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Kim Jong Un(KJU), first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, made his address on the New Year, Juche 105...(source: KCNA/Rodong Shinmun, 1.01)
Here the full text of KJU's 'New Year address':
Filled with the dignity and self-respect of being victors, who have set up a shining milestone in the history of the glorious Workers' Party of Korea and our country, we are greeting the New Year 2016.
In reflection of the fervent loyalty of all the people and service personnel, I extend the noblest respect and New Year greetings to the great Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the symbol of socialist Korea and the sun of Juche.
My New Year greetings also go to all the service personnel and people, who are working devotedly for the prosperity of their socialist country with a firm determination to follow the road of Juche to the end together with the Party, and I wish that all the families will be filled with harmonious feelings and the happy laughter of our dear children resound more loudly.
Seeing in the New Year, I extend greetings to our compatriots in the south and abroad who are struggling to achieve national reunification, the cherished desire of the nation, and to the progressive peoples and our friends in the world who aspire after independence, justice and peace.
The year 2015 was a year of gigantic struggle, which is adorned with meaningful events and eye-opening successes, a year of victory and glory, in which socialist Korea fully demonstrated its prestige and might.
Last year we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea as a proud and significant revolutionary event of the great Paektusan nation.
Having turned out as one in hearty response to the Party's call, the service personnel and people waged a heroic struggle in the revolutionary spirit of Paektu and through bold army-people cooperation, thus bringing about proud labour results dedicated to the motherly Party.
The Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station, Chongchongang Power Station in Tiers, Sci-Tech Complex, Mirae Scientists Street, Jangchon Vegetable Cooperative Farm and many other structures of lasting significance and beautiful socialist villages that embody the Party's ideas and policies sprang up, showing the mettle of the country which is advancing by leaps and bounds reducing ten years to one.
Our working class, scientists and technicians, true to the instructions of the great leaders, made a big stride in making the metallurgical industry Juche-based, built model, standard factories of the era of the knowledge-driven economy in various parts of the country and put production lines on a modern and IT footing, thus opening a new road of advance for developing the overall economy and improving the people's standard of living. The flames of the campaign to implement the Party's ideas and defend its policies have unfolded a proud reality of our indigenous plane flying in the sky and our indigenous subway train running under the ground, and rich fish and fruit harvests were gathered, their socialist flavour bringing pleasure to the people. Our sportspeople including the trustworthy women's soccer players exalted the honour of their motherland and further encouraged the militant spirit of our service personnel and people by winning gold medals in international competitions.
Through the large-scale events held to celebrate the Party's 70th anniversary drawing the attention of the world, we demonstrated far and wide the might of the single-hearted unity of all the service personnel and people around the Party and the bright future of Juche Korea.
The moving scenes unfolded on the October celebration square shook the world with power greater than that of explosion of an atomic bomb or that of the launching of an earth satellite, and clearly showed that nothing can check the dynamic advance of our Party, service personnel and people that are fighting with the single-hearted unity and arms as their ever-victorious weapons.
Last year our service personnel and people warded off the danger of war facing their country and nation and safeguarded the dignity of the Republic and world peace with honour.
That we neutralized the hair-trigger situation teetering on the brink of armed conflict owing to the grave political and military provocations by the hostile forces and defended the dignity and security of our motherland from possible calamities is a brilliant victory born of the Herculean might of the great army-people unity and of the powerful Paektusan revolutionary army.
What makes us look back upon last year with greater delight is that our young vanguard who are reliably carrying forward the lineage of the Juche revolution and faith demonstrated the might of the youth power without parallel in the world by means of their loyalty to the Party and heroic struggle.
Educated and trained in the embrace of the great leaders and the Party, our young people rushed ahead along the course of the Korean revolution set by the Party, creating the charging spirit and culture of young people of the Songun era and performing laudable deeds that touched people's heartstrings. The millions of young people, fully equipped with the revolutionary ideology of the great leaders and firmly rallied behind the Party, have grown strong in ideas and faith, to become successors to the cause of the Juche revolution. This is the greatest dignity, pride and success for us.
All the victories and successes achieved last year are a fruition born of the heroic struggle of our people, who turned out in the general offensive for their country's prosperity with the spirit and mettle of Paektu, and a crystallization of the invaluable blood and sweat the service personnel and people dedicated to the country and the revolution.
Spending last year seething with creation and filled with miraculous achievements together with the service personnel and people, who were burning their hearts with patriotism and loyalty, our Party witnessed with a warm feeling their beautiful spiritual world and strenuous struggle and gained greater strength and courage from their trust-filled look and sincere opinions.
As there are the Party's sagacious leadership, the invincible army and the great people that absolutely support the Party and defend it unto death, we have no difficulties to be afraid of and can accomplish any great cause without fail-this is the proud conclusion of last year's struggle.
I extend warm thanks to all the members of the Workers' Party of Korea, service personnel and people who glorified last year with heroic struggle and feats in devoted support of the cause of the Party cherishing ardent loyalty to it and faith in sure victory.
This year is a significant year when the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea is to be held.
The congress will proudly review the successes our Party has achieved in the revolution and construction under the wise guidance of the great leaders, and unfold an ambitious blueprint for hastening final victory for our revolution.
We should celebrate the Seventh Party Congress as a glorious meeting of victors as it will constitute a historic landmark in carrying out the cause of the Juche revolution.
"Let us usher in a golden age in building a thriving nation in this year when the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea is to be held!"-this is the militant slogan our Party and people should uphold as they advance.
All Party members, service personnel and other people should turn out as one with ardent loyalty to the Party and extraordinary patriotic zeal, and demonstrate the spirit and mettle of Korea that is rushing forward towards final victory racing against time.
We should concentrate all our efforts on building an economic giant to bring about a fresh turn in developing the country's economy and improving the people's standard of living.
In order to achieve breakthroughs for a turning point in building an economic giant the electric-power, coal-mining and metallurgical industries and the rail transport sector should advance dynamically in the vanguard of the general offensive.
