ThinkersAndSinkers


The Sinker Mentality: Where, What, When, Why, and How

We may hold differing political views but when the perspectives are to the polar opposites of freedom and oppression entering the middle ground, by either side, will be giving way to the other extreme. Getting one side to enter that middle ground can initiate its demise. Compromise in Washington D.C. has long meant conservatives giving up on their principles. That is because the liberal-minded, dogmatically look unfavorably upon compromise. By and large, any compromise from the left has been a throw-away issue or something that was easily regained at a later date. The destructive nature of the far left is never volunteered for compromise and in recent years (since the late 1980s), we’ve seen the Democrat party increasingly turn toward the far left. When someone is intent on undermining freedom you can hardly afford to compromise with them. We must educate their supporters to change their allegiance from, “something-for-nothing,” (which does not work), to, “something-for-something,” (i.e. self-awareness, self-dependence, and self-realization).

Viewing American history over the last 100 years we can see the slow creep of a despotism which has come to full-flower in the ObamaCare attempt to corral the population into a repressive structure where life and liberty will be decided upon by a bureaucratic board. But ObamaCare is only the resurfacing of HillaryCare. Remember that? HillaryCare strove to tell people who their doctor was going to be; how the doctors would practice medicine and even where they would practice. What this group seeks is control, pure and simple. How do we discuss ideas with those possessed of an irrational mindset? Destroying the freedoms of America is nothing short of irrational and should not be compromised with. This is the middle ground that will embolden the destructive to their ultimate goal. The reader may wonder what that goal is and could it actually be as destructive as some think. To understand this mindset is to uncover the depths of depravity that is accessible to human nature.

There will not be compromise by the practitioners seeking the destruction of American liberty. Many of those thoughtful, caring, and helpful among us do not want to believe we are in a world war with the purveyors of oppression. But we are. We are not talking about the difference between painting a bridge yellow or painting it green. We are talking about the difference between allowing the bully tactics of “card check” and the supporting of the American tradition of a secret ballot. In the middle of this difference is a population that wants to be left along to pursue their own happenstance (read “happiness”), which is confronted by a mindset determined to punish success, create hopelessness, and placate emotional distress in order to subjugate the helpless. I know these may be viewed as “wild” accusations but the testimony of anti-Amercianism abounds.

The cultivation of disdain for freedom knows not nationality or generational persuasion. The gnawing desire to control others is found deep inside the insecurities of those individuals unwilling or incapable of accepting that people, circumstances, and choices vary widely in life. These are the people who judge others needlessly for decisions that have no impact upon them, other than they are made to “feel” uncomfortable and are unable to dispatch the notion of those inconsequential behaviors. This is the root of the motivation that influences those who seek control over others (and rarely at a cost to themselves). Some may say that their actions are instead a search for wealth or spiritual purity. I contend that money and piety are obsolete when the iron-fisted ruler has control. And the iron fist, as it has been throughout history, is what is pursued here, at this time, and against every core principle of America.

As a point of discussion we ought to make a distinction between “power” and “control.” The righteousness denoted in the word, “power,” ought not be given to a destructive and malignant mindset that has insidiously wheedled its way into the schools, media, sciences, and governing bodies of the greatest nation ever to be founded upon this planet with its goal of subjugation and its wreaking of hopelessness. No, this mindset is intent on its highest possible station of controlling the population for its obsession of rendering humankind confined, impotent, and unfulfilled. (Control is what is sought when righteous power is impossible to obtain.) They will find themselves failures though the needless suffering in the interim must be made as brief as possible. To this end thoughtful Americans, and indeed thoughtful people around the world, are joining their voices to end this tyrannical venture.

What may we call this behavior and how do we identify it?

I have coined a dichotomy to express this polarity found in human nature, it is, “Thinkers and Sinkers.” The ancients that first discussed the prospects of humanity governing itself, who postulated Divinity, and who gave rise to philosophical reasonings of the human condition are our exuberant benefactors and oft sighted, “Thinkers.” Those who struggle in the River of Life and who flail and panic, clutching for support from the nearest object (read persons), for rescue, both materially and emotionally, are the shame-ridden, “Sinkers.” To this day every person is capable of becoming more completely either of these forms. When the Sinker successfully shouts down the Thinker, as they gain support from the thoughtless, and as they implement their scheme to alleviate their self-perceived shortcomings we find society in the grips of unbridled destruction. In the past, the Thinker adversaries were less of a threat to the oppressive. Hence the Sinker reaction, while still brutal, was less frenzied or fatalistic. With the emergence of the United States of America and the notion of individual sovereignty a whole new level of threat to the Sinker mindset became manifest. This was the lighting of a slow burning fuse that has set the stage for a global, and imminent, explosion. So now we have a name for those exhibiting the behavior…”Sinkers.” Now one might ask, “How can even the least-engaged identify these Sinkers?”

