How can the left say they are against persecution when the core tenet of their ideology is collectivism? If you look at every single example in the history of a group of people being singled out based on race/gender/religion/ideology, it would not be possible to make these people into outcasts without collectivist thinking. Without collectivism how is it possible for a group of people to be oppressed? How can liberals pretend that their ideology is the one that is more tolerant when they are big proponents of collectivist thinking? Collectivism is the source of bigotry, individualism is the only way to avoid it. So long as there is a group of people, there is always going to be a group of people who are not included.