The problem of electricity should be resolved as an undertaking involving the whole Party and the whole state. The existing power stations should be kept in a good state of maintenance, bolstered up and run at full capacity to ensure maximum output of electric power. The construction of the Tanchon Power Station and other projects for boosting the country's power-generating capacity should be promoted along with the efforts to ease the strain on electricity supply by making proactive use of natural energy. All sectors and all units should wage a vigorous campaign to economize on electricity and make effective use of it. The sector of coal-mining industry should raise the fierce flames of an upsurge in production to ensure enough supply of coal for the thermal power stations and several sectors of the national economy.
The state should take thoroughgoing measures to make certain that the sector of metallurgical industry receives adequate material supplies and the metallurgical factories, such as the Kim Chaek and Hwanghae iron and steel complexes, expand the successes achieved in making their production Juche-based and modern. By doing so it can increase the output of iron and steel. The rail transport sector should establish rigid discipline and increase effectiveness in organizing and controlling transport services to ensure regular operation of trains, and step up the modernization of railways.
Our Party maintains the improvement of the people's living conditions as the most important of the numerous state affairs.
The crop farming, animal husbandry and fishing sectors should make innovations to effect a radical change in improving the people's standard of living. The agricultural sector should actively adopt superior strains and scientific farming methods, speed up the comprehensive mechanization of the rural economy and take strict measures for each farming process, so as to carry out the cereals production plan without fail. The animal husbandry and fishing sectors, which are waging an all-out struggle in response to the Party's call, should ramp up production as soon as possible and see to it that the fish farms, vegetable greenhouses and mushroom production bases built across the country pay off. Thus they can contribute to enriching the people's diet.
The light industry sector should put its factories and enterprises on a highly modern footing, provide them with plenty of raw and other materials to keep their production going full steam and increase the number of world-famous products and commodities with a competitive edge.
Construction is a yardstick and visual evidence for the strength of a country and the quality of its civilization; it constitutes a worthwhile, important undertaking for embodying our Party's people-oriented policies. The construction sector should launch a general offensive to implement the Party's construction policy and grand plan. By doing so, it should build important production facilities, educational and cultural institutions and dwelling houses on the highest possible level and at the fastest possible speed, so that they serve as standards and models of the times. In this way it can make sure that the great heyday of construction continues without letup.
All the sectors of the national economy should set ambitious goals and maintain regular production by tapping every possible internal reserve and potentiality. They should also take it as an important policy-oriented requirement to improve product quality, ensure domestic production of equipment and rely on locally available raw and other materials, and make strenuous efforts to this end.
The whole Party, the entire army and all the people should buckle down to the campaign to restore the forests of the country.
The urban and rural areas, workplaces and villages should be kept spick and span, and positive measures should be taken to conserve the resources of the country and prevent air, river and sea pollution.
Our Party is steadfast in its determination and will to solidify the foundations of a thriving country by dint of science and technology and, with them as the engine, achieve national prosperity. The scientific research sector should give priority to resolving the scientific and technological problems that arise in consolidating the might of the Juche-based industry, the socialist independent economy, and improving the people's standard of living, and strive to push back the frontiers of science and technology. Factories, enterprises and cooperative farms should build science and technology diffusion rooms in a splendid fashion and put their operation on a regular basis, so as to ensure that all the working people learn modern science and technology. It is also necessary to establish a social climate of resolving the problems arising in reality on the strength of science and technology.
The Cabinet and other state and economic organs should decisively improve their economic planning and guidance. Leading economic officials should fully equip themselves with Party policy, work out plans of the economic work in an innovative way and give a strong push to it on the principle of developing all the sectors at an exponential speed by relying on the inexhaustible creative strength of the working people and by dint of modern science and technology. They should accurately identify the main link in the whole chain of economic development and concentrate efforts on it while revitalizing the overall economy, especially when the conditions are not favourable and many difficulties arise. They should be proactive in organizing and launching the work of establishing on a full scale our style of economic management method which embodies the Juche idea, thus giving full play to its advantages and vitality.
The political and military might of our Republic should be strengthened in every way.
It is necessary to cement the politico-ideological position of socialism rock-solid.
We should regard ideology as the driving force of the revolution and focus on the five-point education so as to train all the service personnel and people to be strong in ideas, to etch in their hearts the revolutionary spirit of Paektu, the spirit of the blizzards of Paektu, and encourage them to give free rein to their indomitable mental strength in the struggle to carry out the instructions of the great leaders and safeguard the Party's policies. Political work and frontline-style information and motivational work should be vigorously conducted to ensure that the whole country seethes with an atmosphere of heightened political enthusiasm in the lead-up to the Seventh Party Congress.
Single-hearted unity is the great foundation and ever-victorious weapon for the Juche revolution. All the officials, Party members and other working people should connect their burning hearts with the garden of the offices of the Party Central Committee and share the Party's ideas, breathe the same breath as it and keep pace with it in order to travel one road forever following the Party. Party organizations and state organs should give absolute priority to the demands and interests of the people by thoroughly applying the politics of prioritizing, respecting and loving them, and take responsible care of their political integrity and material and cultural life to the end. Party organizations should take hold of public sentiments, rally the broad sections of the masses closely around the Party, and launch an intensive struggle among officials against all practices of abuse of power, bureaucratism and corruption that gnaw at and undermine our single-hearted unity.
The country's defence capability should be built up.
In this year, which marks the 20th anniversary of the movement of winning the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment initiated by General Kim Jong Il, the People's Army should further develop itself into a revolutionary army of the Party in which the Party's unified command system is thoroughly established, into a steadfast army of the Party that keeps the revolutionary faith to the death, and effect a turnaround in implementing the Party's four-point line of building up the army to be formidable. By keeping it as the seed to conduct training in a real-war atmosphere and put it on a scientific and modern footing, the army should raise the fierce flames of training so that all the service personnel are prepared to be elite soldiers of modern warfare and stout fighters who are equipped with the military strategies and tactics of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the heroic fighting spirit and flawless abilities to fight an actual war. It should become a standard-bearer and shock force of the times to make breakthroughs as intended by the Party on the major fronts where a thriving country is being built, and look for more tasks that are for the good of the people.
