Perseus of Argos is...
...is the alias of Indie R's founder and current organizer.
He was born and raised in Singapore where he served six years in the Singaporean army as a second sergeant in the armor brigade.
Perseus's 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. Except for a surviving aunt, the family was never heard from again after their forced relocation to a re-education camp and failed attempts to escape by sea.
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 self-identified as a classical liberal and an independent, Perseus is currently a GOP committeemen in Northeast Queens. He was elected to the position by a grassroots initiative to reform the GOP's establishment culture. Perseus speaks Cantonese, Teochew and Mandarin. Besides helping independents get on the ballot, Perseus is also active in promoting American civics and constitutional literacy among NYC's growing East Asian immigrant population.
Outside of Indie R and politics, Perseus is an art director in the advertising industry. He lives with his long-time partner in Queens.
The moniker ‘Perseus of Argos’ comes from the mythological Greek hero who outmaneuvered and defeated the petrifying gaze of Medusa with the aid of Athena's reflective shield. Perseus sees many instructive parallels in how to fight the false projections of compassion and justice by the sponsors of totalitarianism.