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posted by cmn32480 on Tuesday November 14, @01:28AM   Printer-friendly
from the dissidents-beware dept.

Amos Yee is set to give his first ever public talk at Harvard.

Yee is a teenager from Singapore who has recently been granted political asylum in the US. He was in trouble with the Singaporean regime for repeatedly criticizing the country's late founder, Lee Kuan Yew. His treatment has been marginally better in the US. Although he was granted asylum by the US back in March, he was held in US jail until late September where he ran in to difficulties for his ongoing criticism of Islam. Currently, he is banned from Facebook for alleged, unspecified "community standards" violations. His videos are available on YouTube.


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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @01:52AM (26 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @01:52AM (#596605)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc9oVlZu_V8 [youtube.com]

    TL;DW: Amos thinks age of consent laws for sex should be eliminated, and according to him, that's the reason Harvard canceled his talk.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:13AM (5 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:13AM (#596610)

      (Same AC)

      Looking more into it, basically he's a young person with little discretion who loudly criticizes things and throws a bunch of controversial opinions out there to see what sticks. He's been granted political asylum from Singapore in the US, where he plans to further criticize both nations.

      He seems like a typical Christian-turned-angry-atheist teenager/young adult, and I can't figure out why he's apparently so popular...Maybe related to someone rich and/or famous in Singapore? Anyone know?

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:45AM (4 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:45AM (#596625)

        I had no idea who he was so I read a few articles and his Wikipedia page, he seems like a douche. Sure, he's young, but I have the feeling he won't grow out of it. Dude bailed him out, he accused dude of molesting him, retracts, accuses again, then gets pedantic about it. That shows the kind of shitty personality that he has. Singapore has some fucked up laws, and he was right to criticize, but I can't help wishing someone would beat him up real good a few times, maybe he will stop being such a dickhead.

        • (Score: 2, Funny) by dwilson on Tuesday November 14, @05:59AM (2 children)

          by dwilson (2599) on Tuesday November 14, @05:59AM (#596677)

          I can't help wishing someone would beat him up real good a few times, maybe he will stop being such a dickhead.

          On the one hand, I agree with you. Whole-heartedly.

          On the other hand, off the top of my head I cannot think of a single instance in my life where I've seen such a beating produce the required result. At best, it teaches them to be sneaky about it.

          On the third hand... which I don't actually have, but if I did.. I'd still agree with you. Not sure what that says about me.

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          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @06:20AM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @06:20AM (#596679)

            What it says about you is that you like abusing people, and are well trained to make it look socially acceptable.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @01:59PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @01:59PM (#596783)

              It's why my wife always has the biggest smile and black eye!

        • (Score: 5, Insightful) by aristarchus on Tuesday November 14, @07:10AM

          by aristarchus (2645) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday November 14, @07:10AM (#596697) Journal

          he seems like a douche. Sure, he's young, but I have the feeling he won't grow out of it. Dude bailed him out, he accused dude of molesting him, retracts, accuses again, then gets pedantic about it.

          Oh, my! I say, send in the Milo! This will make a very much more better coupling than Milo and some long dong Silver, Away! And it has the opportunity to bring in the alienated, unmarried due to the one-child policy in Chaina! radical asian Youth. I, for one, have always been in favor of Youth in Asia. And now, we have the chance to "Make Asia Great Again, Ignoring that it was it's Original Greatness that Caused it to Fall, repeatedly, over several Dynasties". That. And this young boy could be the key to all this. Or at least Milo could teach him what that Pedophile Catholic Priest taught Milo, several years ago before Milo became all old, and, you know, yucky. Perhaps we could get Senatorial Republican Pedophile Candidate Roy Moore to join in on the buggery. Only one small step for a pedophile man, but one Giant step for Libertarians everywhere, who have always wanted to do this kind of stuff, with kids, and not be mocked by the liberal left with all their "political correctness" when it comes to minors, or barnyard animals, or fellow female comediens in your hotel room.

          Butt all that booty to the side, what is it about Nazis, fascists, Libertarians, and Buzzards, not to mention some who may be inclined to run away from this discussion, with the gay sex? Surely, it cannot be all that interesting? I mean, yeah, I understand the mechanics, but never the allure. It seems that the alt-right does "get-it", and perhaps on a regular basis? And this fine article is only yet another instance of the gay-sexed alt-right plan for World Domination, or at least more arrest-free sex with young persons of the same gender, or animals.

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    • (Score: 3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:19AM (5 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:19AM (#596613)

      That doesn't seem to match up with "his ongoing criticism of Islam".

      Muslims consider Mohammed to be the perfect man. He married a 6-year-old. He waited until she was nine before sex, but started right off placing his penis between her thighs at age 6.