Officers and men of the Korean People's Internal Security Forces should smash in embryo the manoeuvrings of the class enemy and hostile elements to harm the leadership of the revolution, our socialist system and our people's lives and property, and members of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards and the Young Red Guards should intensify combat and political training and fully prepare themselves to defend their villages.
The munitions industry sector should develop defence science and technology, put the defence industry on a highly Juche-oriented, modern and scientific footing, and give full play to the revolutionary spirit of Kunja-ri, so as to develop and produce a greater number of various means of military strike of our own style that are capable of overwhelming the enemy.
We should ensure that our people enjoy the highest quality of civilization on the highest level.
By raising the flames of radical improvement in education in the new century, we should renovate the conditions and environment for education and improve its quality decisively, thereby bringing up talented personnel who are knowledgeable, morally sound and physically strong. We should improve medical treatment and preventive work as required by the socialist public health system in order to protect the people's life and promote their health.
We should make sports mass-based and part of daily concern to ensure that the whole country is astir with enthusiasm for sports, and radically develop the specialized sporting techniques to create new miracles of heroic Korea in international games. The sector of art and literature should brace itself to produce a larger number of contemporary masterpieces which make all the service personnel and people burn their hearts with enthusiasm for the revolution and for struggle.
We should launch a strong drive to establish discipline with regard to moral ethics so as to ensure that a sound and civilized way of life prevails throughout the country.
All the officials and working people should turn out as one in the struggle to usher in a golden age in building a thriving nation in this year when the Seventh Party Congress is to be held.
It is the tradition of struggle and temperament of our people to turn out with a single mind and will and continuously work miracles like moving mountains and filling up seas if it is the Party's call.
The heroic working class of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, as befits the core unit of the Juche revolution and the eldest son of the country, should support the Party's ideas and cause in the vanguard and advance holding up the torch of a new great revolutionary upsurge in building an economic giant. Agricultural workers, with the sense of responsibility that they are in the trench on the first line of the forward echelon of the campaign to defend socialism, should strive to bring about a turn in agricultural production. Intellectuals should promote the building of a thriving country by means of brilliant scientific and technological successes as required by the era of the knowledge-based economy, and become pacesetters and standard-bearers in opening the efflorescence of civilization of the age of the Workers' Party.
Our Party pins a great hope on the role of young people in today's general advance. Young people, cherishing the trust of the Party that has given prominence to them as masters of the youth power, should train themselves further to be dependable pillars of the country and become artists of miracles and heroes on all the sites where a thriving nation is being built.
Officials should immerse themselves in the reality to inspire the masses and conduct every undertaking in a revolutionary and scientific way. They should also become true servants of the people and competent leading personnel of the revolution who make selfless, devoted efforts for the good of the people with the ennobling view of life that they have nothing more to wish for even though their bodies may be scattered like the grains of sand on the road for the good of the people.
In all fields of social life we should sustain the original features and great appearances of our society which is advancing on the strength of helping and leading one another forward and through a concerted effort. Our target is a Juche-oriented socialist power, and the might of socialism is none other than the might of collectivism. All sectors and all units should attach primary importance to the interests of the state, the Party and the revolution, introduce the successes and experiences gained by the leading units and make leaps and bounds in the flames of collectivist competition.
The principle of giving priority to self-development should be maintained in building a thriving socialist country. Worship of big countries and dependence on foreign forces is the road to national ruin; self-development alone is the road to sustaining the dignity of our country and our nation and to paving a broad avenue for the revolution and construction. With affection, trust, dignity and pride in everything of our own, we should achieve the great cause of building a thriving nation and realize the people's beautiful dreams and ideals without fail by our own efforts, technology and resources.
National reunification is the most pressing and vital task facing the nation.
Last year, greeting the 70th anniversary of national liberation, we appealed to all the compatriots to pool their efforts to open up a broad avenue to independent reunification, and strived for its realization. However, the anti-reunification forces that are not desirous of national reunification and improved inter-Korean relations ran amuck to realize their schemes for a war and even created a touch-and-go situation short of crossfire, causing grave apprehension at home and abroad. The south Korean authorities publicly sought to realize their goal of "regime change" in our country and unilateral "unification of systems" against the trend of inter-Korean dialogue and detente, and fanned distrust and confrontation between the north and the south.
This year we should hold up the slogan "Let us frustrate the challenges by the anti-reunification forces within and without and usher in a new era of independent reunification!" and press on with the national reunification movement more vigorously.
We should reject foreign intervention and resolve the issues of inter-Korean relations and national reunification independently in keeping with the aspirations and demands of the nation.
It is none other than the outside forces that divided our nation, and it is also none other than the United States and its followers that obstruct the reunification of our country. Notwithstanding this, the south Korean authorities are clinging to a smear campaign against the fellow countrymen in collusion with the outside forces while touring foreign countries to ask for the solution of the internal issue of our nation, the issue of its reunification. This is a betrayal of the country and nation that leaves the destiny of the nation at the mercy of the outside forces and sells out its interests.
The issues of inter-Korean relations and national reunification should, to all intents and purposes, be resolved by the efforts of our nation in conformity with its independent will and demands, true to the principle of By Our Nation Itself. No one will or can bring our nation reunification.
The whole nation should struggle resolutely against the sycophantic and treacherous manoeuvres of the anti-reunification forces to cooperate with the outside forces. The south Korean authorities should discontinue such a humiliating act as going on a tour of foreign countries touting for cooperation in resolving the internal issues of the nation.
It is fundamental to realizing the country's reunification to prevent the danger of war and safeguard peace and security in the Korean peninsula.
