Blame & Responsibility

If you argue with terrorists such as Black Lives Matter activists, you are not to blame if they shoot you, but you are responsibility for needlessly placing yourself in danger. If you walk alone in a bad part of town and you get robbed or raped, I don’t blame you, but I do think you are responsibile for putting yourself needlessly in danger. Is this a meaningful difference? I hate getting accused of victim blaming when I point out that most people most of the time share responsibility for the bad things that happen to them.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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