According to Utah Phillips
, a "Catholic anarchist pacifist vegetarian
, draft refuser
in two world wars, tax resister
In the late 1960s, Ammon Hennacy wrote:
I have considered my response to whether or not I am an anarchist or a Catholic first. I now offer the following thoughts.
- to be an anarchist-pacifist and oppose as much as I can all war and violence and the state, which lives by these
- to be a Christian, a follower of Christ, outside any church;
- to seek to understand and to love my enemy;
- not to expect to make the world see this now, but to continue my one-man revolution, no matter what the result is to me personally;
- to help the poor, especially the transients, for this is where the state leaves off and the anarchist begins;
- not to smoke, drink, eat meat, or take medicine and to approximate the life of the poor among whom I live.
- I recently married out of the church, so in addition my personal emphasis is
- a.to make my wife, Joan, happy and help her and myself to grow in every way;
- b.to continue to be awake enough to oppose war and exploitation in this crazy world and not to chicken out;
- c.to search for more truth as to what is best for myself and the world.