      So this sets the standard all across the Muslim world. Various governments try to discourage it, and sometimes even make it illegal (on paper at least), but the people resist. This is their culture. It is considered good to emulate the perfect man.

      It would seem that criticism of Islam would start right there. We can go on of course, just on the topic of sex:

      Mohammed said it was OK to satisfy yourself in a sheep or goat. People do! There are numerous videos of it recorded by American soldiers in the Middle East, particularly in Afghanistan. Just this past week a migrant in Europe got busy with a donkey in a children's petting zoo.

      That bit about women being covered around non-family? There is an official Mohammed-approved escape clause. If a man has nursed on a woman, then she is considered family (like mother-son) even if he nurses while not a kid. No joke, it's in the Koran. Mohammed ordered someone to do this.

      Although gays get chucked off of buildings (by order of Mohammed), it only counts if you are willingly receptive. That is, you have to choose to receive. That's it. All the rest is fine. American troops in Afghanistan were often haunted by the screams of small boys. The adults thought nothing of it, since they'd mostly been treated that way as kids and it was all just normal to them. We actually told troops to avoid interfering (not the mission, and that is their culture...) and court-marshaled one of our own who couldn't resist stepping in to protect the kids.

      Then there is the buying and selling of infidels. There are actual rules for this spelled out in the Koran. Mohammed said it was fine, and he's the perfect man, so he would know.

      Maybe not so evil, but funny anyway: Muslims shave their balls. Mohammed says so.

      • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:24AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:24AM (#596614)

        Muslim women also shave their punanies.
        Of this, I APPROVE!

      • (Score: 4, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:43AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:43AM (#596623)

        Breaking: Roy Moore Converts to Islam

      • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:48AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:48AM (#596626)

        Shaving your balls is just hygienic, especially for hirsute people, which Arabs tend to be. Whiteboys that can't grow a full beard might need to hang onto those couple hairs to make them feel like men, the ready of shave so we can get women to put them in their mouths.

      • (Score: 0, Disagree) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @07:29AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @07:29AM (#596700)

        We know it is you, Pam Gellar! Death to Ethanol_fueled, and all Zionists. Peace to Jew and Muslims everywhere. Oh, and touch Roy Moore on this underwear, but nothing else, for the rest of eternity! Ha! Bastard did not know what he was signing up for with the suicide run for the Senate! They promised him 76 virgins, you know, for 1776 (and because over a thousand just seemed pervy). But now he find out it will be just liked when he was the assistant DA,but with no private place, to, um, be a Republican. So, Mohammed, or Roy Moore. At least Mohammed had the decency to marry them first! But other than that, no difference. Roy Moore for Senate, y'all! You do know how Senators mark their place in reading a bill? Yes, they bend over a page! Ha, ha! Sexual abuse of Children is soooo funny to Republicans. I wonder why?

      • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Tuesday November 14, @07:03PM

        by DeathMonkey (1380) on Tuesday November 14, @07:03PM (#596911) Journal

        That doesn't seem to match up with "his ongoing criticism of Islam".

        No, it doesn't match reality but it does match the conservative persecution complex.

        When in doubt, go with the persecution complex....

    • (Score: 5, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:28AM (12 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:28AM (#596616)

      I could go for this. Replace age of consent with tests and measurement:

      For both sexes, show a certain level of maturity. Avoid political topics. Test for reading and writing. Show a history of meeting deadlines and commitments.

      For males, show an income capable of fully supporting a family of at least 3.

      For females, show the ability to naturally birth a large baby. 11 pounds (5 kg) is large. This can be demonstrated by an MRI scan, with a computer model of a baby passing through. The baby needs to fit. Alternately, show proof that there is no uterus.

      • (Score: 3, Insightful) by PartTimeZombie on Tuesday November 14, @02:42AM (7 children)

        by PartTimeZombie (4827) on Tuesday November 14, @02:42AM (#596620)

        That has to be the weirdest thing I've seen today.

        Maybe even this week.

        • (Score: 5, Insightful) by unauthorized on Tuesday November 14, @02:52AM (1 child)

          by unauthorized (3776) on Tuesday November 14, @02:52AM (#596628)

          Are you sure you are on the same Internet I am? Did I accidentally step into a parallel reality wormhole where people aren't weird on the internet?

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:57AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:57AM (#596632)

            The south has to rise again somehow... 5 kg's that's a BIG baby

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:54AM (3 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:54AM (#596629)

          It might actually motivate kids to do well in school. The physical requirements would lead to a lot of statutory rape of grown women though.

          • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @03:04AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @03:04AM (#596635)

            An 11-pounder should seem possible. A 7-pounder should be about 100% reliable, easy as could be.

            Without this capability, one is not really a grown women, no matter how old.

