As well as this chemically altered perception – Burroughs would participate in all kinds of deviant sexual activity – which he admitted in his books also included the ‘illegal’. How did the hypocritical Bourgeoisie respond to these revelations? By turning a blind-eye, of course, Everything that titillated the Bourgeois imagination was viewed as prime examples of an ‘alternative’ lifestyle well-lived, whilst anything that was or could be ‘illegal’ was simply declared as ‘imagination’ and pure ‘art’ – and nothing else was said! Losing control of the material world is NOT Revolution and is the process of effectively ‘abandoning’ the field to the opposition. Participating in various forms of illegal and/or sexual deviancy (as a form of ‘lack of control’) is nothing more than William Burroughs letting his ‘Bourgeois’ side shine through!