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Protesters Harass Woman For Holding “I Am Turtleboy Sign” At City Hall

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We’ve talked before about how the protesters are nothing less than bullies who mock you and call you names if you have a different opinion from them about anything. Well, during the “Anti-repression protest” outside of City Hall on Tuesday, a woman went down with an “I Am Turtleboy” sign. It didn’t go very well for her and she wrote us an email to tell us about her experience. She is a “woman of color” as a Latina, and she wanted to tell the readers about her experience. Here it is:

First off i want to say that I believe in what I read from your blogs. I am one of your followers and just became a supporter. My husband put me on to you and since then we have tried to keep up with your posts. Everyday he asks me have you read turtleboy today? He usually beats me to it…I want to be heard as a concerned citizen  and mother of a 10 year old daughter who has a disability and goes to school here in the Worcester public schools.

I’m actually reaching out to you to tell you what happened today to us (me and my husband) for being your supporters. We went down to city hall to experience what we were dealing with as concerned citizens. That was our first time attending a protest and we were hoping to spot one of your other supporters and show how we as individuals have the right to freedom of speech.

We knew though the heat we were going to get once we exposed that we are down with Turtleboy. We had a piece of paper that said “I am TurtleBoy!” We had it inside a folder only took it out for a picture. Oh man people kept pointing at us because we asked to have a picture taken to kinda let it be known we are out here and we are not ashamed to support someone we believe has the same views we do.

We have no clue who you guys are, but I know there are many who are against you. My heart was pounding because I knew someone was going to come ask us who we were. We gathered to hear Mike Jerry speak (btw he really doesn’t even have the desency to dress presentable, looking like a thug with grills on his teeth). There was a big crowd and bammmm I heard a man ask “do you know if Turtle boy is here?”

One quickly pointed at me and my husband and when the speeches were done Mike Jerry approached us and the first thing he asked was “you’re down with TB?” We looked at each other and said no, he chuckled and said “are you down with Turtleboy?”

So we went on to say we supported 96% of what we read. He asked if we think it was right for us as Latinos for you to have called the kids who got in a fight at North high “savages?” First of all that was not the subject of the event and we said it had nothing to do with you calling them “savages.” It was about handling things the right way and how there should be better structure in schools in Worcester.

He tried to ask us more and find out if we worked for you. Then some dude walked by us and pointed us out saying we were reporters working for you. Wow it was crazy.

We finished off by saying we had nothing else to say and he walked away. I want to continue being a supporter and I don’t give two shits about being out there to support what we believe in and who we believe as well. I really want your support and guide us to who we should stand with the next time we want to attend something like this. We felt like we were alone. I also wanted to ask if you would tell us how to better respond to these idiots when they come questioning us? Please help I truly love reading your articles and blogs and have become a fan. I want my story to be heard.

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This just gave “I Am Turtleboy” so much more meaning. It also reaffirms what we’ve been saying about Turtleboy from the beginning. Turtleboy is not a person. Turtleboy is a state of mind. He represents truthfulness and honesty, whether or not you agree with him. When these two brave people took out there Turtleboy sign they became Turtleboy. That’s why all the hippies started calling them as such.

This whole obsession with who Turtleboy is never gets old to me. It’s literally the Salem Witch Trials all over again. The mainstream media and the PC police who have held us hostage for too long are shaking in their boots because their reign of idiocy is coming to an end. And there’s nothing they can do about it.

You know what the least surprising part about all this is? The fact that Michael Jerry made these people explain themselves. Because with these people you can’t just have an opinion they disagree with. Don’t have time to formulate a strong opinion, or do you find the whole topic uninteresting? Unacceptable. Now listen to me speak out of this cool megaphone. Then read my sign until you understand it. And make sure to join the Circlejerk on Facebook.

This is why they stopped traffic all over the country. Because otherwise we would just ignore them. They’ve been ignored their whole lives because 99% of the stuff that comes out of their mouths is poopy nonsense. So they’re sick of not getting your attention. But you have no choice but to listen to them if they’re standing in your way, or demanding you explain why you read Turtleboy Sports. They are the Jehovah’s Witnesses of the activist game. They will literally keep knocking on your door until you bring them in for coffee.

But we’re all pretty sick of Sonya Conner’s wacky jive, so we don’t wanna listen to them anymore. They do what anyone who can’t speak like a mature adult does – they called us racist. So you can imagine how perplexed Michael Jerry felt when he saw two people of color, who Turtleboy supposedly has a distaste for, supporting Turtleboy with a sign. They’ve tried to make this about Turtleboy hating high school kids. But yet we’ve got kids everywhere taking selfies with their “I Am Turtleboy” shirts.

