He said, “You were born a white man in mid-twentieth centry industrial America. You came into the world armed to the teeth with an arsenal of weapons. The weapons of privilege- racial privilege, sexual privilege, economic privilege. You want to be a pacifist, it’s not just giving up guns and knives and clubs and fists and angry words but giving up the weapons of privilege, and going into the world completely disarmed.” That old man has been gone now twenty years and I’m still at it. But I figure if there’s a worthwhile struggle in my own life, that’s probably the one. Think about it.
— Utah Phillips, remembering the words of Ammon Hennacy.