Today the peninsula has become the hottest spot in the world and a hotbed of nuclear war owing to the U.S. aggressive strategy for the domination of Asia and its reckless moves for a war against the DPRK. The U.S. and south Korean war maniacs are conducting large-scale military exercises aimed at a nuclear war against the DPRK one after another every year; this is precipitating a critical situation in the Korean peninsula and throwing serious obstacles in the way of improving inter-Korean relations. Last year's August emergency showed that even a trifling, incidental conflict between the north and the south may spark a war and escalate into an all-out war.
The U.S. and south Korean authorities must discontinue their extremely dangerous aggressive war exercises and suspend acts of military provocation that aggravates tension in the Korean peninsula.
It is our consistent stand to strive with patience for peace in the peninsula and security in the region. However, if aggressors dare to provoke us, though to a slight degree, we will never tolerate it but respond resolutely with a merciless sacred war of justice, a great war for national reunification.
We should value such agreements common to the nation as the three principles for national reunification and declarations between the north and the south, and in conformity with them, open up an avenue to improved bilateral relations.
These principles and declarations constitute the great reunification programme common to the nation, and all fellow countrymen wish that they are implemented as soon as possible and a radical phase opened up in reunifying the country.
If they are sincere about improving inter-Korean relations and reunifying the country peacefully, the south Korean authorities must not seek pointless confrontation of systems, but make it clear that they intend to respect and implement with sincerity the three principles for national reunification, June 15 Joint Declaration and October 4 Declaration, which crystallize the general will of the nation and whose validity has been proved in practice. They should cherish the spirit of the agreement signed last year at the inter-Korean high-level emergency contact, and desist from any act that will lead to a breach of the agreement and mar the atmosphere of dialogue. In the future, too, we will make strenuous efforts to develop inter-Korean talks and improve bilateral relations. We will also have an open-minded discussion on the reunification issue, one of the national issues, with anyone who is truly desirous of national reconciliation and unity, peace and reunification.
All the Korean people in the north, in the south and abroad will smash all challenges and obstructive moves by the anti-reunification forces in and out of the country and build a dignified and prosperous reunified Korea on this land without fail under the banner of By Our Nation Itself.
The United States has persisted in ignoring our just demand for replacing the Armistice Agreement with a peace pact to remove the danger of war, ease tension and create a peaceful environment in the Korean peninsula. Instead, it has clung to its anachronistic policy hostile towards the DPRK, escalating the tension and egging its vassal forces on to stage a "human rights" racket against the country. However, no plots and schemes of the enemy could break the indomitable will of our service personnel and people to firmly defend and add brilliance to our style of people-centred socialism, the base of their happy life.
The challenges by the hostile forces remain uninterrupted and the situation is as tense as ever, but we will invariably advance along the road of independence, Songun and socialism under the unfurled red flag of the revolution, and make all responsible efforts to safeguard peace and security in the Korean peninsula and the rest of the world.
Our Party and the government of our Republic will further strengthen solidarity with the peoples of the world who are opposed to aggression and war, domination and subordination, and develop relations of friendship and cooperation with all the countries that respect our national sovereignty and are friendly to us.
The cause of Juche-oriented socialism is ever-victorious, and only victory and glory is in store for us who are advancing under the leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea.
Let us all strive for the final victory of the revolution full of confidence in victory and optimism.
Greeting the hope-filled New Year, I wish the people across the country good health and happiness.
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Yesterday's Yonhap News Agency reported the following: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un instructed the communist country to bolster its nuclear arsenal and war preparations in a special essay to mark an upcoming national anniversary, according to the country's state-controlled media Tuesday.
The Rodong Sinmun, the mouthpiece daily for the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), carried the piece in honor of the 70th anniversary of the party's founding on Oct. 10. The headline read "The Laborious Work of Kim Jong-un: The feat of the party of great comrades Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il is victory and invincibility."
North Korea "should produce more powerful cutting-edge arms of our kind and tirelessly strengthen self-defense nuclear deterrence while rigorously making war-fighting preparations involving the entire population," it said.
The defense power is the dignity and the sovereignty of North Korea as well as a guarantee for victory, Kim stressed.
The thesis also highlighted the importance of firming up internal unity and socialism, calling for a "thorough consolidation of the monolithic leadership."
The reunification of two Koreas is yet the biggest task for the party, Kim said, stressing it should be achieved without any interference from foreign countries.
Here's the original (counter-revolutionary/Nazi-like)piece(of sh*t), published in yesterday's Rodong Sinmun...
Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, published his work "The Cause of the Great Party of Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il Is Ever-Victorious" on October 4, Juche 104 (2015) on the occasion of the 70th founding anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
The following is its full text:
The members of the Worker's Party of Korea and other people are celebrating in a meaningful way the 70th anniversary of the founding of the WPK as the most auspicious, revolutionary holiday.
The WPK founded by the great Comrade Kim Il Sung is the glorious party of Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, which has developed into an invincible revolutionary party and led the revolution and construction along the road filled with victory under their outstanding and seasoned leadership.
The cause of the WPK is a sacred historic cause for fully realizing the independence of the masses of the people, the cause of the Juche revolution.
The 70-year history of the WPK is a history full of proud victories, which has demonstrated the justness and invincibility of the cause of the party of Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
Amid the historic struggle to accomplish the cause of the Juche revolution in this long period after its founding, it has developed into a revolutionary party of Juche, into the great party of Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, and wonderfully performed its role as the organization that guides our people to all victories.
Success in the revolution and construction depends on how a party, the General Staff of the revolution, is built and on how its leadership role is enhanced.
Thanks to the ideas of Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on building a party of a Juche type and to their wise leadership, the WPK has been built and developed into a party of the leader, a revolutionary party of the Juche type, in which the unitary character and inheritance of the leader's ideology and leadership are definitely ensured.
A revolutionary party is, in its essence, the party of its leader that carries out his ideology and cause, and the main thing in its building is to ensure the unitary character and inheritance of his ideology and leadership.
