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Everyone knows Clive McFarlane is a race-baiting dooshnozzle who hates teachers and cops. Everyone knows that Clive is scared shitless of the Turtleboy Sports Revolution because he realizes now that it’s a million times more powerful than the hateful drivel he publishes. So now he’s kicking it up a notch. Yesterday at the impromptu meeting held by Coming Together Collective (which sounds rather sexual and inappropriate to me), Clive and a group of like-minded individuals repeatedly made threats to a person who was at the meeting and dared to disagree with their misguided assessment.
I first read this guy’s story in the comment section of an article we published yesterday. But unlike Clive I like to do research before I write an article so I emailed this guy, got his phone number, and we had a little chat this morning about what went down. The man was a former North High teacher, who has been actively involved in the community his whole life. He actually worked at Youthnet with Brenda Jenkins, the woman who will forever live in infamy because of this picture:
So he was there because he was concerned about violence at North High School and wanted to hear what Coming Together Collective had to offer up for solutions. I’m going to refer to him as Apple Daddy from this point on.
Well, Apple Daddy was apparently waiting for the meeting to get started while he was chatting with Lindsay Corcoran from Masslive.com. He told her that he believed the meeting was a “farce” because the group couldn’t look objectively at Boone’s record as superintendent, and was only making matters worse by fanning the flames of racial hatred. He told her that as a former teacher at North he understood that the “solution” they were offering wouldn’t fix anything at the school.
Unfortunately for him he didn’t notice that Clive was listening in on the conversation behind him. He became irate and demanded Apple Daddy’s name. He accused him of several things and was taking his word’s out of context. No surprise here – that’s what Clive does best. Apple Daddy refused and told him that he didn’t agree with what he writes.
Clive was PISSED.
Soon after that the speakers began. The very first speaker began by bringing up Turtleboy as the root cause of all this. But instead of attempting to explain what exactly was inaccurate with Turtleboy’s columns, he made an unsubstantiated claim that “Turtleboy’s” mother was former school committee member Mary Mullaney.
As you know, we are all Turtleboy. Since multiple people pen under this name and considering we have writers from all over the state now, it would be difficult for all of us to share one mother.
But Apple Daddy pointed out that more importantly, what the hell does a former school committee member have to do with ANYTHING? He stood up and questioned why someone would be so irresponsible, and bring up something that irrelevant to the conversation. That’s when things got ugly.
The man in front of him turned around in a menacing and threatening manner and repeatedly told him to shut his mouth. He continued to intimidate him throughout the meeting by continuously turning around to glare at him. Awkward. This was witnessed by several people, two of which confirmed Apple Daddy’s account of it with us this morning
After the song and dance was over at the meeting Clive came back to Apple Daddy and demanded his name. He told him several times that he had paid Apple Daddy’s salary because he had overheard him saying he was a former North High teacher.
That’s when a crowd formed of Clive-followers and began to encircle Apple Daddy. Clive did nothing to dispel the mob and continued to badger the man who was exercising his civic duties at a public meeting. Thus Clive directly contributed to and encouraged a mob to physically intimidate this man.
At this point he became concerned for his safety, since of course there were no police at the event. How dare he point out that bringing up someone’s Momma is not a civil way to engage in discourse.
Luckily Brenda Jenkins of all people came over and saved him from Clive’s mob justice. The two of them had worked together in the past at Youthnet, and although they disagree philosophically on the issue of police in schools, she still clearly believed that this man had a right to his opinion.
Clive didn’t though. He began to badger Brenda Jenkins for his name. Apple Daddy asked her not to tell him, so Clive went around the room asking anyone who would listen to him if they knew what this person’s name was. How DARE he disagree with this one-sided bullshit that outstanding parents like David Jerry were spewing on stage. Needless to say he got the hell out of there as fast as he could.
None of this is surprising obviously. Clive wrote another teacher-bashing article today in which he ended with this gem:
As such, they called on the administration to review its policies on the use of social media to “ensure that public comments and posts by school personnel do not perpetuate racial bias against students of color and racial discrimination under the law.”
I would like to believe we don’t need a change in policy to rid the classroom of such educators.
Ya see, Clive thinks you should be FIRED if you share a Turtleboy blog. That’s what he’s saying right there. We should “rid the classroom of such educators.” He actually said that. Because Clive doesn’t believe that teachers, or former teachers like Apple Daddy, should have a right to express their opinions on social media.
Why? Because at the end of the day Clive is nothing but a fascist. He has an expectation that the media only show one terribly misguided side of an issue. Anyone who doesn’t comply has to give him their name so he can put them on a list of troublemakers, alongside City Councillor Michael Gaffney and Turtleboy.
The only good part about this story is that it’s clear that Clive knows he’s losing the battle. His act has worn thin with good and decent people of Worcester. The Telegram has lost hundreds of subcscribers because they continue to employ this fascist, race-baiting piece of human garbage known as Clive. You’re done here Clive.
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