Monday, December 23, 2013
Well, Pardon Me ...
Alan Turing, the gay guy who cracked the Nazi Enigma Code and saved the British bacon in World War II; the same Nancy boy who invented digital technology and the modern computer making this communication possible, was today Royally Pardoned for his conviction 61 years ago of the crime of being homosexual.
This man who is central to the creation of our era, was sent to prison, chemically castrated, and driven to suicide by the nation he helped save from Nazi conquest. Now, that grateful nation rights a terrible and shameful wrong. Alas, he did not live to see the accolades he so richly deserved.
Posted by Counterlight at Monday, December 23, 2013