It boils down to the “get your politics out of my games” meme which, like all such memes, has such a high density of wrong in it, that it cannot be easily extricated in as many words.
To fight them with explanations, is to appeal to a rational level, whereas these things actually go for a gut sentiment.
It’s an uphill fight, because all the other party hears “you’re wrong” and all it takes is for them to internally determine that they are not, and if you disagree you must be part of whatever Cancer That Is Eating. SJWs and stuff.
Now would be a good time for an appeal for a Return to a Simpler, Golden World of the Past Which Has Never Existed in the First Place and the magic’s done.
Cross-link to the Book threads - this is also one of the reasons some people rejected Tolkien’s work as inherently fascist; both Fascism and Nazism based part of their appeal on the very same notion, an idealized, fictional version of the Roman Empire for Italian Fascism, the Holy Roman Empire for Germany,
Today we have the Reagan/Thatcher age, although I remember Mr Eastwood also pining for the good ole times of segregation (Now, wasn’t ilife simple and great back then?)
Others also seem to be fascinated with the customs of te Russian society which is depicted as still largely stuck at a stage pre-dating Sexual Revolution with strictly defined gender roles which seem lifted from 50s era US advertisements.
PS: As for games, there is the re-writing of history, that is no politics in games from the 80s which is factually inaccurate.