“Of course the system can not be beaten on its own terms. It can be beaten by creating terms **outside** the system. One hole and everything leaks out.. To use a simple illustration: Imagine an island completely isolated from outside contacts. This island is governed by the control of money. The inhabitants are granted money = power comfort security if they serve the interests of money and in exact quantitative measure for the services performed.
Now imagine someone
who does not wish either to advance in the hierarchy of the system nor
to suffer its sanctions who points out that quite other norms are
possible. The whole weight of the system will be directed against him.
All existing systems are based on absolute monopoly – the premise that
no other system is possible – monitored by the hierarchical lie that all
spiritual and temporal rewards can only come through the system.
pyramid of Life Time Fortune doling out stipends of the life time and
fortune they have stolen and monopolised, the communist hierarchy of
power, the Catholic Church’s monopoly of the Grace of God, such systems
of so called mystic initiation as the Gurdjieffians and the
Scientologists.. it is all the same thing: total monopoly of a commodity
whether spiritual or temporal and a payoff in the monopolised
commodity… A childish game that must end if the human experiment is to
William Burroughs to John Broderick 18-xii-1965