This letter in today’s Lexington Herald-Leader is worth a read:
University of Kentucky professor Ron Formisano’s shameful Feb. 17 comparison of what he and his progressive soulmates like to call “income inequality” with slavery is beyond the pale. Equalization of wealth and income was a goal of the Soviet Union, North Korea, Cuba and Greece, among others.
I suggest that he, as a history professor, focus more on understanding those failed efforts and the impact on the citizens of those countries than on trying to manipulate our history to score political points.
Why in the world would anyone wish those systems on our nation? Capitalism may not be perfect but history has demonstrated that it has no equal in creating vibrant economies that generate a rising standard of living for all citizens.
Unfortunately, this is just another example of college professors distorting history to promote their liberal political agendas. I hope his students are intelligent and perceptive enough to see through his propaganda.
David L. Patton