The Bolsheviks, remember, offered much more than anger at the established aristocracy. Arguing that the Romanovs and the Church were the source of all Russian misery was like shooting fishes in barrel, Da? But this was obvious. And that is why the focus of the revolution was NOT on overthrow of the regime, but on the promise of what could BE – what could come next, if ONLY this first step were achieved.
Of course, it was all a lie, and we purged the borscht out of our own ranks once our regime was enthroned. Promises – easily made, easily broken. BUT – had there been no promise to lure the masses, there would have been nothing but gulags and black jails for all of us! There would have been no revolution.