Originally Posted by GourmandHomme
Galamb: Class superiority or hatred? Or perhaps a hatred of the thoughtlessness the bogans often display, such as bogan teenagers doing car burnouts outside your house at 2 am in the morning? Or starting fights in at Cronulla beach in Dec 2005 where a massive group of them beat up on people of Middle East origin who just happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Let's see anyone else defend that sort of behavior and convince me that I should change my views of bogans.
"This sort of behavior" can be used to trash any number of people completely innocent of the activity. I assume the people involved were Australian - does that mean I should take away a similar impression of your nation from those events, and characterize Australians as by an large a violent and criminal lot?
As an example, there are
black people who murder, steal, and so on. But saying that those are things black people like to do is - and should be - considered offensive and, more importantly, is untrue for the vast majority. But, it really wasn't that long ago where racist views were accepted, and more common than not, small revivals of class-based bigotry like these mirror the racist stereotypes of the not-so-distant past and present alarmingly.
Saying anyone of a certain income-level or cultural-background is by default
a violent hooligan is simply false, in my experience both here and in foreign nations.