On all fronts, Western European egalitarian systems of government are under attack as being the source of slavery, tyranny and inequity, but is this criticism legitimate?
The saying goes that "misery loves company" and it is no less true that "failure resents success", especially by those living in a zero-sum Marxist paradigm that cannot comprehend the win-win outcomes typical of laissez-faire economic systems.
Forcibly taking from hard working entrepreneurs willing to sacrifice and take risk to reward those unwilling to do either, is not only unfair, it will destroy incentives to improve and innovate; harming the whole society.
A perfect example of this dynamic is the economic decline of South Africa with the end of apartheid and the takeover by the communist backed ANC. Under communism, South Africa has declined economically as the advanced industrial society is looted, decays, and collapses under the weight of repressive central planning and leaders that don't have a clue how free market economies work.