It is not paranoia folks: "They", the oil companies, including the Koch brothers, the Russian elite, the "Shorts", which I believe may be heavily financed by the oil companies, want to destroy Tesla. They are using all their resources, including the media, to discredit and ultimately defeat, which will not happen, Tesla. Even serious publications like the New York Times are allowing these groups, aka the elite, to use their platform to hurt Tesla. ( I am a digital subscriber to the New York Times and I seriously considering canceling my subscription) Even some of the posts on this forum are are aimed to bring down Tesla.
It is not about destroying Elon Musk. It is about greed, even if it means to critically damage the environment and the planet.
I personally believe that Elon Musk is not only a genius but a hero as well. He may be the only survivor who has fought the fossil fuel industry and the one most likely to defeat them. I see his fight not as an entrepreneur who wants to make money but somebody who is making a great contribution to society by saving the environment.
By making my reservation for the model 3, I am making a contribution as well. In fact, the reason I chose to have autopilot, knowing it is not going to be ready soon, was to help Tesla in a small way.
We need to help Musk and Tesla to succeed by supporting them in any way we can. Their enemies are the most powerful people on the planet. With our help, Tesla will become the most influential company in the world by improving our environment and making our lives more pleasant and technologically savvy.