[OT]Royal pardon for codebreaker Turing
tim at akwebsoft.com
Wed Dec 25 17:50:36 CET 2013
* Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> [131224 16:19]:
> Tim Johnson wrote:
> > * Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> [131224 07:05]:
> >> On Tue, 24 Dec 2013 00:32:31 +0000, Mark Lawrence wrote:
> >> > Maybe of interest to some of you
> >> > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25495315
> >> While I'm happy for Alan Turing, may he rest in peace, I think the
> >> thousands of other homosexuals who have been prosecuted for something
> >> which shouldn't be a crime in the first place might be a bit peeved that
> >> he is singled out for a pardon.
> > The LGBTs that I know are happy to hear about it...
> How many of them have been prosecuted themselves? If they have been, did
> they get pardoned as well?
> In case it wasn't obvious, I'm not objecting to Turing being pardoned. I'm
> suggesting that there are probably thousands of people whose lives were
> equally ruined, and they haven't been pardoned. I'm sure that Turing wasn't
> the only person who was forced into taking hormone "therapy", he probably
> wasn't the only person driven to suicide, and I know that he wasn't the
> only one who lost his job and career because of the hateful laws.
> Turing's prosecution was an especially spiteful example, given his role in
> the war effort, but many others suffered equally. Some may even be alive
> today. Where is their royal pardon?
I'm not sure if you have a cause or if you want an argument.
You'll get none from me. I - like many others, and perhaps you as
well - carry the scars of man's inhumanity to man. Justice for
that has its venue and it isn't on this ML.
Go find your cause and its venue. I'm done with this.
tim at tee jay forty nine dot com or akwebsoft dot com
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