yes, "liberal" and "conservative" reminds me of 1800's South Africa. England decided to take ownership of all the gold and diamond mines from the locals.
To divide the local Africans and turn them against each other they put some ethnic groups in favored status and discriminated against others. In case you weren't sure which ethnicity you were they'd assign one and give you a card. Similar to the US today - you can't be libertarian or Green, you have to be either "Liberal" Democrat or "Conservative" Republican and they'll tell you what to think.
The English also took everything from the Dutch colonists and drove them into the hills, placing the civilians in the modern world's first concentration camps. Fascinating history!