And now I come to camp to find the waters called muddy and the current quickened . . . .
TalkingMule, I'm a born pessimist. It's my worst personality flaw. But I, too, am betting that the levee will hold. I can't explain it other than to note that the Tesla cars seem to be the perfect idea for the times, and no one can hold back the future. Even if Elon made an arithmetic error somewhere and profitability doesn't come in the nick of time to save the current iteration, I have faith (that's uncharacteristic for me) that Tesla will survive and thrive. Through my pessimistic eye I think I can vaguely discern a time in the future when financial gurus will quote the current Tesla naysayers whenever they need a humorous example of how the oldtimers, despite their self-proclaimed wisdom, entirely failed to notice the tsunami that was cresting over their heads. But that may be only wishful thinking.