You're talking to grown adults.
On the occasions on which I have visited reddit, I have seen very little evidence of that.
When a reddit thread is posted to the outside world, it's usually so that we can all point and laugh.
There isn't anything wrong with our behaviour, nor are we the "MRA/Republican/Stromfront/Rascist/Misogyo-nerd" strawmen you and your authoritarian friends constantly paint us as.
Perhaps those are just the people who post the most.
It's getting tiresome to have the open, free, principled sites and communications networks we built being labeled as "septic tanks" by the likes of yourself;
If they didn't have so much shit in them, they wouldn't smell quite so much like septic tanks.
We are not burning down the bridges we have built to the future just because you have found a half dozen trolls making cruel jokes in the darkest corner of the web.
You didn't build anything. Reddit built something and you infested it, and now it's sinking into the usual commercial quagmire and you're fleeing like the rats you are. It was never anything to you other than a resource that someone else provided and from which you could benefit.
That's fine, actually, just don't kid yourself.
There are 2 billion people online, we built this network for them,
Who is this "we"? You don't even have a name.
and we will not turn around and hand it over to your feelings, your agendas, or your petty lust for power.
It's not yours to control. You're just the product. You are now being prepared for consumption.
You people are the creationists of the internet, and you are not taking us back to the stone age.
You people are the rednecks of the internet, and YEEHAW I GOTS MY FREE SPEECH BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO POINT IT.