And an appeal to a higher authority isn't? That would mean that if were here outside of our brought upon circumstances, then we have a maniacal deity running things. If the ability to appeal to such a deity would exist, it's a sadistic god. Much more scarier in my opinion, someone who's in control and simply torments things.
Maybe a higher authority didn't even realize it was creating us, simply a mistake? Then there is no point to be appealing. It lies with the same faults we do and just hoping for something to happen isn't going to do anything, we need to pick up the tools around us, god isn't going to do it for us.