Potent Activists would be the first to be accused of tilting at windmills like Don Quixote, Pollyanna, unless truth is to be considered, unless reason is to be considered, in which case I'm the last that should be accused tilting at windmills.
The addle headed, the right wing in the US today, the left wing in the US today, goes out of line with science, goes out of line with reason, goes out of line with the facts on the ground, as do virtually all of our brothers and sisters. The Potent Activist is the one that's acting on firm ground. She’s the one that's acting on science, the one that's acting on fact, He’s the one that's acting on the historical record of the powerful and successful unviolent actions throughout history, to bring change.
Rank defensiveness, rank denial, would label them the Don Quixote. Rank cowardice.