The Sun is Eternal

President Kim Il Sung, the sun of humankind

 The Sun is Eternal

Korea designated President Kim Il Sung’s birthday (April 15) as the Day of the Sun.

 

Meaning of the President’s Name

 

The name of President Kim Il Sung means the sun.

He illuminated the road for mankind to follow as the sun does. By evolving the Juche idea and Songun idea, he ushered in a new historical era, era of independence, in which the masses of the people, that had been regarded as mere objects of exploitation and oppression in the past, emerged as the masters of society.

Upholding the banner of the Juche idea and Songun idea, he achieved the historic cause of national liberation by putting an end to the Japanese military occupation of Korea, frustrated the aggression and challenges of the US imperialists and built a people-centered socialist country in Korea.

He made a great contribution to the victorious advance of the cause of the global independence by making public many works including The Great Anti-Imperialist Revolutionary Cause of the Asian, African and Latin-American Peoples Is Invincible, The Peoples of the Third World Advancing under the Uplifted Banner of Independence Will Certainly Win the Revolutionary Cause, For the Development of the Non-Aligned Movement, Preventing War and Preserving Peace Are the Burning Tasks of Mankind, Progressive Youth of the World, Unite and Fight Vigorously against Imperialism and For a Free and Peaceful New World.

His works instill confidence in sure victory and courage in the people of many countries who are struggling for the cause of anti-imperialism and independence.

When socialism collapsed in several countries in the closing years of last century, he led the DPRK to staunchly adhere to socialism, thus giving courage and confidence in socialism to the world’s progressive people.

Lava Chaves, an outstanding Ecuadorian figure said:

“President Kim Il Sung is the great sun. Whoever illumined the road ahead of mankind, the road to man-centered socialism, like he did, can be likened to nothing but the sun.”

All those who ever met him were struck by his great personality. Among them were Stalin, Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Skarno, Tito and many other political leaders of the Eastern and western countries.

Jimmy Carter, former US president, after he met President Kim Il Sung, said that President Kim Il Sung was as great as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, the most illustrious early US presidents, all combined.

Reflecting the deep respect and reverence for him, many things and units around the world were named after Kim Il Sung including Kimilsungia, International Kim Il Sung Prize, Generalissimo Kim Il Sung Street and Kim Il Sung House of Culture.

 

Eternal Sun

 

Although Kim Il Sung died (on July 8, 1994), the admiration for him did not cease to resound all over the world.

In April 1995 Nigeria conferred the title of chieftaincy of Eze Anyangu tribe. At the conferment ceremony the king of Umuozi Commonwealth said; “President Kim Il Sung is the great sun which illuminates the road ahead of mankind. Although he died, he will always be with us as the sun is eternal.”

The International Friendship Exhibition House in Mt. Myohyang in Korea is the place in which nearly 200 000 gifts presented to him from foreign countries are displayed. The number has continuously increased even after his death.

The Russian international charity fund, Maecenases of the Century, inscribed in name on the monument Good Angels of Peace. In 2011, Kim Il Sung High School was established in Cuba.

A world congress on the Juche idea is to be held in Pyongyang on the occasion of April 15 this year which marks the centenary of the birth of President Kim Il Sung.

As the sun is eternal, so will the brilliant life and exploits of President Kim Il Sung with mankind.

 

April 5th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

Eternal Sun of Songun

Kim Jong Il, eternal sun of Songun

Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un return the salute of the paraders of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards

in celebration of the 63rd annniversary of the DPRK

Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un guide an exercise of the combined unit of the Air Force of the KPA

 

Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un give field guidance to the Kwangdok Pig Farm

 

Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un inspect the Kaeson Youth Park Funfair

Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un provide field guidance to the Mokran Video Company

Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un provide field guidance to Yongrim County

Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un give field guidance to the newly-built Meat Shop in Pothongmun Street

 

Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un inspect the newly-built soy sauce workshop at the Yongsong Foodstuff Factory

April 1st, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

The Dawn of History

March 23 this year will mark the 95th anniversary of the formation of the Korean National Association by Kim Hyong Jik (1894-1926), an outstanding leader of the Korean anti-Japanese national liberation movement.

Nearly a century has passed since the formation, but the great exploits he performed for the Korean anti-Japanese national liberation movement is still in the memory of the Korean people.

As he was born to a poor family in the harsh period of national tragedy and grew undergoing bitter experiences as one of a ruined people to the marrow of his bones, he embarked on the road of revolution in his early days with an ambition to win back the lost country. On the basis of the bitter lessons of the past anti-Japanese struggle of the Korean people to regain the national sovereignty, he realized that what was essential was to rouse all the Korean people to a determination to win back the lost country and develop sufficient strength to repel the Japanese invaders and that this could not be done in a day or two, and advance the idea of “Aim High.” The idea of “Aim High” implies a revolutionary outlook on life in which genuine happiness is sought in the struggle for one’s country and nation, and a spirit of national independence that Korea’s independence must be achieved by the efforts of the Korean people themselves and an idea of continuous revolution and unbreakable revolutionary spirit to liberate the country without fail by fighting through the generations.

True to this idea of “Aim High,” he conducted patriotic educational activities and, at the same time, traveled around many areas in Korea and Northeast China and even to Shanghai to recruit comrades and stepped up the preparations for forming an underground revolutionary organization for rallying broad sections of the masses of the people in the anti-Japanese struggle. On the basis of these preparations he formed the Korean National Association on March 23, 1917. It was an anti-Japanese underground revolutionary organization which was the largest in scale and most staunch in the standpoint of anti-imperialist independence at that time. Its formation enabled Korea’s anti-Japanese national liberation movement to have a backbone organization for uniting the broad masses of the people with a correct objective of struggle and enter a new phase of achieving the unity of anti-Japanese forces.

After its formation he strove to lay a solid mass foundation of the anti-Japanese struggle by drawing the broad masses to it. In the autumn of 1917, he was arrested and imprisoned by the Japanese police. In prison, he came to the conclusion that Korea’s anti-Japanese national liberation movement must assume the character of the proletarian revolution which could satisfy both the class demand of the proletarian masses and the national demand of all the Korean people and, to this end, it was necessary to wage an armed struggle.

After he was released from prison, he clarified the strategic policy on the proletarian revolution, the attitude to be maintained in the national liberation movement and the policy of waging revolutionary armed activities and played the vanguard role in implementing them. As Japanese police tenaciously watched and persecuted him, he had to move the base of his activities several times to the northern broader areas of Korea and northeast China, but he never ceased to fight. His efforts gave birth to the Association for the Promotion of the Alliance of the National Organizations in August 1925. Its formation enabled the independence movement organizations which waged struggle, split in small groups, to be united under the banner of anti-Japanese imperialism, thus bringing about a fresh upsurge in the anti-Japanese national liberation movement of the Korean people and in-depth development of the switchover to the proletarian revolution.

