Originally Posted by Lord Khajmer
It does work in theory, it just fails in practice.
And the fundamental difference between Leninist and Marxist communism is that Marxism strives for the end goal of eliminating all forms of human inequality, reaching its logical conclusion in the elimination of government (as being part of the government puts you in a position above the common man). Before that, however, is an extremely powerful government which consolidates everything into public ownership, followed by the dissolution of government. Leninism gets halfway there, and then stops before reaching the final step. The reason it fails in practice on the Marxist front is that no human, no matter how much they agree with total equality, is going to willingly forfeit that kind of power.
Marxism doesn't even work in theory, unless we can consider the spouting of random nonsense while completely ignoring reality "theory". There has never been any evidence that a human society has ever existed that neither has government nor inequality. Even apes and wolves and chickens and bees and ants and termites have social orders. On the contrary, the entire history of human civilization is testament to the fact that we need government and inequality. What spewed forth from Marx's mouth was just plain nonsense, the kind of crap that comes from people unable to accept reality.