Good stuff. I've not read any of the blogs yet, but this has encouraged me. Will get one in.luka's probably read this before, but others may not have and I just stumbled across it:
Talking with Znore, blogger at 'Groupname for Grapejuice' -- http://www.rawillumination.net/2017/09/talking-with-znore-blogger-at-groupname.html
Maybe he thought the sweet spot for communication technology was ca. 2005?Kinda funny how he writes a blog but doesn't own a smartphone.
I literally just saw that at the top of my Twitter feed and thought, wait a minute Dominic! Glad I restrained myself from wading in now.This is (or overlaps with) E. P. Thompson's reading of Blake in Witness Against The Beast as drawing on the wellsprings of antinomianism, possibly via the Muggletonian sect.
In a truculent mood this morning I wrote that "Attempts to build a chain of associations between hermeticism and the counter-cultural, then counter-culture and anti-capitalism, fail because hermeticism is a discourse of hidden masters, a spiritual elite. It promises not universal emancipation but elevation above the herd". But this is closing down precisely the argument that G4G wants to open, about the possibility of a hermetic commons (or "sub-commons") - Pullman's "secret commonwealth" handwaves in a similar direction.