The Purging Effect and how it produces our homeless!

Nationally our judicial system has been feeding this epidemic of homelessness.

When a person is citied for a crime that is deemed reasonable enough to have someone committed to a jail cell, it used to be that if an offense was committed a person was given a public reprimand and asked not to do it again or pay a fine. Especially if the offense was a misdemeanor.

According  to  Janet Portman, Attorney

Police may seize property belonging to defendants, victims, and witnesses—even those who seemingly have nothing to do with the crime. Whether you’ll get it back depends on what the property is, and why it was taken.

No one, that has ever committed a small claims court crime, was ever considered so heinous of a person that there documents where taken, documentation includes drivers licenses, birth certificate, social security cards, monies, everything that was on the person during the arrest. Shoe laces, shoes, socks, all personal effects are cited and approved of “purging” because someone committed  an act typically unknown to them  that was an offense.

Personal property can end up in the police station evidence locker even when it was not owned by the person arrested for the crime… the clothing of a sexual assault victim may contain evidence of the attacker’s bodily fluids that, when tested, can be compared to the defendant’s profile. The prosecutor will keep it for that reason.

But we are not talking about FELONS; I have heard of men and women being “purged” of there personal effects due to a DWI, a public indecency charges, (which range from cursing in public during an altercation, walking nude in public), or just anything else that is mildly inappropriate and especially during protests of a certain article of interest that allows Free speech to be interpreted as violated because it hurt the sensitive ears of those passing by. All of which is considered a misdemeanor.

The Eighth Amendment prohibits excessive fines when the size of the fine is disproportionate to the seriousness of the criminal activity on which it is based.

Of course no one takes it into account because they do not know the law and what they can do to protect themselves and so officers and government officials take advantage.

Forfeiture laws are very controversial, for they sometimes have unfair results. For example, in the early days of such laws, even an “innocent owner” stood to lose property that another had used in connection with a crime. The most famous case involved a woman whose husband used the family car to conduct business with a prostitute. State law provided for forfeiture of cars used by those who participated in prostitution, so the car (which was registered to both husband and wife) became the property of the state, despite the co-owning wife’s complete unawareness of her husband’s crime and use of the car to facilitate it. (Bennis v. Michigan, 116 S. Ct. 994 (1996).) Largely as a result of public discomfiture with such results, the federal forfeiture law was changed in 2000 to allow for an “innocent owner” defense, which is present in most state forfeiture laws as well (though some states require all owners to be innocent, which would not have helped the wife in Bennis). (18 U.S.C. § 983(d).)

Now when the person is purged of all of there items for the minor charges they have been made to sit 6 months or longer for, they have been given notice that if they do not seek to retrieve there personal documents in that time frame then they run the risk of not ever seeing it again or having to go to an  immigration center to prove their citizenship. Drivers License are taken, cut in half and along with any other personal effects, thrown into a city incinerator.

“The Purging” of anyone’s property in this manner is liable to create an influx of “Identification-needy-people.” In a world where nationalism has been confused “materialism” you can see where the problems enfold.

Of course there is always an easy fix, Go down to the government offices and reapply for any identification that might have been lost or stolen or purged. My question is, “Why was this ever made necessary, and if my identification is  so important upon my release, why would you burn it in the first place?”

Why would you take someone’s money, “Their Bank Card,” and burn it and then tell them to secure there lives when you have destroyed there identity?


42 million and counting!

According to numerous journals and MD  research, in America there is a growing need for charitable support from concerned citizens.

In 2008 there was a massive job loss crisis that left more than 42 million out of  a means of income to feed themselves.

These millions ranged from the very poor to the well to do middle and upper middle class citizens. Rendering the wrath of famine to be no respecters of  person. Revelations 6:5

Here it is 2017 and according to FA (Feed America foundation) and many like it, there is still a need to end hunger in America.

When we consider the problems in other continents like Africa, Europe, Eurasia, Australia, or the Islands, we may begin to feel overwhelmed and that the little we do to make the world a better place in our own worlds is enough.

Except, that mentality has not ended the hunger in our homes here in America, that mentality of doing what we can with what we have has left us to believe that things will not get better and that there is no use in talking about it.

