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.
It's a cult thing. Mostly normal young adults but easily lead by some outrageous young adults to act out. And they like it. Maybe they did it with their parents to or maybe they are getting away with it now for the first time in their lives, but they like it. They have anonymity and the support of a crowd/mob that cheers them on. It is even possible that some of them thing this is normal and they are on the right side of all issues and everyone else is wrong. It is a lot like the quite mild mannered person who while in their car will tailgate, blow their horn of flip people off while screaming obscenities. Or the same type of person who will say terrible things on the internet. To them it is fun, they like being "that person".