What is important in ensuring the unitary character of his ideology and leadership is to model the entire party on the leader's revolutionary ideology, achieve its unity and cohesion centred on the leader and ensure that the entire party moves as one under the leader's unitary leadership.
Guided solely by the revolutionary ideology of the great Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the WPK has conducted its building and activities as required only by Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, thus developing itself into a powerful body, ideologically pure and organizationally integrated, with the leader as its one and only centre.
Achieving unity centred on the leader presented itself as an increasingly grave task for the WPK from the first day of its founding owing to the complicated and arduous character of the Korean revolution. It achieved its unity by overcoming factionalism and opportunistic ideological trends of all hues, which had done tremendous harm to the unity of the revolutionary ranks historically, and intensified the struggle to achieve the single-hearted unity of the revolutionary ranks centred on the leader.
It established a system whereby the problems arising in its building and activities were resolved according to the unitary conclusion by the leader and a revolutionary climate in which its organizations and members carried out without an inch of deflection the lines and policies put forward by the leader.
That the great Comrade Kim Jong Il advanced the line of modelling the entire WPK on Kimilsungism and ensured that the work of establishing its monolithic ideological system was intensified constituted an occasion for a radical turn in ensuring the unitary character of the leader's ideology and leadership. Development of the WPK into the party of the leader, into the party of Comrade Kim Il Sung, both in name and in reality is a great exploit performed by Comrade Kim Jong Il.
The WPK solved the problem of inheriting the leader's ideology and leadership in a correct way, so that the unitary character of the leader's ideology and leadership could be inherited from generation to generation.
Inheriting the leader's ideology and leadership is a serious problem that has a bearing on the destiny of a party and revolution; it is also a fundamental problem in building a revolutionary party.
History has taught a bitter lesson that a party, even though it has advanced the revolution successfully under the correct leadership of its leader, becomes degenerate and in the end leads the revolution to frustration if it fails to inherit his ideology and leadership correctly.
Looking to the distant future with far-sighted acumen, Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il laid organizational and ideological foundations and established the leadership system of the leader who would inherit the cause of the revolution, thus ensuring that the leader's ideology and leadership were inherited brilliantly down through generations.
That it has been led by outstanding leaders generation after generation and ensured the unitary character and inheritance of their ideology and leadership has been the basic factor in the militant might and invincibility of the WPK.
As it definitely inherited the unitary character of the leaders' ideology and leadership generation after generation, the WPK, even in the whirlwind of ideological degeneration and frustration of the ruling parties in socialist countries, was able to maintain invariably its revolutionary features as the party of Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and provide effective leadership over the revolution and construction, thus effecting gigantic social changes.
The WPK has been built into an invincible revolutionary party that serves the people and has formed an integral whole with them.
The leader, the party and the masses form a community in which they share their destiny in implementing the cause of independence of the masses. Just as the masses cannot carve out their destiny independently if they are separated from the leadership of the party and the leader, so the party cannot become a powerful political organization nor satisfactorily perform its role as a political guide if it is separated from the masses.
Comrade Kim Il Sung ensured that the WPK was built as a mass-based party with workers, farmers and intellectuals as its component elements, oriented all its activities to defending and realizing the demands and interests of the masses, and thus struck its roots deep among them and formed an integral whole with them.
Comrade Kim Jong Il ensured that the WPK developed into a genuine motherly party that takes care of the destiny of the masses on its responsibility, administered in a comprehensive way benevolent politics and all-embracing politics based on affection for and trust in them, and thus formed inseparable ties of kinship with them.
The WPK has strived to take responsibility for the people's destiny and look after them with motherly affection and to provide our people, who have supported it with single-hearted loyalty, with a rich and happy life. It has also led officials to eliminate practices of abuse of authority and bureaucratism and work as true servants for the people.
As the WPK is fully discharging its responsibility and duty as a motherly party that serves the people, our people, regarding its embrace as a genuine motherly embrace, have entrusted their destiny and future entirely to it, and are displaying loyalty to prove themselves worthy of its trust and affection.
The integral whole of the WPK and the masses based on the former's trust in and affection for the latter and the latter's absolute support for and trust in the former–herein lies the source of the solidity and might of our revolutionary ranks and the basic guarantee for all victories. As it has been backed up by the might of this integral whole, the WPK has been able to advance with confidence in sure victory against the trials and difficulties facing the revolution and wonderfully perform its sacred mission.
It has developed into a revolutionary party that leads the revolution and construction to victory in a seasoned manner by a Juche-based leadership method.
Leadership method is the basic factor that decides the leadership ability and fighting efficiency of a party.
Resolving all the problems arising in the revolution and construction by relying on the masses of the people, the motive force of the revolution, and on their efforts is the WPK's traditional leadership method the great Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il created and applied.
The might of the masses is immediately that of ideology and collectivism. The WPK has consistently adhered to the principle of formulating its lines and policies by comprehending the demands and opinions of the masses and carrying them out by motivating their ideas. It has applied the Juche-oriented theory that ideas are the main thing in the revolution and construction and ideological consciousness decides everything. By doing so, it has given definite precedence over all other types of work to the ideological work aimed at giving free rein to the people's spiritual strength and creativity, and ensured that their might of collectivism and mass heroism are displayed to the full by launching mass movements of various forms on a wide scale in every stage of the developing revolution.
In the course of bringing about a continuous leap forward in the revolution and construction by relying on the masses and enlisting their spiritual strength, the WPK has developed into a seasoned revolutionary party possessed of unexcelled organizing ability and art of leadership.
The WPK's Songun-based revolutionary leadership is a unique revolutionary leadership method of our style that gives precedence to military affairs and that sets the Korean People's Army as the core and main force.
