Racism Saves Lives, the Case of Ariel Ronis

Everybody discriminates. I would only marry a Jewish girl, and I did. I don’t consider non Jews inferior to Jews, as some Jews do, but I don’t care if some Jews do, as long as they leave the “inferior” people alone. I prefer living around English speaking people, because that is my mother tongue, and I discriminate based on language. A linguist? No, but you get the point. I don’t hang out with Ethiopian Jews, not because I don’t like them, but I just don’t, because most people hang out with people who are similar to them.

There are racists who don’t hate other races at all, like me, and the vast majority of other people on the planet. Then there are racists that do hate other races, but don’t commit violence against other races. I find that objectionable (the hatred part), but it’s no different than Jews thinking non Jews are inferior. Then there are racists who commit violence against other races because they hate other races. Those people are evil.

Some people try to hang out with people who are not similar to them and that’s fine, too. Most people don’t do that though.

I hang around people that are similar to me. Very few people are similar to me in my thinking, but what can you do. I don’t hang out with Arabs either. Or Druze. Or Moroccan Jews. I just don’t. Because I, like almost everyone else on the planet, am a racist.

I never considered marrying a man, because I’m a sexist, and heterosexual. My wife does the laundry. I take out the garbage, because I think that’s the man’s job. I just took out the diaper wipe garbage and the actual garbage. My wife doesn’t do that.

I never considered marrying an old woman, because I’m ageist. I don’t talk to old women very often. Most young people hang out with people their age. Most old people hang out with old people too. They’re just as ageist as I am. Most middle aged people hang out with middle aged people. And singles hang out together because they discriminate against married people. They don’t hate them. They just prefer hanging out with singles. Perhaps they are trying to marry one of them.

And married people don’t hang out with singles much because they discriminate against single people. No, they don’t hate single people. They just discriminate against them. I’m a racist, sexist, ageist guy who discriminates against singles, too. I don’t find old women attractive. I don’t find men attractive. I live in a community of married people, almost no singles.

Got it?

The difference between me and other people who claim not to be ageist, racist, or sexist, and who generally think that not being these things is important, is that I actually advocate against economic violence against these people. I am against the minimum wage that keeps blacks out of work. I am against compulsory government schooling that keeps children of poor black families forcibly unemployed. White families too, but blacks are more hurt by it. I am against welfare the keeps the poor dependent. I am against drug laws enforced mostly against black people.

The people that generally claim to not be racist, sexist, or ageist, these people economically abuse minorities, women, and old people by advocating for forced maternity leave, minimum wages, and a money-printing monopoly that destroys the savings of the aged who can no longer earn a steady income and lose everything to inflation.

So anyway, there was this guy, government worker, Ariel Ronis, who killed himself last week after a black woman accused him of racism for kicking her out of his office after she complained of racism against her because workers at some government office wouldn’t let her go into some line for women with small kids, but allegedly let the white women with small white kids in.

She wrote something on Facebook to that effect, and 6,000 people all concerned about racism shared it. So the guy killed himself. Because he couldn’t bear being thought of as a racist.

(Even though he hung out with white people and didn’t marry a black woman and never lived among Ethiopians. “Not being racist” was so important to him that he killed himself just because people thought he was racist. He was, but not for the reasons people thought he was. He just didn’t hate other races.)

His side of the story is that she wasn’t let in the short line for women with kids because she was being obnoxious and trying to cut in the middle of the line. Then she barged into his office and started yelling racism, so he kicked her out.

The worst part of this story, the absolute worst part is that this woman, after indirectly causing the death of some poor nebuch government worker, hasn’t learned a damn thing. This is what she wrote after she heard Ronis killed himself.

This morning I woke up to one of the worst pieces of news I had ever heard. I am dreadfully sorry for the loss of life. For years I have experienced discrimination in Israel. On the only occasion in which I told my story a man was hurt. There is no one more sorry than me. If I could (go back), I would have remained silent this time as well.

A man was “hurt”? A man was HURT? 

But you crazy sick human being. He wasn’t hurt. He didn’t get a booboo.

He bleeping killed himself.

You’re not legally responsible. God will decide if you are morally responsible. But the least you can do, the least you can do. For the love of God. Is say it.

Your people have made for themselves a god of gold. Say it. 

Ariel Ronis killed himself.  Say it. 

She still claims, after the guy killed himself in shame, that he was racist, by which she meant Ronis hated black people. The sick assertion that she’s “dreadfully sorry” and that she should have remained silent, silent about what? Silent about the hatred that obviously was hurled at her by Ronis because she is black. That’s what she’s saying. Not that she was wrong, that she was not actually being kept out of the line because she was black, but rather because she was obnoxious. She should have remained silent, she says.

The lesson, according to her, isn’t “Don’t assume everyone hates you because you’re black, because that can get people killed.”

The lesson is, “When someone obviously hates you because you’re black, shut up about it, because telling people about it can motivate that hateful person to “be hurt”. And we don’t want to “hurt” people, even if they are white supremacist assholes.

I hate fake apologies. But this one takes the cake.

What a lesson. I’m throwing my hands up.

If anyone accuses me of racism, I will just point them to this post, rather than kill myself. I’m guilty as charged. I’m preemptively saving myself from the shame.

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4 thoughts on “Racism Saves Lives, the Case of Ariel Ronis

  1. The world’s ‘wisdom’. And being consumed by it.
    That woman has serious logical problems if this man’s desperate act to distance himself from her judgement is actual proof of him being racist. What? ? ?
    And the world lost another struggling man, unwise yet sensible enough to take these things THAT seriously.
    So he cared. So she doesn’t even realize she’s been bullying the wrong person. And I thought bullying is politically incorrect too but now who’s counting?
    Where is the world going?

  2. The same in Czech republic (CE). May neocons go to hell with all that racism. Only culture matters. When there are the same values, it doesn’t matter, if guy is pink, yellow black white or green… On the other hand, muslims were invading Europe for cca 1200 years, so local people are suspicious of black people (because islam was in parts where more sun is, so people were black). For ages it was good corelation between black skin and muslim, who is going to rape your wives and kill you…

  3. Excellent analysis of racism, Rafi.
    You clearly presented the difference between normal human benevolent discriminating racism and the evil hatred of destructive racism.
    I am just the kind of racist you are.
    Unfortunately, it may be more difficult to explain this topic to objects of benevolent discrimination.
    I encourage you to try. If you succeed, many fights among groups of people, as well as between individuals inside families, will be resolved.

  4. This may be beside the point but people who kill them selves almost always do it because they have a mental illness. Lots of people endure tragedy, loss, disaster and worse but they do not kill themselves. This thing that happened to this guy was awful and it is true that people quickly jump on a bandwagon without knowing the facts but still…. The fact remains that the vast majority of people who kill themselves do so because they have an illness which distorts their thinking, not because of some external occurrence

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