GentlemanJonToo late for that.
I've been on the fence about keeping my various bits and pieces going, and it's just not worth it is it? The unchallenged levels of toxic behaviour make it an embarrassment to admit to being involved in comp TF2 now. This seems as good a moment as any to make that decision.
This has been something I've been thinking about myself albeit I'm not on your level of useful and only moderate TrueTF2 on Reddit. I finally joined a plethora of the older HL players I know who primarily stopped playing due to this kind of behavior awhile ago and now the sub is the only real attachment I have left to the game. The only thing that keeps me going is I'm in a position to actually moderate this kind of behavior away even if it's only from a tiny niche part of the community.
sacwhy punish the silent majority of frendly tf2 gamers
The silent majority is a large part of the issue in the first place. This kind of behavior does not go away with being quiet. It goes away by being drowned out and punished. The silence of complicity and the silence of dissent sound the exact same, especially to the victims. If it takes actually important people like Jon to leave to start lgetting people to wake up and speak out/take action then so be it, tbh.
faust_i was more addressing any individuals living in the u.s who agree with the premise that people shouldn't be allowed to say what they want to say,
Freedom of speech only applies to the government restricting citizen speech (even then there are a ton of common law exceptions) and receive information and never has - and hopefully never will - applied to private entities. You have the freedom to say whatever you want, you do not have the freedom to say whatever you want without punishment in a private space.