The fractivist movement started as the trendy cause of trust-funders, grew into an environment wacko rite and is now represented by masked KKK types.
The signs are all there if you bother pay attention; the fractivist movement is rapidly becoming irrelevant. Yes, there’s still lots of noise. And, behind the curve demagogues such as Andrew “Corruptocrat” Cuomo and Phil “the Panderer” Murphy are still slavishly paying it more attention than it deserves. But, the fractivist movement has moved onto the hard core lunatic fringe. It will have ever less influence going forward as this fringe occupies the valuable time of judges, media types and others with far better things to do. When the face of fractivist movement is masked KKK types, the game is just about up and that’s precisely the face we just saw with some Virginia pipeline protests.
MDN‘s Jim Willis has been following the case of the Mountain Valley Pipeline protests from the beginning and, a couple of days ago, he noted the conclusion of those tree-sitting protests with this picture and the thoroughly weird words of the attention-starved, masked extremists themselves: