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Did you work hard today? Did you get in your car after another long day at the office to go back to your lovely home that you work tirelessly to pay for? Because if you did, and you live in Worcester you more than likely had your commute interrupted by a bunch of nudniks trying to make a point about something that happened 1,500 miles from here.
In case you’re living in a cave and don’t have wifi, all across the country it’s become all the rage to stand up and protest for some kid who got killed after getting in a physical altercation with a white police officer. Like we’ve said before here at Turtleboy Sports, we don’t know if Darren Wilson was justified in shooting Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Neither do you. Therefore anyone who’s outraged that Officer Wilson isn’t gonna be given the electric chair is by definition a yahoo.
So what do you when something you know very little about doesn’t go the way you want it to go? Call it a day and move on with your life, right? Yea, that’s what normal people would do. But when you’re a Clark student or some “community activist” then you do whatever the fuck you feel like doing and everyone else can go fuck themselves. That was the mentality of the mob that took over the streets of Worcester today.
From the Telegram: Led by Robert Blackwell Gibbs, a barrel-chested, bearded Main South man with a bullhorn and a “big mouth,” the group of students and community activists marched from the university campus near Claremont Street to Lincoln Square. Protesters stopped multiple times along the two-mile route, sitting down in the road for several minutes each time and stalling traffic in all directions until police persuaded them to resume marching.
Of course Robert Blackwell Gibbs was leading the charge. Not like he has a real job or anything. Because TONS of normal, 40 year old men are available to lead a march down Main Street at 1:30 PM on a Tuesday. We asked the members of the Turtleboy Sports Revolution to send in any and all pictures they had from today’s events and as usual they responded in force. Here are the geniuses at work:
Oh look, he’s got a megaphone. He must a valid point to make.
Yea, block the crosswalk, that’ll show em!! Way to stick it to the man!!
How pissed would you be if you’r the can man in this picture? There is a delicious bounty of cans in the trash cans across the street and you can’t get to it because of these hippy kids protesting something that happened 1,500 miles away.
Hey look, speed bumps!! Ten points each!!
Hey you guys showed that guy in his car who is probably trying to get home to his family who runs this town!! He’ll think twice before he kills another unarmed black teenager. Oh wait, you mean the man or woman driving this car had absolutely nothing to do with Mike Brown, Darren Wilson, or Ferguson? Oh well, not my problem!!
Thank God all those white people were there to shed some of that white guilt that’s holding them down every day. Must feel good.
Hey geniuses – just for the record you accomplished absolutely nothing today. Literally NOTHING. My dog today took three dumps, a couple naps, and then barked at the mailman. She had a more productive day than all you combined.
All you did was make life difficult for decent, hard working people who wanted to pick their kids up and be with their families. You directly threatened the lives of countless others by blocking a busy intersection because Lincoln Square is about a quarter mile from a major hospital. People in need of medical care were directly threatened by your meaningless protest about…..something or other. But, fuck them though right? Their right to safety isn’t nearly as important as your right to sit your fat ass down in the middle of a public street.
And you KNOW that Worcester State women’s studies professor Sonya Conner simply HAD to show up for this one. Not like she had to grade papers or anything….
You have not struggled,” Sonya Conner, a professor of sociology and women’s studies at Worcester State University, told white students at the 1 p.m. Clark campus rally that preceded the march. “We have not struggled.”
Ms. Conner said students have to be willing to struggle in the form of nonviolent, direct action in order to “literally rewrite” the pages of history.
“We now have to take it up a notch,” she said, and capitalize on the momentum striking Worcester and other cities across the country.
Ya see that right there? She represents everything that is wrong with academia. She is a “women’s studies” professor, which is really useful for people that seek to become radical professors and want to some day teach women’s studies. As long as that’s your career goal you’ll be fine.
The problem with college is that so many people go there without a plan, and they leave without a plan. They waste their time with bullshit majors like this, graduate with tens of thousands of dollars in debt, and then expect to be handed a job when they get out of college. Then when reality bitch slaps them in the face they start to “Occupy Wall Street” and blame Big Oil for the fact that they possess ZERO actual desirable skills for any potential employer.
