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Neil Howe: It’s going to get worse; more financial crises coming
(10-24-2016, 05:06 AM)Marypoza Wrote:
(07-29-2016, 04:18 AM)pbrower2a Wrote: (The Amish) have given up any prospect of living in the post-industrial age by maintaining technology (except for productivity of farm goods and their marketability -- refrigerators and even solar power are OK, but even a transistor radio is prohibited).

--- that's bcuz the Amish have this wierd thing that electricity is the tool of the devil. One of my Aunts used to live in Philly ( the birthplace of electricity, or @ least harnassing it Tongue ) & one summer I took one of my own nieces up to visit her & she took us out into the countryside to see an Amish village (in addition to farming, tourism is also big $) They do not hold with electricity, but they want the appliances- the fridges, the washers, & esp sewing machines since they make their own clothes- & it was amazing the way they jerryrigged them to work without electric. Now that I think of it these are all appliances that benefit women. My guess is the women are getting their menfolk to jerryrig these appliances. A/Cs otoh.. my Aunt told us you could tell an Amish house from a Mennonite house bcuz the Mennonite houses had A/Cs hanging out the windows

I found out that many have cell phones. It is possible to run appliances with generators... or maybe connect to a windmill. 

But I can imagine that the apps on an Amish cell phone are limited. Entertainment is suspect.(OK -- we should be controlling what goes into our minds just as the health-conscious control what they eat).
The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated Communist  but instead the people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists -- Hannah Arendt.


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