Trotskyists sometimes like to point to Lenin’s Testament to back up the idea that Trotsky, rather than Stalin, was the One True Heir to Lenin’s Legacy. The funniest party of it, though is this:
I shall not give any further appraisals of the personal qualities of other members of the C.C. I shall just recall that the October episode with Zinoviev and Kamenev was, of course, no accident, but neither can the blame for it be laid upon them personally, any more than non-Bolshevism can upon Trotsky.
Lenin first says, “Hey, remember how Zinoviev and Kamenev opposed the October Revolution? Boy, did they screw that one up!” and uses that to segue into, “And let’s not forget that Trotsky was a Menshevik. (It would be unfair, of course, to go around reminding everyone that Trotsky was a Menshevik, so we should not focus on the fact that Trotsky was a Menshevik. Trotsky was a Menshevik.)”