The concept of professional revolutionaries, alternatively called cadre, is in origin a Leninist concept used to describe a body of devoted communists who spend the great majority of their time organizing their party toward proletarian revolution. Leninism refers to various related political and economic theories elaborated by Bolshevik revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin. Communism is a Socioeconomic structure that promotes the establishment of an egalitarian, classless, stateless Society based A proletarian revolution is a social and/or political Revolution in which the Working class attempts to overthrow the Bourgeoisie. This core is usually very small, and as a consequence is sometimes cited for being the cause of the return to capitalism of the so-called 'Communist states'. Capitalism is the Economic system in which the Means of production are owned by private Persons and operated for Profit and where Communist state is a term used by many Political scientists to describe a Form of government in which the State operates under a one-party system Most Marxists argue that a cadre core is necessary in one form or another. Marxism is the political philosophy and practice derived from the work of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Trotskyists do not believe that professional revolutionaries or vanguardism are to blame from the eventual totalitarian nature of the Soviet Union, its satellite states, and the People's Republic of China. Trotskyism is the theory of Marxism as advocated by Leon Trotsky. In the context of Revolutionary struggle vanguardism is a strategy whereby an organization (usually a Vanguard party) attempts to place itself at the center of the Totalitarianism (or totalitarian rule) is a concept used to describe Political systems where a State regulates nearly every aspect of public and private The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 Satellite state is a political term that refers to a country which is formally independent but under heavy influence or control by another country Talk People's Republic of China) PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES Instead they cite Stalinism as the cause, coupled with an unprepared proletariat. Stalinism is the political regime named after Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union from 1929–1953 In Lenin's original work the purpose of the cadre is to educate the masses and essentially bring the entire population to the level of "professional revolutionaries".
Basing themselves on What is to be Done?, the pamphlet that bore the idea, Trotskyists and other communists today advocate for a "mass party" with a membership of millions of working class people, thereby maximizing, in their view, direct participation in the revolution and the subsequent revolutionary government. What Is to Be Done? (Что делать? was a political pamphlet written by Vladimir Lenin at the end of 1901 and early 1902 Working class is a term used in academic Sociology and in ordinary conversation to describe depending on context and speaker those employed in specific fields or types