Although he was ill, he exerted devoted efforts for the development of Korean anti-Japanese national liberation movement with indomitable willpower, in the course of which his illness advanced too far to be cured. On July 5, 1926, he passed away. At his death bed he said to his sons; “I am departing without attaining my aim. But I believe in you. You must not forget that you belong to the country and the people. You must win back your country at all costs even if your bones are broken and your bodies are torn apart.”

Although he died young, he left valuable heritage for the revolution-the idea of “Aim High”, being prepared for the three contingencies (death from hunger, death from beating and death from the cold), the idea of gaining comrades and two pistols. The heritage he left constituted the ideological and spiritual asset of the Korean revolution.

With the idea of “Aim High” as an ideological and spiritual source Kim Il Sung evolved the Juche idea that the masses of the people are the masters and driving force of the revolution and construction. And the two pistols made him to realize the truth that one must oppose armed robbers with arms and author the Songun idea of achieving the independence of Korea and advancing the revolution by force of arms. Pursuant to the idea of gaining comrades, Kim Il Sung regarded gaining comrades as the first procedure in the revolution. His warm love for comrades gave birth to the single-hearted unity of the people around him, unity in ideology, in will and moral obligation. The idea of being prepared for the three contingencies is now reflected in the ideological and mental traits of the Korean people who are overcoming all sorts of adversities of history in unyielding revolutionary spirit. Drawing strength from the inheritance, he waged an armed struggle against Japanese imperialism for 15 years and finally accomplished the historic cause of national liberation on August 15, 1945, and built a powerful socialist country, a people’s country, which is independent, self-sufficient and self-reliant in national defense.

By inheriting the ideology and cause of the President as they are, Kim Jong Il formulated Songun politics as basic political mode of socialism.

The exploits of Kim Hyong Jik who pioneered the Korean revolution and brought about the dawn of modern Korea will shine forever with prospering socialist Korea.

 

March 5th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

On the Juche Idea

 

 

Kim Jong Il made public on March 31, 1982, his treatise, On the Juche Idea, thus crystallizing the Juche idea authored by President Kim Il Sung (1912-1994).

 

Immortal Work

 

Kim Jong Il’s treatise was published in booklet of some 80 pages. However, its contents are profound and colossal.

The work gives a full-scale account of human history and a summing-up of ideological heritage of mankind, defines the main trend of times, shows the correct path of shaping human destiny, establishes the scientific outlook on life, and clarifies the revolutionary political mode. In this way, it embodies in full the past and the future, basic principles governing the human life, and the guiding principles of all domains of the society, such as ideology, politics, military and economic affairs, culture and so on.

The treatise is composed of five systems; the origin of the Juche idea, the philosophical principle, the socio-historical principles, the guiding principles and the historic significance of the idea.

No sooner had the treatise been published than it met a great response. In less than a year since its publication, it was carried in over ten million copies of publications in more than 90 countries and was printed in book form in 144 countries.

Prominent figures of the world spoke highly of his treatise as “a new Communist Manifesto” in the 80s of the 20th century, “the original philosophy textbook that gives a definite solution for human emancipation for the first time,” and so on.

As one French professor put it: “Once Lenin praised the Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels as the song of songs about communism. And, after his device of expression, the work of His Excellency Kim Jong Il, On the Juche Idea, is the song of songs about the genuine cause of mankind, about the dignity and worth of a human being, and about the lofty ideal and infinite prosperity of mankind.”

 

Eternal banner

 

Three decades have passed since its publication. They can be said the days during which the Juche idea has fully proved its scientific accuracy and truthfulness, verified its vitality, and demonstrated its victory.

Korea has shown to the international community its reality eloquent of the greatness of the Juche idea.

In the closing years of the last century the US-led imperialist allied forces, saying about the “end of socialism” and availing themselves of the collapse of socialist systems in former USSR and other countries, directed the spearhead of their attack against Korea that was holding fast to the banner of socialism. In their offensives unprecedented in history were employed political and military pressures, economic sanctions and even attempts at undermining the socialist system.

The imperialists, however, failed to fulfill their purpose, for they were too ignorant of the fact that Korea is an independent country, doing everything as required by the Juche idea, that is, putting on top the interests of the revolution, people and the country, and solving all problems in conformity to its reality and on its own efforts. Korea is the country that holds independence as dear as life. Though it is small in territory and population, it has never wavered nor hesitated in the face of trials and challenges tremendous enough for others to be frustrated. It has defended socialism with credit and further made a leap toward a powerful and prosperous nation. The imperialists had nothing but be astounded to witness it.

The international community was greatly admired at its possession of nuclear deterrent strong enough to cope with the extreme nuclear threats of the US, and the repeated launches of artificial satellites entirely on its own. Recently Korea has perfected the Juche-oriented steelmaking system without using coking coals, held the supremacy in the CNC-based technology, erected large-size hydropower stations all across the country, and had its map redrawn by reclaiming the tidal land. Such panoramic, epoch-making events eloquently show that there is no power to beat the Workers’ Party of Korea guided only by the Juche idea and fully embodying it in all state activity, and the Korean people firmly armed with the idea.

Kim Jong Il’s work, On the Juche Idea, is a guiding principle not only the Korean people but also those aspiring after independence throughout the world should adhere to without fail. The worldwide attention to the Juche idea is increasing.

It can be an eloquent testimony to it that the world congress of Juche idea will be held in grand style in April 2012 in Pyongyang, capital city of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the motherland of the Juche idea.

 

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Long Journey for National Prosperity

Long Journey for National Prosperity


Kim Jong Il
and Kim Jong Un visit the construction site of Huichon Power Station


Kim Jong Il
and Kim Jong Un give field guidance to the February 8 Vinalon Complex


Kim Jong Il
and Kim Jong Un give field guidance to the Huichon Ryonha General Machinery Plant


Kim Jong Il
and Kim Jong Un provide field guidance to the Jangjagang Machine Tool Factory


Kim Jong Il
and Kim Jong Un provide field guidance to the Stone Work Factory


Kim Jong Il
and Kim Jong Un give field guidance to the Taedonggang Combined Fruit Processing Factory

Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un provide field guidance to the Central Tree Nursery

Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un give field guidance to the Taedonggang Pig Farm

Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un provide field guidance to the Taedonggang Net-weaving Factory

Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un give field guidance to Kwail County, South Hwanghae Province

February 7th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

Kim Jong Il: Son of Mt. Paektu

Kim Jong Il: Son of Mt. Paektu   

 

Blessing of Heaven

 

Kim Jong Il was born on Mt. Paektu, a base of the anti-Japanese armed struggle his father Kim Il Sung organized and led against the Japanese military occupation. That was February 16, 1942.

According to the analysis meteorologists made of the weather survey of 100 years in the Mt. Paektu area, the weather of that day was quite mysterious as if was a wonder of the heaven.

According to the survey, the temperature was around 40 degrees below zero and a violent snowstorm blew in mid-February every year in the area of Mt. Paektu situated in the highest region in Korea.

