The Innkeeper snippets are not the place to discuss current political topics, unless it is a direct interpretation of the narrative as it relates to one’s life. For example, if the narrative discusses religious tolerance and you have thoughts on it, please feel free to comment. If Helen is being bullied, and you would like to share a story of bullying, we absolutely welcome it, because it is connected to the narrative and addresses how the narrative makes you feel. If you are exhausted and sad and just want to vent, please comment. If you have something personal you want to share, please comment.
But if the narrative doesn’t discuss a particular political issue, and you bring it up just because it is a current hot topic, we ask you to refrain from doing so.
For many people Innkeeper site is an escape and a place of support. It’s almost like a book club, a place that’s relatively safe from reality. It is refreshing how few fights we have to moderate, because everyone is united by the same need: to take a break from daily stress and breathe. We are bombarded by political news all day long, and sometimes we all need a little bit of honest support from other human beings without knowing where they stand politically.
If you would like to discuss politics that are off topic to the content of daily snippets, there are many other forums available to you. 🙂