The left is so fearful that Trump is the existential crisis of our time that they approve any means to remove him, even if it includes the same intolerance and illiberalism that they fear from him.  Jacobin mobs that pay little respect to due process or constitutional rights, cancel culture that seeks to punish dissent, and political correctness that tolerates nothing other than the accepted orthodoxy are all tolerated in the pursuit of the removal of Trump who they sense is a threat to those values they so quickly dismiss.

The religious zealotry of the right meets the political zealotry of the left. The state as a religion comes with its high priests, reliance of faith over reason, intolerance of heresy, even its version of original sin.  The original sin of the state (systemic racism, white privilege) like that of religion is never correctable and impossible to absolve because it serves a greater purpose as a cudgel to gain and maintain power.  Since it is the primary motive of power any resistance is heresy and underserving of understanding, tolerance or mercy.

Eric Hoffer noted, “Hatred is the most accessible and comprehensive of all the unifying agents. Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a god, but never without a belief in a devil.”