But an understanding of a person’s ideological slant can be very important for the issues being discussed. It allows participants to anticipate related stances and be prepared to respond. This is useful because few discussions are nuanced.
If you are having a nuanced discussion, the insertion of a label can be an opportunity to correct where it deviates.
Do you believe issues can exist in a vacuum separate from the cultures that birthed them [Philosophy class 101 style]?
True but that’s where your advanced skills can shine. Shift the narrative and explore the nuances.