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22 September 2016 @ 07:14 am
Second thoughts  
A grossly indecent man named Alan Turing did more to win WWII for the Allies than most of the generals, and a grateful nation hounded him to death for his sexual orientation. Since then, they had a national rush of brains to the head and retroactively pardoned him (something I don’t know if the United States would be capable of). Now they’re thinking of doing the same for all those convicted for victimless gay sex. Good for them.

Thanx to andrewducker
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Johnjohnpalmer on September 25th, 2016 10:28 pm (UTC)
Good indeed. In fact, really, I feel it's necessary... you can't say "Okay, fine, since you helped us immensely, we'll forgive you for consensual sex". That's the "oh, yes, almost all X are Y, but you're one of the good ones!"

To honor him, I feel you must say "you helped us realize how fucking *stupid* we were. I'm sorry we didn't learn *before* we hounded you to death."