CK2005: I think Gyrfalcon was adding to what you said.
Ex-Texan: The mentally need more in the way of services, but where will the money come from?
Gyrfalcon: The One True TheDavid:Yes that it's better than locking people up or letting cops shoot them; no that it's still an infringement on a so-called crazy person's civil and human rights, leaving us open to the "medicalization" of dissent. What comes to mind right away is Soviet psychiatry, e.g. sluggish schizophrenia, the likes of which would have seen Galileo not inquisitioned as a heretic but as mentally ill. Do we really want the government to define what Reality is?There's no middle ground, of course, right? It's gotta be total freedom for the mentally ill to live under bridges in their delusional state; or else we're in a Soviet-style thought-police state. We can't POSSIBLY work towards a reasonable system of oversight and care, no, let's keep things the way they are because the only other option is so, so horrible it can't be considered at all.
HisBoyLeroy: Cuckoo birds have always been a burden to society. They contribute little to nothing to our world. It is ashame if you or someone you care about is born with some kind of mental deficiency that prevents social contribution and depends on public resource obligation, but why should I be bothered on that matter?
CK2005: Wow you're a farking idiot.
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