The primary action at the crux of the Sinker mindset is judgment. Judgment is an action that is easy to evidence. From the trifling subterfuge of gossip and specious assertions, to the endless spewing of venomous hatred, there are a multitude of opportunities for self aggrandizement so vital to this course of action. This is an enticing yet corrosive behavior. Enticing because it feeds a base instinct to secure one’s own superiority by demeaning another. Corrosive because it is dehumanizing of the actor, stripping away their humility. The identifying markings of the judgmental are some times hard for them to hide, though the more adapt have fooled the public for decades. Part of this obfuscation is made complete by the less-active investigation of these personalities. But because we are all human we all possess the potential to be judgmental. To be the best we can, we must recognize that in ourselves we each are susceptible to proffer thoughtless and base behavior. Beyond injuring ourselves we model inspiration to others, inducing like behavior. This can possibly seal our downward fate.

But because we are descendants of those original Thinkers we have them in our DNA. Regardless of where any of us have come from the soul of humankind is connected to the Divinity capable of uplifting our spirit and providing for the triumph over the arrogant, angry, and crude Sinker mentality. For us to fully surmount this challenge we must educate and cultivate ourselves. To overcome the Sinker mindset we need to instill, in our hearts, the acceptance and/or neutrality toward non-threatening traditions and perspectives of our fellow human. If we do this we will inspire those who are less inclined toward thoughtless behavior and with a small conversion of borderline Sinkers to borderline Thinkers we can marginalize this insipid and destructive nature. To advance this education I have dissected this thesis of, “Thinkers and Sinkers,” in a newly published book that makes the argument of where it comes from, what it seeks, and how to defuse it.

I hope this article will peak interest in the reader to explore this offering more fully. All the information and social networking is available at: ThinkersAndSinkers.com. The ISBN for the book is 9780615450407. An inexpensive pdf download is also available.

I most wholeheartedly appreciate your indulgence and look forward to your thoughts.

Thank you,
Dave Moore



Of the Complex and the Simple by Davida Patrick Moore

Everything in life is spiritual. What that means is everything is definable within a corresponding emotion, for the observer, that has some semblance of meaning however fleeting or profound. This is the foundation for this experience we call life. Every thought and action, and this includes emotion, is in reaction to some prior event. All things are connected in this string of events. And while we feel and otherwise sense this life, those feelings are all founded on an individual’s perception of the events. This is how two observes, side-by-side, seeing a single event, can produce two separate experiences.

How this carries forward into the world as a whole is constant. We witness the events of this world yet as a reaction we have only three choices in response. Those choices are encapsulated in a concept I call, “The Power To Love.” In The Power To Love our choices to the events, circumstances, and people we encounter are, “I love it,” “I hate it,” and “Whatever.” The, “Whatever,” is a true neutral, lack of concern. This is important to recognize. A sarcastic, “Whatever,” is actually hate. Hate can be described as judgment. Judgment is a determination that no one should engage is such a behavior or activity. Short of civil law judgment is self-destructive. The most powerful of these choices is, “I love it.” Here we re-enforce ideals or activities that resonates with our heart. From this choice we can build an uplifting future for ourselves, our community, and the world. The simplicity of, “The Power To Love,” is indicative of the nature of the universe. Even within the seeming complexity of natural phenomena the elegance of a simplistic design can be found.

A 14th century, Franciscan friar, William of Ockham discovered a principle that he later described as, “the law of briefness.” In this principle, named, “Occam’s Razor,” he stated that the simplest explanation was most often the correct explanation. With this in mind consider these simple offerings; nothing has any meaning for an individual until they decide what it means to them; what they decide will reflect their character, their heart, and their enculturation; everything has purpose; in every situation an uplifting experience can be found. These axioms are only the beginning of communication from a greater consciousness to the finite mind of humanity and our ability to understand this world. Our inability to relax and our tendency to seek more complicated explanations for the events of this world lead to our being more easily manipulated. There may be a part of the human psyche that wants, or even needs, this world and our experience to be complex. I personally do not believe this is what an all-knowing, all-powerful, and ever-present consciousness would devise into which it would drop a finite and often challenged species such as humanity.

So we are left to wonder why do we have to make things more complicated than they truly are? And to ask, “What is the alternative?”

