I am truly sorry you lost money shorting this stock. I do agree that the markets are heavily manipulated, though usually manipulated by shorting unlimited number of shares by Hedge Fund Managers, and I believe it harms us all. In my opinion the Hedge Fund Managers and Wall Street Fund Managers need to follow the same rules as individual investors do.
As individual investors the best we can ever do is ride the coattails of the professional fund managers, and diversify to minimize the downside when we get it wrong (and we all have scars from getting it wrong; we've all been there/done that).
The only other real alternative is to give our money to the very Fund Managers that are manipulating and pay the requisite fees accordingly. Almost like paying the mob protection money because there really is no other way. Until they get regulatory reform that is real and the SEC is equipped to go after the bad guys, nothing will change. Since the bad guys are the ones who put the politicians in office (Dems & Repubs alike) that is unlikely to change any time soon.
So good luck. I hope you make back what you lost on this stock in your next investments.