Luckily the people are going to vote in November and show these people that the tides have turned. The Hilda Ramirez’, Tracy Novick’s, Rick Rushton’s, Sarai Rivera’s, and Joe Petty’s of the world are merely working in the final touches of their seat’s ass grooves at this point. Because someone else will be taking their place who will not tolerate the bullies any longer.

As for her question about how to handle yourself in a situation like this, I think they played it just right. They were able to express their opinions openly and still walked away with their dignity. They sent a strong message to these people that their attempts to divide us along racial lines cannot and will not work in the city of Worcester. Now, because of this story more people will feel emboldened to admit they read and agree with a lot of the things we write. And they’re not afraid to admit it because there’s nothing wrong with that. That’s why I love Worcester at heart.

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15 Comment(s)
  • pete
    April 19, 2015 at 9:04 am

    AMAZING!On that note,Celtics in 6.

  • BobnMic
    April 17, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Gracias a la pareja que nos representó TurtleBoy compañeros pensadores. Dos son para mí los héroes! Translation: Thank you to the couple that represented us TurtleBoy fellow thinkers. You two are heroes to me!

    • Ya
      April 19, 2015 at 9:18 am

      Gracias, agradesco tu comentario! Sigue sorportando a TB como lo hize yo!

      • BobnmIc
        April 20, 2015 at 11:43 pm

        Ambos son increíbles!

        • BobnmIc
          April 20, 2015 at 11:49 pm

          Yo soy un loco Irlandés pero me encanta Los Latinos muy muy bien!

  • Sweet Justice
    April 17, 2015 at 10:39 am

    I have always said, “Turtleboy SAYS what the rest of us think.” (I laugh out loud when I think of his Busgate piece. Pure genius!) Whether you are white, black, asian, latino, or anybody else…..We have come to realize that we must conform to ridiculous, twisted spins on political correctness. Now even being politically correct (“colorblind”) is racist and “politically incorrect.” Everyone wants their 15 minutes of fame, I guess. Freedom of speech for everyone, except if you don’t agree with them. Is that how it goes now? KISS MY ASS YOU TROUBLE MAKERS!

  • Colleen
    April 17, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Old Balls is at it again on his blog today.
    Desperate , alone and pathetic….but still a narcissistic, race-baiting asshole.

  • Devils Mouthpiece
    April 17, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Kudos to this woman and her husband! You put yourself out there and stayed cool in the face of idiocy. Too bad these hippie nitwits cant behave like adults as well.

    Happy Friday!

  • Mary J
    April 17, 2015 at 5:41 am

    You handle them just how you did. You care about community, lives, and our city. We speak in facts, not in vague statements. The “racist blog” for “savage” remark is a joke. In that context, the “savages” were “white”. Savages are people who act outside of the rules of society. Anyone color or creed can’t act like a “savage”, and when they do in a Worcester school TB will call them out and look to solve problems. Not divide and harass

    • Mary J
      April 17, 2015 at 5:42 am

      Can*

  • Leo
    April 16, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    My respect for this woman and her husband.

    And I agree, they completely played it right. Be polite, be respectful, state your point.

  • Benjamin Daniel
    April 16, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Dear Turtleboy Sports:
    I recently had an online conversation with someone who didn’t want me to share an article about WORCESTER in an open group about WORCESTER. In anywise, this guy’s name is Joe Fischetti (https://www.facebook.com/GenericLeviathan) and he’s from New York, but of course he is part of our “community” now…….

    Me-If you’d like to speak to me, do it directly. Who is “we”?

    Joe-Anyone who knows anything about Turtle Boy lol
    known for putting out articles that are generally horrible and detrimental to any sense of community in Worcester.

    Me-Hmmm, I don’t agree. at all
    If anything, the Turtleboy blog represents the mutual amount of common sense and satire we all need when faced with people who operate on purely idealist grounds.
    In these days of political sensationalism, a bit of realism is very healthy

    Joe-Well that’s what I’ve found from the few I’ve read and what I’ve heard from others. Most notably he’s gone after Communities United Collective and there’s been backlash from that as well. I don’t see his work as “realistic” but perpetuating harmful mainstream ideology and being “edgy”.

    Me-I’d hope anyone who really strongly disagrees with any other person or group should listen to those people more closely, humanize them, be less dismissive and find commonality

    Joe-lol, yeah, when he’s gone to lengths to dehumanize members of CUC I’m not gonna treat him pleasantly.

