"Men of property were terrified for their property. Men who had never been hungry saw the eyes of the hungry.
Men who had never wanted anything very much saw the flare of want in the eyes of the migrants.
And the men of the towns and of the soft suburban country gathered to defend themselves; and they reassured themselves that they were good and the invaders bad, as a man must do before he fights.
John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath