Pittsburgh, PA — “It’s a worse thing to quit working than dying. Working is more important than dying. But to shut down and say that we can’t go to church, we can’t get together with family, we can’t see our old people in the hospital, we got to quit working? It’s going completely against everything that we believe. You’re changing our culture completely to try to act like they wanted us to act the last year, and we’re not going to do it,” said Calvin Lapp, an Amish Mennonite.
As the fearmongering media continues its panic narrative of new COVID-19 variants we must all be scared of, it’s hard to understand how this propaganda keeps working.
Of course, the Amish likely aren’t deluged by the constant stream of propaganda because of that no technology thing, but more importantly they have the right attitude on life.
That’s why the Amish, at least in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has been living a normal life practically since the so-called “pandemic” began in March of 2020, according to journalist Sharyl Attkisson.
“We have this joke: when everybody else started walking, we started running,” Lapp said. “We made more money in the last year than we ever did. It was our best year ever.”
That work ethic described by Lapp, who was interviewed by Attkisson, is what drives the Amish. It’s what once upon a time drove Americans until, in my opinion, the rise of the welfare and bureaucratic state under FDR.
Yes, Attkisson reported, the Amish did comply with stay-at-home orders early, but for a very brief period of time. But once they got back to normal life, they reached herd immunity rather quickly. Allen Hoover, a medical center administrator in Lancaster County, said the Amish had an estimated 90 percent of families with one member allegedly infected within months.
Steve Nolt, a Mennonite and Amish scholar, told Attkisson life was back to normal by the middle of May in 2020.
It didn’t take long for the Amish to say they weren’t going to let the government mess with their religious services. The Amish take communion twice a year, including in the spring. Lapp described their communion as everyone drinking wine from the same cup, and of course, if one allegedly infected person drank from it, likely everyone in the church was then infected. But, they showed no fear of the virus.
I don’t have any intentions of converting to Amish, but if there was one major selling point for me it would be, as Lapp said, that the Amish don’t like government, don’t like government schools and don’t like the medical establishment.
“Those are three things that we feel like we’re fighting against all the time,” Lapp said. “Well, those three things are all part of what COVID is.”
Of course, Nolt admitted there’s not a lot of data from the Amish which goes into the distrust of the establishment that Lapp described. The Amish didn’t submit to the testing, the testing we all know is unreliable, as Lapp said: “We didn’t want the numbers to go up, because then they would shut things more. What’s the advantage of getting a test?”
Nolt said: “Even those who believed that they had COVID tended not to get tested. Their approach tended to be, ‘I’m sick. I know I’m sick. I don’t have to have someone else telling me I’m sick.’ Or a concern that if they got a positive test, they would then be asked to really dramatically limit what they were doing in a way that might be uncomfortable for them. So, we don’t have that testing number.”
And did the Amish take the shots? Lapp said: “No, we’re not getting vaccines. Of course not. We all got the COVID, so why would you get a vaccine?”
Ultimately, it might simply come down to this, the Amish properly understand that they are to fear God, not man or manmade viruses. Nolt described how some Amish refused, even when seriously ill, to go to the hospital.
“It was more important to be sick, even very sick at home and have the ability to have some people around you than to go to the hospital and be isolated,” Nolt said.
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