An Amos Yee-Dedicated Poem & Commentary Deleted By Melissa Chen

[ Deleted by Melissa on her FB page on  Jan. 30/31, 2017 after the Immigration Court Master Calendar Hearing ]

Poesy! Poesy! The Rime Of Amos Yee

(Disclaimer: the following not meant as schadenfreude but a jeremiad)

There once was a cocky, precocious Amos.

By Jove! try did this teen to be infamous.

March 2015, as the nation mourned,

He was all champing at the bit to taunt;

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Effing and blinding his dearie countrymen,

Mocking them as necrophiliac sycophants;

Impetuously tempted and dared fate proper

In an uptight nation of law and order.

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Ergo, received 4 weeks in the pokey

For which methought was overly meany,

Thus prompted my dispatch of a Court letter.

In truth, he’s but a time-released disaster.

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Hell’s bells! for no sooner was the hellion sprung

Than he took leave of the senses of his tongue.

Shall we all or shall we not forgive him so,

Who now outraged even sacred status quo?

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The second verdict I concurred was in conscience.

This time: 6 weeks, but served only half the sentence;

Spent the rest at home watching Trump’s wild election,

While he was being egged on to scheme on asylum.

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Of late June the waif’s bid stays in limbo,

Looking at umpteen moons of touch-and-go.

Big sisters, babysitters, cum keepers,

Behooves you now to be his coddlers.

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But with his app now on ice till the next big test,

Shouldn’t he be due home for his Army-NS?

Big sisters cum keepers, let’s be forthright,

Prolonging his gamble is plain not right.

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For can’t you see the writing is on the wall

As he lost his marbles on his Facebook wall —

Host-vituperation was so uncalled for,

Riding his sham grandiosity for a fall.

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Obiter dictum:

Expression can have dire comeuppance.

Disagree? Just ask the hapless Snowden.

Noisome hubris and being a Narcissist,

That per se is Amos’ own worst nemesis.

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For borne on the night-wind of the past,

Through all of history to the very last,

Satires à la Horace/Juvenal did rule,

But profanity/blasphemy was never cool.

(By Lester Kok, first published online Jan. 23, 2017 with subsequent periodic calendric update within)

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(Posted on Melissa Chen’s Facebook,  Jan. 31, 2017)

Melissa Chen, pardon my off-topic posting here… since you are not quite ready for a court update on Amos’ hearing today, so let me go ahead and sound off…

Here’s a ringing indictment for Amos’ intimate advisors in the wake of his January 30th Court hearing that necessitates further hearing deferment as he continues to fester in jail…

Loose lips sink ships — Amos has sunk his own ship. However, he is in large measure a misdirected victim himself in his asylum quest. From the get-go, his U.S. ‘consiglieri‘ hazarded his asylum gamble thru wholly unholy rose-colored, make-believe lenses; he was shucked by them. I’m reproaching his US rah-rah contingent with egregious misguidance and a total absence of due diligence resulting in gross miscalculation for the naive 18-year-old kid.

The sheer gullibility of this teenage egomaniac is only exceeded by the promiscuous, unfounded idealism of his backseat drivers doubling down on his asylum crapshoot. Such ruefully misguided idealism is borne out by the eye-popping fact that only a handful of Amos donors (about 64) responded to his ongoing fund-drive, and less than 400 thus far rallied behind his Immigration release — as opposed to some 7,000 online petitioners who rallied around him during his first charge 2 years ago at home albeit with a reach then of a much smaller Internet audience. His present mare’s nest bespeaks a blunder of scandalous proportion — the complete mis-read of public sentiment/support, never mind the mindless selling short the Trump Administration of its already well-publicized hostile Immigration clampdown pledge.

Surely, Amos’ personal character faults, actual or imputed, are legion. However, the one chief bane in his latter adolescence is his incorrigible ego which is not so much un-reformed as un-reformable at this stage — that’s his problem in a nutshell. Will he be able to shuck it off over time? Possibly, but unlikely — rarely does one get a second chance to make a first impression. Having observed his conduct up-close over the last 2 years, mission impossible would be a better bet. I recalled reading comments to the effect that the 70-year-old braggart Trump today is no different in basic character from what he was then at 13 as he was shipped upstate to a military-style academy for 5 years of supposed character edification.

What Amos needs now is not more of the same smarmy ego-stroking from the like of ‘21-83’; what he really needs is some ass-kicking ‘213-regulating’ from the like of Warren G — pardon my co-opting here a rapper’s rapier lyrics for effect.

P.S.: it’s worth noting that the hypnotic potion, otherwise known as the ’21-83’ Kool-Aid, has such befuddling effect that even Amos’ pro bono attorney Ms. Sandra Grossman is unable to see the forest for the trees as evidenced by her unduly Panglossian take in this linked article.

http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2065662/will-trumps-immigration-blitz-hit-singaporean-teen-blogger-amos

(Footnote: both articles above were posted on Melissa Chen’s Facebook on January 31, 2017 but both were deleted by her within the hour, which prompted my informing her that they were both subsequently posted on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s Facebook.)

