Before I read Ashley's reply I was going to reply to Corbyeire's post by saying 'you're not being defeatist, you're just being real. We need to be realists. That way we know exactly what the facts are and what needs to be done to change them.'
I'll admit that Corbyeire's post did depress me a little and made me wonder what it's all about.
But when I read Ashley's reply I felt good again.
That told me a few things.
1.) The success of this depends massively on attitude and belief. I think Ashely has a great attitude and I believe in what he's doing. Ashley also seems to strongly believe in what he's doing.
2.) I'm obviously a bit fickle and sensitive
So the best of luck and again I'll state I'm here to lend my support in whatever way I can. I mean that. I will do anything to help, however big or small e.g. write a letter, type a letter, send an e-mail. picket and lobby with posters, drive down to Wicklow to deliver/collect stuff, do a beach clean, attend meetings, share articles on social media - ANYTHING!
Regards and again the very, very best of luck!