February 15 of that year was no exception.

However, northwest wind gradually weakened at night and became gentle at dawn the next day. And the temperature rose from 29℃ below zero to 18℃ below zero, an unprecedented warm weather.

The sun shone brightly and the air was fresh, a phenomenon rare in the area.

It looked as if the heaven was blessing the birth of Kim Jong Il.

 

42 and Mt. Paektu

 

Mt. Paektu is located at 42 North Latitude.

The figure coincides with the year 42 of the 20th century, when Kim Jong Il was born.

The mountain has too significant facts to say they are coincidental.

From time immemorial the mountain, which rises 2 750 meters with snow on its summit all the year around and is the highest mountain in Korea, has been regarded as the sacred mountain of the Korean nation. In the days when he was born, the Headquarters of the Korean revolutionary People’s Army commanded by Kim Il Sung, who was waging armed struggle to liberate Korea from the Japanese military occupation (1905-1945), was situated on the mountain.

Kim Jong Il grew up listening to the gunshots of the anti-Japanese war as a lullaby. The image of he first became acquainted with was that of his mother in military uniform, and his childhood friends were guerillas tempered in battles. For him the rugged Mt. Paektu was the garden of his native home.

A saying has it that a man resembles his native place, and Kim Jong Il resembles Mt. Paektu. The mountain, which draws people’s fascination for its majestic appearance-an enormous lake on the summit and a chain of high peaks-and mysterious natural phenomena, serves as a symbol of traits and mettle of Kim Jong Il, who possesses a far-reaching ambition, outstanding wisdom, firm courage, strong will, great magnanimity and perfect leadership.

 

Mt. Paektu Knows its Master

 

It happened when Kim Jong Il climbed on Mt. Paektu.

That day it was quite dismal. It was difficult to open eyes because of the whirling blizzard, and the raging wind suddenly drove snowdrift blocking the way.

His entourage dissuaded him, saying that it was difficult to ascend the mountain and to enjoy the fine view on Mt. Paektu even if they reached the summit on such a day.

However, he made his way in the van, saying that the anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters had traversed such paths in the past, and that this was a real expedition to Mt. Paektu.

Finally, his entourage reached the summit of the mountain.

With arms akimbo, he looked at the blinding snowstorm.

At that moment, there was a sudden thunderous sound as if the ice was breaking on Lake Chon, and the furious blizzard stopped blowing. The clouds, which were floating at the ridge, gradually moved to one side, the sun shone and a majestic snowscape was presented; the ridges of the mountain covered with snow were glimmering.

Impressed by the mystery, the entourage exclaimed. With a smile on his face, he said it seemed that Mt. Paektu knew its master.

 

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Overseas Koreans admire the dear respected Kim Jong Un

Overseas Koreans, who visited Pyongyang to show mourning for the late leader Kim Jong Il, highly spoke of the greatness of Kim Jong Un.

They were deeply impressed by his several visits of the hall where Kim Jong Il lies in state and his standing guard by the side of the bier, praising his boundless loyalty to the leader. In particular, they were deeply touched by his appearance entering the plaza of the Kumsusan Memorial Palace with hearse and making a military salute in snow, admiring his high loyalty to the late leader Kim Jong Il.

The dear respected Kim Jong Un took measure for the people who visit the outdoor mourning place in cold weather and to supply fish associated with warm love of Kim Jong Il, they highly eulogized that he was born of the people’s father.

He met Lee Hui-ho and Hyun Chung-eun who visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace to mourn over the demise of Kim Jong Il, shaking hands with them and thanking for their visit. They had an interview in south Korea and told mass media the moving story.

The south Koreans and overseas Koreans said with great emotion that he is identical to President Kim Il Sung in dignity, personality and body language.

Yoon Gil-sang, the chairman of the Federation of Koreans in the US, said he was favorably impressed through dignified and kindhearted looks of Kim Jong Un, the vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea. Yoo Tae-young, a permanent editor of the US-based internet paper Minjok Tongshin, expressed his sympathy to Kim Jong Un and had a feeling that he is a man of intimacy as well as a great and modest man.  Lee Joon-moo, the head of Woorook Symphony Orchestra, said that he is very kindhearted and would be loved by north Korean people after he met him.

Overseas Koreans who met Kim Jong Un, the vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea extolled his personality is benevolent, masculine, kindhearted and comfortable, according to south Korean internet newspaper Jaju Minbo.

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The songun-based revolutionary line is a great revolutionary line of our era and an ever-victorious banner of our revolution

KIM JONG IL

THE SONGUN-BASED REVOLUTIONARY LINE IS A GREAT REVOLUTIONARY LINE

OF OUR ERA AND AN EVER-VICTORIOUS BANNER OF OUR REVOLUTION

 

 

Talk to the Senior Officials of the Central Committee of the Workers’Party of Korea

 

January 29, Juche 92 (2003)

 

 

 

These days the Korean revolution, guided by the Party, has been making a victorious advance under the banner of Songun.

 

Thanks to the Songun-based politics pursued by our Party, the revolutionary armed forces have been incomparably strengthened, the defence line of the homeland consolidated and a great change effected in the revolution and construction.

 

By dint of Songun politics we have smashed the anti-DPRK, anti-socialist machinations of the imperialists step by step, defended the country and the revolution and exalted the dignity and prestige of socialist Korea in the eyes of the world.

 

The Songun-based politics of our Party is a politics the invincibility of which has been verified through, severe historical ordeals, and an all-powerful sword for victory in the revolution. It is an invariable conviction and will of our Party to defend and carry forward by force of arms the sacred revolutionary cause which was pioneered and has won one victory after another by force of arms. The whole Party, the entire army and all the people must wage a resolute struggle under the banner of Songun and thus build a great, prosperous and powerful socialist nation, achieve national reunification and accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche.

 

Our Party’s Songun-based revolutionary leadership, Songun-based politics, is a revolutionary mode of leadership and socialist mode of politics that gives top priority to military affairs, and defends the country, the revolution and socialism and dynamically pushes ahead with overall socialist construction by dint of the revolutionary mettle and combat capabilities of the People’s Army. The underlying aspects of Songun politics are that military affairs are of paramount importance, that the army is the hardcore and main force of the revolution, and that the army must be strengthened in every way. The essential characteristic of Songun politics is that it safeguards the security of the country and defends the revolutionary gains by developing the People’s Army into invincible revolutionary armed forces, and that it builds up the driving force of the revolution and deals with all affairs of socialist construction in a revolutionary and militant way with the People’s Army as the hard core and main force.

 

The idea and line of giving importance to force of arms and military affairs, advanced and consistently maintained by President Kim Il Sung, constitute the basis and starting point of our Party’s Songun politics.

 

The struggle of the masses of the people for the cause of independence, the cause of socialism, is accompanied by confrontation of power with imperialism and all sorts of other counterrevolutionary forces. Therefore, military affairs emerge as a matter of key importance on which hangs victory or failure in the revolution and the rise or fall of a country or a nation. A country or a nation can emerge victorious in the revolution and defend the revolution, and carve out its destiny independently only when it has its own powerful revolutionary armed forces.