I suppose I am writing this, because it shocked me as  to  how people will catalogue devastation after the earthquake, call for aid for the millions that are suffering and then as the years go by, pretend it was not due to negligence that what happened to them was indeed the issue. I suppose raising awareness is all I can think to do, so I don’t mind talking about it, but I am shocked when someone tells me they did not know homelessness was the direct result of joblessness which then led to the devastating demands of hunger in America.

There are some groups that are inclined to believe that if someone is hungry in the Greatest Country on Earth, it is their own fault, for here in this country there is always work, there is always a means to feed oneself.

This above statement is a misconception and this need of Americans to ignore what has happened in this country and not develop a means to employ people to something more lucrative than a raised minimum wage of 15.00 an  hr; for an industry their neither needed to collect a  degree  for employment, or to render businesses to be developed in the homes of starving Americans who now must rely on friends and relatives as a support basis.  To turn our city residences into shanty towns to support the needs of the many that can not afford to pay rent, which was a problem in 2004 to present. As this cascading development remains ongoing so does the cry of the many as to how can one live in an increasing pressing danger of Revelation 13: 13-17 

     I hear songs on the radio advertising a NEW AMERICANA. My friends come to me shocked and surprised that anyone could ever dream of turning from ideas that they know work to rely on godless standards of living. I witness people getting paid to exploit the pains of others without giving them any means to better themselves and I am made to pray for my country that one day she will awaken from her sin, repent and begin to move in the manner that she has always known to be truth.

I want the world to know that they shall not live by bread alone, that when man decides to deny you something GOD will give you everything, just remember it was him that gave it to you, reverence him, do not ever deny him, and in the name of Jesus, teach the world that the healing comes not only from the inside but can be witnessed in your daily lives, through a constant supplication to a holy Father that cares for you, beyond your wildest imaginations.

This has been your Advent Voice, just wanting to share a thought.

He Swore To Tell the Truth so help me GOD!



According to WRAL and other local news stations,

NCCU: Former student never disclosed sex offender status

Posted July 19, 2009


Durham, N.C. — North Carolina Central University officials said Monday that a former student who was charged last week with a sex crime involving a current student didn’t reveal he was a convicted sex offender on his enrollment application.

Brandon Alexander Whitehurst, 21, no address available, was charged on July 13 with sexual battery and a probation violation.

An N.C. Central student told campus police that Whitehurst tried to force his way into her dorm room last week.

Whitehurst was convicted in July 2006 of incest and had to register as a sex offender.

He attended N.C. Central in the 2008-09 school year and the fall 2009 semester but didn’t enroll after that, school officials said Monday.

The university never conducted a background check on him because he didn’t state on his enrollment application that he had a criminal record or that he was a registered sex offender.




Erin Hartness

Web Editor

Matthew Burns

Copyright 2014 by Capitol Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed


I always believed a picture says a thousand more words than any news article, so here is the man of which they made the claims:

I also decided to redistribute these claims verbatim, lest anyone say, “I quoted them out of context.”

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His defense against this report or any reports against him have always been that as of the charge of 2006, he was never formally charged with incest until 2009. Considering those facts he never felt it was his civic duty to tell anyone a thing until he signed his name on the dotted line. It took the courts 3 years of deliberation to formally charge him of any sex offense. Those three years he spent in college seeking a law degree. In hopes of studying the law efficiently enough to learn how to defend himself against the rallies of the word of man.

What web editor Matthew Burns and reporter Erin Hartness refused to disclose to the public was that  the “sex-crime,” alleged against him by the word of a female student was dropped in 6 months after Mr. Whitehurst took her to a small claims court jury trial. We asked him what he thought of the woman that raised charges against him and he said, “I dub her Marcy Dangerfield.” Meaning the words of man or woman can be very dangerous to the sanctity and security of a man. Now-a-days, anyone can get on the stand and “Cry Wolf,” have no proof of injury, be it mental or physical and get away with “rape of the mind” simply because cases like these leave us with no easy answers. She was willing to send me to prison, she and the prosecutor, with no more proof than Here-say and that is why I “pleaded the fifth amendment.” Laid my head upon the chopping block and when they dismissed the case, I thought, “Freedom is the Prize of a Righteous Man.”

