|When an ideal of perfection is placed in contrast to a gradient of many imperfect states, implying that there are only 2 discrete categories.||I remember you once shouting in anger at your brother. You are essentially an angry person.|
|Those employing this fallacy are removing semantic resolution from the issue, and are demanding others to categorize quite disparate degrees of phenomena into only 2 categories. This is similar to semantic pixelization and the false dilemma fallacy.|
Case Study One
Some have claimed that, if you have ever lied in your life, you are a liar, ignoring 1) that people change thoughout their lives, and 2) that character is most accurately judged after considering the totality of a persons actions.
Case Study Two
Some pessimistically point to the fact that, at any given moment, there is a violent conflict somewhere in the world. They set up a artificial violent/non-violent dichotomy, then extrapolate from the existence of violence that humanity is inherently violent, ignoring the many functional and largely altruistic societies at peace around the world that world paint a more nuanced picture of humanity.
Keep in mind that a fallacious argument does not entail an erroneous position.