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(January 30/31, 2017 as documented on Melissa Chen’s Facebook timeline)

Lester Kok
Lester Kok Is Melissa Chen a true believer in free speech as she purports herself to be a free speech absolutist in her own words… I plead with you to let free speech reign on your site and restore the 2 posts of mine you deleted.

 

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Lester Kok
Lester Kok BTW, I posted the 2 deleted threads of mine (that Melissa deleted) on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s Facebook page.

 

Barry NT Onn
Barry NT Onn Lester Kok up till today, I have yet to meet a true believer of free speech. Everyone, purported free speech liberals including, censor things they don’t like. There is no such thing as “freedom of speech”. Only “freedom of *my* speech”.

 

Melissa Chen
Melissa Chen Lester you can post on relevant posts on Amos Yee. This has nothing to do with him so bugger off and share it on the relevant threads. Sorry you are not entitled to do as you please here. This is not a “free speech” issue

 

Melissa Chen
Melissa Chen This is a post about Trump and Jews and the Holocuast

 

Lester Kok
Lester Kok Then I shall await patiently yr Amos update, dear.

 

Melissa Chen
Melissa Chen It’s in the news and if there’s any updates it’ll be on Amos’s own public page – you can post your thoughts there!

 

Melissa Chen

Melissa Chen Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/amosyeebanana/

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Lester Kok
Lester Kok Melissa Chen I’ve made it a point never again to post on his blog since he is a total hypocrite on ‘freedom of speech’, deleting posts he deemed unsavoury to his read; his blog does not deserve my time and input. I am waiting for yr turn to update yr readers on yr next move.

 

Melissa Chen
Melissa Chen Oh I’ll be updating on his own page with his own words and I won’t be moderating it so your comments will stand, don’t worry

 

Melissa Chen
Melissa Chen I’m just not going to be posting about Amos here because I don’t want one-issue folks like yourselves who are obsessed with Amos’s case only badgering me about his case. It’s totally out of my hands and I am not in any way dealing with it now

 

Lester Kok
Lester Kok Shocking, …’totally out of my hands’… if you could not stand the heat you shouldn’t have gotten in the kitchen; it’s someone’s life you are messing around with — let me quote you… I’ll shoulder the blame if things don’t work out!

 

Melissa Chen
Melissa Chen As in I am not involved in it. I’m not sure how I can be of assistance other than making a connection, introducing Amos to his lawyer. I am no lawyer, I’m not sure what else you want me to do.

 

Melissa Chen
Melissa Chen Messing around with lol? He wanted to come, so he needed an intro to people who could help and I have contacts so I made it. That’s all. I have no direct involvement with this. He has a host (he made his arrangements himself), he needed a lawyer (I helped with my organization). That’s done. If all you care about is Amos’s case just follow it via the news and his public page like everyone else.

 

Melissa Chen
Melissa Chen If I need to make an announcement to help him spread news (and I only do so as a friend), I will. You can comment on those posts but they will be very infrequent.

 

Lester Kok
Lester Kok Unless I read you incorrectly, I don’t believe you can in good conscience sleep well until a final resolution to his fate.

 

Melissa Chen

Melissa Chen Oh I’m sleeping very well please don’t worry. The kid wanted to come and I connected him with people who can make his asylum case happened. I only did what my org movements.org does at scale.

The platform that’s crowdsourcing human rights and opening closed societies.
MOVEMENTS.ORG

 

Lester Kok
Lester Kok Pls don’t leave him in the lurch, he needs you more than ever.

 

Melissa Chen
Melissa Chen Lester, it’s all up to his lawyer and the judge now! We have to let the legal process take its course. I can’t do anything to change it!

 

Lester Kok
Lester Kok Has it crossed yr mind that this kid may be mentally unstable?…that he may need all the emotional support he can find lest he self-implode. You are the ‘big-sister’ to him now, willy-nilly.

 

Melissa Chen
Melissa Chen Of course it has. It’s too expensive for him to call out now so that is not an option until he’s released.

 

Lester Kok
Lester Kok How are you going to explain all these to his dear mother?

 

Melissa Chen
Melissa Chen That we don’t have the financial luxury of him calling out from jail? It’s dollars and cents. She gets it. I’m not sure what else needs explanation. She knew Amos was coming to the US even before I did so there’s no explanation needed. She’s also 100% supportive of him and his bid.

 

Melissa Chen
Melissa Chen Also this is not a Q&A session so I’m out of this convo. Have other things to do

 

Yz Soo
Yz Soo Obsessed stalkers.

 

Jeffrey Gargano
Jeffrey Gargano I’m happy to hear that you’re finally getting some sleep, Melissa.. I sympathized with your insomnia. 🙂
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