Sustainability and Balance
The wisdom of the Veda emphasizes the interconnectedness of things. If there is only one thing, and that thing is consciousness itself, how can I willfully harm someone or something other than myself and remain safe? It is, as science reaffirms, impossible. The idea that one can exploit one's surroundings with impunity is not just a moral issue. If one does the research, it is apparent that it just doesn't work as a plan of action. Evolution will happen. Balance will happen, even if a pesky species or two (or two million) must be eradicated in the process. We may persist in our folly, but (as William Blake wrote) we shall become wise. This may not be a painless process.
Political corruption, inertia, and a tidal wave of corporately slanted propaganda are formidable barriers to change. It is our resistance to change that places us in peril. A large percentage of the population feels that if they can just cling to old ignorances, old prejudices, and old political structures, they can stay safe at the expense of others. Even in the face of mounting scientific evidence to the contrary, they are attached to the past.
It is past time for us to take action, but what action should we take? First we must establish ourselves in being, and one effective option is to meditate, to bring ourselves closer to alignment with the laws of nature. Nature itself will lead us to balance, and just as we in the west led the most egregious offenses in the planet's destruction, it is our dharma to lead the charge in the restoration of a sustainable future.
Just as killing our way to peace has never worked, taking a confrontational approach to changing the consciousness of a corporate entity might prove to be counterproductive.
Look at the techniques Mahatma Gandhi used to bring down the most powerful colonial empire on the planet in just a few short years. Gandhi was shrewd and tough as nails, but never allowed himself to be swayed into compromising Vedic principles.
Once corporations can be shown that their bottom lines can't withstand ecological collapse, we will see movement in a more positive direction.