Conservatives, who make up a sizable proportion of nerds and mechanically inclined types even on the internet, have a golden opportunity to be practical by subverting the ongoing push to regulate the usefulness out of ordinary technology like showers, toilets, lawn equipment and farming equipment like chainsaws and tractors, to name a few prominent examples. Light bulbs, washing machines and detergent are other examples. Detergent’s useful ingredient was removed due to a mixture of confusion about the chemical nature of the ingredient and outright violation of the laws of physics to serve a political agenda. Conservatives have the opportunity to reverse engineer these things explicitly and then confront the mostly liberal “sustainability” advocates with the reality that their regulatory changes are ecologically unsound and carbon-promoting, while the reverse engineering is safer, cleaner and supports small, local, community-based businesses and families.
Then they have to actually deal with the implications of their talk about ecological practices being practiced, lived and promoted by conservatives and decide whether to dissemble or move aside. Because liberalism is emotion-driven, facts and data, true data are powerful when steadfastly applied. This is why liberals repeat canards about data even though they don’t know anything about the data and in many cases are referencing opinions declared to be data. But videos of a chainsaw starting are much harder to make false accusations about, especially when a local regulator is standing right there watching.