHERWISE

RHODES – 99 [http://reptile.users2.50megs.com/research/r100799k.html, John]

There is more than enough evidence to indicate that a highly evolved reptilian life form is interacting with human beings. Their presence has been witnessed in
every corner of the Earth by people from all walks of life. Now that we have established the fact that they are here, the next question to address is: Where are they
coming from?

Theories as to the origin of reptilian "alien" life forms range appear to be threefold. From the accumulative evidence provided to thus far, it has been determined
that they are either:

a) Extra-Terrestrial beings from another planet or star system

b) Inner Terrestrial beings that are naturally evolved terrestrial Earth life forms that reside in inner earth Caverns, sub-cities, and underwater bases

c) Inner-Dimensional - other alien entities existing in vibrational levels - time/space travelers

Although a large amount of data supporting each theory exists, this report will only address the basic facts regarding each. It is important to realize that, even
though each theorized origin appears to be distinct in it's own right, all three theories could be, and are probably, correct.

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UN troops are under the control of reptilians

TRUNKERTON – 04

http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/nazis_and_the_grays.htm

Now in recent years 'Patriot' organizations have been warning of a possible "RED DAWN" takeover of the U.S. by Socialist
UNITED NATIONS troops who NOW HAVE AN INCREASING ARMY OF U.N. TROOPS "IN TRAINING" within the borders of the
United States. (If such a take-over attempt were to occur, we would suggest that the UNITED NATIONS complex in New York City
increase it's security by at least a thousand fold to defend itself from the retaliation that would follow. Let's just say that there is an
entire 'Army' of grassroots Patriots waiting-in-the-wings to defend America from such a threat if or when such an invasion is
attempted). The Bavarian "National" Socialists who ultimately control the U.N., such as the Trilaterals, are reportedly
tied-in with the reptilian gray empire, so it is doubtful that any resistance to the invaders will come through the
Trojanhorse United Nazis (er, excuse us... United Nations!). Such a 'war' may be the grand finale of a series of outward
Machiavellian 'conflicts' which the Bavarian Empire has allegedly 'arranged' between nations over the centuries for the
purpose of simply keeping the human race in the state of disorder, chaos, confusion and fear which is so necessary to
ensure the final goal -- an absolute electronic dictatorship in which every human being will be 'tagged' and branded
like cattle with an electronic chip implant which will make them the absolute spiritual, mental and physical slaves of
the 'New World Order'.

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THIS EVIDENCE DOESN’T EXIST.

THEIR METHOD OF CULTURE JAMMING DOESN’T SOLVE. JUST MESSING AROUND WITH
SIGNS AND SYMBOLS ACTUALLY UPHOLDS AND SUBMITS TO THEIR POWER OVER US. THE
WGLF IS JUST LIKE A BUNCH OF SINGING RAISINS DRINKING SPRITE WHILE TRYING TO BE
ALL HIP AND SUBVERSIVE. THEY DON’T ACCOMPLISH SHIT.

MOORE 05 – [http://www.towhomitmayconcern.org/dictionary.htm ANNE]

So the reason such things as the swoosh, the golden arches, flavor crystals, singing raisins, Have it Your Way, Millertime,
You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby, Be Like Mike, Taste the Rainbow, Melts in Your Mouth, Not in Your Hands, It’s Like
This, Obey Your Thirst, Just Do It and the ever-present, green and black, coffee siren—it just keeps going, and going, and
going, and going . . .—hold sway over us is that we’re accidentally agreeing to them as powerful, corporate symbols that
someone else defined.

This is the reason that such programs as Adbusters’-brand culture jamming don’t work: because mocking powerful
corporate symbols as such only reinforces their power. Making fun of symbols does not, in any way, debunk, undermine
or question the corporations’ right to define them. By continuing to ignore the question of whether or not we agree to their
power, we agree to it. Worse, we support their right to it. The challenge to activists is to stop mucking about and thinking
of funny plays on the phrase “Just Do It”. Instilling in themselves and others the understanding that the definitions of such
symbols are agreed to, and therefore can be rejected or changed, is one way for activists to begin the process of
uprooting corporate power.

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THIS EVIDENCE DOESN’T EXIST.

ADBUSTERS-STYLE PARODY ONLY REINFORCES WHAT YOU‟RE TRYING TO FIGHT – BETTER TO JUST STOP
MESSING AROUND AND DO REGULAR COMMUNICATION.

BEATO 99 - http://www.motherjones.com/commentary/columns/1999/05/beato.html

To Lasn, the networks' refusal broadcasts their fear of his message. He believes that if Adbusters and other advocacy
advertisers had the same access to the airwaves as General Motors and Calvin Klein, product marketers would end up
substantially reducing their own TV advertising. To validate his vision, Lasn refers to the showdown that occurred
between antismoking ads and cigarette commercials in the late '60s after the FCC ordered broadcasters who aired
cigarette commercials to run opposing viewpoints for free. "Those antismoking ads were so potent that, ultimately, the
industry couldn't compete," recounts Lasn. "Every time you were watching one of those pro-smoking ads, you just started
snickering because they just didn't make sense anymore."

Actually, it was an act of Congress, rather than the antismoking ads, that forced cigarette commercials off
television. And ultimately, that move did little to hinder the tobacco industry's advertising efforts; it just spent more on
other media. Ironically, cigarette sales increased dramatically in 1971, the first year of the cigarette-ad ban, probably
because antismoking commercials, which had indeed caused a decline in cigarette consumption, could no longer be aired
for free.

Still, if we are to learn anything from the cigarette-ad battle, it's that the most likely industry response to
uncommercials would be to simply air more commercials -- in the realm of political advertising, has one attack ad
ever failed to spawn a rebuttal? To be sure, escalation is a poor excuse for censorship; Lasn has as much a right to the
airwaves as do his counterparts at Honda and GM. But how excited are we supposed to get about the notion that
anticonsumerist arguments can be trivialized with the same smug, soundbitten language that graces Bud Light and Camel
ads?

Lasn's paradigmatic cigarette ads are again a case in point. Taking for granted that kids start smoking because
tobacco companies have convinced them that smoking is "cool," modern antismoking ads simply promote not
smoking as being even cooler. What gets lost in the exchange is that being "cool" is a pretty flimsy reason to do
anything.

In short, advertising may indeed be the operative language of the modern world, but it's a fairly limited idiom,
designed to make you feel rather than think. For those whose message is simple -- Buy me! -- the language of advertising
works beautifully. For those trying to express a more complicated idea, it's less effective.

Of course, parodies and publicity stunts (such as the soundbite-ready flacktivism of Buy Nothing Day) are effective as
bait-and-switch tactics: You hook them with punch lines and eye candy, then educate them after you have their attention.
But are the Absolut vodka ad collectors who call up Adbusters in search of its parodies of the well-known ad campaign
sticking around for such schooling? And wouldn't it be just as effective if the funky-fresh brandinistas of the world
simply applied black electrical tape to their eyes instead of their logos? In the end, is virtuous mindlessness
better than materialistic mindlessness?

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