On the Alan Turing Pardon

I’m sure the Turing pardon is well intentioned, but it still seems a bit on the pathetic side. For one thing it should extend to all those persecuted under these laws. Turing was a great man but everyone should be equal before the law.

And for another it should be accompanied by a comprehensive apology that such small minded, bigoted fuckwittery took place in the first place.

I’m not usually too bothered about states apologising for stuff from a different era, but when such persecution is still rampant around the world it would have been a useful time to make a powerful statement calling out those countries that still have such laws.

Perhaps this will still happen. Turing made an important contribution to the defeat of Nazism, it would be most fitting to strike a blow against discrimination in his name.

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