 

It is the force of arms on which hinge the victory of the revolutionary cause, independence and sovereignty, and the prosperity of a country or a nation. This is the Juche-oriented principle of revolution and the law of revolution, elucidated by President Kim Il Sung and whose soundness has been verified by history.

 

President Kim Il Sung organized an armed unit first in the early period of his revolutionary activities, achieved the historic cause of national liberation by force of arms, and founded the Party and the State afterwards. In each period and at each stage of the revolution after the liberation, he always paid primary attention to military affairs and constantly strengthened the revolutionary armed forces, and thus laid a solid military guarantee for the victorious advance of the revolution and construction.

 

Our Party’s Songun politics is a powerful mode of politics of our era which was created by inheriting President Kim Il Sung’s idea and line of attaching importance to arms and military affairs in general, and by developing them in depth as required by the changing situation. By dint of Songun politics we have been defending the President’s great military thoughts and immortal exploits, further exalting them on a new and higher level, and opening a vista for the victory of the Juche revolutionary cause. The new era of Juche revolution is the Songun era and it is a new and higher stage of our revolution which is developing under the banner of Songun.

 

The Songun revolutionary line, Songun politics, is a scientific revolutionary line and mode of statesmanship that most accurately reflect the demands of the times and the revolution.

 

Our Party started pursuing Songun politics on the basis of its scientific analysis of the international circumstances of our revolution and of the rapidly changing situation.

 

Entering the 1990s, socialism collapsed in the former Soviet Union and the Eastern European countries, giving rise to a great change in the world political structure and balance of forces. Although the imperialists’ mouthpieces and opportunists claimed that a new era of “detente and peace” had arrived following the end of the Cold War,the world can never exist in peace so long as imperialism remains rampant. By taking advantage of the collapse of the global socialist system, the reactionary imperialist forces intensified their offensive against the anti-imperialist independent forces; in particular, the US imperialists, who had emerged as the only superpower in the world, were more tenacious than ever in the pursuit of their policy of aggression and war, in an attempt to realize their ambition of world supremacy, wielding the power of authority and arbitrariness in the international arena and violently encroaching upon the sovereignty of other countries.

 

The reactionary imperialist forces spearheaded their attack towards our Republic, which is advancing constantly under the banner of independence, the banner of socialism. The US imperialists and their followers pounced upon us in all directions, stepping up their moves for military aggression on an unprecedented scale to destroy our Republic by means of force on the one hand, and putting pressure to bear upon us in all spheres of politics, the economy, ideology, culture and diplomacy on the other to squeeze us dry.

 

Due to their anti-DPRK isolate-and-stifle schemes, the Korean revolution came to face the severest trials and hardships of its history; we had to bear the full brunt of the offensive of the imperialist aggressive forces, in direct confrontation with the US imperialists.

 

The showdown between us and imperialism is a confrontation of power; the anti-imperialist military front constituted the major front line, the first lifeline of our revolution, on which the destiny of the country, the nation and socialism would be decided. We had to strengthen and rely on the People’s Army by concentrating our efforts on military affairs. In this way we were able to save the destiny of the country and the nation, and lead the revolution and construction to victory. This is the reason why we say the army means the Party, the State and the people. Had we neglected military affairs and failed to strengthen the army, we might have perished already, far from conducting the revolution and construction.

 

Our anti-imperialist, anti-US struggle is the grimmest war to defend the country and a war in defence of socialism. It was only the People’s Army, the revolutionary armed forces, that could perform its mission and role as the standard-bearer of Songun politics. The Songun politics of our Party embodies the high spirit of annihilating the enemy at all costs, and the unshakable conviction and will to emerge victorious, on the part of the People’s Army. It is entirely thanks to the heroic efforts of the entire army and the whole nation in single-hearted unity with the People¡¯s Army as its core under the Party’s leadership that we could overcome the difficulties in the way of revolution and win great victories.

 

The practical experience of our revolution has proved that Songun politics, which gives precedence to military affairs and regards the revolutionary armed forces as the pivot, is the most powerful mode of politics of our era and revolution. Songun politics makes it possible to defeat any enemy no matter how formidable, tide over any hardships and trials, and guarantee the victorious advance of the revolutionary cause. The Songun revolutionary line, Songun politics, is a strategic revolutionary line and mode of politics that must be adhered to constantly so long as imperialism exists on the earth and its aggressive machinations continue.

 

The Songun politics of our Party is a unique socialist mode of politics that gives a new scientific clarification and solution to the issue of the main force of the revolution.

 

On the basis of its deep analysis of the development of the times and the changed social and class relations, our Party put forward, for the first time in the history of the revolutionary movement, the idea of precedence of the army over the working class,giving prominence to the People’s Army as the core unit and main force of the revolution. The originality of Songun politics and its invincibility lie in the fact that it gives prominence to the People’s Army as the core unit and main force.

 

The preceding revolutionary theories of Marxism viewed the working class as the main force of the revolution. Having analysed the social and class relations in the Western capitalist countries in the mid-19th century, Marx identified the working class as the most advanced and revolutionary class entrusted with the mission of liquidating the domination of capital and all sorts of exploitation, and building socialism and communism, and defined it as the leading class and, the main force of the revolution. This was the reflection of the reality of capitalist society in those times. Later, socialist revolutions emerged victorious in several countries of the world, and socialist construction got under way, with the working class as the main force. As a result, it had been recognized as an unbreakable revolutionary formula in carrying out the cause of socialism to conduct the revolutionary struggle and construction work with the working class as the core and the main force.

 

However, Marx’s theories and formulas, which had been set forth one and a half centuries before, cannot accord with the present reality. The times have advanced further, witnessing a great change in social atmosphere, class relations and the status of the working class. With the development of capitalism, especially with the rapid development of science, and technology and the arrival of the IT age, the living basis of the working class has been changed and work is being done on a more technological and intellectual basis. The ranks of the working class have been intellectualized and the working masses engaged in technical, intellectual and mental labour are quickly outnumbering manual workers. Moreover, the development of capitalism consolidates the domination of monopoly capital and adds to the prevalence of reactionary bourgeois ideology and culture, which greatly acts to control the class consciousness, awakening and revolutionary assimilation of the working class. The working class of the present times cannot be identified with the working class in the period of industrial capitalism or proletarian revolution, in the fight of either the situation of the times or the actual reality of the labour, social status and labour movement of the working class. The changed situation and the reality require a new ideology and theory, strategy and tactics with which to awaken and rally the broad sections of the masses who oppose the domination of monopoly capital and the aggression and war policy of imperialism, train hard-core elements among them and expand and strengthen the revolutionary forces.

