This is where America is kinda funny. In the 1950s and 1960s pretty much every western country had the same feeling of communist countries. They are bad, we are good. In the 1970s and 1980s western countries got to know the communist block countries. The fear subsided. The disagreements about how a country should be run continued though. Now every western country regurlary visits communist countries, the U.S. included. One exception is Cuba. The most insignificant, miniscule communist country there is. America still hates Cuba. Why? Because when Cuba went communist they kicked out all of the American companies. They cost American companies lots of money. They made a great vacation spot, Havana, off limits.
The American rich felt the pain. The American rich control their government. The American rich wanted pay back. They got it.
Now, 55 years later, perhaps it is time for Americans to open up relations with Cuba, to trade with Cuba. I don't think Cuba poses a big threat. I am convinced that most Americans can resist the political culture of Cuba, and not be drawn in.
I am sure that if America befriends Cuba that in 50 years the USA will still not be communist. Plus they will be able to smoke better cigars
All western countries have relaxed their stance against communist countries. In most western countries the term communist is not bad, it is just a description of a political philosophy. Now, in the 21st century, it is time for America to catch up. Stop using the term commy to demean. Base your international relationships on something relevent. Be consistent. Don't decide China is good, because you would be screwed without them, but Cuba is bad because they are screwed without you.