The Price of Free Speech

The latest Charlie Hebdo publication has once again made headlines around the world. Under the banner of Freedom of Speech, they have hurt the sentiments of many and sparked outrage. What is the true essence of free speech? Does it mean you can say whatever you like, whenever you like? If everyone is free to do whatever they want, then how can society develop and progress. This act of racism has nothing to do with Freedom of Speech. It is targeted provocation that only creates hate for each other.