 

The limitations of Marxist revolutionary theories were also manifested in a socialist society where the working masses, including the working class, have become the masters of the State and society. The preceding theories based on the materialistic conception of history considered that the revolution is completed once the working class seizes power and establishes socialist relations of production. For this reason, they failed to make a correct clarification of the law-governed course of socialist construction subsequent to victory in revolution; in particular, they failed to raise the issue of remoulding man, the ideological revolution, in a socialist society.

 

For the first time in history, President Kim Il Sung advanced the outstanding idea that the course of building socialism and communism is, in view of the class relations, the process of modelling the whole society on the working-class pattern and gave scientific explanations of the role of the working class, the development of class relations and the law governing the remoulding of man in a socialist society.

 

Thanks to his original theory on building socialism and under his wise leadership, the working class and other working masses have been transformed into socialist workers in our country and they all work and live basing themselves on the collectivist principle under the socialist system. Our Party has firmly equipped the masses of the people with the Juche idea and upgraded the process of transforming the whole of society on the revolutionary and working-class patterns by giving definite precedence to the remoulding of man, the ideological work, in the socialist cause. Thus it has brought about a radical change in the socio-economic lives and politico-ideological traits of our people. The Korean people are revolutionary and boundlessly faithful to the Party and the revolution since they have been educated and trained in a revolutionary way in the embrace of the socialist motherland under the guidance of the Party and the leader. These days the masses of the people, who are solidly united behind the Party and the leader with one mind and will, constitute a powerful driving force of socialist construction in our society.

 

Needless to say, class differences still remain between the working class and the cooperative farmers, and the revolutionary and working-class assimilation of intellectuals cannot be said to have been completed. The working class is as advanced a unit of our society as ever, and has a higher sense of class consciousness, collectivism and revolution than other working masses. Furthermore, it is still in charge of industry, the leading sector of the national economy; especially the workers in the key industries and munitions industry play a very important role in the revolution and construction. That is why our Party treasures the working class and always pays deep concern to further revolutionizing it and enhancing its role.

 

Applying Songun politics, our Party has given prominence to the People’s Army over the working class, prompted by a new viewpoint and attitude towards the issue of the main force of the revolution and the role of a revolutionary army in the revolution and construction.

 

The question of the main force of the revolution is one of the fundamental problems in strengthening the motive force of the revolution and in developing the revolutionary movement by enhancing its role. Which class, stratum or social collective becomes the main force of the revolution is decided by its position and role in the revolution and construction, its sense of revolution, organizational discipline, and combat capabilities.

 

The question of the main force of the revolution cannot remain invariable in any era, society or revolution, nor is it a question that can be solved only on the basis of class relations. Hence, regarding the working class as the main force of the revolution anytime and anywhere is an expression of a dogmatic viewpoint toward the preceding theories and is not correct in principle either.

 

Unfettered by any established theories or formulas, out Party strictly rejected any expression of dogmatic attitude to and revisionist distortion of the preceding theories, and strengthened the army and upgraded its role as required by the development of the situation and the revolution, thus leading the revolution and construction to victory.

 

For our Party to give prominence to the People’s Army as the main force of the revolution is essential to the accomplishment of the revolutionary cause of Juche, in view of the position and role of the People’s Army in our revolution at present and in the light of its revolutionary mettle and combat efficiency.

 

The People’s Army is the revolutionary ranks that defend the first lifeline of our revolution. It defends the Party and the revolution, the country and the people by force of arms and at the cost of life in direct confrontation with the strong imperialist enemy. On the bayonets of the People’s Army hinge peace, socialism and worthwhile and happy life of our people.

 

This is the noble mission and the heaviest yet most honourable revolutionary task of the People’s Army, for which neither the working class nor any other social group can substitute.

 

The People’s Army is the most revolutionary, militant and powerful revolutionary group in our society. No group is equal to the People’s Army in terms of the sense of revolution and organization and combat efficiency.

 

Our People’s Army is unfailingly loyal to the Party and the revolution and very strong in ideology and faith, and it is the most organized combat unit. It defends the Party and the leader and carries out the Party’s policies at all costs, and fights to the death for the cause of the Party, the cause of socialism. The men and officers of the People’s Army, who defend the country and the revolution by force of arms in the van, love their country more dearly than anyone else, are eager to defend socialism and fight uncompromisingly against imperialism and the class enemy with intense hatred. The People’s Army is a revolutionary unit that brims over with revolutionary faith, iron will and militant spirit. It is stronger than any other collective in the sense of collectivism, organization, discipline and unity.

 

The entire army is single-heartedly united behind its Supreme Commander, and moves as one under his command and directive; it arranges all of its soldiers routine life and activities as required by military rules and discipline. The collectivist principle and organization and discipline have become the lifeblood and requirements of the routine life of the People’s Army.

 

The high sense of revolution and organization of the People’s Army is reflective of the characteristics of the armed unit and the mettle unique to the revolutionary army, and constitutes a basic factor of upgrading the combat efficiency of our army and improving its politico-ideological might.

 

It is not that any army that takes part in the revolution or any socialist army acquires the traits and qualities befitting a revolutionary army and, moreover, can become the main force of the revolution. The working class or the army can become a revolutionary class or revolutionary armed forces and play an important role in the revolution only when it is awakened and organized under the leadership of a revolutionary party. Apart from the correct leadership of the party and the leader, it is impossible to train any hardcore unit of the revolution or to awaken and rally the broad sections of the masses around the revolutionary ranks.

 

Our People’s Army has grown up into genuine revolutionary armed forces, an invincible army to perform its honourable mission and duty with credit as the hardcore unit and main force of the revolution, thanks to the leadership of President Kim Il Sung and the great Workers’ Party.

President Kim Il Sung built our People’s Army into a prototype of a revolutionary army and laid eternal foundations for its development by thoroughly applying the principles and ways he had put forward for the building of Juche-type revolutionary armed forces. He built the People’s Army into an army of the Party and the leader, a genuine army of the people, and developed it as an armed unit of ideology and faith, possessed of all the politico-ideological traits required of a revolutionary army. Under his wise leadership an independent and modern munitions industry was created and so developed as to serve as the material and technical foundations for the modernization of the entire army. The imperishable exploit he performed for the building of the armed forces is the most valuable of his revolutionary achievements and it is now proving its worth as the solid foundation and priceless asset for our Party to further strengthen the People’s Army and pursue Songun politics.