If supported actions are physically destructive to the group or abusive of the innocent those actions, for the good of all, must be displaced. What constitutes these actions can encounter a, “fine line,” when it comes to a society determining, “common good.” The fine line that separates the individual’s actions and self-destructive influences that are accepted and acted upon by others is found, or lost, in quality of education or enculturation. The time-honored parental adage, “If your friends were jumping off a bridge, would you do it?” comes to mind. The less educated or poorly cultured might very well engage in the the less-desirable behavior that is giving the parent reason to pause. The confusion felt by the poorly educated or uncultured is propelled by another sense that is bred into all humans, herd instinct. Without the sufficient thought given to questionable scenarios a thoughtless reaction can easily kick in to generate the required response. Here the present day manipulation of the herd can produce behavior desired by the herd masters. Today those herd masters are found in Pop Culture, the media, political agendas, and other groups including; churches, schools, and social structures such as gangs and even virtual zeitgeist. What motivates these sources of influence, and the suggestions they make, ought to be the subject of the greatest scrutiny.

There was an anti-drug advocate that was mercilessly ridiculed when they suggested, off-the-cuff, that the way to stay off drug is to, “Just say no.” Life doesn’t get much simpler than that. This, “silver bullet,” approach to remaining drug free is as elegant as it is deadly to those influences that wanted more and younger people to become drug addicts. The suggestion that simply saying, “no,” to drugs was naive was another way of keeping to possibility of using drugs in front of those faced by the scourge. The endless haranguing and irrationality to explain saying, “no,” as being useless was an over-complicated and actually destructive attempt to dismantle the simple and effective response to the pitfalls of drug use. So who wants people to become drug addicts? To learn that fact you’ll need to study, “Thinkers and Sinkers, Why Are They Trying To Kill You?” (ISBN 9870615450407). Because these are the same people who are trying to reduce your ability to make good on your rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

To get started please visit: http://www.ThinkersAndSinkers.com. Thank you, Davida Patrick Moore



Illiteracy is About More Than Reading and Writing by Dave Moore

How can anyone promote illiteracy of any kind? This is exactly what is being done by the Sinkers of the world today. Being illiterate extends to many subjects beyond reading and writing. There is financial illiteracy. There is social illiteracy. There is political illiteracy and so on. Each person has a level to which they can rise where they will reveal their incompetence and therein their illiteracy. Expanding upon one’s education is a never ending journey. When one stops exploring and learning for any length of time the world moves beyond them giving the appearance of the individual actually falling behind. Keeping up with the times and the changing world is a lifetime pursuit. When we do not we remove ourselves from a world of curiosity and discovery – we disengage from humanity.

To this end, Pop Culture has been inserted to become the center of the pursuit of curiosity and discovery for humanity when in fact very little substance can be derived from these activities. Pop Culture is a contrivance of an elite designed to motivate the unaware, placate the useful, and manipulate the thoughtless. This behavior has nothing to do with the pursuits of humankind to explore the unknown, express the heartfelt, and engage introspection. Beyond the monetary gains from perpetrating Pop Culture upon the world the mind that drives Pop Culture asserts control over the unaware, useful, and thoughtless. The momentum gained by manipulating this herd bowls over marginal challenges to its goal. This must be ended if the world is to return to an uplifted state which includes; Peace, Freedom, and Fulfillment.

Knowing what motivates the mindset that seeks to destroy the greatest ideals the world has ever known will help alert those who unknowingly support this effort. Let’s start this conversation to call out the destructive urge to render the world hopeless, hapless, and dismayed.

Dave Moore is the author of, “Thinkers and Sinkers, Why Are They Trying To Kill You?” ISBN 9780615450407 http://www.ThinkersAndSinkers.com



The Two Voices
March 22, 2011, 7:14 pm
Filed under: politics, Spiritual Self-Help

Consider the overview of this thesis as an offering and before coming to any conclusions explore the complete thesis that is the book, “Thinkers and Sinkers.” There are no religious requirements regarding the words used to describe the indescribable concept of our origin. Resisting new ideas can only create friction. Indulge the notions offered in the book to understand the greater paradigm that overarches our lives. Through this book you may well come to witness the illusive.

The affairs of this world are tangled and to smooth them out like never before we ought to change the debate from one of an “us versus them” to an “us versus ‘it’.”

Just like there is the thoughtful voice of the Divine guiding humanity, there is a thoughtless and confused voice that speaks to us. This thoughtless influence has gained control over many people and this is the “it” that humanity should be focusing on to right the conditions on earth.

We will begin by calling the confused voice the, “Sinker mentality” and the Divine voice the, “Thinker mentality.” This back-and-forth between the two is ancient. We can see these voices in almost every situation. The woes of this world are created by the Sinker trying to control others. The goal of the Sinker is to return humanity to a state of lacking awareness; of self; the Source of our creation; and of personal fulfillment. The main Sinker reasons for doing this are to deny reality and deny responsibility.

The destruction wrought by the Sinker mentality are global and interpersonal.

Here is a short, and by no means complete, list of results;

the welfare state in America (and elsewhere),
the state of education in America (and elsewhere),
abortion and all its many off-shoots,
human trafficking,
drug abuse,
domestic violence,
affirmative action,
reverse discrimination,
quotas,
racism,
reverse racism,
income tax,
deficit spending,
class warfare,
management/labor relations,
man-made famine,
and the list goes on.

