Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Dec 2012 19:11 UTC
In the News "Peers and scientists including Professor Stephen Hawking are once again pushing for an official pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing. Turing's death from cyanide poisoning in 1954 was ruled a suicide, coming after his conviction for gross indecency at a time when homosexuality was illegal." The fact that he still hasn't been pardoned is an utter disgrace.
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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sun 16th Dec 2012 12:48 UTC
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- Nobody does anything
- One person says: let's right a wrong from the past
- Everybody says: what about all the other wrongs, you selfish bastard!
- Nothing happens

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Carewolf on Sun 16th Dec 2012 15:25 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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You can not right the wrong since it is already done, and you DO NOT want to try to right every wrong in history.

Seriously. Trying to right wrongs on the European continent would be a blood bath. Just in the last life time millions of people have been forcible displaced, had their livelyhoods destroyed and homes taken from them. We have peace now though, but trying to right those wrongs that happened just after WW2 is not going to make the world a better place, only much much worse.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sun 16th Dec 2012 15:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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I also think we can't right every wrong, but we can do some and this one's quite easy.

While it only features one person he is symbolic for a far larger group of individuals.

Also he's an important historic figure who can be an inspiration for our current and the generations that follow. Giving him a pardon not only sets his record straight, but also might restore some confidence in politics and perhaps that history isn't just something that tends to repeat itself, but also can be corrected.

Besides, for the people in the know Alan Turing is already a respected person.

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