The west's fighting of communism
One thing I never learned is how come the west spends so much money and energy fighting communism all over the world. Im talking about Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, Nicaragua, now Venezuela etc. We put sanctions on all of these countries and even troops on the ground sometimes but I've never understood why we care so much. I understand that communism spreads and in America our past presidents warned that it would come here. But wouldn't it make more sense if we just stayed neutral against the Soviets and just allowed people to see for themselves how capitalism is better by them seeing how much more prosperity we have? Whats the point in actively trying to stop it and making people hate America and the west? This way other countries would be less likely to try to destroy us from the inside.