Freedom of expression requires not so much the exercise of self-control in what is said as its exercise in reaction to what is said. I can hardly look at a book these days without taking offense at something that it contains, but if I smash a window in annoyance, the blame is only mine—even if the author knows perfectly well that what he wrote will offend many such as I.Or, as the Queen Latifah character said in "Living Out Loud": "My husband used to cheat on me, made me feel like I was the crazy one. One day he told me it was my fault he was cheating on me. I picked up a knife and told him it was his fault I was stabbing him. I did jail time, but it was worth it."
It's your fault I'm stabbing you
From Theodore Dalrymple, exasperation with a French imam who purports to believe in freedom of expression but blames a French magazine for the violence of protestors:
By Texan99 on Saturday, September 29, 2012