Codebreaker and computer pioneer Alan Turing, aka the dood who cracked the Enigma code and helped to defeat the Nazis, has been given a royal pardon for his homosexuality conviction – 61 years after his death. I’m sure he’s just THRILLED!
Erm, maybe I’m missing something, but could someone please explain to me why a pardon 60 years after you’ve been chemically castrated for being gay, and ended your life as a result — might matter to someone? I think it’s great his name has been cleared and all, but when your balls have been taken from you — not much else matters!
Anyhoo, congrats Alan! And thanks for mercying that shit finally, and giving Alan the big-ups he deserves today! He’s a proper historic hero.