It's all fantastically simple, really.
A matter of viewpoint.
Any society, from the grandest empire, right down to a circle of mud huts, can only operate within certain boundaries. These boundaries are not imposed to prevent people from being 'free'. They exist so that people don't kill each other and poison their own life support systems.
If people were broadly capable of resisting the urge to do, and say, anything they felt like doing or saying, in the interests of the larger society, then such boundaries would not be necessary. But the truth is, most people are not capable of any such self-discipline, and so limits must be imposed upon them. That's the way it is, and has always been.
Either you understand this, which puts you in the conservative camp, or you don't, which puts you in the leftist camp.
The only other position is the one I have characteristically occupied for my entire life: sitting on a distant fence, with no interest in being in either camp.
There's no other place for crows to sit.
Hated by both sides, for not being sufficiently in either one, they eventually learn to not give a shit, and scavenge what they can, where they can.
But what they do accomplish, is to actually live.