Below are two perspectives that explore the topic metaphor:
- The VOX School:
- I do NOT believe that there are significant "aftershocks" that keep us from building. Here, we can agree to disagree. I would compare what we deal with less to aftershocks and more to the hazards left in the earthquake's wake. The black codes and Jim Crow were aftershocks. The current issues we're faced with are, to me, more like a building collapse resulting from the earthquake damaging the foundation, or the spread of disease from the dead bodies that haven't been dug out yet, or the eventual collapse of a bridge that had been weakened by the earthquake and the aftershocks. Those who fail to try doom themselves. Yes, many may be conditioned by the earthquake and the aftershocks to believe that trying is pointless, but it is that conditioning that is the problem at this point. Fix that, and we move forward.
The FAHEEM School:
- I remember your earthquake analogy and I remember my response to it. What I said to you is that yes we can now focus on rebuilding after the big earthquake but we are being bombarded with after shocks which must stop before we can truly rebuild. Some of us can build in the mist of the bombardment of aftershocks but this do not mean we should ignore them, Our earthquake and the aftershocks are man made and have a perpetrator it is not a natural phenomena and this why your analogy don't work.
Are they both right in some respects? How are they off-base?
Is there another way of seeing this?