Let me come at this from an angle you'll understand.
You are aware of the global consequences of climate change, right? You are aware of which groups of people will be hit hardest and soonest? It is the most egregious example of a privileged minority fucking over the rest of the world for their own gain, by far, which is a cause you profess to care about. To not act now or to deter others from acting is horrifyingly selfish; far, far worse than firing someone who wants to unionise. Tesla employees are not going to die if they're fired. Do you know who will, if we don't do something? Children in poverty on island nations or in Bangladesh or wherever, when their homes are flooded, and disease, famine, drought and violence are rampant.
If you are still driving more than absolutely necessary (which is 0 for most people in cities), if you are doing that driving in an inefficient car, if you are eating meat and cheese, flying, buying everything wrapped in 6 layers of plastic, you are making a statement that a small inconvenience to you is more important than the lives of vulnerable poor people around the world over the coming decades.
If you're whinging on the internet because some Americans lost their jobs in the course of tackling climate change you are saying that those jobs are more important than the lives of vulnerable people around the world.
Obviously, in theory this is a false equivalency - we can tackle climate change without having to sack workers who organise and call people pedos - but where are the people who are doing that? Where are the hundreds of companies and products that are necessary for us to stop catastrophic climate change? They don't exist, because barely anyone cares.
Yes, Elon is a weapons-grade bellend. Don't get me wrong; I know this and I hate it. But it's too late to worry about that. Unless you can offer a better solution, grit your teeth, hold your nose and compromise on your hardcore stance in order to sort the problem out, rather than sitting in your diesel complaining. The best we can do with the options available is tell him off when he does something naughty, hope he doesn't do it again, and wait for someone better to come along.
PS. inb4 some knob pipes up with "you just went to Nepal"
PPS. parklife, popcorn gifs, etc.
PPPS. my friend's ex went out with Grimes before she was famous
PPPPS. epic fail on my behalf to spend my Friday night writing this bollocks