Perseus of Argos is...
...the pseudonym of Indie R's founder and lead organizer.
Perseus is an immigrant from Singapore where he spent six years in the SAF as a second sergeant in the armor brigade.
His parents are ‘Hoa People’, the Chinese-Vietnamese diaspora who fled the communist occupation of South Vietnam in 1975, resettling in Singapore, Australia and the U.S.
Perseus's paternal aunts, uncle and grandparents were middle class shopkeepers in the Cholon district of Saigon. Their home and business were confiscated by the communist regime. His uncle (only in his twenties) was murdered by the Viet Cong during the Fall of Saigon.
Except for a surviving aunt, the rest of the family was never heard from again after their forced relocation to a re-education camp and failed attempts to escape by sea.
Initially apolitical, Perseus was struck by the familiar Marxist rhetoric spouted by the Obama administration. He would later learn of the Democrat Party's history of peddling the same ideology that had ruined the Hoa People in Vietnam. Perseus became committed to holding Democrats accountable for their willful ignorance, revisionism and embrace of socialism despite its record of spreading totalitarianism and poverty around the world.
Indie R is a labor of love and Perseus's life-long fulfillment of his naturalization oath to defend the constitution and freedoms of his adopted country. He is a keen reader and promoter of James Madison, Alexis de Tocqueville and Ayn Rand.
Although a self-described classical liberal and an independent at heart, Perseus is currently a GOP county committeemen in Northeast Queens. He was elected to the position by a grassroots initiative to replace the party's establishment culture with political outsiders. Perseus speaks Cantonese and Mandarin. Besides helping independents get on the ballot, Perseus is also involved in promoting American civics and constitutional literacy among NYC's growing East Asian immigrant population.
Outside of Indie R and politics, Perseus is a designer in the advertising industry.
The moniker ‘Perseus of Argos’ comes from the mythological Greek hero who outmaneuvered and defeated Medusa with the aid of Athena's reflective shield. Perseus sees many instructive parallels in how to fight the false projections of power and moral superiority by woke authoritarians and oppression experts.