There's not many places to go in a two party political system and even with six parties that breaks down into two camps. That and the shrill attitude of "if you're not 100% with us, always, you're one of them" isn't helping things. In these times of pushing the non-binary things sure seems to be more binary than ever, accepting a persons non-binary political views/"identity" seems like something we might not see anytime soon.There needs to be a distinction between “conservative” and “anti-identitarian”. I lived in NYC for a while, and even there in the college-age demographic there’s a not insignificant percentage of people who are the furthest thing from “conservative”, but are sick and tired of liberal identity politics. And yes, this includes women and minorities.
When people say that Gen Z is “conservative” I’m really inclined to disagree and rather say that they’re anti-identitarian. I’m sure if you took a group of high schoolers and had them (honestly) take the political compass test they’d mostly score center-left. It’s just that our politics have gotten so fucking skewed that anything not radical-left is now considered “conservative”.