Saturday, July 08, 2006

debate camp

I've written a few more debate cases:
THE USFG SHOULD SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE PARTICIPATION IN THE PEACE CORPS BY RECRUITING WOMEN FROM FEMINIST RALLIES TO PARTICIPATE IN A PROGRAM DISTRIBUTING THE RAPEX TO WOMEN IN NATIONS WHERE SEX TRAFFICKING THRIVES.

A ROGUE ELEMENT IN THE ARMED FORCES SHOULD SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE PARTICIPATION IN THE JROTC BY COVERTLY FUNDING AN ARMED COUP D’√ČTAT IN INNER CITY SCHOOLS.

LEARN AND SERVE AMERICA SHOULD SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PERSONS SERVING BY PURSUING A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE HIP HOP INDUSTRY TO FUND BLACK POWER SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAMS IN SCHOOLS WITH BLACK POPULATIONS OF 95 PERCENT OR MORE.

Now, before you get all in a tizzy about how I'm corrupting the youth you should know that the first two are clearly defined early in the debate as metaphors, that they act as a sort of rhetorical shock to the system. They both hinge on the idea that education itself is political, and that the most important place to affect change is in educational spaces, and in the mind. The third does a bit of that, too, but it's more defendable as a policy. It's actually quite conservative, believe it or not.

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