There are plenty of ways to get involved on a direct level that don’t involve brawling in the streets. Volunteer at a non-profit, support a local candidate’s run, go around knocking on doors to inform the public about some issue. I think a lot of people are ultimately attracted to the conflict in and of itself. Nothing stirs the blood like a righteous crusade. So let’s invent an enemy, throw rocks in into crowds, and then insist we’re somehow akin to the Allies storming the beaches of Normandy.