    Me-indeed, we all just want this world to be a better place, the only thing we disagree with is how to get there.
    You don’t know “him” and I don’t know you so why are your views any more valid than anyone else’s?
    When I used to volunteer at the pip shelter and the boys and girls club, I never even heard of CUC, so as far as they go, it’s just a political group
    like the tea party
    or really anything else that has overly idealistic terms and a political agenda

    Joe-I’m not saying I’m more valid I’m saying he’s done some douchy things and gets away with it by hiding behind false identities. I don’t want his blog to get more traffic and neither do many people involved in social justice in Worcester.
    Oh yeah I’m absolutely defending my political interests in trying to give his page less traffic, I don’t deny that.

    Me-well, then we just disagree. Personally, I think it’s douchy to tell someone else what to post or not post in a WORCESTER PAGE about WORCESTER
    especially if you love your freedom of speech

    Joe-It’s my belief that he does more harm than good in helping any form of progress and understanding.
    I said “please” lol
    It wasn’t a demand.

    Me-ok, fair enough
    I think a less dichotomous perspective may help you and many other folks out
    these issues are too polarized
    humanity is not made up of extremes, but of balances

    Joe-They’re polarizing because they affect many people negatively and people like Turtle Boy seem to only poke fun at or make inflammatory statements that are wholly not constrictive towards movements.

    Me-there are things that are extremely destructive like murder, but also the use of petroleum machines are terrible for the planet, yet you decide to choose doing one thing and not the other… why?
    if they are both “wrong”

    Joe-I don’t think it’s helpful in any way but furthers divisions between us. Come to the CUC meeting tonight at 6 I believe. 41 Piedmont st, the Masonic (?) Cultural Complex. We’d love to have you.

    Me-No thank you, I’m not a zombie
    I like to think for myself

    Joe-So I’m a zombie for meeting with the community and talking about issues?

    Me-but I appreciate your invitation

    Joe-When you even said you don’t know about it.

    Me-I obviously disagree with the CUC if we are having this conversation, at all
    and if you are a representation of whom I would find there, then I respectfully decline

    Joe-I may have given you the wrong impression.
    Mission statement:
    “Communities United Collective is a multi-racial, multi-cultural, alliance working to combat the systemic oppression that affects communities of color and impoverished communities in the city of Worcester. We are committed to standing against, racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism, ableism, the militarization of our society, and all forms of oppression, using a shared voice, with the goal of an equal and just existence for our local, national, and global communities. ”

    Me-no offense, but I prefer to do my activism in the form of ACTIONS not talking

    Joe-If that sounds like something you’d like to be involved in, please come down.
    CUC has been involved in protest and direct action since it started lol.

    Me-“We are committed to standing against, racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism, ableism”

    Joe-Yes.

    Me-Couldn’t you just say discrimination?

    Joe-It’s better to be specific sometimes.
    we are against discrimination

    Me-When it comes to discrimination, isn’t it counter productive to separate people into groups?
    I think that’s ironic

    Joe-It’s important to recognize that we all have privileges and disadvantages and it’s important to give them names and recognize them because, though they’re all discrimination, they often come in different forms.

    Me-Why don’t you just say “We are committed to standing against, discrimination against all forms of life”

    Joe-Ableism may manifest differently than homophobia.

    Me-Nonono, if you go to a crippled guy and point out his “disadvantages” you’ll piss him off
    no, he wants to be treated like a person, correct?

    Joe-The point is to give the “crippled guy” a place to speak about it.

    Me-He has a place, it’s called humanity
    the point isn’t to put the guy on a soapbox and show him how much his disability makes him separate from anyone else

    Joe-Unfortunately, humanity is complicated and sometimes supposedly “feminist” spaces may not give them space to talk about it.
    thats just discrimination in a positive light
    haha
    How can you fight something if you refuse to name it? You can’t talk about something if you don’t recognize it exists.

    Me-If by “feminist”, you mean groups that practice misandry, then of course

    Joe-oh boy.

    Me-You can fight something by ignoring it until it goes away
    You can fight racism, by not talking about it

    Joe-We’re done here. Come to the meeting. Meet your community. If you’d like. You don’t have to do or say anything you’re not comfortable with. Good day~
    denying any kind of racist concept into your world

    Me-are you even from worcester? where did you go to high school?

    Joe-buh-bye xoxo

    Me-that’s exactly what I thought
    get out of my hometown and go back to New york

    ANYWAYS< while you, personally, may not agree with anything either of us have said, perhaps any of this conversation could add to your ample amount of ammunition against these people who aren't from here, certainly aren't going to die here, but sure are set on making judgments and causing headaches to the people who really do call worcester "home"

  • Running to Win
    April 16, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    I also think they played it right regarding how to handle yourself in that type of situation.

  • Fist
    April 16, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Haha I love the part when you said “poopy nonsense”. I just love it so much.

    • G-Love478
      April 17, 2015 at 9:03 am

      You took the words right out of my keyboard!!! Best line ever!

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