Here’s why I think Amos Yee is being used.
The boy has been saying things look like it was scripted. He’s using material all produced only by one person. His behaviour looks no different from those of Chee Soon Juan, the issues he talks about is no different from those that the die-hard opposition parties have said ad-nauseum.
The words he used are verbatim from opposition propaganda.
The “statistics” he quoted are all from Roy Ngerng’s site.
And a 16 year old boy dares challenge a legal suit? Without financial or legal backing?
16 years is a young age, but it doesn’t mean that teenagers are stupid.
If he has indeed been used by characters with a political agenda, then I pity the boy. In fact, I pity those who have been used as pawns in an effort to raise the political capital of others, under the guise of “freedom of speech” and “liberation of Singaporeans”.
Of late, a handful of very young people have been pulling Chee antics. Not just young people, VERY young people. Han Hui Hui, Roy Ngerng and now Amos Yee. Trust me: they been recruited from the same source and trained by the same people.
With political activity heating up, I think it is important for all of us: young and old, to inoculate ourselves from toxic messages. We’re all intelligent people… and like Amos says, it doesn’t take more than a search on Google to get some answers.
We need to think, question and understand the issues of the day and arrive at good answers. We need to refute propaganda belt out by parties who have sights sent on power.
This article first appeared on Five Stars And A Moon. It is reproduced with permission.
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