"Blame, in every case, appears to be a modification, often accompanied by a transference, or "projection" of the primary feeling of self-reproach" -- Charles Sanders Peirce

Stenographers' Assange Envy

Julian languishes,
Rotting in prison while
Those he exposed speak of
"Character flaws"
Which they attribute to
Him while they trample on
Every last vestige of
Freedom and "Laws."

Julian published the
Truth about governments'
Wars and corruption and
Criminal lies,
Things other "journalists"
Should have uncovered, too,
But since they didn't they
Hope that he dies.

Michael Murry, "The Misfortune Teller," Copyright © 2021