A generation ago, the New Left followers of Herbert Marcuse preached the theory of “repressive tolerance,” which meant that tolerating the free expression of all opinions is repressive, because it hinders the triumph of the good ones.  Like socialism.

That was merely the first drip of a drenching wave of paradoxes that become more and more extreme.  In the old days, you had to express hatred to be considered hateful, and had to commit violence to be considered violent.   Now it all depends on your opinion.

If you have the right one, you can be called peaceful for brandishing an AK-47 on the street, hurling an incendiary device, or trying to burn down a building.  If you have the wrong one, you can be called hateful for proposing love.