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the Christ of my Confusion
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Matthew writes science-fiction for all ages. He’s currently editing his upcoming novel Rogue Planet and writing the first in a planned collection of short stories. He loves anything technological or sciencey, and delights in reading to his three rambunctious children in as many funny voices as possible. — About Matthew
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With the end of the Second World War, we turned a corner that left the world much more complicated than it had been only a few years prior. The atom bomb was a very real, very frightening weapon of which the United States did not long remain the exclusive master. In the new and escalating post-atomic world, there was a very real possibility that governments and populations could be decimated in a single exchange. In the ’50s, as the fear of nuclear war became ingrained in the public consciousness, underground bunkers filled with supplies were created as part of an American civil defense program. At the same time, with the government coming to grips with the genie they’d released, continuity of government facilities sprang up to protect and preserve the republic in the event of a nuclear apocalypse. Facilities like The Greenbrier Hotel, Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Raven Rock, and Mount…