Shut Up! Be Happy! – Silencing of Dissent in Australia

  “We interrupt this program with a special bulletin: America is now under martial law. All constitutional rights have been suspended.” – Jello Biafra – from Ice T’s album The Iceberg, 1989. In 1989, in the opening track to Ice T’s album The Iceberg, Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedy’s fame did a spoken word piece titled “Shut Up! Be Happy!” (full lyrics here). In it he paints an...

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