He was not given freedom though. After all charges were dropped and the courts could not say without a reasonable doubt whether he was guilty of any wrong doing the courts then sought to site him with probation violation. The courts would claim it was because, he was on a public campus and the girl made a stink. Only after the case was dismissed and one could not find any alleged charge on his file, it begs the question, “What did the courts, the city, the school, the girl, society, get out of imprisoning a man who can show no proof as to why he is locked up besides probation violation?”

Guilty verdict followed enrolling 07.20.10 – 10:07 pm Former student facing new charge still may have lied

By Ray Gronberg; 419-6648

DURHAM — A former N.C. Central University student accused of groping a current student wasn’t a convicted sex offender when he was admitted to the school in the spring of 2008, state justice and correction officials say.

But Brandon Alexander Whitehurst, 21, was facing a charge of incest in Moore County, and apparently lied about that on his application.

My understanding is that when he applied, he did not disclose his situation, and his conviction took place after he’d become a student,” said UNC system Chief of Staff Jeff Davies, who added that system officials are reviewing the incident with their counterparts at the Durham campus.

N.C. Central officials on Tuesday stood by their statement that Whitehurst “did not reveal any criminal background on his application,” which asks would-be students six yes-or-no questions admissions officers can use to ferret out potential safety threats.

Applicants have to disclose convictions of any crime more serious than a misdemeanor traffic violation, and have to own up to any criminal charges pending against them.

In spring 2008 Whitehurst was nearly two years removed from having been arrested in connection with the incest allegation. He eventually was convicted of that offense on Sept. 9, 2009.

His subsequent listing on the state’s sex-offender registry dated his conviction as having happened on July 16, 2006. The registry said the victim in the case was 13 years old.

Following media inquiries about Whitehurst’s latest arrest, N.C. Central officials said they hadn’t known he “was a convicted sex offender at the time of his admission.”

But N.C. Department of Correction spokesman Keith Acree, N.C. Department of Justice spokeswoman Jennifer Canada and officials in the Moore County clerk of court’s office all confirmed that Whitehurst’s conviction happened in 2009.

Canada said the 2006 date in sex-offender registry “was just an error” that mirrored the day of Whitehurst’s arrest on the incest charge. Officials have since corrected the entry.

Offenders’ names are only supposed to go into the database following a conviction.

Canada couldn’t “say for sure” who punched in the wrong date, but she noted that “information is generally input by the county where” the offender registers. Registration is required upon conviction.

Whitehurst as of Tuesday was in the Durham County Jail, where he’s being held on charges of sexual battery and violating the terms of the three years’ probation he received in 2009.

Durham County Sheriff’s Office records show he was held pending a $250,000 secured bond on the alleged probation violation and another $1,500 secured on the battery count.

The battery charge stems from an incident this month involving a current N.C. Central student who told authorities Whitehurst touched her buttocks, thighs, legs and feet “by force” and against her will.

Whitehurst hadn’t attended classes at N.C. Central since fall 2009, and “is not a current student,” university spokeswoman Myra Wooten said. Because of the new charges, he’s been barred from campus.

UNC system policy, developed following a pair of 2004 homicides of students at UNC Wilmington, requires criminal-background checks of applicants who answer yes to any of six campus-safety questions.

Lying on the application is grounds to deny admission or for dismissal from the university after admission, N.C. Central’s application warns.

A conviction or pending charge doesn’t automatically bar a student’s admission.

System policy allows schools to admit people despite those problems, after making “an individual determination that [an] applicant does not pose a significant threat to campus safety.” Campuses do, however, have to document the decision process.

Davies conceded that the screening effort depends on would-be students “telling the truth on applications,” although admissions officers sometimes notice other clues that trigger background checks.

He also noted that the campuses don’t background-check every applicant — an option university leaders rejected in 2004 on cost grounds.

For the 2008-09 academic year the system’s campuses processed 127,808 freshman-class applications and offered admission to 74,720 would-be students. Of those, 31,927 eventually enrolled in classes.

Davies said it was “too early to tell” whether officials would modify policy or procedure because of the N.C. Central incident.

