Under Batista, Cuba was a playground for the wealthy of the US. What happened in Havana stayed in Havana. The Bourgeoisie of the United States took advantage of that, and the US government took advantage of the natural wealth that Cuban labour produced.
Fidel Castro, understanding the abhorrent nature of American Capitalism – as exemplified by the US stooge Fulgencia Batista – resolved to change things.
And he did.
After many trials, the Cuban Revolution finally succeeded in driving out Batista and nationalising Cuban industry. Naturally, this infuriated the US. Not that Batista was gone, of course(the US government cares nothing for politics or people, only wealth). The US had lost its playground, and they never forgave Fidel for taking it away.
Fidel Castro did a remarkable job in Cuba, especially considering the boot of US oppression that was constantly on his neck. He survived US assassination attempts, US invasions, and US imposed blockades. In short, the US has tried every method in its Imperialist playbook to defeat Fidel, and has failed every time. The American government does not forgive that, either.
Whatever you think of Fidel’s brand of Marxism-Leninism, you can’t deny his impact on world politics. He is a friend of Nelson Mandela, a friend of the Non-Aligned Movement, and a friend to oppressed people everywhere. With his constant battles against US Imperialism, he may have had to make some concessions, but he never gave up the basic ideals of Marx and Lenin.
Thank you, Comrade Fidel, for your tireless efforts on behalf of the oppressed of the world!
The final thing I’d like for you all to contemplate: Why is the US so friendly with the butchers in Beijing, but treat Fidel as if he were a part of al-Qaeda?
Answer that question, and you’ll know the true nature of US politics.