"After 9/11 I was living in New York and I was getting lots of calls from the Midwest, where I’m from, and I was finding out that all these people were taking what they were calling “first response workshops” where they were learning how to evacuate people from communities and to civic gymnasiums. And they were learning how to crawl through yards on their elbows and learning how to deal with the terrorists that were going to come to their small town in Illinois. And I just found that to be completely absurd and very strange given the power struggle thousands of miles from them, in some cases. And there’s a kind of absurdity to all of that."
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