There are worse things than death and dying
by Stan Faryna
To my Syrian friends:
There are worse things than death and dying. Among them is the shame that you have forsaken your dignity and allowed beasts to become your masters.
There is the shame that you did not fight the good fight. Instead, you cowered in safe places while good men and women died in the arena. There is an inescapable and boundless shame in your self-deceit that your place was not by their side but instead in seeking your fortune, pleasure or safety.
Bassel Shehade did not die in shame.
An aspiring film-maker with a Fullbright Scholarship at Syracuse University, Bassel was killed in Homs, Syria on the 28th of May 2012 by the Syrian army.
In memory of Bassel Shehade
02 June 2012