Thursday, 25 October 2007

Chairman of the National Defence Commission Kim Jong Il

Chairman of the National Defence Commission Kim Jong Il

and the Songun politics

(An article posted on the internet by the chairman of the South Headquarters of the National Alliance

of Youth and Students for the Country’s Reunification)

Yun Gi-jin, chairman of the National Alliance of Youth and Students for the Country’s Reunification, carried an article on the internet under the title “Chairman of the National Defence Commission Kim Jong Il and the Songun politics” on September 7.

The article, referring to the “2007 Reunification-related Seminar of the South Korean Youth and Students-Essay Contest of the Youth and Students” under the subject; the “Songun Era and North Korea, and the Future of the Korean Peninsula” slated for September 9 in Seoul, indicated that the contest, the third of its kind after those in last year and this spring, is a part of the popular derive for “Correct Understanding of Songun”.

Leader Kim Jong Il Inspects the Dabaksol Post of the KPA (Jan. 1, 1995)

It held that now research, seminar and publication functions about the various fields of north Korea including the Songun politics are brisk in south Korea, thus the drive for “Correct Understanding of Songun and North Korea” is naturally proceeding, the might of Songun of north Korea is the leadership ability of NDC Chairman Kim Jong Il who leads the Songun ranks in the van, and his Songun leadership plays a decisive role in the politics, economy and diplomatic domains.

The article said that Chairman Kim Jong Il formulated the mode of Songun politics on the basis of President Kim Il Sung’s idea of attaching importance to arms and left the first footprint of the Songun leadership on the Guards Seoul Ryu Gyung Su Tank Division 105 of the KPA on August 25, 1960.

It added that north Korea upheld him as the KPA supreme commander in 1991 and the chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK in 1993.

The article said that Kim Jong Il formulated the Songun politics as the main political mode of socialism through leading the “Arduous March” and the ever-fiercer DPRK-US showdown in the 1990s to victory.

He incessantly made the inspection tours to the KPA units including the posts in Mt. Osong, Cho islet and Panmunjom, it stressed and added that the first boom of the building of the great prosperous powerful nation is the fruition of the Songun politics.

It also said that the influence of the Songun politics is really immense, the common phrases on the lips of the south Korean people are such as “Our general comprehensively copes with everything” and “We’re sure to triumph if our general leads us” due to the broad exchange between the compatriots in the north and south thanks to the June 15 joint declaration, the single-minded unity of the north Koreans who ardently support Kim Jong Il who upholds the banner of Songun and his Songun line is the true looks of north Korea.

The article continued saying that though the struggle to firmly defend the country’s dignity and achieve the prosperity in confrontation with the formidable imperialists is not easy, the compatriots in north Korea are greeting the sunrise beyond the dawn of the nation’s prosperity and feel proud, the fact that the Songun politics, an engine to the independent and peaceful reunification, rapidly spreads and in different countries over the world the enthusiasm for anti-imperialist and anti-US struggle following the banner of Songun is rising.

At the end of the article it stressed that now it is high time for more sincere study of the Songun politics of Chairman Kim Jong Il who provides our nation with the decisive guarantee for victory in the face-off with the US and doles out the merits of Songun to all the people.

The fact that south Korean people's interest in the Songun politics of leader Kim Jong Il is rising day by day is because the Songun politics is an almighty treasured sword which safeguards the destiny of the nation and guarantees the common prosperity of the nation and the building of the great reunified prosperous powerful nation.

Report of JISGE-ASSPUK Meeting


The Juche Idea Study Group of England and the Association For the Study of
Songun Politics convened a meeting to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of
the foundation of the Workers Party of Korea and the 10th anniversary of
the election of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il as general secretary
of the WPK.

The meeting was held in the Conway Hall central London at 2pm on
Saturday 6th October.

Comrade Dermot Hudson spoke about the 10th anniversary of the election
of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il he said

