I totally agree with your analysis on the commercialism of Celtic-mania.
I, myself, am an avid Celtic culture admirer. I feel that in today's
fast paced world with the internet, traditional culture like the Celtic
ways have been sacrificed for commercialism.
I would love, to return to more simplier times.
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>The topic of "Celt-mania" is something very interesting. I am rather
>on the issue. On the one hand, I think it is a marvelous insofar as
>some exposure for the richness of Celtic culture, history, etc.
>have a bit of a "peeve" that may be shared by others on this list. Like
>anything that becomes popular, you start having to sort out the garbage
>the authentic. The unbridled commercial goldmine that is involved in
>'Celt-mania' has resulted in piles of poor quality goods and cultural
>misinformation. It seems like you can stick "Celtic" before most
>these days and people will snap it up like hotcakes. This, of course,
>harmful and offsets what benefits such popular exposure may otherwise
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