People who refuse to believe change is happening, who are rich and powerful, who refuse to work for positive change have no incentive to do so. Their ‘fruits’ have been plucked from the conditions of the day, be they laws, labor, weather or politics. All of which they now control. Except the weather. Their response, of course, is to deny the changes exist. Pruitt is an errand-boy sent by grocery clerks to fight their battles.