A Teen Claiming to be a Victim of Political Persecution is Height of Absurdity
The U.S. has a smart-assy way of inviting trouble, aided by its intellectually impoverished culture of liberalism. The latest demonstration of this inanity is in the granting of asylum to Singaporean juvenile delinquent Amos Yee (18), whose avowed aim is “to spread anarchic communism.”
If a teen can claim to be a victim of political persecution in Singapore only those steeped in idiocy will be taken in by the height of absurdity. The country had ignored his YouTube ranting (since he was 13) and was treated with kid gloves even after he celebrated the death of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew with a video titled, “LKY is Finally Dead.”
If he had not been arrested, he may have landed himself in a worse form of trouble for he was seeking to foment communal ferment in the country with venom against Christianity and Islam.
It is just selective atheism – attacking religion is not the same as targeting particular faiths in a peaceful, multiracial country. Calling him an atheist just amounts to mocking at genuine non-believers.
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He is an embarrassment for anyone who loves free speech. Singapore is not a country to be rattled by a 15-year-old delinquent desperate for an escape from National Service in the country while seeking good life in the U.S., without deserving it.
Amos Yee will fit in well in the U.S., joining hands with those protesting against President Trump and exacerbating the anarchic situation already prevailing there.
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As I had posed in an earlier post: “If the U.S. is a country that stands by absolute freedom, why is Edward Snowden on the run?”
The asylum for Amos Yee also reminds of how Uncle Sam gave asylum for a few duds from India – maid Sangeeta Richards and her family.
The U.S. embassy in India then went to the extent of conspiring with the maid’s family (husband, Richard, and children) to have them evacuated into American soil. Richard was a driver with the embassy.
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Interestingly, soon after his surreptitious arrival in the U.S., with all costs paid for by Washington, Sangeeta and Richard filed for divorce.
Then, there is this instance of American teenager Michael Fay who was caned for vandalism in Singapore. Then American President Bill Clinton had personally called Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong seeking pardon for the vandal. But Singapore politely declined, saying the law cannot be different for a foreigner.
After the jail term and the caning, Michael Fay went back to the U.S. where he was later arrested for assaulting his father.
It is time the U.S. started to see reason in Singapore’s actions.
G Joslin Vethakumar