In all seriousness, I think unkind and especially hateful speech toward persons who have been JWs for many years only tells those still in there that there's no point in leaving. They can only feel that they're going to be greeted with more unchristian attitudes than they ever found while in the organization.
Yes, you're right.
They will make a CHOICE to live in fear because of the unknown.
That's what I did when I was 16.
Adults should hold themselves to a higher level of responsibility.