Peace, justice, equality. Things Americans are proud to die for. But Communism? They don't even want communists around them, let alone die for their system. But why? If people actually read the Communist Manifesto, perhaps they'd find out that their government was tricking them. That they were being lied to. That the people who have been ripping them off and exploiting them are now scapegoating and forwarding hate and aggression to innocent people who want the best for their citizens.
I'm of course going to refer back to Red Terror of the 1950's. The US was blacklisting accused Communists and doing inhumane things to them, but why? Because people don't do research. True, Joseph Stalin, the man who carried out the Purges and Five-Year-Plans of the 1930's, was a communist, but the things he did weren't for communism. But Communism, as set down in the Communist Manifesto, has nothing to do with what Stalin did. And the US government would've known that if they read the book.
Perhaps it was because the 1950's was a hard time for the US government. After all, the civil rights movements were going on and they didn't want everyone to be against them. Otherwise large revolutions would be a possibility. Perhaps they saw what had been happening in Soviet Russia as a way to turn that hate on someone else. It was somewhat well played, but since Joseph Stalin died in 1953 and the Red Terror went on past that, they were then hating Khrushchev, who was actually doing good for people. They could've turned that hate on someone far more deserving.
I guess all I'm saying is, know exactly who you're hating and why you're hating them. Some kid called me a "greedy communist" a while back. If I'm so greedy, why do I want equal distribution for everyone, including me? If someone hates on communists, know that they probably don't even know what we stand for and what our principles are. That being said, feel free to educate them on the matter.