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Adam_Darkforest
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It’s an interesting concept that you’ve provided, but I think Druidry, in many respects, already is ingrained into business and politics just not as intensely as you’re proposing.

Druidry, certainly through my eyes, is a system of beliefs and a lifestyle choice, rather than a disciplined organization that can be privatised and taken to a corporate level.
I think it’s more realistic to think, a corporation with its own business agenda may have individual members, shareholders and customers who follow a druidic path and can influence the direction the business is heading through its interaction with the company. Rather than a druidic corporation with a druidic agenda that has druid members. I think the latter would be TOO deeply ingrained in business and would pose questions. I would expect this from a dogmatic religion that is trying to forcefully push itself and its agenda in the mainstream through influential backdoor channels. Like The Church of England with its scandalous Amazon shares purely for financial gain or it’s unelected House of Lords representatives. I am weary of these types of business and political ventures and fail to see the connection to the actual religions and their specific disciplines.

I think a good solution for the individual Druid or Druid Order would be through education. Opening the eyes of the consumer to the bad practices taking place in business and offering suitable alternatives. Or through shareholding in businesses that are environmentally conscious and have our planet’s and its inhabitant’s best interests at heart. So not for financial gain but purely to influence and support a positive future in business. Individual druids pursuing careers in politics to become elected MP for specific parties that share common ground with the druidic lifestyle etc.

I think these are the only logical ways to pursue these goals.