Trotsky was a glib orator and polemicist on momentary political issues but was shallow on fundamental questions of philosophy, political economy and social science. He flip-flopped from “Left” to Right opportunism in politics but became most hostile to Marxism-Leninism in being “Left” opportunist, using ultra-Left slogans (but Rightist in essence), like wanting to have socialism in the whole world but in fact opposing the establishment of socialism in the Soviet Union.
With regard to semi-colonial and semifeudal countries, like the Philippines, Trotsky and the Trotskyites oppose the new democratic and socialist stages of the revolution and wish to make socialism immediately the main issue in the revolutionary agenda and wish to isolate the proletariat from the peasantry and from the petty and middle bourgeoisie. But at the same time, they preach that socialism is impossible in one country after another.
In brief, Trotskyites are counterrevolutionaries posing as more revolutionary than revolutionaries and thereby serve as misleaders and special agents of counterrevolution. It is no surprise that they are easily recruited as propagandists and spies of the imperialists and fascists against communist parties that are guided by the teachings of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Mao.