I am pleased to say I have met Shirlee Finn.
I already knew that she was one gutsy lady who had been in the front line of the Marrickville Council outrage of 2011. For many that was a wake up call. Suddenly we had this smug and pig ugly inner-city political elite that was so self confident that the moment its ticket took a controlling influence over a Sydney council, the elite's party, the Greens, chose to pick a fight over whether Jews on the other side of the world have the human right to keep the brilliant little state they formed and defended against all the odds; and naturally will continue to do so come what may as all free people do.
Shirlee is not a big person. Most of these men would tower over her but she is a lady of enormous dignity. Armed with a camera she fronted whatever it is that clings together long enough to form a pro-Hamas war rally on a Sydney Sunday and took some shots.
They were all there. Creeps with black flags. Jew baiting Hitler-taunting SA horror heads, some known to get violent if they can get away with it. Dangerous looking types of all genders many with their heads and faces covered. Trots on the run. Gormless clueless idiots of no particular description. Greens.
Then they brought on Vivienne Porsolt. At this point it could have been the bar scene out of Star Wars except these people are still there after the credits roll and vote.
But even that wasn't the worst of it.
Shirlee was there as a service to Australian multiculturalism . Do read my brave friend's piece to see what she went through to bring to us this street side health check on the state of Australian multiculturalism.