Trotsky is a tricky topic. Just as is the case with Stalin, neither would be accurately considered the successor to Leninism, really. Frankly, The-Necromancer tends to keep His Communist ideals to Marx, Engels, and Lenin respectively. Less complications, less sectarian arguments. Of course, as is often stated, Marxism is a living science that should continue to evolve with the Capitalist system. But certainly Marx, Engels, and Lenin are the three great pillars of our movement. In regards to Trotsky, Stalin, Mao and so many others, one must remain critical. Open minded, but critical. Obviously, it is impossible to say where Trotsky's theories could have led if put into full practice, and we all know where Stalin and Mao's practical efforts have brought us.
As The-Necromancer has told others: We must always be mindful of the past, learn from what worked well, and never forget what failed. Nor should we discard the ideas that have never been tested in practical conditions if they are still solidly applicable in relation to modern Capitalism. Our foe has adapted, changed, and increased it's ability for exploit. So must we adapt, change, and increase our ability to combat it.
Stand up victims of oppression ,may the tyrants fear your might, don't cling so hard to your possessions for you have nothing if you have no rights, let racist ignorance be ended for respect marks the empires fall, freedom is merly privilege extended unless enjoyed by one and all! So brothers and sisters for the struggle carries on, the Internationale unites the world in song, so comrades come rally for this is the time and day, the Internationale unites the human race!