And let me get this straight Dr. Sonya, you want your minions to “literally rewrite history” by marching through Main South and preventing decent, honest people from getting home to their families? Because that’s the type of shit I read about in history ALL THE TIME. First we learned in school about Martin Luther King organizing protests to fight segregation. Then in the next chapter we learned about bonehead Clark kids on their parents dime who walked through Main South on a Tuesday and made everyone late. Fucking historical shit right there.
So I’m really, really confused what the end game is here. Because this just seems like more Occupy nonsense. Protesting for the sake of protesting. What do they think could possibly come out of this? Maybe the grand jury in Ferguson will reconvene and say, “Hold on your honor – we didn’t wanna prosecute Officer Wilson, but then we read about these hippies in Worcester who parked their hippy asses in front of traffic for a couple hours. We’d like to strap Officer Wilson into the electric chair now because they made us realize how racist he is.”
Do they honestly think a single person became sympathetic to their cause (whatever exactly that is) today because of what they did? Are they that naive that they believe people who are trying to get home to drive their kids to basketball practice suddenly had an epiphany while waiting in traffic for an hour? No. Just no. If anything all you did was take people who had no opinion on the matter and make them hate you.
Then there was this Rhodes Scholar:
In a heated speech, senior Florcy Romero railed against students who decided not to leave class and come to the rally.
“You won’t stand with these people, but you’ll be the first ones to learn about them in theory classes,” she said, urging people to go out and see the problems facing African-Americans in the rockier sections of Worcester.
Yea, if you’re a Clark student who wants to go to class and learn things then you’re a fucking idiot. The only way you can learn things is by following around this creepy 40 year old man with a bullhorn:
Then there was shit like this:
“No justice, no peace, no racist police” was another refrain students repeated often as they marched in front of police. They also took umbrage to police asking them to stop blocking traffic, repeating the phrase, “Whose streets? Our streets” for much of the march.
You’re upset that the police are asking you to stop blocking traffic? Yea, you should be able to do whatever you want. Fuck everyone else and their stupid families. Fuck emergency responders and firefighters trying to help the citizens of Worcester who need it. Nothing at all selfish about that.
Seriously though, fuck these people. I wish I had a nicer way to say it, but fuck them. “Whose streets? Our streets?” Yea ya see, I pay property taxes and I’ve lived in Worcester my whole life. I paid for those streets so that cars and buses and trucks can safely use them to get from point A to point B. They belong to me and the other taxpayers of Worcester.
They don’t even come remotely close to belonging to you. Your mommy and daddy pay an insane amount of money for you to go and major in women’s studies, and then your school gives ZERO to the City of Worcester because they don’t have to pay taxes. Because if they did have to pay taxes then your professors wouldn’t be able to work 25 hours a week and collect six figure salaries.
The irony of these dolts is that they don’t realize how good the Worcester Police are to them. You all made life miserable for the decent citizens of Worcester today. You didn’t peacefully assemble. You purposely impacted people’s lives in a negative manner simply because you wanted to. Because you’re selfish. And instead of beating you senseless with a club or hauling your asses to the drunk tank for Thanksgiving weekend, they let you have your stupid, meaningless rally. All they asked you to do was occasionally stop blocking major intersections. But why should you have to do that though? Fuck the po-lice and their dumbass rules.
Check out these carpetbaggers:
I don’t know their names and I don’t wanna know their names. All I know is that they’re lucky my turtle didn’t need to go to the vet today because I wouldn’t be nearly as kind as the WPD were on these hippies. But hey, at least they got the chance to alleviate some of that white guilt!!
Yea you showed us who’s boss!! People around here will think twice about going out for a gallon of milk next time!!
My favorite picture that a Turtleboy rider sent in today was this gem:
Absolutely priceless. I was totally gonna go to that rally bro, but like, one alarm isn’t enough to get my ass out of bed by 1:00 PM. Then there’s the other girl, who is obviously very concerned about social justice and racial prejudice. However, she’s even more concerned about a much more important issue – her iPhone. Because sometimes when you’re fixing racism in Worcester your iPhone becomes collateral damage.
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