Skip to comments.Anyone ever watch new reality show called "Amish Mafia" on Discovery?
Posted on 08/10/2013 10:28:03 AM PDT by lee martell
I stopped watching network tv many years ago. Once in a while, I see Fox News at my friends place, or I will watch online for a particular episode that everyone is talking about that day. Yesterday I stumbled across comments on a new show called The Amish Mafia. I said "What?" The mafia is the last thing I think of when the first word is Amish.
I have a lot of respect for that culture, doing their best to co-exist in this modern materialistic culture. That's not to say everybody Amish is wonderful, but I admire their focus on family and work ethic. It suppose one should expect some aspects of the American culture to seep into the Amish, our glorification of aggression and righteous violence, so perhaps its only natural that the Amish want to present themselves in a new way, albeit based on fantasy. Every other culture has done it, let them have their fun too.
Its completely fake and yet some tards out there watch it religiously.
It’s also hardly new. 3rd season by now?
TV is garbage....the decline of Western Civilization on full display.
Don’t go ‘dissin on Lebanon Levi.
Did you know that the Amish were into rap music too? Check it out.
So they want to intentionally defame a group of people....sounds like a lawsuit is in order here.
It’s fake as can be, just like all the other “reality” programs. In a dirty, underhanded way the creator is genius. Amish can’t watch tv, therefore they won’t know about the show. If they are told, and according to the Amish crew putting an addition on our house they are aware of the show, their beliefs prevent them from filing law suits. The creator gets to slander and libel them all he/she wants without worry.
“Jacked” is pretty good...
We have Amish and Mennonites in our area. I have attended their auctions and been to their stores.
I also watch every program about them. While The Amish Mafia is probably the least true and the most fake, others are not. They are not the spiritual Godly people everyone (the English) thinks they are. “Amish Out Of Order” was probably the most accurate and REAL. It exposed the truth about the Amish culture and most of it isn’t pretty.
Essentially they are a CULT. While there are many different sects with different rules, they are mostly oppressive, exploitive, and even barbaric.
They are not the quaint mild mannered people you think they are. We are all outsiders to them. They have nothing but disdain for us. We are inferior to them. Sinful pagans to be avoided. Now some of them like our money and will be nice to us to get it, but don’t be fooled the women and children are nothing more than property, slaves if you will. They are cute with their little hats, bonnets, and outfits, but it is a life that if you were dropped into, you would escape at your first opportunity.
While at a poker game back when this show first started the question came up; are there Amish hookers? After much debate my friends and I came up with these indicators;
1.Appearance-Bonnet tied seductively and pulled back to expose the entire forehead. Charcoal-colored dress instead of black.
2. Speech-”Art thou just arrived in our village, sailor?” “Wouldst thou like to party?”
3.Beguiling personality-Think Amy Farah Fowler from Big Bang Theory with fishnet stockings hidden under her dress.
4.Payment-Ears of corn.
5.Her pimp-Riding a buggy with gangster whitewalls and a tie-dyed horse.
No way about, I gotta get some new friends...
P.S. What goes “Clop,clop,clop,clop, BANG! Clop.clop,clop,clop, BANG!”?
An Amish drive-by shooting.
Whadya’ mean it’s fake? Who’s always the first suspect group during a shooting rampage ??
Jebediah: "They want to have a meeting with me, right? Let's set the meeting. It will be me, Yoder, and Hostetler. We'll get our informers to find out where the meeting will be held. We insist that it be in a public place.....a barn, a produce stand, someplace where I'll feel safe. They're gonna search me when they pick me up, so I can't have a weapon on me. But if Stoltzfus can figure a way to have a gun planted there for me.....then I'll kill them both."
Back in the Eighties I worked for a Mennonite and he confided a lot of what I’ll call their “philosophy”. Mennonites and Amish are not always who they appear to be.
To get to work I had to drive about 15 miles through Amish and Mennonite country . One morning I asked my Boss why the buggies wouldn’t get over when I over took them, especially when there was another vehicle coming the other way. He just looked at me and said,” If you think you’re better than everyone else, would you get over ?”
The same Boss had a son who went to the Caribbean every winter to be missionary. I once asked why go there , the Catholic church does a lot in the Caribbean. The answer was quick and furious. That’s why we have to be there!’
I was laughing about this show with a young Amish couple I met in my doctor’s office waiting room. His take was that it would pass and there are worse things they could have made up...
I have a friend who knows Eli, who tells me Eli is not Amish.
The show is a total fake, but Amish and Mennonites do have a “holier than thou” attitude at times, especially the Mennonites and some of their sects.
And that would be different from many of the other Christian sects how?
If you want to bash Christianity in general, find somebody else to play with.
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