I’ve been absent for some time. My health has deteriorated a lot & I’m depressed, which isn’t helped by the disharmony caused by those who repeatedly complain about any post which doesn’t suit THEM, instead of “scrolling on by” or, if necessary, reporting & ignoring.
I came back at the weekend, only to find the same thing going on! There are a few members who seem to want to censor others’ posts. In my view, that’s a job for our excellent volunteer moderators.
The shortfalls of NHS management, incompetent handling of the pandemic, inadequacies of the testing system etc - these don’t make a post “political”. These matters affect our lung treatment, now & in the future! Our quality of life and how long those lives are! We NEED to talk about them, & some of us have no-one else or, in my case, choose not to broach such topics with families who worry about us. And inevitably that’ll involve criticism of the government, whichever party it represents, because right now they’re running the show. In my view, that doesn’t make it “political”. These posts are just as relevant & essential to a supportive forum as the humour, chit chat, garden pics, poems etc.
Anyway in the light of all this I’m extending my break for now, but wish you all well. As one of our lovely members, Owen (Plumbob) used to say: “keep sucking it in”