            There is always the option to remove the uterus. Actually, cryosurgery to remove the lining should suffice. The point is that mothers and babies should never be put at risk due to physical immaturity of the mother.

            One could perhaps also exempt women over the age of 75.

          • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @03:06AM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @03:06AM (#596636)

            That word I don't think it means what you think it means... female teachers have committed plenty of rape or socially forced sex if you want to be specific about it.

            but let us not talk about power and violence because then we would have to talk about the state and people that are doing violence to everyone

            no capitalism does not lead to violence and evil

            no wait flip that

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @03:29AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @03:29AM (#596643)

              Nobody was talking about grown women having sex with kids. Maybe you should read all the words before replying.

        • (Score: 2) by edIII on Tuesday November 14, @06:22AM

          by edIII (791) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday November 14, @06:22AM (#596680)

          Well, let me offer a palette cleanser...... [youtube.com]

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @03:37AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @03:37AM (#596647)

        The replacement would be investigating each individual case to determine if a rape occurred, if and only if there is some reason to believe that a rape occurred. You know, like we do with adults now. Or we could keep putting 18 year old kids in prison for banging some 15 year old, which is what will actually happen. Hey, I heard the brain doesn't typically finish developing until around 25! Maybe 25 should be the age of consent?

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @04:41AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @04:41AM (#596662)

          Consider a 6-year-old girl, such as Muhammed's wife. Unless that is a really really weird 6-year-old, of strange maturity both mental and physical, something is not OK even if she says "yes". (of course we ought to allow for the strange cases, so testing is better than an arbitrary age number) Consider how in North Africa, girls get fistulas due to damage when giving birth. Their bodies are just too small.

          Consider a 6-year-old boy. Does he really understand enough to be risking child support? It isn't OK to put him at risk of that if he doesn't understand, which would be the norm for a 6-year-old. Can he hold down a job that pays enough? Perhaps such a 6-year-old exists somewhere; such a weirdo deserves a chance but normal kids aren't ready.

          Measurement is the only fair way to handle this.

      • (Score: 4, Touché) by krishnoid on Tuesday November 14, @04:02AM (1 child)

        by krishnoid (1156) on Tuesday November 14, @04:02AM (#596655)

        "Hey baby, I failed the deadline portion of the exam."
        "Well, I failed the means test for family support."
        "That's so hot. Wanna do it?"

        • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @04:44AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @04:44AM (#596663)

          That isn't any different than today, when a 25-year-old has sex with a 15-year-old. (or whatever, according to state law)

          If caught, we put somebody on trial. Maybe they go to prison or end up on the sex offender list.

    • (Score: 2) by realDonaldTrump on Wednesday November 15, @01:43AM

      by realDonaldTrump (6614) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 15, @01:43AM (#597090) Homepage Journal

      Many people are saying the age of consent in Alabama, which is 16, is too high.

  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:43AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @02:43AM (#596621)

    Protect anyone that harms Singapore that is what christian people like Moore want for the US.

    Unless your objective is slavery and violence you should oppose these the violence that has been create because china that is an ally must be an enemy, LOOK AT US WE ARE MERITOCRATIC!!!!!!

    • (Score: 0, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @04:30AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @04:30AM (#596660)

      Sorry how is commenting on Singaporean extreme Christianity off topic?

    • (Score: 2) by lx on Tuesday November 14, @07:48AM

      by lx (1915) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday November 14, @07:48AM (#596703)

      Yeah, but Singapore isn't all bad.
      They have jail time for littering and until recently banned both use and possesion of chewing gum.

  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @03:51AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @03:51AM (#596654)

    The most complete whacko comment trail. 4chan's got nothing on this.

    • (Score: 2) by MostCynical on Tuesday November 14, @05:05AM

      by MostCynical (2589) on Tuesday November 14, @05:05AM (#596665)

      did 4chan and reddit have outages today? Where is this stuff coming from (yes, yes, the internet..)

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  • (Score: 2) by cubancigar11 on Tuesday November 14, @06:24AM

    by cubancigar11 (330) on Tuesday November 14, @06:24AM (#596681) Homepage Journal

    Western civilizations can't get over its love affair with human euthanization.

  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @11:39AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @11:39AM (#596752)

    The only reason Singaporeans are fascinated with Yee is that he criticized the regime and appears to have got away with it.
    In reality he's like a teen-blogger version of Bobby Fischer, who made a habit of slagging all those who had helped him in his life (first the US, then Japan, and finally Iceland), though Fischer was actually famous for being the world's best at something.

    If you want a more grown-up critique of Singapore, I'd recommend 'The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye' by Sonny Liew - an alternate history of Singapore done in comic-book form, which pulls no punches about Lee Kuan Yew. I'm amazed they published this in Singapore at all.

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