Tyranny, Monarchy, Oligarchy and all forms of oppressive governance are sufficient reason for revolution. The communist undertones of the Bolshevik Revolution probably should have arisen sooner. Any capitalist system that denies human beings their basic rights and distributes wealth in such a way that the working class is mistreated should be dismantled and stomped at any cost.
Any time there is poor leadership accompanied by mistreatment of the people, the people have a responsibility to revolt and maintain their own welfare for the majority not a minority. Tyrant rule is not be okay under any circumstances and revolution is always justified in these cases. The actions of leadership should always be held accountable.
America fought the American Revolution to get away from the tyranny of King George III of the United Kingdom.
If it was OK for Americans to have fought a revolution against a tyrant; why it is not OK for the Bolsheviks to have fought a revolution against a tyrant? Is solely because all Communists are viewed as Evil by Americans?
“George III was king of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1811. The third monarch from the House of Hanover, … but he is best known as the "tyrant," called "unfit to be the ruler of a free people" in the Declaration of Independence (1776), who lost the American Revolution (1775–1783).”
The Bolsheviks fought to get away from the tyranny of the Tsar Nicholas II who celebrated the tercentenary (300 years) of Romanov rule in Russia in 1913. “The House of Romanov was the second and last imperial dynasty to rule over Russia, reigning from 1613 until the 1917 overthrow of the monarchy during the March Revolution.”
The allegedly worst atrocity of this allegedly worst ("czarist") tyranny is described today in my "Britannica" as follows: "Police fired on a peaceful demonstration.” This happened on Sunday, Jan. 22, 1905, and hence the phrase "Bloody Sunday" became a symbol of the brutality of "czarist" tyranny, the worst tyranny imaginable. An orthodox priest organized a march of around 30,000 to the Czar’s residence to ask for the improvement of living conditions of the poor, a complaint that is not absent in the United States a century later.” The Tsar’s official recorded 96 death and 333 injured. Anti-government sources say 4,000 were murdered; moderate estimates have at least 1,000 murdered.
Some at this site like to misstate the facts and say that over 150 million were murdered by Communists in Russia and China. It is not clear where they are getting their misinformation. But, a book published in France in 1997 – “The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression” edited by Stephane Courtois was sensationalized in the World Press and is often cited as an authoritative source, which it is not. In this book, he claims that the number murdered by Communist regimes in the Soviet Union is 20 million.
But, this man is falsifying the data and pretty much just making SWAGs – Super Wild Arse Guesses.
But, the bourgeoisie press, wealthy capitalists and their politicians love this sensationalism. They love to quote these SWAGs as proof that Communism is bad and Capitalism is great, which is the biggest like ever, next to “Reaganomics, supply-side economics, which is referred to as trickle-down economics.”
America is still waiting for trickle-down economics to happen; it hasn’t happened since Cowboy Republican President Ronnie Reagan told us that lie in 1981.
Bloody Sunday started out as a peaceful demonstration, lead by Priest, Georgy Gapon. The protesters were carrying religious items and pictures of the czar. The Czars uncle caught wind of the protest and directed the police to open fire on the protesters. Over 100 people were killed and this was the start of the Revolution.
There were 2 Russian Revolutions. The first one earlier in the year installed a democratic government lead by Social Democrats. The tyrant rule and Bloody Sunday were sufficient reasons for that.
The Bolsheviks had their revolution later that year, overthrew the democratically-elected government and slowly installed their dictatorship. First they actually held new elections based on Soviet (Worker's Council) participation but when the people voted Socialist Revolutionary instead of for the Bolsheviks Lenin annulled the election on technicality that the Socialist Revolutionaries had split into two different factions. Even if he was right he should've held another election. Instead he monopolized government control in the Communist Party through the Russian Civil War which would last another couple of years.