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The phrase 'Consume, Be silent, Die' embodies a critique of consumer culture, capturing what also has been called the poverty of abundance. Variants include 'Work, Consume, Be silent, Die' and 'Work, Buy, Consume, Die'. The phrase traces to 1970's environmental protests but regained prominence during the Occupy Wall Street protests of 2011. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ppBIL2ivmo Our cultural industry can be seen ...