 

On the basis of his great achievements in army building, our Party gave prominence to the People’s Army as the standard-bearer and main force of Songun-based revolution, and directed all its efforts to upgrading it. Through the continuous field inspections of the units of the People’s Army, our Party always went deep among the servicepersons and took care of them with love and trust. It strengthened the army through revolutionary education and training by decisively intensifying Party political work within the army and unsparingly supplied everything necessary for the army. The Party took revolutionary measures to firmly equip the People’s Army with our own unique strategy and tactics, and radically improve its military and technical preparedness as required by the characteristics of modern warfare and tense situations. Our Party’s energetic guidance has given rise to a fresh turn in the politico-ideological traits and fighting spirit of the People’s Army, making its combat efficiency and might better than ever before. Being an army of the Party and the leader and an army of the Supreme Commander, in name and in reality, our People’s Army has grown up to be revolutionary ranks of loyalists full of the spirit of defending the leadership of the revolution at all costs, and the entire army from the Supreme Commander to the rank and file has formed a harmonious whole on the basis of revolutionary comradeship. The Party’s leadership over the army has its firm place within the People’s Army, a revolutionary and military spirit prevails in the entire army, and the good traits of unity between superiors and subordinates, between officers and rank and file and between commanding officers and political officers are manifesting themselves to the full within the army.

 

The noble politico-ideological traits, revolutionary spirit and fighting mettle of the People’s Army are expressed in a concentrated way in the revolutionary soldier spirit. The revolutionary soldier spirit, which was created and has been given full play within the People’s Army under the leadership of the Party, is the lofty revolutionary spirit of our army, characterized mainly by a spirit of defending the leader at the risk of one’s life, a spirit of carrying out tasks at all costs, and a heroic self-sacrificing spirit. It is a death-defying spirit with which the soldiers of the People’s Army fight for the Party and the leader, for the country and revolution at the cost of their youth and lives; it is a revolutionary spirit of sure victory, a spirit of confronting any enemy no matter how formidable head-on and breaking through any difficulties and trials.

 

The revolutionary soldier spirit of the People’s Army is a noble revolutionary spirit symbolic and representative of the great Songun era. And it constitutes the most revolutionary and militant ideological and spiritual weapon, which makes it possible to create miracles and perform meritorious deeds in the course of the revolution and construction. In the Songun era the working class, too, can perform its class duty and mission only when it is equipped with the revolutionary soldier spirit, and all the other working people can maintain and add luster to their honour of being the masters of the State and society, their honour of being the socialist working masses, only when they learn from the revolutionary soldier spirit. When the entire army and all the people live and struggle with the revolutionary soldier spirit and fighting spirit, united single-heartedly behind the Party, there will be no enemy in the world strong enough to resist us and no fortress we cannot conquer.

 

Since our People’s Army is the creator, personifier and pioneer of the revolutionary soldier spirit representative of the times and the most powerful combat unit that defends the first lifeline of our revolution, it is the standard-bearer, hardcore unit and the main force of the Songun revolution and, has been exalting the honour to a high degree.

 

Songun politics, which gives prominence to the People’s Army as its main force, makes it possible to firmly maintain and apply to the letter the fundamental ideals and the basic principles of the revolution. Socialism is the fundamental ideal of our revolution to realize the independence of the masses of the people, and socialist society is a society which embodies the class demands and aspirations of the working class. Apart from the intrinsic desire and class principle of the working class, it is impossible to realize the independence of the masses of the people and complete the socialist cause. We are striving to build a great, prosperous and powerful socialist nation and reunify the country in the midst of a severe class struggle against the US imperialists and other enemies. The complex and grave situation of our revolution demands that the edge of class struggle be sharpened and the working-class principle, the revolutionary principle, be maintained more thoroughly in all spheres. Our Party has upheld the banner of Songun in the acute confrontation with imperialism. Our rifle is the rifle of class, the rifle of revolution, and it is the most powerful weapon for anti-imperialist class struggle. The revolutionary soldier spirit of the People’s Army is the highest expression of class consciousness and the revolutionary spirit of the working class. Today our Party is totally serious and uncompromising about its demand for adherence to the class principle, the revolutionary principle, in all spheres of the revolution and construction and for farther intensification of class education and revolutionary education among the soldiers and the people, as required by the Songun era. When our army and people are firmly equipped with a high level of class consciousness and the revolutionary soldier spirit in support of the Party’s Songun-based leadership, the socialist class position will be further cemented, and the socialist cause will be defended and, completed with victory under any circumstances.

 

The Songun politics of our Party is the most powerful and dignified politics of independence which embodies the Juche idea.

 

Independence is the life and soul of a social being, the masses of the people, a country and a nation. The man-centred Juche idea is an idea of independence, and all revolutionary struggles are ones for independence. The Juche idea correctly combines love for the masses of the people with that for the country and the nation, and the independence of the masses of the people with that of the country and the nation, and scientifically elucidates the ways for its realization. The politics that defends and realizes the independence of the masses of the people, the country and the nation on the basis of the fundamentals and principles of the Juche idea is the most revolutionary and scientific politics, and it also constitutes genuine politics of love for the country, the nation and the people.

 

Our Songun politics that relies on the invincible revolutionary armed forces is a principled and righteous politics of anti-imperialist independence and politics of love for the country, the nation and the people, the politics which reliably defends and guarantees the independent demands and interests of the masses of the people, and the sovereignty and dignity of the country and the people from infringement by the imperialist reactionaries. As self-defensive revolutionary armed forces, our People’s Army is defending by force of arms the dignity of our Party and revolution, our ideology and system and our country and people, smashing the enemy’s war provocations and safeguarding the security and peace of the country. Thanks to Songun politics we are conducting the revolution and construction fair and square in our own way and as suited to the reality of our country and the interests of our revolution, and according to our own ideology and faith, holding up the banner of independence in spite of such complicated and acute situation as today. It is because we have strong military power and an ever-victorious strategy and tactics that we are firmly maintaining the independent principles in politics, resolutely rejecting all manner of outside interference and pressure, and pushing ahead with all our endeavours boldly as we intend, unfettered by anything.

 

Thanks to Songun politics, our independence remains firmly guaranteed and our socialist motherland is demonstrating its dignity and honour, authority and might as a fortress of independence. Our Party’s Songun politics is literally a politics for the people and a politics geared to defending and ensuring the independent rights and fundamental interests of the masses of the people. For this reason, the entire people support it absolutely and uphold it with loyalty. The unfurled banner of Songun upheld by our Party has become a great national banner inspiring the consciousness of national independence, self-respect and sense of national pride and honour among the fellow countrymen in the north, south and abroad, and opening up the road to the national reunification and prosperity.

 

Our Party’s Songun idea, Songun politics, has proved its validity, superiority and great vitality, and is demonstrating them all the more with each passing day in the practice and reality of our revolution.

 

First of all, the military position of our revolution has been fortified impregnably under the Party’s Songun-based leadership.

 

The military might of the country constitutes the foremost rational power in the struggle for independence and socialism and against imperialism. If one defeats the enemy on the military front one will emerge victorious on all other fronts.

 

Our People’s Army has grown up to be invincible revolutionary armed forces, and our socialist motherland has emerged as a military power in the international arena. We have won one victory after another in the fierce political and military showdown with the imperialists, and defended the country, the revolution and socialism from all manner of aggressive machinations of the enemy.

