The woman who pushed the Hindu man to his death in front of a subway train appears to have severe mental health problems. Surprise, surprise.
There are a lot of people like this out there, ticking time bombs that roam our streets filled with anger, or strange notions, often completely out of touch with reality. They used to be locked up and warehoused, but that was expensive and there were a lot of abuses associated with the system. But whenever one of these sad, deluded people commit some atrocity we hear an outpouring of anger from people who demand that the government do something to protect us from those nuts. Commit them, jail them, treat them, protect us. Just read some of the comments to the news article I linked to above.
Heh, heh. Funny, isn't it? I never hear anyone say, hospitalize then and treat them, help them cope, treat them humanely - even if it means we must pay higher taxes.
Let's be honest. We are not a compassionate society, we are a stingy, short-sighted, "bottom-line" society: government must keep us safe, protect us, and solve our problems - for free. Don't come asking us for tax dollars. Don't regulate us, don't expect us to do anything or give up anything, just solve our problems - knowing that you can't because you don't have the money...and knowing we will ultimately blame you for your certain failures, ridicule you, and then cut your funding even more, ensuring even more failure. But DON'T even THINK about raising our taxes!