On the basis of the original fundamentals of the Songun revolution that the army means the party, the state and the people, the WPK has developed the KPA into a-match-for-a-hundred revolutionary armed force that is unfailingly loyal to it and the leader and strong in ideology and faith. In the course of the struggle to model the entire KPA on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, the WPK's undivided leadership over the army has been established and the KPA has developed into a powerful revolutionary Paektusan army that takes the lead in implementing the WPK's lines and policies to the death. This consolidated the WPK's political and military foundations rock-solid.
Under its Songun-based leadership the revolutionary ranks have been developed into elite forces modelled after the KPA, the great army-people unity strengthened, and all the members of the WPK and other people made proactive efforts to promote the revolution and construction by learning from the KPA's fighting spirit and mettle.
The WPK has radically improved its leadership ability and fighting efficiency in the course of advancing the cause of the Juche revolution by dint of its original Songun-based leadership.
The experience of the WPK, which has developed itself into an invincible party by blazing the trail for building a revolutionary party, serves as a living example in carrying out the cause of building a revolutionary party in the era of independence.
Over the past 70 years the WPK has led the cause of the Juche revolution, the cause of socialism, along the road resplendent with brilliant victory by overcoming manifold grave trials of history.
The course of its leading the cause of the Juche revolution, the cause of socialism, has been an acute and serious political and class struggle against imperialism, dominationism, revisionism, worship of big powers and dogmatism, and a hard struggle of hewing out an untrodden path to build a genuine, new society for the people.
In the whole course of leading the several stages of the revolution and construction the WPK has not followed any established theory or formula, but advanced dynamically along the road indicated by the original Juche idea, the road of independence, Songun and socialism.
Independence, Songun and socialism are the coordinates of the Korean revolution and its main path that accord with our people's aspirations and our country's actual conditions. They are a crystallization of the valuable exploits and traditions and rich experience the great leaders achieved for nearly a century, and illuminate the basic principles of our revolution and its path.
The WPK has led the revolution and construction by holding fast to the line and principles of independence, Songun and socialism as its permanent strategy, thus performing undying exploits for the country and the people.
In the historic course of leading the cause of the Juche revolution it has trained our people into a dignified, independent people, into a powerful motive force of the revolution.
That it has trained the masses of the people into the independent motive force for carrying out the cause of the Juche revolution constitutes its greatest achievement.
The masses are masters of their own destiny and they are responsible for implementing the cause of independence, but only under the correct leadership of a revolutionary party can they become a genuine motive force of the revolution.
The WPK set it as its most important task to unite the masses solidly around it and the leader by awakening them ideologically and rallying them organizationally, and has always paid primary concern to it.
It has united the masses into a single socio-political organism by equipping them with the Juche idea and rallying them around it ideologically, volitionally and organizationally. It has also encouraged them to give full play to their great revolutionary enthusiasm and inexhaustible creativity and thus fulfill their responsibility and role as the motive force of the revolution.
In our country all the service personnel of the KPA and other people have armed themselves with the Juche idea, the WPK's guiding ideology, as their unshakable faith and achieved single-hearted unity around it, and they are working with devotion to implement its lines and policies. Its plans and decisions for the country's prosperity and people's happiness become the revolutionary will of the service personnel and the people, and are carried out by them.
In particular, the young people of a new generation have grown up into a dependable reserve force of the WPK and successors to the revolution, and they are performing the role of a shock brigade with credit in carrying out the cause of the Juche revolution. Thus our country is widely recognized as a youthful power without parallel in the world. Recorded in the history of the WPK is the proud achievement it has made in training young people into heroes of the times and its advance group and wing.
It has such an excellent army and people, laudable young people in particular, who follow it and the leader with absolute belief in them and are boundlessly faithful to its cause in any adversity-this is a source of great dignity and pride for the WPK, and herein lies the secret of its ever-victorious history spanning 70 years.
That it has built Juche-oriented socialism in which the people's demands and ideals for independence are realized is a historic exploit of the WPK.
Socialism is the aim of the working masses, and building it is the most important task facing revolutionary parties.
The WPK opened up a new path for building genuine socialism that is in keeping with the people's ideals and, in the whole course of the struggle to this end, has consistently adhered to the Juche-oriented revolutionary lines and principles.
It has resolved all the problems arising in socialist construction in conformity with our people's independent aspirations and our country's specific situation and by relying on its own forces. It has invariably advanced straight forward along the road of Juche-oriented socialism, rejecting intervention and pressure by foreign forces. Even in such trying periods as that of the Arduous March it made sustained efforts to speed up socialist construction by resolutely thwarting the hostile forces' pernicious moves to suffocate our style of socialism.
The socialism that has been built in our country according to the Juche-oriented line of the WPK and under its wise leadership is a people-centred socialism whereby the masses have become true masters of the state and society and their independent demands are fully realized.
Our people exercize their rights as masters in all spheres of state and social life, and the politics of respecting and loving them, that of giving top and absolute priority to their demands and interests, is administered in the country. As ours is a genuine socialism for the people, a people-centred socialism, they regard it as their lifeblood and work with devotion to spruce up their socialist land and develop it into a thriving socialist country as soon as possible.
Under the wise leadership of the WPK and through the devoted struggle of the people who are faithful to it, our country has risen up as a dignified politico-ideological and military power in a short historical period; it is making redoubled efforts to build the knowledge-based economy and socialist civilization in the new century, demonstrating the might of the invincible socialist power.
By leading the army and people the WPK has built up the tradition of victory in the showdown with imperialists that has continued from one century into the next and thus defended the dignity and sovereignty of the country and the gains of the revolution with credit.
As long as there remains imperialism, the cause of independence of the masses, the cause of socialism, is accompanied by a fierce showdown with the enemy. As our country has been the outpost in the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. struggle which has been drawn out from one century into the next and from generation to generation, defending the national dignity and sovereignty and the gains of the revolution from imperialist aggression posed as a particularly important issue for it.