“I think our campuses do an admirable job of adhering to policy and making admission decisions properly,” Davies said. “Campus safety is our highest priority. Whenever something happens, we need to look carefully at what has happened to see if we need to amend our practices.”

After 6 months of rotting in jail and 3 years of quietly waiting for freedom, no one could say if it is important whether or not he touched the woman without her permission, after all was said and done it did not seem to matter any more, He was still looked at as a LIER, even though all that knew him, knew him to be an upright person. What made the girl LIE? What made the University rip the young mans life apart when he was only a year from completion of his BA in political studies?

According to

In Niamh McIntyre’s article these are not new developments among DOJ operatives. 

This is something that has been going on for years and should have been taught in the lives of our youth long before they go into our world of professionalism. The word of another can condemn or it can bless. The power of the tongue has the ability to create or destroy and we as a people have this need to destroy. Ms. Dangerfield’s LIE cost a man his lively hood. The young man’s lie of omission cost him his college career but should he have gone to Prison? Nothing can be said about the woman that was caught in her lie. The trauma of the court proceeding was too much and she never received any repercussions. The man did his time of 3 years silently and upon release became a wandering vagabond because we all know what happens to people tagged with these SCARLET LETTERS  Innocent or not, they are made to seek the voice of THE ADVENT.   

Ten years after that horrendous day, what can you ask a man that can not risk to be shot down as a mocking bird? They tell him if he is convicted one more time of any case of similar offense he will have to Opt for castration. He asks all the time who in there right mind would be caught for a, “sex-crime,” more than once. What classifies as a, “sex-crime?” The here-say of a spoiled child or a scorned woman, cause that was what Marcy Dangerfield was, she was a scorned woman and nearly got her a mocking bird. This one was just smarter than most. What sort of world do we live in, where a man’s livelihood and manhood is threated in some archaic means of justice. It was because of what happened to me that I wanted to fight crime. Only they did not want my brand of justice. I wanted to rip the Parry Mason Clause to shreds. For every man upon the freedoms given to us at birth have a right to justification and peace.

The dismissal of a case is supposed to mean that it never happened, instead journalist and the DOJ will keep someone’s file riddled with half true information that is available to anyone on the internet and because no one wants to go through to deliberations of proving, “Beyond reasonable doubt.”  They are made to plea guilty, settle out of court, or sign for deals that will make them slaves to society in short order. If not slaves.

Eunuchs, with no other motivation besides food in the belly, shelter, and peace.

Mr. Whitehurst is not bitter, his language is rough and pure and full of innocent love for his country and fellow man. He is just baffled at what people claim to be liberty or free will. He finds the definitions man places upon there words to be fickle and self-serving and does not excuse human nature for their folly. He lost the respect of many, gained the respect of many. He has fought the good fight, has seen many prisons and many high places. He will not separate himself from his story because he sees a day when many will need his education, even when they don’t want his truth and claim him to be a lie. He smiles. Only to be found whispering,

All in due time.

One day the world will wake from there slumber, Count me as one of that number. 



Made to feel Special!

That is, in most business franchises, the one that has the newest idea, or newest sales gimmick will generate a new audience.

The business that keeps up with the market and what the consumer wants to see has a better chance of generating the larger audience and earning the most sales. The business director that can create a brand or image that will hold the attention of the buyer has to do very little in order to keep their premiums up.   This is all in line in making people feel special and keeping customers happy. Very little market share is available to the franchise that refuses to change there marketing strategy with the times.

There is a fundamental problem with being special though. Those that have new ideas or are faced with new problems in the market have the off chance of being the only ones to face an obstacle and no one in the business of sales or marketing may have faced this issue so no one in their trouble-shooting department can be of assistance to the up-starts.

Case in point: When you begin a new business model and use the same banking methods as any other company, be they a personal or corporate entity and are faced with the challenge of getting pay-pal to recognize your bank accounts, who continuously send you error remarks.

   This small business is set to face the challenge of telling their consumers who are continuing to buy into their product that they can not deliver on a product because payments have not been secured by pay-pal neither the bank, that has not been able to link shareable account information.

When contacting the bank> They claim, “You are special,”  this is the first time they have ever received calls about pay-pal or any online data base not linking with any bank system before, corporate or personal.

