To the Editor:
I’m going to have to lend some background to make any sense of this piece.
A little research revealed a term I never heard: “Autosarcophagy,” the eating of oneself actually exists within species on our blue planet. In a little deeper search I found in Greek mythology, Erysichthon was condemned to eating himself as punishment at the direction of the Greek god Demeter.
This brings me to Algonquin Township government and the self-devouring that’s playing out in newsprint. This should not be construed as a yea or nay on township government; I’ve used the services provided such as the paint and electronics recycling programs. Can it be eliminated? I don’t know; township government is the oldest form of government, but possibly has outlived its usefulness and should go the way of the dinosaur. Can county and municipalities step in to fill the void? It rings back to the old adage, “You don’t know what you got until it’s gone.” What I do know is Andrew Gasser has done more in one year than Bob Anderson’s been able to accomplish in 20 years; put townships under a dissecting microscope. Whatever side of this issue you’re on is neither here nor there, if Algonquin Township officials are intent on ingesting themselves, I’d suggest a Béarnaise sauce and lobster bibs.