The governments and corporations, (TPTB), are fed by us. We feed them money for their products, (oil, coal, chemicals), and they give us pollution, and destruction of the planet.
We can do something about this, we can stop using their products, and become as self sufficient as we can. If everyone did a simple thing, such as drive a quarter less, or a half less, than they do now. That would make a huge difference to the corporate bottom line. The government is owned and fed by the corporations, so they would feel it too.
We need to take back our power, and not be the snivelling victims that TPTB want us to be.