@Evert: In the end no matter what you believe in or no matter how moral or ethical someone is, we all will choose whatever is best for ourselves. The majority will always be that group of people that find cohesion in their common goal for personal gain.
I agree with your views on the subject but please remember that you are as much a part of it as any one else. Even if you don't want to be or know you are. The "system" as you call it (very '70s term ;-)) doesn't allow for what you envision. I hope it will change one day, but opposing it will only bring you anger and frustration.
In keeping with star trek: "The Borg Collective is like a force of nature. You don't feel anger toward a storm on the horizon. You just avoid it."
And remember, that legal and illegal are just concepts, and subject to a common view which changes with time.