When contacting pay-pal> They claim, “You are special!” Since this is the first time this has ever happened we don’t know what to tell you on how to secure the funds that were promised to you.



 Economic and social system in which all (or nearly all) property and resources are collectively owned by a classless society and not by individual citizens.

That is how a small or corporate business is made to feel when there banking or product shares is held in contempt by another organization or entity. The above definition is that of communism not to be confused for consumerism.

Now who owns Pay-pal and there associates? “Someone made to feel special,” this someone made others feel special as well, when neither the banks or corporate entities can explain why when a small business franchise can not seem to convert banking information and assist their consumers in financial transactions.

Digitized receipts are made and the, “promise of funds,” is delivered but when time comes to actually reap the benefits of hard work, it may be better to invest in a trade or solicit door to door sales of baked goods, because the reliance upon the irrational behavior of artificial intelligence may just cost you a years supply of reusable dividends.

This has been a letter to all of those that want to feel special!

What does it mean to be an Advent VOICE?!

Recently I was asked by a believer what did the name of my website mean. What does ADVENT mean?

At first I was put off. Clearly when someone that says, “they believe in the word of GOD,” knows what it means to be the voice of the advent. Clearly when we study the scriptures and look at the state of things in our lives, in our country, and in the world,  we know what it means when someone says, “Salvation is near.”

It was not so clear to this one believer the meaning or the need of the salvation message so I have come to feel that maybe they should know the meaning of the word and how that is to help us as the children of GOD to navigate our lives here on this earth.

What did Jesus really mean when he spoke to the people that wished to follow him into heaven.

Jesus and the rich young man (also called Jesus and the rich ruler) is an episode in the life of Jesus in the New Testament that deals with eternal life[1][2] and the World to Come.[3] It appears in the Gospel of Matthew 19:16–30, the Gospel of Mark 10:17–31 and the Gospel of Luke 18:18–30. It relates to the Evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience.

In Matthew, a rich young man asks Jesus what actions bring eternal life. First Jesus advises the man to obey the commandments. When the man responds that he already observes them, and asks what else he can do, Jesus adds:

If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.[4]

Luke has a similar episode and states that:

When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth. Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God / Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”[5]

The disciples then ask Jesus who then can be saved, and Jesus replies: “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”

After I was shown this passage I personally realized I needed to do more to please my Lord, that living a decent life was not good enough and simply talking about him to my family and friends was not enough. That my education and status in life means nothing to GOD. To please my heavenly father I should seek to be his voice and urge others to learn how to hear from GOD.


Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Prepare your hearts unto the LORD,

—Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. I the LORD have called thee…to open the blind eyes. —Open thou mine eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. Hear and your soul shall live. The Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression. —Turn us, O GOD of our salvation. Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD. —Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be that go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life.

Jesus saith….I am the way, and the truth and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Luke 3.4–1Sam 7.3–Eph5.14–Is42.6-7–Ps.119.18–Is55.3–Is59.20–Ps.85.4–Ps.118.19–Matt7.13–Jhn.14.6

This is to me: the best definition for what it means to have and raise one’s ADVENT VOICE.


Recession and the wolves that it produces.

(in Christian contexts) perception in the absence of judgment with a view to obtaining spiritual direction and understanding.

“without providing for a time of healing and discernment, there will be no hope of living through this present moment without a shattering of our common life”

How should a person feel when they ask you to look at there work; be art, prose, written songs, the arts. They ask you to look at there work and for you to give them feedback. You the older artist or a little more inclined to give an opinion tell that person their work is Amateurish at best. Yet turn around and say, “Will you pay me to redo it?”

With a straight face mind you. Why would an artist want to do the work of another artist. Why would an artist steal the ideas of someone’s art that Amateurish. How could you make, “better the ideas of something that has already been produced?” Oh wait that has been the argument of the illustrator for years. That has been the argument of the artists for years. That is how rivalries are developed. One company tells the other I can do it better because you are Amateurish at best. Well I am not sure if any of them asked each other to pay each other for ideas or sketches.

