Just because I’m not going to every protest or political rally anymore, that doesn’t mean I’m apathetic. Look at the underground resistance to any major despotic regime in history. It’s only rarely that they are actually blow anything up, most of the time they are acting like everyone else around them.
I was reading the Unabomber’s manifesto last night. Don’t worry, I think he’s nuts, but before he became nutty, he was seeing things that much better thinkers and writers have said for 100 years. Unfortunately, a lot of people choose the nutty route. I see these shutdown protesters, conspiracy theorists, and eco-terrorists, as symptoms of the same problems that they saw.
Paul Kingsnorth goes down that rabbit hole, but arrives at 5 much more peaceful solutions than Kaczynski.
preserve nonhuman life
do something with your own hands
see nature beyond its utility