There seems to be no stopping the escalating thefts of our autonomy and our time; governments do what they will, engaging in coercive social engineering and profiteering through a multitude of unpopular measures and unaccountable agencies. If voting makes no difference, what can an individual do? It's easy to feel powerless. But - you can secede. You can nullify the stupidity and blind obedience that go along with mainstream behavior.
I see many examples of inchoate cultural secession already - by which I mean the constructive withdrawal from the mainstream, controlled as it is by globalist money and influence - although these withdrawals are not always self-aware as such. Across the political spectrum there is revulsion and revolt: from homeschoolers to "eat local" trends, permaculture to precious metal enthusiasts, from alternative medicine to the sound of our music (should A=440 Hz?), elite memes are being challenged and overturned. And when the grievances can be traced to a common source - the grotesque symbiosis of big government, central banks, multinational corporations and global NGOs - I see no need for bickering between 'right' and 'left'. Call it oligarchy or a kind of maladaptive institutional opportunism, the individual is powerless to change their direction. But by repositioning yourself, and the culture you bring into the world through your own actions, you can deprive them of their leverage.
As individuals involved in these various withdrawals - these nullifications of influence and authority - we need only realize the commonality of our efforts. A self-aware secessionist movement that works towards family-based, locally-sourced self-reliance will build the networks that prove troublesome for any tyranny, national or global. Simple acts, like shutting off your television, talking to your neighbors, bartering, or participating in alternative markets take on a new significance when seen in this light. The movement isn't, and shouldn't be, monolithic, and it need not have a name or a leader; far better without, thus depriving the powers-that-be of an easy target. All it needs is self-awareness. The rest has already begun.