The authoritarian left has fully embraced liberal branding that they are smart, tolerant, love, peace and conservatives are evil, hateful, fearful, stupid, racist, war mongering bigots.
The problem started with the left's branding, which lets the left reflexively brand everyone who disagrees as stupid, ignorant or irrational. But that doesn't make it true. Yet the liberally biased media is so keen on the stereotype of themselves that you get the "of course it is true, because everyone says so" thought bubble.
End result - conservatives are now physically attacked for expressing conservative views, because the authoritarian left agrees with Islam that criticism of its ideology equates an attack and can be responded to with violence. All while the people actually attacking you say they are acting on behalf of love, peace and tolerance.
Example: a private religious school near us teaches traditional marriage in class and holds daily mass with similar lessons. They don't want to change teachings, don't want to create conflict, refuse non-Christian students and children of homosexuals to prevent said conflict. A lesbian activist tries to enroll kindergartener, gets identified, child refused enrollment, money returned. Mother runs to press, school gets bad press, they are so mean! Press ignores fact that schools that enrolled and kept similar children were sued for not changing teachings and that they are targeted for such enrollments to enforce change, if not bankrupted by the lawsuit.
School starts to get hate mail. Death threats to teachers and admin. Suspicious packages. Press doesn't cover this. One break in. Then a threat to burn down the school with all the haters' children inside.
I have trouble understanding the thought bubble where, in the name of love and tolerance, you can't tolerate people in their own cultural enclave and think it is OK to threaten to kill 200 young children because their parents don't agree with you.
And the press didn't cover it, didn't see it beyond the police blotter. Because it is just another death threat to conservatives, something depressingly common.
The left isn't tolerant of dissenting ideas, peaceful or loving. It just says it is. You can commit any evil if you wrap yourself in good enough branding, just like Muslim terrorists do. And that makes social justice warriors as bad an ideology and as dogmatic a faith as fundamentalist Islam.