We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Of course the Victorians were both Victorian-repressives and libertines. When you have a society which prohibits mention of such normal pieces of equipment as legs, and shrouds all of its tables in cloths reaching to the floor so that sensitive folks won't have to look at them [legs, I mean], you encourage the rebellion against such silly behaviors and libertinism naturally results. People have to bust out of straitlaced behavior somehow.
And good for them. "I have been faithful to thee, Cynara, in my fashion," as the poem goes.
And you get disillusion: "From too much love of living, from hope and fear set free, I thank with brief thanksgiving, Whatever gods there be, That no life lives forever, That dead men rise up never, That even the weariest river, Winds somewhere safe to sea." Swinburne.