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Disabled Amish People


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can you ever remember seeing any obese/handicap/mentally challenged native americans either?

im not talking about nowadays i mean when they still were following the herds and living off the land.

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http://www.cbsnews.c...ain700519.shtml

There are sever handicaps in any race... Just more so in the "white" race because we are more prevalent. Also, like the article says, they aren't suppose to be on tv. So that shields a lot of media coverage on them.

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That isn't entirely beyond the realm of reason, but I find it very hard to believe.

A better hypothesis is the fact that a lot of health problems that you see in modern society are products of modern society itself. And this is a big part of the reason why socialized healthcare would be a disaster, is that the vast majority of common ailments are products of general irresponsibility and stupidity, as well as poisonous elements in our food, water, air, and even our homes.

There's also a very important phrase that might apply here, "a patient cured is a customer lost". In the modern era, there are tons of people who stand to make money off of dependent customers, hence why there's so much disdain for natural medicine (marijuana), and why the route to getting well is fraught with detours and mishaps designed to prolong suffering. Wheras with the amish, the only vested interest they would have in caring for a person is the desire to see them well again ASAP.

As for why you never see them on crutches, that should be a no-brainer. An amish person isn't about to hop on a dirt bike. I myself have never broken or fractured anything, because I'm a stoic and cautious person who isn't thrillled by recklessness, and most Amish seem to be encouraged to possess that sort of personality, too.

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ive seen an amish guy on crutches

i used to live near a community to so i got to see a lot of these folks
and i remember at least two distinct times that i seen an amish person disabled

so it happens...but i dont think they keep them in the house for fear of ridicule..but more for that persons protection..farms can be dangerous if you cant fully function

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I think in this case we might be able to relate the Amish and their disabled citizens to the Eskimos. In the Eskimo society it is not uncommon for mothers to kill their children (especially female) because of the hardships additional children cause on the family and community. Also the elders of the community regularly go out into the freezing cold and commit suicide when they become too old to hunt or provide care for the family or community.

In the Amish communities they do a lot of physical labor and when one member of the community can't pull their load then the rest suffer. They very well could do a similar thing as the Eskimos but only under a forced setting.

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you cant swing a dead cat with out hitting an Amish person.


haha so true. where in Pennsyltucky you at?

and yeah, they usually keep disabled/handicapped people "out of sight, out of mind"...then again they're not exactly well known for socializing with non-Amish either, so thats probably part of why we dont see many

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Yeah amish people are like the spartans, they kill off any weaklings they find haha.
But nah, I have much respect for the amish people, I love a hard days work, but, they do it EVERYDAY, rain or shine! That should get everyones respect.

Where you from though stoned buddah? PA?


EDIT: Nevermind, I didn't read the whole thread.

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Disabled like...their wagon lost a couple wheels?

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A lot of the birth defects are caused by mothers smoking, drinking or doing drugs while pregnant. The amish do none of them, therefore you don't see as much of it. The ones that are handicaped are, as mentioned rare diseases which are totally unpreventable. Obviously the amish cannot have people who are disabled working (as that is all they really do) so they probably keep them inside.

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they die, its called natural selection, they are living it.

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Rather than speculate

From: http://www.amish.net/faq.asp

Question: When a child is born into the Amish life that has a special need, such as learning disability, speech and/or hearing problem, how are they taught?

Answer: They either go to schools or learning centers where there is a provision for those with learning disabilities. Some go to public schools, where, if they are deaf, they are taught by a teacher specializing in teaching the deaf, and are main streamed into the classroom. There are also Special Education teacher in the local parochial schools. Older adults may go to area "workshops" where they do work on a limited basis. They learn sign language, do speech therapy with a therapist. Family members also learn how to assist in therapy at home.


Question: If a child is born in an Amish community, at home, do they file for a birth certificate and Social Security Card?

Answer: The requirements for a birth certificate for a child born at home is no different than that for a child delivered in a hospital in the United States. The attending Doctor or Midwife, whether in a hospital or at home, must complete and file the paperwork for a birth certificate. A social security card is required for all children residing in the US from age five years.





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And this article is about genetic disorders & the amish
http://www.cbsnews.c...ain700519.shtml


And from wiki- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amish

A second research and primary-care clinic, patterned after Dr. Holmes Morton’s clinic, the DDC Clinic for Special Needs Children, is located in Middlefield, Ohio. The DDC Clinic has been treating special-needs children with inherited or metabolic disorders since May 2002. The DDC Clinic provides treatment, research, and educational services to Amish and non-Amish children and their families. The DDC Clinic is open to all children.





Its funny how some people thought they killed them off- aren't the amish supposed to be very religious? I know for most people the word religious is skewed into whatever suits them, but this is the amish..... they DON'T fuck around.......

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For a second I thought this was going to be an "I hate disabled Amish people thread."

Guess I was wrong.

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Haha Pennsyltucky, you know it.


So is this about the Amish ("Ah-mish") in Lancaster ("Lane-kister") area, or the "Aye-mish" in "Lahn-caster"? :P Gotta love tourists :D




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