Sixth Borough Report: “America Needs Another 9/11”


Sometimes newspaper columnists will say offensive things. Other times, columnists will make you scratch your head and wonder did they really just say that?! This is one of those times.

Stu Bykofsky of the Philadelphia Daily News argues that America needs another 9/11. According to Bykofsky, a catastrophic terrorist attack is just what America needs to unite. But don’t take our word for it. Just check out these charming words:

“America’s fabric is pulling apart like a cheap sweater.

What would sew us back together?

Another 9/11 attack.

The Golden Gate Bridge. Mount Rushmore. Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The Philadelphia subway system. The U.S. is a target-rich environment for al Qaeda.

Is there any doubt they are planning to hit us again?

If it is to be, then let it be. It will take another attack on the homeland to quell the chattering of chipmunks and to restore America’s righteous rage and singular purpose to prevail.”

Also, we think he meant the New York subway system or at least the Chicago subway system. Coincidentally, Bykofsky’s previous column? “Philly’s Too Gay for Some Tastes.”

— Neal Ungerleider