I was discussing politics with an elderly relative in my life and they mentioned that a thing that was occurring in the modern day was socialism. Without getting into the specifics of the claim I asked this person to define socialism and the only definition they were willing to provide is that socialism is what Joe Biden wants.
Obviously this is not a proper definition of socialism; it could even be argued that it's an incorrect definition, but more pointedly it feels like appeal-to-authority but inverted.
I feel no inclination to debate this individual further, but it did get me thinking, is appeal-to-authority bidirectional? The obvious appeal to authority example is
I as a person look up to and says I should do , I believe I should do it because someone famous said I should.
Is the inversion of the form
I as a person dislike and wants says I should do , I believe I should avoid that thing at all costs because I dislike
Also an appeal to authority, or is that a different fallacy?