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  •  He's a hero because he, more than any other (13+ / 0-)

    single individual is making electric automobiles a viable option in the medium term. He, more than anyone else, has removed it from science fiction and made a working production model that outperforms its internal combustion counterparts in most respects.

    He's a hero because he's taking on two of the most fundamentally corrupt and pernicious sectors of our economy: fossil fuels and auto retail.

    More than that, he's a hero because, so far, at least, he's making it work.

    I think the more interesting question here is what do you have against that?

    Ceterum censeo Factionem Republicanam esse delendam.

    by journeyman on Wed May 22, 2013 at 09:57:30 PM PDT

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    •  Well said journeyman (6+ / 0-)
      He's a hero because he's taking on two of the most fundamentally corrupt and pernicious sectors of our economy: fossil fuels and auto retail.
      If we have to disrespect people because they succeed we're pretty thoroughly screwed. I think we're also capable of respecting hard-working people who don't make it big at the same time. There is a continuum of heroes out there.

      The opposite of life is not death, but indifference. -- Jaki Gefjon (A.A.Attanasio)

      by Max Wyvern on Wed May 22, 2013 at 10:09:28 PM PDT

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