Reading the article where TOC interviews his bailor Mr. Vincent Law has really given me an insight on who Amos Yee is as a person.
When Amos was taken back into remand, I had assumed 2 things. Either Vincent Law does not have the $30,000 to front or Vincent Law offered $30,000 to the front and Amos Yee declined his proposal.
Needless to say, I was glad it was the later.
A lot of people are under the impression that Amos Yee just a young angry teen full of angst, rebellion and lacking in empathy.
If he truly was lacking in empathy, He would have taken the offer by Mr. Law and squandered it by breaking the terms of the bail a second time, yet he chose not too.
He understands the injustice of Act 377A in Singapore that criminalizes male homosexuality and empathizes with their fight to get this law repealed, it serves no purpose in a civil society and no amount of slippery slope fallacies used by the ruling governing body can ever justify this blatant discrimination.
His less than subtle, humourous and sarcastic commentary on the Little India Riot shows maturity and understanding of situations while being balanced and constructive. It is also a sign of a green and thriving mind that is well beyond its years.
The only fault of his youth is that it’s not given him the tactical understanding of how to work around the system.
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