Right down the New Jersey Turnpike the next morning Stu Bykofsky was able to convince his editors at the Philadelphia Daily News to run the headline: "To Save America, we need another 9/11." Sort of the "blow Americans apart so that we can sew ourselves back together" concept. Bykofsky then completely over romanticized the supposed unity that the nation had in the fall of 2001. By being attacked again he presupposed, then that short lived unity would return. His summation was, "let it be!"
Bykofsky also left out the fact that liberals like Senator Ted Kennedy had trouble even calling terrorists by their name. On September 24, 2001 Kennedy referred to them merely as criminals. Not surprising given the fact his father Joe Kennedy even opposed President Franklin Roosevelt in his efforts to stop the Nazi march of Adolph Hitler.
Bykofsky wrongly asserts that the American peoples' reaction to such an attack would be outrage at the perpetrators. What would actually happen would be more along the lines of liberals blaming the Bush administration for inciting the terror attacks for such actions as staying on offense in snagging and entangling the terrorists on the battlefield. A tactic that to date has worked exceedingly well.
On the same day that Levitt "the freak" published his how-to manifesto, the Washington Post editors decided to run this Tom Toles cartoon.
Reducing the sacrifice of family members lost due to their own bravery and courage and equating it to the selfishness of demanding that "you" be exempt from the scheduling troubles of air-travel is nauseating.
Those scheduling troubles we might add are occurring in large part because of the financial hit the airline industry incurred because of September 11, 2001, and the restructuring the industry has had to do from the ground up in response.
The judgment of Levitt, Bykofsky, and Toles is obviously amiss. And whether they underestimate the true threat of terror in modern day life, or they have an untruthful romanticizing of the American left's supposed support of the right and propriety to defend ourselves is really irrelevant. Editors have the power to stop such intellectual trash from ever seeing the light of day.
And if they continue to allow suggestions of invitation to our enemies to spill more American blood and carnage in American streets?
Well... the best they can hope for is that they will be rewarded with safe haven for their deeds of loyalty by those seeking the creation of the Islamic States of America.