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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
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."