UPDATE: Mexican citizens are taking direct action as well - and kicking things up a notch.
Note that it was not Angelo Mozillo getting the vigilante treatment, nor any Wall Street Bankster or Goldman-Sachs part-owner of the Executive Branch. It was a couple of small time scam artists or, if not outright scammers, then no-results paper-pushers who were on the receiving end of this outburst:5 charged with beating, robbing loan agents
By Baxter Holmes, Los Angeles Times
A La Cañada Flintridge couple trying to save their home from foreclosure were arrested along with three others on suspicion of beating, torturing and robbing a pair of loan modification agents they believed had done nothing to help them rescue the residence.
Daniel Weston and Mary Ann Parmelee, both 52, allegedly sought mortgage assistance from Lamond Dean and Luis Garcia, two loan modification specialists, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
Authorities said the homeowners thought agents had taken their money and done nothing to help them.
On Oct. 20, the agents were lured to a meeting in Glendale where Weston and another man, Gustavo Canez, 36, allegedly beat and robbed them, prosecutors said.
Authorities said a handgun and wooden knuckles were used in the attack...
This is the ugly tip of the iceberg, in my opinion. I've said before - read up on the French Revolution if you want a flavor of what is coming.
Also, always keep in mind that the key elites are rarely savaged at first. The low-level flunkies or truly innocent minions (cops on the beat, bureaucratic functionaries, code enforcement agents, etc.) are out there, exposed to the wrath of the mob when social mood turns against order and the old system.
If you or a loved one serve in some capacity like that, just be careful. Explosions of anger, especially mob anger, won't be a reasoned affair, complete with due process and civil manners. The dam is breaking apart. This is the just the early flotsam that is visibly breaking loose. The whole thing is primed to come down. I don't know when, but I do think it will be catastrophic when it goes.