, spoken word
and leading figure of the Green Party of the United States
. Biafra first gained attention as the lead singer and songwriter for San Francisco punk rock
band Dead Kennedys
. After his time with the band concluded, he took over the influential independent record label
, which he had co-founded in 1979 with Dead Kennedys bandmate East Bay Ray
. Although now focused primarily on spoken word
, he has continued as a musician in numerous collaborations.
Politically, Biafra is a member of the Green Party of the United States and actively supports various political causes.
"Buy my soda!" said the Moose Diarrhea Salesman. And we did. We all did. But when we got it home and opened up the package, it was not what they said it was. And rather than chucking it all and searching for something better, we're content with looking for another Moose Diarrhea Salesman.
"Shut up, be happy. Obey all orders without question. The happiness you have demanded is now mandatory."
"And we will NOT let Campbell's Soup|Campbell's Soup, Old Navy|Old Navy, or anybody ELSE, HAMMER into the minds of girls as YOUNG as SIX YEARS OLD that they should ALWAYS Body_image|hate their bodies and ALWAYS eating disorders|be on a diet!"
(on the The_Real_World:_SeattleCast|"Irene Getting Smashmouthed" incident on The Real World|The Real World): Come, on, Mtv|EMPTY-V! ! [As] far as I'm concerned, Beavis and Butt-head and Daria|Dora (sic) are the only two good things you ever DID! [wild applause from audience] But can't you think of a better way to raise audience awareness of domestic violence, than to make it look COOL?
"We don't need a flat tax, but a flattening tax, to truly level the playing field."
"Our biggest national security threat is the environmental destruction of our planet and the arms race with ourselves."
"I am an anarchist in my personal life. I try to live my life in a way that I don't need cops or baby-sitters to keep me from infringing on others. But I don't feel we have evolved far enough as a species to make anarchy work in society itself. We still need government to transfer the wealth from those who have too much to those who have too little, to make sure important projects get done, and keep territorial humans from screwing over and killing each other."