By consistently adhering to the line and principle of attaching importance to military affairs, the WPK set it as the foremost national affair to build up the revolutionary armed forces and increase the country's defence capabilities and has won victory after victory in the uninterrupted showdown with U.S. imperialism by relying on the country's powerful defence capabilities whose pivot is the KPA.
Under the wise leadership of Comrade Kim Il Sung our young KPA and people performed the historic miracle of defeating in the Fatherland Liberation War a formidable enemy whose forces were incomparably great, ie, the U.S. imperialists who had been boasting of being the "strongest" in the world. This brilliant victory was the victory of the Juche-oriented military ideas and outstanding military strategy of Comrade Kim Il Sung, an iron-willed brilliant commander, and it was a victory born of the heroic spirit of defending the country of the service personnel and people who fought even sacrificing their lives unhesitatingly for their precious motherland.
The WPK has always emerged victorious in the showdown with the allied imperialist forces over the past scores of years after the war, foiling the enemy's continued designs for aggression at every step by dint of the might of Songun, the might of a military power.
Recently when a hair-trigger situation was created, it warded off the danger facing the country in time by demonstrating its leadership ability, thus saving the nation from the holocaust of war and safeguarding the peace and security of the world. That it defended the dignity and sovereignty of the country and the gains of the revolution in this fierce confrontation was a great victory born of our spiritual and moral superiority and the might of the great unity of the army and people who are single-heartedly united around the WPK.
The immortal exploits and valuable experience achieved by the WPK in carrying out the cause of the Juche revolution under the banner of independence, Songun and socialism are of historic significance in the victorious advance of our revolution and in implementing the cause of independence of the masses.
By building an invincible socialist power on this land under the unfurled banner of Juche, the WPK has remarkably raised the dignity and status of our Republic in the international arena and laid everlasting foundations for the prosperity of the country and accomplishment of the cause of the Juche revolution.
The theory of the geopolitical fate of the Korean peninsula which had been in distress as an arena of competition by world powers has already become a thing of the bygone days, and our socialist Republic is exercizing its rights and influence on its own terms as the master of its own destiny and motive force of the development of the situation in the region and the rest of the world.
The U.S. imperialists and their followers may grow desperate, but the WPK and our people have now become able to build a people's paradise and achieve the eternal prosperity of the country and nation by stepping up the construction of a thriving socialist nation in their own way with their own strength, technology and resources by dint of the might of single-hearted unity and powerful defence capabilities whose pivot is nuclear deterrent.
The WPK has proved in practice the justness of the cause of independence of the masses, the cause of socialism, and the inevitability of its victory.
It has led the struggle to defend socialism and build a thriving country with success in the worst conditions and circumstances and thereby clearly showed that the cause of independence of the masses is a justice and socialism is a science.
Through its historical struggle the WPK has evidently proved the truth of history that socialism and justice are alive on this planet, they are sure to prevail over the imperialists' high-handedness and arbitrariness, and nothing can check the trend of the times towards anti-imperialist independence and socialism.
The sacred revolutionary cause of the great party of Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il is ever-victorious and the final victory of our revolution is definite as long as it is guided by the WPK-this is the summing up of the glorious 70-year history of the WPK.
Accomplishing the cause of the Juche revolution under the unfurled banner of the great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is a historic mission of the WPK and its unshakable will.
Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is the one and only guiding ideology of the WPK and the eternal banner of its victory.
We should invariably follow the road of Juche to the end as indicated by the great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.
We should develop the WPK forever as the party of Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
We should hold up the great Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il as the eternal leaders of the WPK and organize and conduct its building and activities in line with their ideology and intentions.
We should staunchly safeguard their ideas of and exploits in building the WPK and add brilliance to them. Holding fast to their ideas of and instructions on building the WPK as the lifeline, organizations of the WPK should implement them to the last without an inch of deflection and incessantly intensify the work of exalting the brilliance of their leadership exploits.
We should establish the WPK's unified leadership system more firmly across it.
The entire WPK should be turned into a crystallization of ideology and faith, which is modelled on the great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism. All the officials and other WPK members should cherish an unshakable faith that they do not know any other ideology than the revolutionary ideology of the WPK, launch an uncompromising struggle against all sorts of alien ideological trends, and thus ensure the definite ideological purity of the WPK.
It is important to strengthen the unity and cohesion of the WPK in every way and establish steel-strong organizational discipline whereby the entire WPK moves as one under the unitary leadership of its Central Committee.
A strong sense of organization, discipline and unity are the lifeblood of a revolutionary party and the source of its invincible might. Thoroughgoing revolutionary discipline should be established whereby the entire WPK is united firmly around its Central Committee with one ideology and purpose, all the problems arising in the work and activities of the WPK are brought to it and dealt with according to its unitary decision, and all the organizations and members of the WPK work and live according to the order established within it.
The revolutionary climate of defending the WPK's ideology and policies and implementing them unto death should be maintained as the eternal tradition. All the organizations of the WPK should regard carrying out its policies as the main thing and persist in implementing its lines and policies without giving it up halfway.
The integral whole of the WPK and the masses should be further consolidated.
It is a source of the solidity and viability of the WPK and the most powerful weapon for defending the country and the revolution.
The entire WPK should hold high the slogan, "Everything for the people and everything by relying on them!" Cherishing the view of Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on the people, all the officials should believe in them as in heaven, give prominence to them and become their faithful servants who always go deep among them, share weal and woe with them and work with devotion for their benefit.
The entire WPK should launch an intense struggle against the abuse of power, bureaucratism and corruption, thus maintaining its original features as a revolutionary party of Juche, a motherly party, and thoroughly defending and serving the demands and interests of the masses.
Under the leadership of the WPK we should bring to completion the cause of the Juche revolution, the cause of socialism, pioneered on Mt. Paektu.
We should hold fast to the general line for building socialism and thoroughly carry it out.
The general line put forward by the great Comrade Kim Il Sung, the line of carrying out the ideological, technological and cultural revolutions while strengthening the people's government and steadily enhancing its functions and role, is a strategic line to be permanently adhered to in building socialism.
