This quotation is a lot like those that posit that human nature, population numbers, or that great amorphous composite termed "WE," have done thus and so. And these particular word frames deliberately leave out the types of corporate graft, control of law and legislators, fabrication of false messaging across media, and lies told often that make the acts of corporations those of such ubiquitous plunder.
For all the philosophical implications, these are generic phrases that are meant to sound glib while protecting actual trespassers.
The great irony is that all those "personal responsibility" advocates who push their right wing agendas through congress are last on the list of owning that personal responsibility when it's their toxic mines, and their fracking operations, and their coal slurry spills, and their oil train crashes that PLUNDER so many places while putting so many sentient beings at risk.
This is about resource extraction and energy policies that do great damage... not about the great sea of WE or the mistake made by the E.P.A. All of those "done unto" along with those trying to clean up the messes are not the actual trespassers. It's predictable that these diversions would be used to hide the direct culpability of the mine owners who leave so much scar tissue in their wake. It bleeds deadly chemicals back into the waters of life that all species depend upon. THAT is the responsible party!