I have friends and friends of friends, loosely involved with Extinction Rebellion - it is a form of holocracy (self-organising).
I think a middle of the road type of person’s first instinct might dismiss this as somewhat crazy.
Borrowing from NIke’s successful ad campaign (and Cf. Thinking Bigly) it’s only crazy until you do it.
While I’m fairly uncommitted ideologically, I think supporting others in their strong views is valid.
This FT article looks at some of the prominent members of the Extinction Rebellion movement, and gives you an insight into their thinking. It’s pretty coherent, even if you disagree.
““I had this really rude awakening where I realised that my career was completely pointless — it was irrelevant, it was meaningless,” Green says. “Either I’m going to continue doing what I do and not sleeping well at night because of the crisis that we’re in, or I’m going to jump ship. How can we knowingly educate students for a future that doesn’t exist?” A friend of hers coined a phrase — “ecophany” — to describe Green’s metamorphosis. She has since resigned from her job to support Extinction Rebellion, persuading hundreds of academics and scientists to endorse its principles. “
FT Long read on extinction rebellion