this is…. explicitly untrue pic.twitter.com/r79mMToSPk
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) January 13, 2018
False alarms like this are just meant to numb us. And also, too: what do citizens do with this information? Duck & Cover? I’m not old enough to remember those drills, but my sister Eightgrain is. She told me long ago that all the kids at school thought it as a load of crap back then, too, but went along with it because they were kids.
I thought we already worked through this from the McCarthy Era: there is no surviving a nuclear attack. This is an exercise in normalizing the unthinkable.