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: 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


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,
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?


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:,, and at 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: “

What is the cause and what is the goal.

The place to fix any shortcoming is at the level of the individual. Everyone from the age of 10 and up has to decide if they are going to be a Thinker or a Sinker. (Visit: for details.) The difference is between those who seek solutions, the Thinkers, and those who claim victim status so as to garner something for nothing. What the Sinkers neglect to observe is there are no free lunches. And once they begin down this road of something for nothing a growing debt accumulates with their name attached that can only be paid with their Freedom.

Everything the Progressives do (and you can include Socialist and Communist), is aimed primarily at dispiriting the population, reducing happiness. This is what the Sinker Mentality is oriented toward, causing death and dismay. As surely as gravity draws everything on earth toward the center of the earth the Sinker pulls everything down as well. The little hand-outs the Progressives, and the related ideologies, wrangle into the grasp of the unwitting is designed to enslave them to a life of diminished possibilities. Spiritually and physically, this is how they kill.

Read “Thinkers And Sinkers” to understand how this works so you can identify the Sinkers who are trying to reduce, and even eliminate, your life, liberty, and happiness. Learn how to defuse their efforts and how to inspire those near you to an uplifting and more fulfilling life. “Thinkers and Sinkers” will be published Fall of 2010. Preordering will be available soon. Stay tuned.

Is life meant to be slavery?
June 29, 2010, 7:02 pm
Filed under: Spiritual Self-Help | Tags: , , , ,

What does personal sovereignty mean anyway? A lot of people don’t even consider those words. Well, if you don’t assert control over you own life someone else will. This is the exact goal of the Sinker Mentality. The goal is to turn and keep as many people enslaved as possible. To fully understand you have to read the book “Thinkers and Sinkers.” It’s evident in almost everything they do. To make dependent and then subservient. We have seen it throughout history. What is so surprising? We were evolved enough to throw off King George when we recognized “All men are created equal” and yes that does include women. Yet with that liberation we are called to take personal responsibility. There are no free lunches. Everything cost something. So the next time someone offers you something like health care, financial regulations, or security, know there is a price tag there somewhere.

We need to talk about who and what we are: