posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 09:31 AM
I really enjoy Discovery/History Channel reality shows like Gold Rush, Pawn Stars, Alaska, etc. So it was with great enthusiasm I set my Dish timer
to start recording episodes of Amish Mafia a couple of weeks ago. But half way through the first episode I went to bed. The next week my son was
watching the second episode so I suffered through it laughing at the phoniness of it all. In these two episodes alone we have what appear to be 2 or
3 punk kids running a sophisticated Italian syndicate-like operation among the PA Amish community. Cash payments to protect businesses, money for
widows/helpless, destruction of competitors, physical force against drug use and adultery. They even run fixed boxing fights. I was like, come on,
this is too ridiculous to believe even a fraction of it. Surely the real Amish community would publicly cry fowl. But then I thought, what a perfect
hoax. The real Amish won't even see the episodes, they don't watch TV.
Have a happy new year.