Monday, January 09, 2006
Three men in Sydney have been refused bail to-day in connection with December's Cronulla riots. The men are named in newspaper reports and these names caused me to think about ethnic origins. The surnames are Kelly, Shanahan, and Murray. Proud Celtic names! The first two of Irish origin and the last of Scottish origin. The Irish and the Scots know about oppression on the basis of ethnicity. They know about foreign colonisers. They also know about political terror. Makes ya think, don't it. And if you think I am being too critical in bringing up ethnicity or tribal origins - my name is Brigid O'Carroll Walsh.