"People do this with everything too. Anything the libtards touch
immediately becomes theirs, and you are associated with them for
engaging with it. And you wonder why you lose. Conservatives let the
leftists have every part of society that isn't mind numbingly boring"
Although you really should avoid using the word 'people' except maybe in the plural, peoples. Be specific. Which people?
We saw this with ncov. We immediately got a polarity; the right told us the world was ending, and the left told us it was just a flu, bro. (Actually a cold, but illiterates gonna illiterate.)
By saying it was just a flu, by saying masks weren't necessary, the left forced the right to go all biodoomer.
And then it flip-flopped. Even though the right had staked out the biodoomer position, as soon as the left realized that side was more politically useful, they stole the toy and made off with it. Turns out all their "Ewww rightist" disgust is performative, and it vanishes at the drop of a hat if it's useful to drop the hat.
The right plain went along with it. They immediately invoked the electoral birth defect again, and now the right is all 'oh yeah masks don't work' apex kek. The left can force the right off a position by adopting it, but the reverse is not true.
The right just lets the left have the whip hand.
Because the right is not right-wing. They're less-leftists. They believe in leftist ideas, they merely believe them less vigorously than leftists do. The furtive Communists vs. the fervent Communists. Moldbug is extremely correct to call it an electoral birth defect, as absent elections the differences would be barely noticeable. The divide is manufactured as a consequence of the test.