It’s because a left/right continuum should work like a real continuum.
I understand that I am bucking against the traditional catigorizations here. This has happened on several threads now, but it’s because the left/right dichotomy is not logical, at least not in the way it’s used now. And recently it has become blatently obvious that its just another labelization tool for identity politics.
Look, I would be more than happy to admit that our categories deserve a bit of nuance. However, if... IF.... you want to break the world of political ideologies, a world that has many dimensions, into a single dimension continuum, then you have to choose a scale that makes sense. It can’t be that authoritarian socialist are on the far left, but then if you add a touch of nationalism, you are suddenly all the way to the right. That is a clue that the metric being used is nonsense.
So if you want one dimension, fine. But it has to be something more fundamental. That is why I place people like David Duke on the left. He flat out denies human rights come from our humanity. To him they are given by the government. This is fundamentally what leads to leftist atrocities - if rights are given, there is no moral reason why they can’t be taken away.