Can duct tape fix everything?
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I present to you a wild thesis: duct tape is modernity's use of an old tale, a tale of poetics and a tale of destruction -- destruction that leads to construction.
Don't believe me? That's fine.
Soon we will both be dead. I am a suicide bomber. My poetry, the bomb, and the language it is written in the sacrament of debate and the sacrament of totality. The words of Fernando come to mind, in their book, The Suicide Bomber and Her Gift of Death,
But what effect is there to be had from a complete destruction of the Self, and the destruction of the Other? What do we have through duct tape no longer holding the bonds in which society is built upon? It is that breaking that saves us.
Jasbir Puar is fundamental to this idea, as are a few other authors, but Puar specifically makes mention of this claim: when we blow ourselves up with the bomb, we move aside from being as different and distinct entities (hierarchies, male vs female, straight vs gay, white vs black vs other, tall vs short, etc), and move into being one entirety of dead material. We transcend hierarchies and we transcend oppression.
Let's tie it back in to the resolution. Specifically, the fact that duct tape fails so miserably and falls so rapidly is what saves us. When we are allowed to fail, only then are we allowed to live. The words of Tyler Durden from Fight Club come to mind, "only when you lose everything can you do anything."
Extend - through the fact it doesn't fix everything, it seemingly does.
Mad_kid105 forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by dsjpk5 9 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con ff a round, so conduct to Pro. Pro conceded duct tape doesn't fix everything in round two, so arguments to Con.
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