Well, keep on ranting. Someone may actually listen to you and change their way... But it also helps to be politically active. There are many ways to do that but one must first inform oneself because it is so very easy to think stupid.
An example of that is the people who keep talking about the end of the world if we don't change our stupid ways. They are basically telling us we are killing the planet and that we won't survive a dead planet. Although that second half would be true, the whole idea is laughable. The planet (earth) will be here long after we've killed ourselves.
Earth's history has already shown us this is true, with the dinosaurs. Some extremely violent and destructive event happened that wiped out 99% of animal life. Whatever actually happened, earth is still around. It even managed to create us. And two aspects of dinosaurs to think about:
Compared to a dinosaur, the human animal is as fragile as a card castle;
The human animal is the only one I know of that is self-destructive.
Would love to keep talking about this but I would hate to see the thread closed for a "too" political reason. Although it will be hard to get back to the subject without getting into political discourse again.
But let's try.
Planned obsolescence was an obvious next step for corporations when they had saturated the market with their products. How else to sell more? At the same time, everything is being done to make you believe that things can't be repaired anymore. Then, it cannot be repaired because we haven't taught anyone how to do the repairs...
Why should anyone care about new generations of repair techs when the corporations don't want anything to be repaired?