The Immortal Goon wrote:Soviet democracy is the most democratic system ever devised.
Soviet Democracy was a short term form of democracy created ad hoc in 1905 and 1917. It was never intended to be a permanent system of governance. The Soviets were not created by the Bolsheviks. they were destroyed by the Bolsheviks. Lenin made quite clear his contempt for democracy and the opinions of manual workers in "What is to be done". Lenin used the slogan "All power to the Soviets" early in the revolution, dropped it and considered replacing it with the slogan all power to the factory committees". The all Russian Congress of Soviets were never very representative of Russian opinion from the first, but after the October coup were more explicitly gerry mandered to give five votes for every urban worker to one for every peasant.
There was never a Soviet government, the 2nd Congress merely rubber stamped the decisions of the Bolshevik central committee, the creation of the Council of People's Commissars, and the results of their negotiations with the left SRs. The real power lay with the Bolshevik Central Committee and the smaller political Committee aka Politburo, as the left SR's discovered when they refused to support Brest Litosk.
Communists are liars, the Bolsheviks demanded the convocation of the constituent assembly, but once they had grabbed power they never had the slightest intention of giving it up again. The Bolsheviks hummed and hawed what to do with the Constituent Assembly when it produced the wrong result. It was actually dispersed by a local anarchist commander. Most anarchists initially supported the Bolshevik government.
In the Spring and Summer of 1918 the Bolsheviks were voted out in the city Soviet elections in all the major cities of Russia. When the "workers" voted the wrong way the Bolshevik dictators just ignored the results and appointed Bolshevik control. The Bolsheviks got 25% support in the Constituent Assembly elections, but that support collapsed within a matter of months.
Immortal Goon will probably repeat his accusation that I'm an ignorant retard. I don't take this personally. IG of course is knowledgeable enough to be painfully aware that I'm very well informed on Left / Communist history, too well informed. His concern is that less knowledgeable and ideologically committed leftists may pay attention to what I say. Communists discourage new recruits from independently studying Left history until they have been fully indoctrinated. This is similar to how the Catholic Church banned translations of the Bible from Greek and Latin. The Church could only allow a select minority who had been completely indoctrinated to actually read the Bible.