Hi there. I think you misunderstand the relationship between WordPress/WordPress.org (the open source project, a downloadable application you can get for free at WordPress.org and then host yourself somewhere else, built largely by volunteers) and WordPress.com (a hosted service owned by Automattic that is a commercial entity providing both free blog hosting and paid upgrades that run on top of the WordPress multisite software). They are separate entities. Separate leadership teams, separate support forums, etc. The fact that the "WordPress" name is used by both is a constant source of confusion for people, but there you have it.
My statement was on WordPress.org, where I am the ux/community lead.
The controversy you reference is related to WordPress.com, where I am not, and so I generally cannot speak to the decisions made there.
I am employed by Automattic, but I get donated to work on .org, not .com, so I was not even aware of the suspension issues you're talking about until now.
So, while I'm sure there are plenty of instances of hypocrisy in my life, you've got the facts a bit mixed up in your article.
I make sangria on a regular basis, and there are plenty of white sangrias that are amazing. I make both red and white at most Automattic gatherings, and we frequently run out of the white faster, in fact. It just depends on the ingredients.
Just to clarify, that statement on the About page is not accurate re GPL. GPLv2 makes it absolutely okay to sell code. The thing you can't do under GPLv2 is remove the user freedoms guaranteed by the GPL.