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  • So, what’s the catch?

To be eligible for a free THINKER TO THINKER blog you need to agree with The Bernstein Declaration. This is the official position statement of the Celebrate Capitalism campaign.

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  • Does my blog have to be about Capitalism or politics or philosophy?

Your blog can be about anything at all!

It can be about cooking, about toys, about travel, about science, about vacations, about movies, about model airplanes.

It can be about liberty, rights, the media, monitoring the left, challenging the greens, legal issues, gun laws, the war against terror, business ideas, history.

Your blog doesn’t even need to have a defined theme. It can be a personal journal that covers all sorts of topics and ideas. Anything.

You can use it for activism, for entertainment, as a way of sharpening your writing skills, improving your thinking skills, communicating with people, publicising interesting or important events, writing poetry.

Just as long as you personally support Capitalism, free trade, individual rights, creative thinking  i.e. all the basic principles of the Celebrate Capitalism™ campaign – we invite you to get blogging now!

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  • I hate Capitalism. Can I still have a free blog?

No. Bugger off.

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Are there any topics which are not allowed?

Only the obvious things: You can’t promote anything that’s illegal in your country. Or any sort of nihilism such as: anti-capitalism, anti-science, anti-technology, anti-private-property, anti-individual-rights, etc.

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  • I am an Objectivist. Is this an Objectivist project?
  • I am not an Objectivist. Is this an Objectivist project?
  • My personal philosophy/ideology is [ …………. ]. Is that okay?

Prodos is an Objectivist, but thinker to thinker is not an Objectivist project.

As long as you personally support The Bernstein Declaration and the Celebrate Capitalism™ campaign you are eligible for a free thinker to thinker blog.

As long as we have enough space on our server you can have a blog.

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  • If I do support The Bernstein Declaration and the Celebrate Capitalism™ campaign does that mean I am guaranteed a free blog? i.e. like as an inalienable right.

I know you would never ever ask a question like this 🙂

But I just wanted to mention that the number of thinker to thinker blogs available will mainly be limited by the space available on the iLOVEprodos.COM server.

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  • Will there be advertisements on my blog site?

Yes. The right hand column of each page will have two or three advertisements under the heading “Sponsored links”. They will be discreet text-only ads. There will be no pop-ups. There will be no animated banners.

All advertisements will point to either iLOVEprodos.COM or We Love Capitalism merchandise, and will be for merchandise, products, and services that have been personally approved by PRODOS.

Or, the advertisements will point to a non-profit PRODOS project promoting creativity, rights, capitalism, etc.

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  • I’m very interested and I’m pretty sure I’m eligible. Also, I am confident I could run a very good blog. But I’ve never done it before. Can you help?

Sure! With pleasure! 🙂

When your blog is first set up you are ALSO automatically added to the THINKER TO THINKER blog owners’ notification & help list.

That means you can ask for the assistance of other blog owners using this list. And it means you’ll be notified about “latest tips”.

You’ll also receive occasional notices about what other THINKER TO THINKER blog owners are up to – which may be prove helpful.

We’re in the middle of setting up the “How to … ” pages.

These will provide simply, straightforward details on such things as:
… “How do I add a link to another website within my post?” …
… “How do I alter the look/theme of my blog?” …
… “How do alter the tagline/slogan of my blog?”
… and lots more!

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  • How will my blog be named? What do I call my blog?

What do you WANT to name it?

There are two “naming” decisions you’ll need to make when you apply for your thinker to thinker blog:

1. The name of the blog

2. The URL or web address of the blog

Example …

Name of blog site: The History of Animation Blog
URL of blog site: Animation.thinkertothinker.com

Example …

Name of blog site: The History of Animation Blog
URL of blog site: HistoryOfAnimation.thinkertothinker.com

Example …

Name of blog site: Martin’s Motorcycle Blog
URL of blog site: MotorcycleMartin.thinkertothinker.com

Example …

Name of blog site: I, Poet
URL of blog site: ipoet.thinkertothinker.com

Example …

Name of blog site: Bruce Wayne’s Blog
URL of blog site: BruceWayne.thinkertothinker.com

Some Advice:

It’s best to AVOID short, abbreviated web addresses. Using whole words or expressions makes your blog’s web address (URL) much easier to remember and grabs the interest of the visitor immediately. It’s engaging.

For instance …

MotorcycleMartin.thinkertothinker.com

… is much better than …

MM.thinkertothinker.com

HistoryOfAnimation.thinkertothinker.com

… is much better than …

HoA.thinkertothinker.com

But, it’s up to you. It’s your blog.

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  • Can I move my old blog to my brand new THINKER TO THINKER blog? i.e. Can I move all the articles and comments across to my new THINKER TO THINKER blog?

Sorry, at the moment, no. But we’re working on it.

