Quite often it is outside of one's own immediate perspective which lays the fullest parameters and definitions of freedom and oppression. Obtaining a vantage point uncolored by personal experience and the emotions one has accepted as valid challenges the process of accepting and guiding the growth and evolution of humanity toward a truly universally beneficial result. This is what the U.S. is currently working through as some strive toward greater goals of freedom and some seek to manipulate others in their attempt to secure themselves the only way they know how, through oppression.

Among the U.S. population many differing political views are held. But when the perspectives include 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. Recognizing those who seek to oppress can be challenging if one is unsure what oppression actually looks like. Grasping the true form of freedom can be equally confounding. For some these subjects require intense study.

The Sinker mentality is of a mind that is dedicated to the oppression and domination of everything, everyone, and of everywhere. This is attempted to secure the actors in their sense of self and to eliminate a call to responsibility, and is sought as a denial of reality. Overtly the Sinker mentality can be seen in the now fallen USSR. Other examples are North Korea, Communist China, Cuba, and a panoply of suppressive governments throughout history. The Sinker mentality lacks even the slightest right to power instead gropes for its greatest desire in control. The goal of the Sinker mentality is all consuming, and battering its competition with the call for fairness and compromise is merely a ploy. (It is important to note that the counterpart to the Sinker mentality is the Thinker mentality. The Thinker pursues true freedom and is the polar opposite of the Sinker.)

Looking at American politics and the struggle to remain free from intrusion upon the pursuit of life, liberty, and property we find those seeking control of the population and those wanting to remain free. The tools used to obtain this subversion have been many. The most often used are the seemingly benign calls for fairness and compromise. Compromise in Washington D.C. has long meant that the Thinkers must give up on their principles. That is because the inappropriately labelled, "liberal-minded," dogmatically look unfavorably upon compromise. By and large, any announced compromise from the left has been a throw-away issue or something that was easily regained at a later date. The Democrat party, and the far left, in the U.S. is fully dominated by the Sinker mentality. The destructive nature of the far left has never volunteered to true compromise and in recent years (since the late 1980s), we have seen the Democrat party increasingly turn toward the far left. Proof of their Sinker mindset and intransigence is the quickness to which they revert to physical violence and other coercion. 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 in 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 to the iron-fisted ruler who acquires 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 than we see today. 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 cruel 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.

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


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