And “professional” wrestling shows are real too!
I loved the over the top anger of the participants at the notion that the show could in any way be fake. Yeah, like an Amish horse buggy decked out with a stereo system and flat screen TV.
I grew up with the Amish in Pennsylvania. Meyersdale (non-tourist towns). I know them as neighbors, and I grew up alongside their culture.
they would NEVER, EVER do the things depicted in this show. They are pacifists, friendly as anything, and the word “Debt” isn’t in their culture.
They do, however, have TVs, computers, and trucks. All of these things are ok (Although they think things like TVs and computers are just stupid) as long as they are powered by something that isn’t buried. They don’t go below the level of the dirt - To do so is to tempt death.
The computers are usually used to ... Well, wait. The town computer is usually used to host websites to sell their goods online. They keep it out of view of the customers.
The Amish are surprisingly normal people. They have shunned these technologies because they think most of the stuff out there is stupid. I tend to agree.