The confusion that reins in the mind of humankind is understandable yet it is also solvable using Thinker traits. Among these traits are; calm, introspection, reason, thoughtfulness, civility, and many others. Before these solutions can be wide spread we must discuss the Sinker mentality and study its manifestation.

The goal of humanity is happiness, expression, and accomplishment. This is why we were created. Overcoming the confusion of the Sinker mentality is the task at hand. And so we embark upon the conversation to expose the Sinker mentality, and its traits, for what they are; arrogant, corrosive, and destructive (among others).



Movies and Real Life
July 9, 2010, 7:32 am
Filed under: Spiritual Self-Help

Have you ever watched a scary movie? What makes it scary? It is a movie.

What makes it scary is your perception of what is happening in the movie and how you then respond to what you perceive.

Naturally, one might be frightened by a scary movie. But it is just a movie.

What is the difference between a movie and real life? Some would say real life is real. A person can actually feel events that impact them.

This is true. Yet we still have a choice as to how we are going to respond. Some will say we do not have a choice.

When we are physically impacted our senses register a physical response to what we feel. And then there are emotional responses we can hardly keep from appearing.

This is where real life can be altered.

The first time a person hunting a wild animal comes face to face with the animal the hunter might react in a couple less desirable ways.

The hunter could be paralyzed and unable to move because of great fear.

The hunter might turn and run for their life.

But after some reflection and coaching the hunter may be more prepared for a second encounter. They have see the animal up close and in the wild. They have an experience to draw from.

In a second encounter the hunter may be able to respond in a more desirable manner.

Conditioning one’s body to block out physical pain or to disregard emotional signals is not unheard of. It is simply not widely practiced.

The human brain is able to override physical sensations to the point of negating pain. And with experience emotional signals can be identified and disregarded. But even without fully negating the pain or emotions a person can greatly overcome what arise in an ordinary state of mind.

Admittedly, it may be an extraordinary state of mind that can overcome a normal state of response to physical pain and emotions but it is not unnatural.

Determining if it is desirable to have such a state of mind is one thing and culturing one’s mind to that state is another thing all together.

But without the desire and the effort of culturing the mind one will remain in a state that is ruled by a less cultured state of mind.

Here the sensitivity to physical pain remains and the influence of emotions continue to direct perception and response to events, just like watching a movie.

Knowing this what will you do?

Read: ThinkersAndSinkers.com



How did we lose our way?

If you do not know the history of America you wouldn’t know why it is exceptional. That the power the government has comes from the people does not happen anywhere else on the planet. But that only has value if the people maintain a check on the abuse of that power. The American public put the greatest nation in the history of the world on autopilot and we’re just about to crash into the Grand Canyon. The only way we are going to really fix this is if every person owns their thoughts and actions. Let’s have the conversation. You can visit me at: ThinkersAndSinkers.com, ThinkersAndSinkers.Wordpress.com, and at twitter.com/ThinkToNotSink. What is at stake is your Freedom



Where does all this lead, you might ask.

Economically, Progressivism, Socialism and where those lead (Totalitarianism), all destroy individualism and Freedom. Any person who is unhappy with their circumstance because someone else has more has two choices for a remedy. First, the individual can take it upon themselves to build something to lift them our of their situation. That is build a career, build on their education, or build a following for a product or service they provide. The second choice is to tear something down with the hope of changing their situation. Tear down the individual how has built something, tear down their community by demanding support, or tear down the whole system that offers them the best opportunity to better their life condition.

Tearing down is offered as a glimmering promise by those who are naive or those who seek the destruction of the individual. The promise is that there are those who have “your share” of the riches in society. The hope to excite the lazy and the uninformed to support their efforts with the hope they will be rewarded with money, property, and love. None of these promises are ever fully delivered. The reason is these promises cannot be delivered upon. If a person has a large portion of their effort devalued, confiscated, or taxed away they will either find someway to produce without being notices, move to where their efforts are appreciated, or they will not produce because the effort is unrewarded.

Then of course people will decry those who inherit money, a little or a lot. Any person who would want to be taxed 50% on their inheritance is either irrational (believing the government can better spend their money), or dishonest in their saying so. Any person who believes Progressivism, Socialism and what it leads to have not committed enough thought to the prospects of this proposition. These forms of social control lead to the destruction of society, laying open a nation for subjugation to foreign influence.

The reason they do this is either they are ill-prepared for life or they are so out of personal control they seek to control others. A person who can control themselves does not seek to control others. They wish to control themselves and through their efforts benefit themselves and those, as they decide, around them. Learn to identity how those around you fit into this spectrum of capable and less-capable swimmers in the River of Life. Read: “ThinkersAndSinkers.com