I'm not old enough to have experienced the cold war. But yes, I would have fought against communism in defense of democracy. I do not hate fascism. Hatred makes you blind and is not a particularly good way to relate to a possible threat.@micha
You want to fight the fascists to the death? Did you also fought the communists to the death to defend the democracy? It seems as if you hate the fascism but tolerate the communism.
If I tolerate Communism? I am a member of a conservative party and communism as such should be my natural enemy. But I do not see it this way. I fortunately live in a democratic society which is strong enough to hold many views. I tolerate and respect your right to be a Fascist / a Nazi / a Communist, or a religious fundamentalist, whether you are Christian, Jew or Muslim. But you should also be aware that I will fight them all with words, every time they are trying to advocate for their beliefs. And if some of you are trying, with violent means to overthrow democracy, I will fight you with weapons in hand. My attitude to totalitarian ideologies, whether political, religious or both, is that they are a contempt for life and is an escape from all the complex problems inherent in democracy and freedom. Fascism enslaves the population whereas in a democracy are we free to create our own society.