Environmental extremists often gravitate towards literal acts of terrorism. Their thugishness is well known, but increasingly is become almost acceptable to advocate and support, as the New Yorker seems to do with this little bit of normalization by podcast and a friendly chat with an eco-terrorist who wrote about how to literally blow up literal pipelines.
It’s called “intelligent sabotage”.
If you think this “green terrorism” is still fringe, remember that Biden nominated a supporter of such terrorism to run the Bureau of Land Management.
There is nothing intelligent about a violent cult.