Imagine for a moment that the occult luminaries now long-past had access to the internet, to occult forums, and Yahoo! Groups.
Imagine that Yeats, Crowley, Waite, the Marvelous Mathers, Fortune, and Blavatsky had the following:
- Twitter feeds.
- Social networks (G+, Facebook).
This is in addition to their periodicals, Orders, lectures, and students. This is moment-by-moment connectivity.
Now, remembering that Mercury is Retrograde (stations next tuesday, see Austin's blog - I'm writing this on my phone), and keeping in mind troll pieces like Crowley's "Dead Weight," ask yourself... What would the flame wars look like?
Would they look... Exactly like they do now?