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  • Are these blogs called “thinker to thinker” because, as The Bernstein Declaration says, “Capitalism is the system of the mind” and the idea is to appeal to and support those who believe in rational thinking, debate, seeking truth, and civilised discourse (versus what PRODOS calls the “thugs, bores, and buffoons” of the anti-capitalist movement who resort to screaming, mockery, intimidation, mob rule, and violence)?
  • And … is one of the ideas behind PRODOS’s fabulous new blog service to empower/equip those who support Capitalism, individual rights, reason, creative thinking?
  • And … is this all tied in to the recently announced Celebrate Capitalism™ campaign’s “We Invite the World!” project which seeks to open up vigorous debate, discourse, around the world because PRODOS is dedicated to a policy of “engagement” – not only with the anti-capitalists but also within the pro-capitalism movement?

Yes.

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The Bernstein Declaration

The Bernstein Declaration: On the Principles and Possibilities of Capitalism

Capitalism is the only system based on the recognition that each individual owns his life. Capitalism is the only social system in which individuals are free to pursue their rational self-interest, to own property and to profit from their actions. It entrenches individual rights, limited Constitutional government, and political/intellectual/economic freedom.

The more capitalist a culture – the greater its freedom and prosperity

That is the verdict of history. In just two short centuries, capitalism has lifted men’s living standards to heights undreamed of in the pre-capitalist era. Often forgotten today is that Western Europe, prior to the capitalist revolution of the late Eighteenth Century, suffering under the political yoke of the feudal aristocracy, was the equivalent of a Third World country – wracked by famine, recurrent plague, and the most unspeakable poverty. But no longer.

When was the last time a famine occurred in any capitalist nation – whether in Western Europe, North America or Asia? The United States has never suffered a famine in its history. Capitalism has created abundance unmatched in human history, enabling hundreds of millions to live better today than all the kings of yesterday.

Less capitalism means more human misery

But the non capitalist nations – the fascist, socialist, military or theocratic dictatorships – enslave their own citizens and subsist in abysmal squalor. In many African countries the living standard is one or two hundred dollars per year. In North Korea, they starve to death by the tens of thousands. In Cuba, they drown trying to swim to freedom in the United States. Millions of oppressed people around the globe yearn to emigrate to the Free World. But who in the capitalist nations seeks to emigrate to Cambodia?

What makes capitalism’s astounding success possible?

What principles explain the fact that mankind’s greatest inventions and works of art – his most life-giving material and spiritual advances – the steam engine, the cinema, the telegraph, the telephone, the electric light, the novel, the automobile, the symphony, the airplane, the radio, the television, the personal computer, the Internet and countless medical cures – were created under capitalism?

The simple answer is: freedom.

When men are free to pursue their rational self-interest, when they are free to use their minds in the quest to profit and better their lives, they are magnificently productive. The political/economic freedom of capitalism liberates the best minds and the most ambitious men to build, to create, to innovate, to invent, to advance human well-being and happiness.

Mankind’s greatest inventor, Thomas Edison, in his laboratory at Menlo Park, specifically tailored his projects toward the purpose of profitability. He, and so many of the other great inventors and industrialists responsible for raising men’s living standards, earned and enjoyed great wealth. Left free – under capitalism – to create, produce, and build for personal gain they consequently raised the living standards of all.

The Mind

Involved in this is a deeper principle: Capitalism is the system of the mind. The mind is man’s fundamental survival instrument, just as wings are a bird’s. It is only by means of rational thinking and productive work that man can raise his living standards and increase his life expectancy. But the mind does not function under coercion. Coercion paralyses creativity. The mind cannot be enslaved. Capitalism flourishes because it is the only system of free minds, free men and free markets.

The greatest thinkers and activists of history – from Aristotle to John Locke, from Thomas Jefferson to Adam Smith, Ludwig von Mises, and Ayn Rand – have recognized, fought for, and glorified the freedom of man’s mind. They have understood that when men are oppressed, the rational mind is stifled, and the darkness of barbarism follows. But when men are free to think and to act on their thinking, when the mind is liberated, the Renaissance and the Enlightenment are possible. Freedom is freedom of the mind. Oppression is oppression of the mind.

Universal and Inevitable

It is no accident that man’s freest periods have seen his greatest achievements. From the Golden Age of Athens to the Italian Renaissance to the technological and industrial breakthroughs of the United States, the freedom of man’s mind has led to magnificent advances in philosophy, the arts and science.

This is the promise and the possibility of capitalism. This is the Capitalist Vision. It is our vision.

Liberate man’s mind and behold the spectacle of his advance. Revel in the beauty of his sculptures, paintings and symphonies, soar with the heroes of his novels, marvel at his philosophic, scientific and technological advance.

The West progressed culturally and economically because it had at least some reverence for man’s mind and the inalienable rights of the individual. These are the inescapable prerequisites of human advancement. If we desire the effect of cultural Renaissance, we must enact the cause of political/economic freedom.

The current predicament of the Third World’s starving millions is identical to that of Europe in the Dark Ages. Their minds and bodies are oppressed by political dictators. Give them freedom – and give them life. They have the advantage of seeing what the West has accomplished. When they institute freedom, they can replicate the achievements of capitalism.

Your life, your choice

Capitalism is the greatest benefactor man has ever had. It is time for the thinking men and women of every nation to recognize that fact and to fully embrace the system of the mind and of individual rights.

Men and women of all countries unite – in your support of capitalism.
You have a world of joyous achievement to win.

© 2001 PRODOS & Andrew Bernstein

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