Our interpretation is that the affirmative can weigh their advantages if they can prove that they are not simulated

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Our interpretation is that the affirmative can weigh their advantages if they can prove that they are not simulated.

First is the Extinction Double Bind- Either the harms to the 1AC are true and they cannot solve for extinction before they become true policymakers OR their scenarios are fake so you vote neg on presumption

Baudrillard 2008 (Jean, Interviewed by Philippe Petit. Present Considerations: The Uncertainty of All Value Systems. International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, Volume 5, Number 1 (January, 2008).)

Baudrillard: I don't look for the good or bad use of information. I


has virtually won out. When we speak of human rights, etc....

Second is their View as Debate as a simulation as the real but really debate exists as simulation in order to legitimate the rest of the political as the real obscuring its reality as a simulation within a simulation

Baudrillard ’94 Baudrillard, Jean. Simulacra and simulation. University of Michigan Press, 1994. Pg 12- 14.

Disneyland is a perfect model of all the entangled orders of simulacra. It is


like a sympathetic nervous system made up of childhood signals and faked phantasms.

Thus we recognize that we cannot escape simulations, but we can choose to not fall into it- The alternative is to reject the affirmative by resisting the imperative of need and thus to evacuating the political from any credibility- Treat the 1AC like an advertisement that you choose to have as background noise and ignore.

Baudrillard 1983 (Jean, In the Shadow of the Silent Majorities or The End of the Social and Other Essays. Pages 30-48)

The mass realizes that the paradox of being both an object of simulation (it


always more, and anything whatsoever; for any useless and absurd purpose.”


The threat of nuclear war is hyperreal- the invocation of deterrence within exists as a pretext for the establishment of a universal security system

Baudrillard ’94 Baudrillard, Jean. Simulacra and simulation. University of Michigan Press, 1994. Pg. 34-35.

The apotheosis of simulation: the nuclear. However, the balance of terror is


orbit suffices to control all the violence and potential conflicts around the world.

The affirmative is built on the drive to keep capitalism alive that necessitates endless accumulation and a life defined by utility

Robinson 2012 Andrew, Political Theorist, Activist Based in the UK and research fellow affiliated to the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ), University of Nottingham, “Jean Baudrillard: The Rise of Capitalism & the Exclusion of Death”, March 30, http://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/in-theory-baudrillard-2/

Symbolic exchange – or rather, its suppression – plays a central role in the


as long as ‘his’ life or death serves the reproduction of domination.

The affirmative is structured by virtual catastrophes- tied between financial crashes and nuclear bombs that have once had their respective moments of truth but now hyperrealized and played over and over again- the alternative is potlatch- to flood billions of those floating dollar signs to allow for the true catastrophe

Baudrillard 93 (Jean, The Transparency of Evil, 1993)

The interesting thing about the Wall Street crash of 1987 was the uncertainty about it


world in a sense intact, freed from the threat of its double.


Manufacturing isn’t declining in ways that matter – and it’s not key to the economy

Steve Chapman 3-8-2012; a member of the Chicago Tribune's editorial board “Manufacturing an economic myth Nostalgia is no guide to sound policy” http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-03-18/news/ct-oped-0318-chapman-20120318_1_manufacturing-sector-rick-santorum-products

But if nostalgia were a sound guide to economic policy, we should be building


to resist powerful and beneficial economic forces, bet on the economic forces.

Quick fix solutions don’t resolve structural problems with manufacturing

Brown 10/16 (Lauren, 10/16/12, http://qz.com/16386/the-us-needs-to-train-a-whole-new-type-of-worker-to-bring-back-manufacturing-jobs/, RBatra)

The new manufacturing worker is a knowledge worker. No longer equipped with a high


invest today and see a transformation tomorrow and that’s the challenge for politically.

Army Corps

1. Boy in the Bubble DA- Their fear of disease is precisely what causes the new pathogens to be so powerful. The extermination of people begins with the extermination of people’s germs as we vacuum-seal ourselves on now a sterile Earth. Only a true catastrophe can break us out of this cage- Turns the disadvantage.

Baudrillard 1993 (Jean, ‘The Transparency of Evil,” pages 61-69)

The Boy in the Bubble is a prefigurement of the future


- such a total liberation being the true catastrophic tendency of value.

Terrorists can’t use bioweapons

Leitenberg, IR prof, 5—Senior Research Scholar


attacker as to the attacked'. The Tigers have not used WMD since.
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