 

The distinguished successes and achievements we have made in the military field are precisely the great victory of our Party’s Songun-based leadership, Songun politics, and clear manifestation of its validity and might. The military position of the revolution that has been cemented into an impregnable fortress, with the People’s Army as the core, thanks to our Party’s Songun-based leadership serves as a basic guarantee for the completion of the Juche revolutionary cause.

 

Our revolutionary ranks have been united more solidly than ever and the single-hearted unity of our whole society has been further strengthened in the Songun era.

 

Today the People’s Army and the people have forged a genuine comradely relationship whereby they share weal and woe on the road of Songun-based revolution under the leadership of the Party, and the whole society is brimming over with the beautiful trait of unity between the army and the people. The servicepersons are serving the people with devotion while the latter are taking loving care of the former as their own flesh and blood, assisting them with all sincerity, and devotedly learning from the revolutionary soldier spirit and fighting spirit of the People’s Army. As a result, both the servicepersons and the people share the same idea and fighting spirit. In the Songun era the People’s Army is playing a pivotal, vanguard role in all spheres of the revolution and construction, while the people are treasuring the former above all else, and displaying the trait of supporting and assisting the army, resulting in further solidity of comradely unity between the army and the people.

 

As a result of our Party’s Songun-based leadership and politics of love for the soldiers and the people, the single-hearted unity of our society has been upgraded to a single-hearted unity of the whole Party, the whole army and the whole nation based on one ideology and faith, and comradely love and obligation. Furthermore, the politico-ideological might of our revolution has been further strengthened to an incomparable degree.

 

The great viability of Songun politics has been confirmed in the process of socialist construction.

As the main force of the revolution, the People’s Army stands in the van in all spheres of socialist construction and has been performing labour feats, setting a shining example. The officers and men of the People’s Army have erected numerous monumental edifices and modern factories through their heroic struggle in full support of the Party’s idea and policies, and made breakthroughs in the difficult yet important sectors of the national economy. They were the first to overcome manifold hardships and trials and created miracles and brought about innovations in all spheres, thus inspiring the working masses throughout the country to a revolutionary upsurge.

 

Taking their cue from the revolutionary soldier spirit and the fighting spirit of the People’s Army, the working class and other working masses created the Kanggye spirit and kindled the torch of Ranam, bringing about a sweeping innovation in overall socialist construction. By dint of Songun politics relying on the People’s Army as the main force, we were able to endure the severest ¡°Arduous March¡± and the forced march, open up a road towards building a great, prosperous and powerful socialist nation and push forward with the revolution and construction in a bold and positive way despite the difficult situation. Our experience shows that if all the officials and the working people uphold the Party’s Songun-based leadership and work as the People’s Army does, it is possible to conquer the fortress of cutting-edge science and technology, build an economic power, establish an assiduous manner in the management of livelihood and a noble way of cultural and emotional life throughout society, and provide our people with affluent lives in a short period of time.

 

Our Party’s Songun politics has registered a turning-point in the cause of national reunification, furthered the international solidarity with our revolution and radically expanded the external relations of the country.

 

Songun politics, which is imbued with the principle of national independence and the spirit of love for the country and the people, our policies for national reunification based on it and our positive efforts gave rise to the historic Pyongyang summit, followed by the adoption of the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration, and the further development of inter-Korean relations of reconciliation and cooperation in several sectors. The trend of struggle against the US and other foreign forces and for independent national reunification is mounting to a crescendo on an unprecedented scale in south Korea.

 

Songun politics, which opposes imperialist aggression and war policies and defends the independence of the country and the nation, is winning broad support among public circles and the progressive peoples of the world. It gives a blow to the aggressive forces of imperialism and encouragement to the anti-imperialist independent forces in the international arena, stimulating the cause of making the whole world independent.

 

Upholding the banner of Songun under the leadership of the great Party, our army and people have traversed a glorious road of victory, pushing their way through raging storms and creating miracles in history. The Songun-based revolutionary line of our Party is a great revolutionary line of our era and an ever-victorious banner of our revolution. In the Songun-based revolution lie the building of a great, prosperous and powerful nation, national reunification and the victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche. Now that the situation is very complicated and tense at home and abroad, we must hold the banner of Songun higher. The whole Party, the entire army and all the people must advance more resolutely towards a new great victory of our revolution in support of the Party’s Songun-based leadership.

 

First of all, great efforts should be directed continually at strengthening the People’s Army. The might of Songun politics is precisely the might of the People’s Army; its superiority and might can be given full play only when the People’s Army is soundly prepared politically and ideologically, militarily and technically.

 

The Party’s leadership is the lifeblood of the People’s Army. Our People’s Army should be strengthened as the first defender of the Party, as the revolutionary armed unit that fights to the death in support of the Party¡¯s idea and leadership, so that it can inherit and add luster to its glorious history and tradition as the army of the Party and the leader. The more complex and tenser the situation is, the more efforts should be made to intensify politico-ideological education and military training within the People’s Army so that all the servicepersons trust and follow only our Party under any circumstances and conditions, heighten their revolutionary vigilance and maintain their preparedness. The People’s Army should be fully ready to mercilessly annihilate the imperialist aggressors whenever and wherever they attack.

 

The politico-ideological and military positions of our .revolution must be fortified rock-solid by firming up single-hearted unity of the army and the people. There is nothing to fear or impossible to do when the army and the people fight with single-hearted unity under the Party¡¯s leadership. The tradition of army-people unity-both treasuring and loving each other and sharing weal and woe-should be given farther play in the Songun era.

 

It is important to establish a sound habit, of attaching importance to military affairs throughout society.

 

The work of consolidating the defence capabilities of the country is an undertaking shared by the entire Party, the whole country and all the people. Our officials and working masses must organize and conduct all work on the principle of giving precedence to military affairs, and make energetic efforts to build up the military might of the country, in addition, the paramilitary forces must be strengthened and the whole country turned into a solid fortress.

 

It is imperative to expedite overall economic construction while giving precedence to the defence industry, as required by the Songun era, so as to support the Party’s Songun politics both materially and technologically, and radically improve the people’s living standards in a short period of time.

 

All the officials and working people must cherish the validity and invincibility of the Party’s Songun idea, Songun politics, as their unshakable faith, work and live as required by it at all times and strive to make the whole society overflow with such revolutionary mettle and militant spirit as can be found only in the People’s Army.

 

Our People’s Army and people have burnished the new era of the Juche revolution as a great Songun era under the leadership of the Party. We will victoriously advance the revolutionary cause of Juche and bring it to completion under the banner of Songun.

 

All the officials, Party members and other working people must become ardent followers of the Songun idea and staunch defenders and implementers of Songun politics, and loyally uphold our Party’s Songun-based revolutionary leadership.

February 1st, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

“Glorify this year 2012 as a year of proud victory, a year when an era of prosperity is unfolding, true to the instructions of the great General Kim Jong Il”.

“Glorify this year 2012 as a year of proud victory, a year when an era of prosperity is unfolding, true to the instructions of the great General Kim Jong Il“.

