What is Argument ad Baculum?
Threatening, coercing, or bribing to win an argument.
This managerial style, sales tactic, or personal lifestyle choice is toxic and should be avoided at all costs. There is such thing as bad press and the internet makes it even easier for victims to expose such illegitimate means of influence.
“It’s my way or the highway!“
Why This is a Fallacy
Forcing a conclusion through threats is a last ditch effort of the unpersuasive.
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