It's sufficiently surprising not to be center left in Silicon Valley. Today I want to take a stab at explaining how I formed my worldview and the events that led me to it. There hasn't been a single moment I can point to and say "this is it". In hindsight the process feels like multiple instantaneous flashes, events that made me question my beliefs, combined with consistent background radiation of struggling with understanding myself over a sustained period of years.
For your “friendships”, it is the typical “cancel culture” symptom https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cancel_culture. Natural laws don’t care about culture or politics. Self-destructive culture will eventually end. The painful part is we might be the ones paying the price.