Libertarian Socialist Rants for those of you who don’t know is a young boy from Scotland on YouTube, arguably one of the most foul mouthed, ignorant fools I have had the misfortune to deal with. His YouTube Channel that used to be under the username ‘CammehYaBams’ (surprise, surprise), later to something else and finally having changed it to the biggest oxymoron ideology anyone can think of, Libertarian Socialist Rants.
Two years ago I was requested to do a video response to this boy as it was the first time I came across him. His patronising, ignorant, foul mouthed attitude was enough to merit a response as his video was on the ‘Top 5 UKIP Myths Debunked’, the video response I made was over an hour long called ‘UKIP Myths Debunked’ which I completely humiliated the boy on Corporatism as that was my main argument. I cannot think of a more annoying, ignorant claim than to have someone on the left claim UKIP are Fascist. After having done the video response to ‘CammehYaBams’ his video response back to me was nothing but foul mouthed abusive nonsense where he completely swerved around the argument claiming UKIP were Fascist as he knew I would have walked all over the top of him on this very issue. I decided after that to do a video response and broke each section into seven video parts and came of no surprise that I got no response back from himself, at least until two years later.
I had recently deleted all of my older videos and felt my channel was in need of a revamp, when getting around to making new videos I done a video on the ‘Top 10 Reasons Why Nazi Germany Was Socialist’, surprise, surprise after two years he returns with yet again another aggressive, abusive response where he rants off that I’m a ‘right-wing’ this and a ‘right-wing’ that and incase you didn’t know, after he debated me two years ago it wasn’t long after that he changed his name to Libertarian Socialist Rants, which tells you something; that’s because I absolutely destroyed the boy on issues such as the Industrial Revolution, regulations etc.
Here is the video response that Libertarian Socialist Rants decided to do:
The video speaks volumes for itself, the video I had made I forgot to mention that the Nazi’s marched under red banners and flags on May Day, but I had touched upon this issue in a blog post which I attached to the video and the blog itself goes more into depth about why the Nazi’s were Socialists, because I had already touched upon that information and due to ignoring the importance of the dictionary I decided to mock him on the fact that he’s now supporting an oxymoron, the idea that Socialism can be Libertarian, of course he will never admit it but having walked all over him two years prior to this he pushed towards that ludicrous ideology.
For those of you who do not understand what this means, it means having Socialism without a government, Anarchy basically. The problem with this idea is that Socialism itself seeks to abolish all means of private ownership, whether land or business, in other words it means it seeks to ‘prevent’ individuals from owning their own business or land. If you seek to prevent something this is the very antithesis of liberty, how can one claim to be libertarian but seek to ‘prevent’ individuals from owning their own private business or land? The fact is, you can’t. Of course, having a basic understanding of the English language would tell us this, but the English language doesn’t seem to be of importance to himself, this comes of no surprise as he mentioned in his response that I appeal to the dictionary, maybe that’s because I am a rational minded person.
Furthermore with his little rant he mentions that Collectivisation and Nationalisation are not the same thing, in his argument he states that Nationalisation is state ownership of the means of production, whereas Collectivisation being community ownership of the means of production. Immediately there is a problem here, not only is he telling you the dictionary is not important, but his definitions are so simplistic and wide off the mark that the dictionary itself contradicts him. Here is a working definition of the word Collectivism in relation to this:
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the principle of ownership of the means of production, by the state or the people
I don’t think the definition could be clearer itself clearly stating ‘by the state or the people’. As I explained in my own video response to Libertarian Socialist Rants there is a big difference between theory and practice, this is something obviously he finds too difficult to comprehend. Just because you have something on paper, doesn’t mean it is going to turn out the same when put into practice and the same thing applies to Socialism. I have stated this umpteen times that Socialism theoretically by definition may state that it’s ownership of the means of production by the people collectively, but what we have seen in the real world, in practice, it has been a very different story. So it’s not just important to look at the dictionary definitions, it is also vitally important to look at how it turned out in practice in the real world. Everywhere Socialism has been has failed miserably, including the so-called ‘Social Democracy’ we often hear boasted about and if there’s any definition more accurate of the definition of Socialism, it’s this:
‘a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state’
So we can see why he does not like the real world or the definitions in the dictionary, if the dictionary held no importance then I suppose we could scrap the entire dictionary and no word in the English dictionary would have any meaning, but that’s the problem, words do have meaning and the word ‘prevent’ is a contradiction to the word liberty. If there is one thing I have come to notice on YouTube especially with his fan base, the vast majority of them are little teenagers who thrive on petty arguments, they crave the video makers to attack other people viciously and as an example from my own video no matter how nice I was, I was abused by these people and surprise, surprise they started disliking my other videos without even watching them simply because I oppose their illogical fantasies. This ladies and gentlemen is what you call childish; the very type of people who sit and cry if things don’t go their way thus the toys get thrown out the pram and as if to justify their argument, click the dislike button.
For me YouTube’s pointless rating system is irrational, not only does it serve less purpose today, it has become nothing other than a game children use. Sad thing is one adult went as far as to claim that apparently I was debunked because my video has more dislikes than likes, work that logic out. So if a whole group of people line up at a cliff and walk off it, does that then mean if I choose not to, I’m wrong? The big difference is between the viewers I tend to attract and his own is the level of maturity, saying that I find it quite humorous that the average subscriber and viewer I get is around my age or older into their 40s or 50s, whereas Libertarian Socialist Rants subscribers have avatar pictures of things like my little pony, I think that just about says it all.
So What Exactly Is the Problem With Libertarian Socialism?
The problem is, not just that Socialism seeks to abolish the means of private ownership of property, whether that being a business or land, their fallacious ideology is predicated on the idea that the workers keep the produce that they make, they clearly haven’t thought this one through because if you keep the produce you make, you’re essentially putting the worker before the consumer. If all produce is kept by workers you’re going to need permission from other owners to get what you want, even then this alone destroys the idea of their egalitarian utopia. If that weren’t enough however you then have the biggest problem and this is the price problem. Because their ideology is based on the idea that it is a moneyless society there is no price mechanism and if you have no information of prices, then you cannot allocate scarce resources efficiently. Resources are not infinite, they are finite and often peoples needs and wants exceed what is available to them, thus we require prices which are signals in the market to tell us what consumers want and what they don’t want; as soon as you destroy all information of prices, you no longer have the available information of profits and losses. You can revert to my blog on prices here to learn more about the importance of pricing.
The major problem with their fallacious ideology of Libertarian Socialism is that in the real world, individuals needs and wants are all different from one another, we’re not robots, we all have different desires, tastes, needs therefore in order to meet everyones desires as best as possible, only the market can efficiently achieve this through the price mechanism via supply and demand. The beauty about the free market is, ‘choice’, the consumer is the primary element and driver of a free market economy; the same cannot be said however for this ludicrous ideology that seeks to place the worker before the consumer where there’s no money, and due to everyones needs and wants all being different from one another there is no efficient way without prices to allocate scarce resources efficiently providing for the market.
As stated, you cannot seek to prevent individuals from owning their own private business or land, by doing so you are going against the very meaning of the word liberty. You can watch my video response I made to Libertarian Socialist Rants below, either way ladies and gentlemen, the difference in maturity is rather quite obvious.