After the hundreds of dollars and dozens of seconds invested into its inspirational self-help library, the bogan eventually begins to wonder whether the pro-active mindset advocated in the books is really practical for it. A lifetime of blaming other people for its predicament is not easy to break free from, and it has become quite cosy. But the existential angst remains: who am I, what is the meaning of the world around me, and why do the cops keep stopping me from breaking all of the rules?
Two common responses occur. The first one is to finally get one back at the cops by becoming a thuggish police officer. The bogan gains the dizzying power over the world that it has always craved, and abandons its previous mateship values to take delight in throwing other bogans in the back of the divvy van and intimidating them with the prospect of unrequited violence. The bogan police officer is the God of its local domain. A community pillar of weaponry and bias.
The second response is not to become a local God, but by seeking to discover a universal god. A God that will enable the bogan to hand back the responsibility for its own circumstances that it briefly clutched in the form of self-help books. Often, even the local God bogan police officer becomes unsatisfied without a universal God. The police bogan gets in its patrol car, and goes in search of a higher God. Doors get knocked upon, interrogations are had. The police bogan hears eyewitness accounts from those who claim to have seen God, but feels as though God is as far away as ever. The details remain sketchy, with occasional night sightings by shady looking characters, and older people recounting the miracles that they saw performed by God. The police bogan is transfixed by his pursuit; it dominates his every waking hour.
One February day a few years ago, the police bogan finally discovered God, high on heroin in a hotel room, and standing beside a tragically deceased 20 year old devotee. The police bogan has found a higher power to blame something on, and on the evening news that night, the rest of the nation united against Gary Ablett.