Now I remember from my Kesey that Randle Patrick McMurphy was astonished to find out that all the Geese in the Lock-up were, unlike he, Voluntary commitments. He was committed by Law, as he was a prisoner elsewhere before He actually "won" his commitment with the mentals.
Self appointed, he was "Bull Goose Loony". Mr Reagan tossed the mentals out here in Cali, and the Liberals had to flip, and form new NGO's to see to the care and feeding of the formerly well cared for "Tetched". the Libs have moved on to other rallying dogma, and most of the originals make a damn fine living on corners and off ramps.
Except when they freeze to death, or murder each other.
California, soon to be a place to be from. As soon as Oklahoma warms up its winters I'm looking at Tulsa, or Omaha.