It's how liberals gave us the homeless and hopeless to undermine our values... This choice - one more liberal 'feel good about themselves' choice - was a crime against those in need and a crime against working class families.
A twofer for evil liberal elites.
States were happy to cut budgets for state hospitals but the CMHC's often never materialized. The Feds having passed a bill with mandates to the states, moved on to other things, and the system was never fully built out as envisioned.
The book One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey was inspired by his experience working as a psych orderly at the Menlo Park VA, and came out about the same time as the legislation was being shaped in Congress. They were both expressions of the Zeitgeist and there is no reason to believe that one caused the other.
It was called the anti-psychiatry movement and it was spearheaded by shrink R.D. Laing. Hope the crazies roost on Bloomberg’s townhouse.
And the antinuke movement really took off after “China Syndrome”.
Hollyweird and the Enemedia are really the 4th and 5th branches