If you asked a similar question today—is there a new Silicon Valley politics? — it would be pretty clear that libertarianism is no longer the answer. ...This article is fine as far as it goes, but it fails to explain why Si Valley has gone Left.
Today many people working inside Silicon Valley, and many on the right who vilify it from a distance, consider the community to be “an extremely left-leaning place,” as Mark Zuckerberg recently put it in congressional testimony.
Si Valley has been taken over by foreigners. Most of them are from countries where the concept of freedom is not understood, so of course they are not libertarians.
Zuckerberg is American-born, but he is Jewish and has a Chinese wife.
Today's Si Valley has no loyalty to America, or anything else. They got where they are by stealing ideas, and importing labor. They cater to overseas markets, and consider themselves citizens of the world. They are more connected to China than to Kansas.
They are destroying the middle class. There is a large upper class that lives in million dollar homes, and a large underclass that has no hope of ever owning a home. They need to have a lot of social programs, like food stamps, or else they would not have the manual laborers that they require.
California has become a one-party state, with Democrat dominating state-wide offices and elections near the coast.
Hardly any voters are influenced by the issues mentioned in the article. They vote according to identity politics. Political alliances are held together by hating white Christian men. Indians vote with Indians. Gays vote with gays. Feminists vote with feminists. Jews vote with Jews. White cucks vote with white cucks. Nobody really cares about the supposedly tech issues like net neutrality.