Heavy-duty sucker, too.
And as somebody pointed out, it may not be working. The bracket isn’t just ripped off the axle, the part still attached to the strut/arm/shock is torn nearly in two. Something pretty stressful went on under there: I was bouncing around on the Bumpy Road but not in a rock-climbing competition. Probably it’s been ready to go for quite some time.
Also – as somebody pointed out – the axle situation may not be a dire as I made it out to be. There’s a solid upper strut connecting the axle to the frame, so the axle can rotate slightly on this shock absorber to absorb severe jounces but it shouldn’t be able to actually leave its normal conformation. Which is what I’ve been expecting it to do since Wednesday morning.