“You just gave those people a death sentence, and everyone is la-di-da about it; whatever, it’s not me. But you know what? You’re next. You’re next for something.”
Get these old people off the streets, get the handicaps off the streets. There’s no excuse, it’s a shame that we keep forgetting our history. All these people here, who have mental problems, talk to themselves because no one wanted to talk to them, so they started to talk to themselves. It is a form of isolationism. They isolated themselves: sometimes it is curable, sometimes it is not. We need to find ways for them.
Reagan closed half the psych wards, you remember? To save money. We are still feeling it, and those people are still walking around, and the ones not walking around are dead. You just gave those people a death sentence, and everyone is la-di-da about it; whatever, it’s not me. But you know what? You’re next. You’re next for something. You are, and that’s not a fear tactic. You stand up. You stand up, and stop being scared! It sickens me, it sickens me to be around it. I don’t want to be in a barbaric society anymore. Stop acting like that, stop this ‘me versus you versus us, versus him, versus them’. Man, it’s nuts! It drives me crazy to see people acting like that. I want to take them and shake them, ‘What the fuck are you doing? Why are you like this?’ Your parents couldn’t have been that bad. Doing it to a 60 years old person? Just stop it!
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