Because think about what it means, really; think about what you’re doing by taking a verb which is reactive and oppositional in description, turning it into a noun so that it becomes a hard, solid thing (the resistance) and making a tribal identity out of that. What does that mean? What does a resistance do? It resists. Resists something or someone. If you ask the establishment liberals, it means resisting Trump. If you ask the woke progressives who’ve been infected with this linguistic mind virus, they’ll tell you it means resisting the oligarchy which owns both parties. But is that really where you want to take your stand? As a great big collective “no” to something? Where does that get you, exactly? How far does a “movement” that implicitly consists of nothing but obstruction and refusal actually move?
Really good question.