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25th Aug '16 11:40:28 AM DaibhidC
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* The Chalfen family of ''Literature/WhiteTeeth'' is a mixed Jewish/Catholic couple (though they don't practice either religion) who were former hippies with a strong interest in Hinduism and other "alternative" religions. The novel shows that, about two decades later, they are raising a family of overachieving children in a suburb in North London. While (to their credit) the Chalfens send their kids to a [[TheGoodOldBritishComp comprehensive]], [[note]]a specific type of private school so called because they accept any and all students who pay their fees - as opposed to only accepting students of a certain faith or from a certain area).[[/note]] they are also shown (by their magazine subscriptions) to be strong aficionados of socialism, anarchism, what-have-you despite their material comfort (the mother is a successful author of gardening books, while the father is a cutting-edge genetic engineer). The book portrays them more or less sympathetically: they are not arrogant or hypocritical, just incredibly clueless about reality (like when they take a gang member who goes to their kids' school under their wing and [[TheFarmerAndTheViper show him great compassion]] [[StupidGood even though he is very angry and rude and a potential terrorist]]).

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* The Chalfen family of ''Literature/WhiteTeeth'' is a mixed Jewish/Catholic couple (though they don't practice either religion) who were former hippies with a strong interest in Hinduism and other "alternative" religions. The novel shows that, about two decades later, they are raising a family of overachieving children in a suburb in North London. While (to their credit) the Chalfens send their kids to a [[TheGoodOldBritishComp comprehensive]], [[note]]a specific type of private school so called because they accept any and all students who pay their fees - as opposed to only accepting students of a certain faith or from a certain area).[[/note]] they are also shown (by their magazine subscriptions) to be strong aficionados of socialism, anarchism, what-have-you despite their material comfort (the mother is a successful author of gardening books, while the father is a cutting-edge genetic engineer). The book portrays them more or less sympathetically: they are not arrogant or hypocritical, just incredibly clueless about reality (like when they take a gang member who goes to their kids' school under their wing and [[TheFarmerAndTheViper show him great compassion]] [[StupidGood even though he is very angry and rude and a potential terrorist]]).
24th Aug '16 5:54:40 AM Malady
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23rd Aug '16 5:44:29 AM Morgenthaler
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23rd Aug '16 3:00:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} ascribes this trait to basically any left-winger who isn't a BombThrowingAnarchist, even in the case of historian Howard Zinn in with the pack, even though Zinn insisted he was not a liberal but a radical, and his ''People's History of the United States'' is sympathetic to working-class Americans.

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* Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} ascribes this trait to basically any left-winger who isn't a BombThrowingAnarchist, even in the case of historian Howard Zinn in with the pack, even though Zinn insisted he was not a liberal but a radical, and his ''People's History of the United States'' is sympathetic to working-class Americans.
9th Aug '16 5:20:34 AM LondonKdS
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* Vitriolically parodied in John Fardell's ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'' strips "The Modern Parents" and "The Critics". The protagonists of both are wealthy, privileged cultural leftists with shallow, ignorant politics, who are massively socially and intellectually snobbish.
9th Aug '16 5:18:17 AM LondonKdS
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* Oliver Queen, aka ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'', has become the main superhero comics representative of this archetype over the years. Quite how rich and powerful he is, and quite how sincere and thoughtful his politics are, tends to vary with how sympathetically the [[DependingOnTheWriter writer]] views him.
9th Aug '16 5:14:13 AM LondonKdS
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The defining trait of the Bourgeois Bohemian (Bobo for short) is that while he belongs to the upper or upper-middle class in economic terms, his values are often inherited from the countercultural movements of the 1960s. Expect very open attitudes towards issues such as sexuality and recreational drugs as well as support for liberal/progressive political causes. A fondness for Creator/{{NPR}} and Creator/{{PBS}} is also common, as is a tendency to shop at places like Whole Foods. [[StrawmanPolitical Unsympathetic examples]] of the trope will often be portrayed as being hypocritical about their wealth, criticizing other wealthy elites while sharing much of their lifestyle. Pejorative terms like "limousine liberal" (American), "champagne socialist" (British), "Chardonnay socialist" (Australian), or "caviar leftist" (French) are often found applied to this type. Sympathetic portrayals will usually suggest that liberal values and financial success aren't contradictory, and may in fact invoke such ideals as the "Gospel of wealth" or ''noblesse oblige'' as a justification for it.

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The defining trait of the Bourgeois Bohemian (Bobo for short) is that while he belongs to the upper or upper-middle class in economic terms, his values are often inherited from the countercultural movements of the 1960s. Expect very open attitudes towards issues such as sexuality and recreational drugs as well as support for liberal/progressive political causes. A fondness for Creator/{{NPR}} and Creator/{{PBS}} is also common, as is a tendency to shop at places like Whole Foods. [[StrawmanPolitical Unsympathetic examples]] of the trope will often be portrayed as being hypocritical about their wealth, criticizing other wealthy elites while sharing much of their lifestyle. Pejorative terms like "limousine liberal" (American), "champagne socialist" (British), "Chardonnay socialist" (Australian), or "caviar leftist" (French) (French), "drawing-room socialist" (traditional German), or "Tuscany Fraction" (modern German) are often found applied to this type. Sympathetic portrayals will usually suggest that liberal values and financial success aren't contradictory, and may in fact invoke such ideals as the "Gospel of wealth" or ''noblesse oblige'' as a justification for it.
12th Jul '16 9:19:05 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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->''"A bohemian-looking girl with dreadlocks floated past in a long paisley dress, but a five-thousand-pound handbag revealed that her hippy credentials were as fake as [[ObfuscatingDisability Tempest's disability]]."''
-->-- ''Literature/CareerOfEvil''
7th Jul '16 11:31:30 AM piraml
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* Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} ascribes this trait to basically any left-winger who isn't a BombThrowingAnarchist. Incredibly, they lump even historian Howard Zinn in with the pack, even though Zinn insisted he was not a liberal but a radical, and his ''People's History of the United States'' is very sympathetic to working-class Americans, including those white working-class Americans whom conservatives like to insist are so persecuted.

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* Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} ascribes this trait to basically any left-winger who isn't a BombThrowingAnarchist. Incredibly, they lump BombThrowingAnarchist, even in the case of historian Howard Zinn in with the pack, even though Zinn insisted he was not a liberal but a radical, and his ''People's History of the United States'' is very sympathetic to working-class Americans, including those white working-class Americans whom conservatives like to insist are so persecuted.
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20th Jun '16 9:01:15 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Mocked in the Music/DeadKennedys song "Holiday in Cambodia"
-->Play ethnicky jazz\\
To parade your snazz\\
On your five grand stereo\\
Braggin' that you know\\
How the niggers feel cold\\
And the slums got so much soul
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