That is what happened to me the other day. An unknown artist came up to me and said, “Your stuff is Amateurish at best, will you pay me to re-do it?” All in one line. I had to tell him no. I am under the firm opinion that what one man does not appreciate, another will. What one man does not pay for, Another will. I can’t wait for someone to come up with a story board of my work and say they had the idea first. If I don’t get paid through my own merit. That is what the courts are for. Certainly not above getting paid by any means necessary. Especially when it comes to buying and selling ideals. I tell people all the time to come up with there own ideas. We are taught from a young age not to plagiaries, yet that is all I see. Regurgitating Mimicked Ideas. Not a single person trying to buy into innovation and calling someone’s art Amateurish while at the same time wanting permission to resale and idea that they never thought of. Begs the question, “If my Art is so Amateurish where did you get the Inspiration to even look at it, let alone want to draw what I drew or want to speak on what I spoke on, as if to claim you can draw too?”

When I run across people like that, That take me back to high school in there presentation I have to walk away because I am trying to elevate in life, not repeat failures or walk down empty cul-de-sacs looking for something out life. That is what that man, can’t call him an artist, reminds me of, an aimless walker. A leach, one that claimed to be have been artist for a long time. I claim him to have been a thief for a long time. An uninspired thief with no imagination, only a double forked tonged trying to sell dreams to a dreamer.

Have they not seen from my work that I am the “Dream Weaver”  who has a stroke of genius. I mean every line. Instead they come to me asking to have the ideas and art work for free or experimentation and no appreciation fund.  If there was not something to it, then surely this unknown artist would have looked the other way, instead he asked permission to take my work and call it his own. How interesting.

Now there are those that would say, “This argument does not have to do with politics or philosophies about money, It has to do with pride.” That I should just give a little to gain a little, it is just art. It is just a manuscript. It is just a piece of paper, you can write more, right?


This has everything to do with politics, cause I could go to a capitalist and they might cheat me on how much they pay me, but at least they pay you. A socialist and a social-light will never pay you but in return will ask you to pay them for simply looking at your work. I find it backwards in thinking and counter productive for anyone.

I recently wrote on this subject of payment:


Advent Voice

Advent Voice

You want more Black influence in an industry that has always been set to gain from negative voices? Develop an Identity and Ideal. Teach the institutions how to educate your young on how to write and tell there stories. Teach them how to create an identity beyond what they have received from political historians that never had there best interests at heart. Reform from old ideas of not being good enough or irrelevant and make your voice prevalent. Never sell out for a dollar but when a man comes to you and says, “Get me published.” Take that story and run with it. Pay him what you owe him and tell him to come up with more! Teach your children how to read so then they can recite, put them in front of the camera and make heroes out of what is in front of you! Now if the story of Detroit Black kids ending up locked up and so on bothers you, if it bothers you that a white man wrote it first; Change the story, write more and louder, put your name on it, and tell the story of how that black man did his time, got out to own his own! Turn every Black man into Lex Luther who later becomes Superman, who later becomes the OLD MAN on the Mountain teaching all his friends how he came from the gutter but now he can lead you to the promised land. (Now what I just gave you was pro-bono work, I can’t do all the thinking for you). Unless you are going to pay me?

and people still wanted to argue:

Karen E. Dabney

@Advent Voice [ This post was in answer to your earlier comment. I posted it again because I meant for it to be a reply to you. ] As the saying goes: YOU DON’T KNOW ME! I have too much sense to NOT appreciate your unnecessarily harsh mention re pro-bono work. What you have to say it GREAT but don’t make the mistake of assuming you are speaking to an ignorant person. I’m not sure if you are answering me personally but I venture to say YOU DON’T KNOW THEM EITHER enough to make such a judgement. Your coming across that way is insulting and counterproductive.

Then right after that some unknown comes to me asking for free-tips.

So, not only is there no cooperation in the workforce, but middle management is off and there are vultures out there that you have beat off with a broom just because the world has lost it’s imaginative power. The recession hit America so fast and hard people are still recovering mentally and I have to remain on the bench until I find a coach worth his or her salt, “I am asked to remain a “team-player,” because there are people out there that just want to be carried instead of putting forth some effort. They even claim to be American and that is what saddens me the most.

To be American does not mean you have to be a charlatan.