Half of the population have absolutely zero after paying mortgages, rent, food, bills, and taxes. Working for nothing is slavery. Everybody in that condition knows they are a slave. Punk kids half or a third of your age telling you what to do. Parasites standing around on full pay looking at your real time productivity numbers on their cellphones, and cracking the occasional whip, and being part of the theft of 33% of the real price of your wages. That 33% which would leave you something left over after paying for everything.
If you have a job sitting in a chair pushing around paper and tapping little buttons on your typewriter things you will never know this existence, unless you work in a call centre. There, the slavery is just as bad, and you have to endure abuse from people you really should not be calling in the first place. If I want or need something, I will get it. Unless you know me, you have no authorization to call me whatsoever, unless you are legally allowed to do so, which means you are in a registered charity, selling newspaper subscriptions, or a political party.
And you have to smile and dial, which makes you an excellent hypocrite, as you have to pretend you are enjoying your torture. Having experienced much corporate and other torture and slavery in my life, I will be one of the best hypocrites you will ever meet.
If you can afford to never have to consider taking a job like this, you are living off the back of the slaves. No matter what political ideology you claim. Slaves serve you in cafeterias and load your grocery bag in zero seconds flat. Behind them, slaves load the shelves. For example, you have 1-litre bottles in 12-packs. That is 12 litres or 12 kg. 26 lbs. There are either 56 or 70 on a pallet. You have to scan each 6-pack, both to register inventory changes, and to monitor your biomechanical output. If you are loading on the same shelf, you have 10 minutes. Now get to work! If you are loading onto many different places on a floor, that may go up to 20 minutes. Generally they want to see not much short of 20 pallets a day. At least 10 tonnes. Brutal, unforgiving toil. Then some crap gets loaded into a truck, and the driver-slave is being paid by the mile. After a while anyone else on the road is an enemy of the driver paying their rent. People who can afford to drive around and shop. People walking around not looking where they are going, and tying up an intersection. The driver-slave in the big rig just wants to squash you all like bugs.
These people bring you every physical thing you touch. The real physical wealth of the nation. Money moves arduously through call centres. Credit card and mortgage applications. Collections calls. Insurance sales. Cavernous offices and warehouses with hundreds of employees on slave wages. All being monitored by the millisecond. All the productivity showing up on the slavemasters' little screens.
If I were the dictator of a socialist country, I would go by the book and say that everyone has to contribute according to their abilities. If I decided you were to do a certain job, you would do it according to all of the modern biomechanical slavery principles described above. If you refused to do the job, you would be sent to a place where the incentives to work were more intimate. If you could not work, I would not want my proletarian working classes to get downhearted seeing someone who did not have to endure their form of slavery. I would remove you to an asylum, where you would be treated humanely, but kept there until you were fit for work, or you died, whichever came first. If it were an undeveloped place, I would put you in the arms trade, which I could very successfully run with a command economy. I would also allow field workers a very reasonable lease on the plots of land allocated to them, and let prices for food fall as they may in a fairly unrestricted marketplace. You would be in my factories, and you would be on my land, buying and selling things with my money. I would use foreign exchange receipts to buy producer goods for the next plan, which means toil on roads and railroads for you. As I am paying nothing for my labour, my country's balance of payments will rise. As for your revolution, it put me in power. And you say you want another one?