Wednesday, 10 October 2018
quote [ Before the era of fake news and anti-fascists, William S. Burroughs wrote about preparing for revolution and confronting institutionalized power. In this work, Burroughs’ parody becomes a set of rationales and instructions for destabilizing the state and overthrowing an oppressive and corrupt government. As with much of Burroughs’ work, it is hard to say if it is serious or purely satire. The work is funny, horrifying, and eerily prescient, especially concerning the use of language and social media to undermine institutions. ]
Burroughs is one of the beat authors I can relate to, but why he was into guns – even after accidentally shooting Joan Vollmer – remains a mystery to me.