There have been real resistance efforts of powerful dictatorships in history. Eli Lake wants the anti-Trump Left to keep things in perspective.

The problem is that those in the “resistance” movement won’s stop screaming “TRUMP BAD!” long enough to see how much of a spectacle they have become.

Of course, those championing the movement didn’t think much of Lake’s reality check.

As you can see, many egregiously misunderstand the entire point Lake is making. It’s not that there shouldn’t be disagreement or even vocal criticism of the Trump administration, but the term “resistance” carries connotations that do not apply here. To use it to define your anti-Trumpism does a disservice to your cause and a disservice to many who have had to actually “resist” murderous regimes.