An intelligent discussion about the vilificaiton of the bogan appeared on Fairfax news sites today. It argues that bogans are the one group it’s considered acceptable to sneer at, and discusses jealousy as part of the motivation. I feel slightly mortified, but I’m not going to stop reading Things Bogans Like. Sneering is wrong but the fact is that crassness dominates Australia, and I don’t think it’s a good thing. The bogans may be vilified by the ‘cultural elite’, but boganism is regrettably dominant in our society. It is right to identify and discuss boganism because it is the mainstream, it is the assumed values of suburbia, it is commerical tv.