Time once again for us martial arts bloggers to learn:
1) How NOT to make a case for or against someone or something
2) Why certain comments set our teeth on edge
3) How to stay focused when discussing our arts
An ad in a comic book reads: Either train yourself to fight using Sensei Rockum Sockum’s Home Study Karate Kourse and never get bullied again or continue living life as a wimpy little weenie!
If we really have no more than two things to choose from, there is no fallacy. In this case, there is a plethora of choices. Sensei Rockum Sockum hopes we’ll think being a wimpy little weenie is so intolerable that we’ll think we must buy his product to avoid this awful fate. Always question the agenda behind an “either-or” statement and think of alternatives.
If you’d like to learn more, you can follow along in the book The Fallacy Detective by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn