Perseus of Argos is...
...the pseudonym of Indie R's founder and current lead organizer.
Perseus was born and raised in 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 takeover of South Vietnam in 1975, resettling in Singapore, Australia and the U.S.
Perseus's paternal aunts, uncle and grandparents were middle class shopkeepers who operated a small soda shop in Cholon, Saigon.
Except for a surviving aunt, they were never heard from again after their forced relocation to re-education camps and failed attempts to escape on the open sea. Perseus's father had left the country a few years earlier, escaping into neighboring Laos with the purchased identity of a deceased person. It was a choice between staying alive by erasing the clan's ancestral surname from record or be marked for execution by the ‘Liberation Army’.
That false surname is a constant reminder to Perseus of the criminal abuses underlying socialism's fraudulent appeal to compassion and justice.
Like many of his fellow immigrants from authoritarian societies, Perseus did not imagine he would encounter the same murderous ideology in America. He is appalled by the ignorance and shameless embrace of socialism by America's academic and political elites despite its repeated history of proliferating corruption, poverty and economic ruin around the globe.
Indie R is a labor of love and Perseus's life-long fulfillment of his naturalization oath to defend the Constitution of his adopted country. He is a keen reader and promoter of the essays by James Madison, Alexis de Tocqueville and Ayn Rand.
Although an independent at heart, Perseus is serving his first term as the GOP Committeemen in Assembly District 26 in Northeast Queens. He was approached by grassroots operatives to run as an outsider and help reform the party's establishment culture from within. Perseus speaks Cantonese and Mandarin, and is currently working on several grassroots initiatives to promote basic civics literacy among the growing demographic of Chinese immigrants in Queens.
Outside of Indie R and politics, Perseus is a sought after art director and web developer at New York's top ad agencies, designing campaigns for clients in the healthcare and fashion industry.
He lives in Douglaston, Queens with his long-time partner.
The moniker ‘Perseus of Argos’ comes from the mythological Greek hero who outmaneuvered Medusa with Athena's reflective shield. Perseus sees many instructive parallels in how to deal with the false projections of empathy and moral superiority by woke authoritarians and oppression experts.