January 17, 2005

Druids should focus on spiritual issues.

MPs blast 'tawdry' Politics Idol show: "Although ITV is refusing to reveal the finalists' identities, the competitors include a former porn activist campaigning on prostitutes' rights, the druid Arthur Pendragon and a single mother who wants to reform housing benefit. The eventual winner will be allowed to stand in any constituency.

I've seen a lot of press about "Vote for Me," the British Reality TV show on ITV. Most of the material talks about the Celtic Druid who is lumped in with all of the other odd-ball people (porn star who insisted on taking her top off, a shaven-headed dude who want people offenders publically flogged)

Sir Bernard Ingham, Margaret Thatcher's former press secretary, called the group a "bunch of nutters" (see BBC News) and it is hard to disagree.

It wasn't until I saw this article that I learned who the proported Druid was. I think that Arthur Pendragon does a lot to damage the credibility of Druids world-wide. I sincerely wish he would focus his attention on valuable Druidic spiritual issues instead of narcissism.

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