We should ensure that our people's government and socialist system are further strengthened and the people's government fully discharges its responsibility and role as the representative of the people's right to independence, the organizer of their creative abilities, the administrator responsible for their livelihood and the protector of their independent and creative life. Work system and method of the people's government should be improved as required by the developing reality, and the unified guidance of the state over society and its functions as the organizer of economic work be enhanced, thereby giving powerful impetus to the building of a thriving country.
The three revolutions-ideological, technological and cultural-constitute the basic mode whereby the masses in socialist society realize their demand for independence.
The technological and cultural revolutions should be pushed forward with definite precedence given to the ideological revolution for successful implementation of the remoulding of man and transformation of nature and development of social relations in keeping with the requirements for building a thriving socialist country.
We should accelerate the building of a thriving socialist nation by holding fast to the WPK's line of attaching importance to ideology, military affairs and science.
Priority should be given to consolidating the political and ideological position, the primary fortress of our revolution.
By conducting five-point ideological education among WPK members and other working people, we should prepare them to be giants in ideas and faith who burn their hearts with the revolutionary spirit of Paektu, the spirit of the blizzards of Paektu, and staunchly safeguard our single-hearted unity at any place and at any time, and to be vanguard fighters of the class who are possessed of a thoroughgoing sense of anti-imperialism and class consciousness and strive to fortify our class position, our revolutionary position, rock-solid.
We must keep a watchful eye over all sorts of moves by the enemy to undermine our socialist system from within, approach these moves with political awareness and never allow any poisonous weeds of capitalism, however trifling, to sprout in the garden of socialism. The whole country should strive to do away with outmoded morality and way of life and give fullest play to the beautiful traits of a large socialist family that is sound and harmonious and in which all the people help and lead one another forward.
The future of the country and the prospects of the revolution depend on how young people of a new generation are prepared. All the organizations of the WPK should hold fast to its idea and line of attaching importance to young people and channel great efforts into the work with them to rally them closely around it, and encourage them all to become vanguard fighters of the revolution and young Songun heroes who carry forward pure and clean the ideological lifeblood, the blood of faith, of the WPK and share destiny with it to the last.
Self-reliant defence capabilities are Songun Korea's dignity, sovereignty and guarantee for victory. The WPK's military line of self-reliant defence and its line of simultaneously promoting the two fronts should be carried out for further increasing the country's defence capabilities.
The KPA should thoroughly establish the command system of the Supreme Commander, a revolutionary military climate and steel-strong military discipline within it, and intensify the combat and political training, so as to prepare all the service personnel to be a-match-for-a-hundred combatants and all its units, an elite combat force. It should always make a breakthrough for advance in the first line of our revolution and give full play to its fighting mettle of "At a Go" and the might of great army-people unity on all the fronts of building a thriving nation.
We must turn out powerful cutting-edge military hardware of our own style in larger numbers, constantly reinforce self-defensive nuclear deterrent and perfect the preparedness for an all-people resistance.
It is the determination and will of the WPK to build an economic giant and a civilized nation by dint of modern science and technology at the earliest date possible. We should give definite precedence to the development of science and technology and also concentrate all our efforts on building a socialist nation with powerful economy and high standard of civilization, so that ours will assume all the aspects of a thriving socialist country.
By adhering to the revolutionary economic line and policy put forward by the WPK, we should vigorously conduct the struggle to attain the goal of building an economic giant stage by stage while focusing our efforts on shoring up the vanguard sectors of the national economy.
We should direct primary effort to improving the people's living standards in line with the plan and intention of the WPK, so as to ensure that they enjoy the benefits of socialism to their heart's content and lead a happy life without anything to envy in the world.
We should develop all the cultural sectors including education, public health, sports, literature and art as appropriate to a civilized socialist nation to open up a new heyday of civilization in the 21st century.
The historic cause of national reunification, a long-cherished desire of the Korean nation, must be realized without fail.
National reunification is the paramount task for the WPK which has taken charge of the destiny of the country and nation. We must no longer tolerate the tragedy of national division that has lasted from one century into the next. As clarified in the three principles for national reunification, historic June 15 Joint Declaration and October 4 Declaration agreed upon by the north and south of Korea, we should reunify the country independently by rejecting foreign forces and on the principle of By Our Nation Itself. By carrying out the wish and instructions of the great leaders, we should achieve the historic cause of national reunification and build a prospering reunified country on this land.
We should implement the WPK's foreign policy of independence and thus contribute to realizing the cause of global independence.
Under the ideals of independence, peace and friendship we should strive to develop relations with other countries that are friendly to us, strengthen friendship and unity with progressive peoples, resolutely frustrate the schemes for aggression and intervention by the imperialist and dominationist forces engrossed in high-handedness and arbitrariness, and achieve global peace, security and independence.
We are now faced with a heavy yet noble task of bringing earlier the final victory of the cause of the Juche revolution by braving difficulties and trials.
All the service personnel and people should unite around the WPK with one mind and purpose and step up the general advance for the final victory of the revolution.
The WPK will, in the future, too, demonstrate to the whole world its dignity and might as the party of Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and etch only victory in the annals of its history.
The sacred cause of the great party of Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il is ever-victorious.
Rodong Sinmun(9.27): Chuseok's eve in Hyesan... All citizens paid respect to the spirits of their solely ancestors: 'The Supreme Leader'/'The Eternal President' Kim Il-sung(aka 'The Great Sun') and 'The Eternal General Secretary of the WPK'/'The Eternal Chairman of the National Defence Commission' Kim Jong-il(aka 'The Shining Star')...[^^]
Rodong Sinmun(9.28): Wreaths were placed before the Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery on Mt. Taesong, the Patriotic Martyrs' Cemetery in Sinmi-ri and the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery on Sunday, the Harvest Moon Day. Wreaths sent by Marshal Kim Jong Un were seen standing at the wreath-laying stands of the cemeteries...