Fwiw, my impression is that within the EA community, endorsing a nonzero pure time preference is a minority reason why people don't agree with longtermism. Doubts about tractability seem much more important.
My thoughts are with you all in Turkey. Thank you for taking the time to write this informative post in what must be a very difficult time.
I am grateful that I can increasingly find vegan foods at restaurants etc. I can't imagine how much harder it would have been to be vegan even 10 years ago.
In EA circles, it's commonly advised to "keep your identity small" so as not to feel threatened when it's challenged, allowing for a more objective pursuit of truth. On the other hand, I find it better to keep many strands to my identity. By doing so, I am less likely to feel overly threatened when any particular aspect of my identity is questioned. I think that having a rich sense of identity makes me more robust as a person as my identity feels less fragile. I also find it more realistic for me to include things like EA as part of my identity.