Rushdie just said something on BBC.
We all have stories.
Each of us have a story or stories - as we live our life.
And also each of us can re-visit, re-tell, re-weave our stories.
This is one way of expressing what the idea of ‘freedom of speech’ means. What it means for us to live with the idea of freedom of speech.
Then he moved onto characterize how this is not the case from the perspective of power-holders of religious or dogmatic totalitarian systems - but his wordings on that part wasn’t so decent so I don’t even remember how he did that part.
Not that the part I just recalled and put down is decently worded. I think he did it much simpler, plainer and somewhat more striking. But I don’t think I can figure which program he said this and find audio clip - though I might try tomorrow.