Ernest Mandel — Belgian Author born on April 05, 1923, died on July 20, 1995

Ernest Ezra Mandel , was a revolutionary Marxist theorist... (wikipedia)

The only conclusion you can draw from the real historical movement is that by and large, in day-to-day life, what Lenin called trade union consciousness dominates the working class. I would call it elementary class consciousness of the working class.
Marxism is always open, always critical, always self-critical.
You need a vanguard organization in order to overcome the dangerous potential brought about by the uneven development of class militancy and class consciousness.
Factions are a sign of illness in a party.
Otherwise we get off the track and we do not fulfil the historical role which we want to fulfil: to help the masses, the exploited and the oppressed of the world, build a classless society, a world socialist federation.