Communism is by it nature a lie. In every communist nation that has ever stained this earth, there has been the workers..........and then, the Party members. The Party members were given benefits and comforts that no worker could ever hope to achieve on their own. It is a hypocritical mindset that was doomed from its inception.
The citizens in "Communist" / Socialist societies have been more equal among each other politically and socio-economically than any citizen in the Capitalist "free world" though I agree that in some leftist societies the party becomes the boss in lieu of the president or prime minister in Western-style so-called demcractic countries. And related to that please read this post of mine on what is not democracy, the origin of democracy and where was democracy actually implemented in the modern world.
Neither you in Capitalist Britain nor I in extremely Capitalist India can ever hope to stand in the national parliament and speak of the problems in the society. That is among the elements of political inequality. Neither you in Britain nor I in India can ever hope to have the same access to the world's goods and services that the millionaires and billionaires in our societies easily have access to. That is the socio-economic inequality. Neither you in Britain nor I in India can hope to ever live in a socially and environmentally harmonious environs. The only way we can have all these equalities is through the overthrow of the Capitalist systems we have.
I dont want anything free nor do I want citizens getting anything free in my country except what they get now. Capitalism gives poverty to some. Communism gives poverty to all. Been there done that.
To some ? From the Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011 :