Letter: Our eroding democracy

To the Editor:

The fascist leader, Benito Mussolini, accurately determined, "If you pluck a chicken one feather at a time, nobody notices."

For the past four years, foundations of our democracy have been eroded and corrupted with so many sleights of hands, pen to paper purges, and whiplash skulduggery the loss of moral compass has become the norm.

Fueled by conspiracy theories, QAnon posts, and warp speed social media mania and tweets, journalism and truth have become the whipping boy with critical thinking and wisdom a bygone memory.

Our election is behind us but the outcome has become a victim of purulent power grabs, not principle.

The chicken is just about down to its last few feathers!

Joan Skiba

McHenry