(Joint New Year Editorial of Rodong Sinmun, Joson Inmingun and Chongnyon Jonwi, leading newspapers of the DPRK)

We must thoroughly carry out the instructions of President Kim Il Sung, eternal sun of the nation, and the respected leader Kim Jong Il on national reunification.

The reunification of the country was the lifelong desire of the great persons of Mt. Paektu and the greatest national task assigned to our generation. General Kim Jong Il opened up a broad avenue for accomplishing Kim Il Sung‘s cause of national reunification by devoting his whole life. Today, the dear respected Kim Jong Un, another peerless patriot, stands in the van of the effort to carry out the cause of national reunification under the banners of the immortal three charters for national reunification and the north-south joint declarations. As solid foundations have been laid for national reunification and the whole of 70 million Korean people are burning with patriotic zeal, the long-cherished desire of the nation will be materialized without fail before long.

Last year, proceeding from a patriotic intention to open a new phase for reunification and prosperity, we proposed wide-ranging talks and negotiations to the south Korean authorities, and made consistent efforts to realize them. However, running against the trend of the times and the public sentiments, the conservative ruling forces in south Korea responded by further intensifying worship of other countries, including the United States, confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north and war maneuvers against the north. The acts contrary to morality and against the nation committed by the group of traitors in south Korea neglecting the greatest national sorrow and hindering in every possible way the offering of condolence triggered soaring indignation and denunciation on the part of all compatriots. The ruling forces have become an object of people’s stern trial.

The developments of last year reaffirmed the truth of history that our nation’s will for independent reunification, peace and prosperity can be broken by no force and the anti-reunification forces will surely be defeated.

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the publication of the October 4 Declaration, the action program of the June 15 Joint Declaration.

In this meaningful year we must bring about a decisive turn in accomplishing the cause of national reunification as we hold high the slogan “Let all the compatriots open the gates of national reunification full of fresh confidence!”

The stand of national independence and putting the nation above anything else should be maintained in a thoroughgoing way.

Solving the problems of inter-Korean relations by rejecting aggressive foreign forces and pooling the efforts of our nation itself is the demand of the June 15 reunification era. All the fellow countrymen in the north, south and abroad should open a broad vista for national reunification with the conviction that our nation should be of the first and foremost consideration and that they will have nothing they cannot do if they maintain the thoroughgoing stand of national independence. Marking the fifth anniversary of the publication of the October 4 Declaration, the atmosphere of supporting the north-south declarations and the will to implement them should prevail across the whole of the national territory. The south Korean people should wage a fierce mass struggle aimed at resolutely frustrating the schemes to sell the interests of the nation in collaboration with the foreign forces.

National reconciliation and unity is the precondition and guarantee for national reunification.

The common interests of the nation should be given top priority, and everything should be subordinated to them. Confrontation between fellow countrymen that is driving the inter-Korean relations towards catastrophe should be strongly opposed and rejected. Acts against reunification, acts that disgrace the dignity of the north and foster distrust and antagonism between the north and the south, cannot be tolerated in the slightest. All the fellow countrymen should wage a nationwide struggle to frustrate the anti-reunification policy hostile to compatriots pursued by the group of traitors, hindering national reconciliation and unity and escalating confrontation.

The prevailing situation urgently demands that the war moves of the bellicose forces at home and abroad be checked and frustrated.

The entire nation, under the unfurled banner of anti-war and peace, should smash every move of reckless military provocation, arms buildup and war exercises against the north. Constant vigilance against the danger of military collaboration of the bellicose forces within the country and without should be maintained, and the US aggressor forces, the main obstacle to peace in the Korean peninsula, should be pulled out from south Korea.

Today’s struggle to implement the instructions of Kim Jong Il on national reunification is a patriotic one related with the destiny of the nation in the new century of the Juche era. All the Korean people in the north, south and abroad should unite closely under the banners of the June 15 Joint Declaration and the October 4 Declaration and give further spurs to the reunification movement. By doing so, this year they should make a breakthrough for independent reunification.

 

January 7th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

Kim Jong Il is alive in the hearts of the world progressives

Kim Jong Il is alive in the hearts of the world progressives

The world progressives are overwhelmed with profound grief over the sudden death of Kim Jong Il, the peerlessly great man.

Kim Jong Il, who had conducted tireless activities for the prosperity of the DPRK, a stronghold of global socialism, eternal happiness of the Korean people and independence, justice and peace of the world, breathed his last on the running train for a great mental and physical strain caused by his uninterrupted field guidance tour for the building of a thriving nation.

The sudden demise of Kim Jong Il, the sun of the cause of making the world independent and socialism, destiny of the Korean nation and lodestar of Korea’s reunification, is the greatest loss to the Korean revolution and the biggest sorrow of the Korean people and the world progressive people.

The whole life of Kim Jong Il was that of the great leader who devoted his heart and soul to realize the idea and cause of President Kim Il Sung.

His whole life was the heroic course of great guardian and illustrious commander of Songun, who defended dignity and the supreme interests of socialist Korea and the nation on the strength of arms, laid down a solid foundation for prosperity of the generation to come.

He was the great leader of Songun revolution and ever victorious iron-willed commander, who had strengthened the Korean People’s Army into an invincible revolutionary armed forces of Mt. Paektu by administering the unique Songun politics in the 1990s. He neutralized sanctions, pressure and war maneuvers of the imperialist allied forces by making the DPRK as a powerful nuclear have no enemy, however, formidable, dares challenge.

He underwent all sorts of difficulties for the prosperity of the country and people’s wellbeing that no great men in the world had ever experienced. In consequence, the DPRK is at hand to open the gate of a socialist thriving nation.

He rendered imperishable achievements for inter-Korean reconciliation, unity and reunification, thus opened the June 15 era of reunification.

The Korean nation will surely achieve his desire of Korea’s reunification in unity.

Kim Jong Il made great contributions to the independence cause of mankind and the cause for accomplishing socialism.

He was praised and respected by the world progressives as a peerlessly political veteran, the sun of the 21st century and defender of the socialist cause. It was an eruption of boundless admiration of the world people for Kim Jong Il who set a good example in building socialism and leading the independence cause of humankind in the whole course of leadership, holding higher the banner against imperialism.

It is conspicuous feats of Kim Jong Il who put the global socialist movement that underwent turns and twists on a new track of development. He led the political current of the 21st century with his unrivalled political ability and appealing personality.

He made sure that the cause of Juche revolution and Songun revolution started from Mt. Paektu to be carried out generation after generation.

It is the greatest fortune for the Korean people and the world progressives to have respected General Kim Jong Un, great successor to the Juche revolutionary cause and outstanding leader of the Party, army and people in the van of the Juche and Songun revolution.

The respected General Kim Jong Un is another great man, who is identical to idea, leadership and personality of Kim Jong Il, produced by Korea

Although Kim Jong Il’s heart stopped beating, his noble and august name and benevolent image will always be remembered by progressive humankind.

 

December 29th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off