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Thank God for William S. Burroughs

May his truth-telling outweigh his sins on judgment day.

A Thanksgiving Prayer by William S. Burroughs

I once asked Burroughs about the eerie resemblance between the mind-control spooks in his books and CIA programs like MK Ultra and Operation Artichoke. Did he know about those programs back in the early 60’s, when they were still secret? He replied in that slow, enigmatic, slightly scornful monotone drawl: “Most of these ‘secrets’ are not really so secret.”

If he were alive today, he’d say the same thing about Operation 9/11.

One Thought to “Thank God for William S. Burroughs”

  1. The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.
    William S. Burroughs

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