Skip to comments.Discovery lifts the veil on super-secret ‘Amish Mafia’
Posted on 11/09/2012 6:49:02 AM PST by jakerobins
Hes the Tony Soprano of the horse-and-buggy set.
His name is Lebanon Levi, and hes the chief enforcer and focal point of Amish Mafia, a new docu-series premiering next month on Discovery.
The series, which follows on the heels of sister network TLCs top-rated (and extremely controversial) Breaking Amish, centers around tough-guy Levi and his henchmen Alvin, Jolin and John who quietly enforce justice and protect the Amish community in Lancaster, Pa., while church elders look the other way and no one asks questions.
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If you cannot speak of Islamist in our midst; by all means; expose the Amish. . .
Drive by barn construction...?
I used to stop at the lone gas station on the Eastern most side of Lancaster. There’s no frickin mafia, just a bunch of illiterates trying to figure which world they want to be in.
The dark side of extreme pacifist philosophy: when you declare that all violence is wicked, even violence that is needed to protect the community, then you must necessarily turn to the wicked to protect you.
Sounds like it’s not as negative as you might first think from the title.
The Amish apparently choose to handle their malfeasance internally, rather than with the local cops. Sending their enforcers to drag a cheating husband away from his prostitute might not be such a bad idea.
Let’s see how it plays out.
Living in an Amish paradise...Don’t make them get medieval on your heiney!
“We are not the English, but we do believe in the gun of the hand.”
I have to admit, Lebanon Levi is a great name for a mob boss.
It is a flexible name. He could either be dividing up the turf with Dapper Don Gotti and Vinnie the Chin, or he could be hanging out with Punxsatawney Phil and Buckeye Chuck fixing the length of this year’s winter.
A few of them enjoyed alcohol but were quite discrete about it. We had a county bar and the Amish would have a few beers, but hidden in the kitchen where they couldn't be seen. They actually had a trail off the main dirt road behind the bar in the woods where they left their buggies while at the table in the bar's kitchen. I did have one Amish neighbor who from time to time would kill a bottle of wild turkey with me, his horse would take him home, no joke. I just wish all my White neighbors around me now were as respectable as the Amish. Never heard of a Dutchmen on disability.
I applaud the Amish for these things:
they know they cannot save this world-system and have no ambition to turn it into a Utopia using secular law (neither did Yeshua by the way)
they know freedom and independence from the world-system as much as possible, leaves them more free to live their moral precepts according to their own concsiences
they do not seek to use secular law to make their neighbors live their lives on Amish terms
they may shun their own young who have left their Amish ways, but it is they, the elders who send the young into the outside world to test it and themselves, knowing if they return it is their choice (something that would be “blasphemy” to a fundamentalist Muslim)
they may have faults from giving too much pride of rank, whether gender based or otherwise, as an excessive priority in handling their personal and group affairs - because those kind of faults arise in every human organization that has those priroties, not simply because they are Amish; if only they could dig the G-d inspired spirit of the law out of the context in which the human-composed letter of the law was laid down in scripture, they could be as strong in keeping to their ways, without being as harsh - and yes even cruel - as the men, husbands and elders can be at times
I applaud their essential morality and decency; the “English” world has proven itself as a system of things they should shun to protect their essential morality and decency;
Oh, and I love their baked goods for sale on the highways around Lancaster, PA./LOL