November 1, 2011

"The More Things Change The More They Stay Insane:" OWS's Quickie Nirvana from 1977

This clip is beginning to make the rounds. Here it is with the original script. Amazing how die-hard Darwinists like the progressives have evolved so little in the last4 decades.

"The Rockford Files: Quickie Nirvana" (1977)

Jim Rockford: Oh stow it, okay! You know if it wasn't for you I wouldn't be in this mess in the first place!

Your flakey attitude! You hand me problems at every turn. You can't even remember anything, now I'm buying you your meals. What can you do, lady?

Jane Patten: My consciousness doesn't lend itself to problem solving like yours, okay! I'm into an alternative lifestyle. I'm a seeker after truth. Now what's so wrong with that?

Jim Rockford: You're alternative lifestyle comes out of somebody else's pocket. You mooch, you borrow, you hardly work, but it doesn't go along with it there. They're facists, unmellow, competitive; all that love and freedom is just another way of saying me first!

Jane Patten: It is not!

Jim Rockford: Yes it is! You just don't have a sense of responsibility, that's all there is to it!

Jane Patten: What I mean is I'm not into a structured living or accumulated things. I'm into my consciousness!

Jim Rockford: Consciousness! You're practically unconscious 24 hours a day! What you're into is having someone else do you're thinking for you. There's Gordon Borchet, Baa Baa the Bhagavad Gita. Next it's going to be Sam Levinson or Francis the Talking Mule for all I know. They have all the answers, right. Don't you have any answers of your own?

Jane Patten: Those are pathways to bliss...

Jim Rockford: Hmm, maybe. But you don't practice them, you just talk about them. You've flipped from Ashram to watertank and back! Are you any happier for it? Look around you. You see a lotta bliss out there?

Jane Patten: I don't think I've done so bad for being 32 years old.

Jim Rockford: You're 40. I've seen your driver's license.

Jane Patten: I was 40, but I'm making positive affirmations! I'm 32... I'm youthing myself.

Jim Rockford: You're 40.

Jane Patten: But I don't want to get old...

Jim Rockford: Well neither do I.

Jane Patten: But you see we don't have to. Not if...

Jim Rockford: There's nothing you can do about it. That's the way it is. I'm sorry to be the bearer of the bad news. There's no easy answer, you know. No quickie nirvana. You don't like it, tough, join the club!

Posted by Vanderleun at November 1, 2011 11:44 PM
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Man, do you have an eye for the relevant. Bravo!

Posted by: Scott M at November 2, 2011 2:01 AM

It's scary, because that woman is now in control. In control of the schools, the unions, the political classes, the enforcement agencies of the EPA, the FDA, etc. She is the one making policy molded around such insane fantasies.
And she's eating our lunch.

Posted by: Jewel at November 2, 2011 5:31 AM

What Jewel said.

Posted by: Deborah at November 2, 2011 6:19 AM


Yup. And she got that way by expecting everybody to feel sorry for her because men are such meanies.

And everybody, men included, fell for it. Pathetic.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at November 2, 2011 8:10 AM

God, keep us from becoming Sweden.

Posted by: Jewel at November 2, 2011 8:22 AM


Posted by: Julie at November 2, 2011 9:22 AM

Well, we dodged one bullet because by now she's "affirmed" herself down to age 21, so all she can do is camp out in the park and wait for the donations to come in. With any luck, she'll be in kindergarten in a few more years and we can reeducate her to do something useful.

Posted by: Robert at November 2, 2011 12:05 PM

I would like to thank James Garner for making this timely Public Service Announcement.

Wonder if he's having second thoughts like his fellow Okie Toby Kieth, about supporting the socialist party.

Posted by: Rocky at November 2, 2011 12:06 PM

My, how things have changed.

Posted by: ahem at November 2, 2011 12:22 PM

The odd part is when she eats only the hamburger patty.

Posted by: rickl at November 2, 2011 3:36 PM

Indeed, I'd have had the odds on the bun.

Posted by: Casca at November 2, 2011 6:51 PM

Somehow, I doubt anything like that could get scripted in Hollywood in this century.

Posted by: ELC at November 2, 2011 8:07 PM

Rob, not everyone fell for it. I've reacted to these Occupiers the same way I reacted when my peers went to their first war, the first Persian Gulf war, with honest raw emotion, it being the first "social movement" outside of special interest junk and, of course the Tea Party movement.

I didn't see the 60's and I was too young to recall much of the early 70's. I barely recall the hardships of the Carter days and really grew up a pure product of All-American Small Town, Middle America... a blissful child of the Reagan/Bush years.

Much of the Liberal influence I experienced crept in mostly through pop-culture and television. It was only when I began listening to talk Radio (thank you, Reagan!) and really asking the deeper questions about the American culture that I began to realize there was a vast progressive matrix in its final stages of implementation.

I know how difficult it is, even now, for the average middle American to detect, including the traditional Democrats. I'd say that, post-civil rights, post-Vietnam War, much of "middle America" was pretty busy adjusting to desegregation, distrusting the Soviets (and not really understanding why) and raising Christian families, planning for college, etc.

I do remember Rockford Files well. We watched it religiously in middle America on one of our four tv channels, on sets with rabbit ears. But if there were quirky characters like this lady, many Americans simply wouldn't have grasped the real threat the progressive mentality represented, other than just being odd or eccentric.

I suppose after Carter, we couldn't imagine making that big of a mistake again. And really, Bush 41 should have defeated Clinton, had it not been for Ross Perot. So I don't think people have fallen for it. I think it was growing and networking in the universities and blue cities under the radar, at least for middle America, where women are still women and men are still men, even though we are demonized for it.

Posted by: RedCarolina at November 2, 2011 9:27 PM


She sounds like Janice, from the Muppet Show!!!

Faaar out, man!!!!

Posted by: Cond0010 at November 3, 2011 1:13 AM
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