Jon Brunner Posted 4 months ago Paul Piff: Does money make you mean? The unfortunate truth is that real change is only brought about by pain, violence, and death. The "Arab Spring" is a recent reminder of that. "Words are Wind", is a beautiful phrase from the Game of Thrones series, which is startlingly accurate. The only time you see those in power move with any speed is when they themselves are in danger of loss or personal injury. They have money and power, they don't need to care as well. Even more so in corporations … institutions designed to bleed the masses dry.