One Pollyanna's thoughts, experiences, questions, curiosities, inspirations, introspections, and wonderings.
Perhaps an invitation to your own responsive ponderings?
Possibly not safe for work, nor for those who believe in TMI, who are easily offended, who prefer to remain inert, and who prefer I remain silent. There's a lotta free thinking going on around these parts...
I’m sharing this blog because I believe in what the author says. And because I’m proud she perpetuated Ammon Hennacy’s words through Utah Phillips’ voice on Ani DiFranco’s album Fellow Workers.
“I would also encourage them to listen to recordings of the late folk singer and storyteller Utah Phillips, especially the advice he relayed from Ammon Hennacy, who taught Phillips about privilege and being a pacifist:
“You were born a white man in mid-twentieth century industrial society. You came into the world armed to the teeth with an arsenal of weapons. The weapons of privilege: sexual privilege, racial privilege, economic privilege. You want to be a pacifist it’s not just giving up your hard angry thoughts, it’s not just giving up guns and knives and fists and plugs. You’re going to have to give up the weapons of privilege and go forth into the world completely disarmed. That’s hard.”
Ammon’s been gone twenty years and I’m still at it. But if there’s a worthy struggle in my life I suppose that’s the one.