My preference is to live and let live. When another group declares war on my group and desires my elimination then live and let live no longer applies, surely you can understand this?
You don't seem to understand that the left wants to eliminate any opposition to their viewpoints. Cancel culture is one example of their desire and willingness to eliminate political opposition and my desire to stop them from eliminating me/my viewpoints doesn't make me just like them.
I understand what the left wants. They don't want opposing viewpoints. That is, exactly, what you want. You are a leftist.
"Live and let live... as long as it doesn't impact me" is not actually "live and let live".
You see, all you have to do to make the "live and let live" work is to adopt the other side's viewpoints. Unless you do that, you are making a choice to oppose. You are making a choice to resist. You are using their views to make a choice to attack. It's all about politics. All of it. Pretending one side is righteous enough to eliminate the other is leftist.