I’m honestly not sure what to do with the news that we’ve set up a hidden, “just in case” government manned by high ranking civil servants that would take over if someone blows up Washington, DC. The plans for such a replacement government have been in place since the Cold War, but on 9/11 the civil servants were actually spirited away to their secret bunkers, and the shadow government will continue to be deployed indefinitely.

My gut response is to ask whether this is really necessary, and what its implications are. I find it bizarre and disturbing, but I’m not exactly sure why. It may be because it betrays a certain bunker mentality at the White House.