"And I don’t even play Call to Duty.
The Oklahoma Mental Health Code makes sets no scientific or medical standards that can be proven by evidence or experiment to work. Nor, apparently, do the ruling bodies it sets up to oversee its administration. The only standard it has for deciding who is “dangerous”, besides being accused while mentally ill, is “two licensed mental health professionals”. As if this guarantees that the state of the art, or “standard of care”, is up to the task.
Those psychiatrists who presume to decide for society and the law which of us is “dangerous” seem to have no conception of the difference between temptation and intention. And since they have no direct access to our internal dialogues, they project that inability upon us. As far as they are concerned, mental illness is like a single drop of black blood in the Old South. According to many of them, the least bit of it, no matter what or how much [they aren’t very accurate in measuring that, either], deprives one of any military or religious or humanitarian discipline one ever obtained in growing up.
So they inflate every violent thought into a murderous plot, measured by the psychiatric buzzwords one is innocent or fool or ignorant enough to utter in their presence. Only angry or negative emotions or words count with them. The rest they discard as useless to their professional needs.
Under these biased and unscientific standards, just getting angry in a situation that would justifiably infuriate anyone else, marks the person with mental illness as a danger that needs their special control. Since they cannot really predict who will be violent when, except in a minority of cases involving histories of repeated violence, they just lock up all the usual suspects. Under the authority of a bigoted law, created largely to cater to ignorant fears and their continued livelihood, those psychiatrists steal from us the very right to have any negative or even assertive human emotions whatsoever.
Of course, the threat of losing civil rights and position in society, and dehumanizing and unjust incarceration drives many to hide any difficulties. And avoid seeking treatment, where they might arouse the notice of psychiatrists bent on this kind of “social improvement”. Making State mental health facilities and others self-defeating. It is better to heal one’s self or die in the attempt, than to endure that kind of “treatment”.
This, without any actual investigation on his part, is what one Federal Judge would dismiss, with prejudice, ironically, as irrational or unintelligible. Let us not ask the poor man to think too deeply upon such matters, as they seem to disturb his religiously fundamental and unshakable beliefs. "