Lighthouse 65, Welcome to Mudcat.
Mudcat thrives on new people coming and bringing new ideas and interests tinto the group. I hope that you find a lot to enjoy here. There are unusually fine and caring people who have gathered on this site.
No one could expect that a person with a week's experience with Mudcat (at least since your first post) would be aware of some of the issues that have been discussed at great length here or of the personalities, what individuals do, how they live, their values, etc.
If you are interested enough to follow through, reread what Joe O wrote. He's been very careful to say what it is he means and I don't see a lack of compasion in his statements. Of course, I do have the advantage of having seen a couple year's worth of posts in which he shows very clearly that he is someone with a great capacity for caring and someone who tries very hard to live up to his ideals.
Once again, welcome to Mudcat.