In inner-party politics, these methods lead, as we shall yet see, to this: the party organization substitutes itself for the party, the Central Committee substitutes itself for the organization, and, finally, a “dictator” substitutes himself for the Central Committee.

Leon Trotsky
Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) Russian politician, Marxist, intellectual, revolutionary [b. Lev Davidovich Bronstein]
Our Political Tasks (1904)

Regarding Lenin's suggestion in What Is To Be Done? that workers would not revolt on their own and needed the party's trained revolutionaries to lead them.

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