NickoftheNorth saidWhat will be the Bastille in this case? Wall Street? The Federal Reserve?
Regarding entitlement, one of the reasons some of the CEOs in your example "think they are entitled" is a general attitude and social understanding that they are entitled to their wealth and all its trappings. While it's currently "in" now to disparage their excesses, that seems more of an exception than the rule (which has seemed to be to laud them for success in the market and legitimate their absurd salaries as the "market").
The FED, for sure!
although, the French Revolution had a lot of manipulation and support by the French bankers, and it very much worked into their hands... they supported the revolutionary government, and when the violence got out of hand, they put their weight behind Napoleon, who in turn, supported them, and gave them the Bank of France, to control the credit of the nation.
when Napoleon's wars got in the way of commerce and stability, and when he tried to take too much control of the Bank into his own hands, they moved their weight once again, and survived the next regime change.
and the powers behind the Bank of France remain to this day.
so... if the current situation is anything like the French Revolution, which, i think, is an apt comparison, let's hope it doesnt get hijacked by the big banking interests. they have a pretty good track record of seeing a revolution coming, and co-opting and controlling the change to suit their benefits. they learned their lesson with 1776... have we?