I don’t blame Elon Musk for pulling such a blatant stunt at misdirection. With the tide of public opinion turning against Tesla, what else can he do? By now everyone pretty much expects Tesla to simply go bankrupt at some point. It’s an easier prediction than ever to make. The Tesla defenders seem to be fewer and fewer these days. We’re all just waiting to see who’s the most accurate at pegging the timeframe.
Tesla’s downfall isn’t without grace. The rocket launch/earnings release reminds me of Buzz Lightyear falling in the original Toy Story kid’s movie. Yeah, Musk’s auto empire is falling, but at least it’s falling with style. And how fitting is the sight of a Tesla roadster getting jettisoned out into the cold vacuum of space to be destroyed by radiation? That about sums up Tesla’s situation back here on Earth.
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