|QUOTE (Official General @ Sunday, Jul 28 2013, 05:35)|
Sorry bro, but you are the idiot.
I never said you were a white guy from the suburbs. I never assumed you were even white to begin with. What ethnicity you are or where you live makes no difference to me.
You made a slightly inaccurate statement about gangs and organized crime, you were successfully challenged on it by me and other people on here who are more well-informed and knowledgeable on the subject and you had no valid response. Hence why all you can do is have a dig at us and call us names. Well that is not gonna change anything. Me and a few others on here actually do know a lot about this stuff, not boasting because it's just the truth. You can tell this by what someone says about the subject.
I just happen to know a lot about gangs and organized crime because I've always been very interested in the subject. I read, learn about it and research it a lot. It's as simple as that.
The Mafia are not 'classy' in the sense of what they do and who they are. If you think being a dedicated member of a criminal brotherhood that is conditioned to murder people in cold blood and make other people's lives a misery is 'classy' then you need to have a better understanding of the word. The Mafia in America are a criminal organization whose roots began at lower levels in the streets and ghettos, no different to what you see with today's street gangs. The Mafia got to their high levels a lot easier due to the fact that their members are white ethnicity, which made it easier for them to develop and maintain their organization in a racially-biased society against non-whites, like what is seen in the USA. Once Italians assimilated into the wider white American population, it became even more easier for them, as golf wang already stated.
My thoughts exactly. People love to throw out "classy" when describing the mafia and I find it appalling, really. I feel the only reason they call the mob classy is because they wear suits all the time in the movies, I guess some dudes really get off on the whole suits thing. Most people really don't understand the historical background of the mafia and the reason why they can afford to be "classy", as they call it. In the end, criminals are criminals. Rich, poor, black, white, educated or uneducated, they are still criminals. I really don't understand why some people have such an obsession or fantasy to play as a rich, white mafia dude. To me, all types of criminals can be interesting in a video game story, with the exception of white-collar criminals. I don't care if it's a street gang, the mafia, or triads, as long as GTA V has a good balance of criminal organizations with interesting, action-packed missions, I'm all good.