Kim Jong Il held up higher the banner of Songun to handle the situation in the 1990s and directed primary efforts to building the WPK into the party in which the army and people constitute a harmonious whole. To this end, he saw to it that the soldiers were thoroughly armed with the idea of the WPK and played the vanguard role in carrying out the Party’s line and policies. He established the noble and indomitable ideological and spiritual traits displayed by the KPA soldiers in the grim struggle to defend socialism with the revolutionary spirit of soldier and generalized it through out the Party first of all.
He also paid deep attention to cementing the army-people unity. The army-people unity of Korea was created during the anti-Japanese armed struggle (early 1930s-1945), developed and enriched in an all-round way through the Fatherland Liberation War (the Korean War from 1950 to 1953) to repulse the US aggression. And it was carried on in the whole course of confrontation with the imperialist forces. The tradition of army-people unity has reached a higher stage of its development thanks to Kim Jong Il. He regarded the army-people unity as a fundamental task in strengthening the driving force of the revolution, consolidating the roots of society and the mass foundation of the WPK, instead of as a mere interrelationship between the army and the people. Therefore, he put forward a new idea on the army-people unity. According to his new suggestion, the army-people unity is, in essence, the oneness in ideology and fighting spirit based on the revolutionary spirit of soldier. The in-depth development and materialization of the idea of the army-people unity made it possible for the DPRK to realize the great unity whereby the army and the people share the same destiny for the single purpose. As this unity serves as the mass foundation of the WPK, it is, for sure, the only party in the world to have such a strong mass foundation.
The single-hearted unity between the army and the people centering on the party is the guarantee of the WPK’s invincibility. Supported by the unity, the WPK has been victorious in the battle for socialist defense for the decade and brought about a miraculous reality of building a great, prosperous and powerful nation.
The Workers’ Party of Korea will remain invincible as long as it is led by General Secretary Kim Jong Il.

Comrade Shaun Pickford secretary of the JISGE presented a paper on "The
great leader comrade Kim Il Sung and the anti US anti imperialist struggle"
Comrade Pickford explained that the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung was
the giant of Asian and world communism.He said that on the 1st anniversary
of immortal internationalist Major Ernesto Che Guevara the great leader
wrote an essay "The Great Anti-Imperialist Revolutionary Cause Of The Asian, African And Latin American Peoples Is Invincible".The speaker explained that
in fact Ernesto Che Guevara had close tied with the DPRK.The DPRK
and Cuba established diplomatic relations in August 1960 and Che Guevara
visited the DPRK in 1960 meeting the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung.
Major Ernesto Che Guevara said the DPRK was the best socialist country and
the one he most admired.
comrade Pickford also pointed out that some of the ideas of Che Guevara
outlined in his work "Man and Socialism in Cuba" such as the stress on
ideology were developed in full by the Juche idea of the great leader
comrade Kim Il Sung.
In the work "The Great Anti-Imperialist Revolutionary Cause Of The Asian, African And Latin American Peoples Is Invincible" the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung paid tribute to Ernesto Che Guevara and also emphasied the cardinal importance of the Cuba revolution the first socialist revolution in the Western hemisphere and the vanguard of the Latin American revolution.
The great leader comrade Kim Il Sung in the work criticised those
who called for unprincipled co existence with imperialism but at the same
time argued for a broad anti imperialist united front.He also said that the
barriers of imperialist encirclement must be torn down and a worldwide system
of the dictatorship of the proletariat established.

Comrade Pickford said that the "Songun Bomb"(the DPRK's nuclear deterrent)
dealt a crushing blow to the centres of imperialist oppression.

Comrade Dermot Hudson stated that"The Great Anti-Imperialist Revolutionary Cause Of The Asian, African And Latin American Peoples Is Invincible" was
one of the first works of Juche he read and it greatly impressed him.

Some discussion was held on globalization and its ill effects.It was stressed
that globalization needs to be countered by an independent Songun Juche
Comrade Dermot Hudson spoke the anti imperialist struggle for independence
of the WPK he said
"The history of the WPK is the one in which amid its uncompromising struggle against the modern revisionism and social democracy that emerged in the socialist movement of the world, it opened the way to defend and advance the socialist cause under the banner of independence and made a great contribution to the work of expanding and strengthening the anti-imperialist independent forces by putting the unity and solidarity between the socialist countries and revolutionary parties on a new foundation.
From the late 1950s to the early 1960s when modern revisionists’ acts of capitulationism to the US and big-power chauvinistic despotism reached an extreme, the WPK was the first to uphold the banner of defending socialist countries and have them saved from the crisis of division. After the 1970s when the US imperialists were obstinately trying to sow the seeds of discord among socialist countries, it constantly made devoted efforts to turn the relations between socialist countries and the communist and workers’ parties into those based on independence and to strengthen the unity and solidarity based on them. In April 1992, the Pyongyang Declaration “Let Us Defend and Advance the Cause of Socialism” was adopted and the number of political parties of the world that signed the declaration till now amounts to over 270. This clearly shows that the socialist cause, the anti-imperialist cause of independence, has overcame the trials of history and is advancing full of new confidence and manifests the exploits of the WPK which opened a new era of the cold war the WPK has carried on energetic activities to make the non-aligned movement invariably true to its main principle of independence as an independent political force as before, and is giving its active support to the struggle of other countries and nations for building new society and defending sovereignty.
The progressive people of the world have great trust in the WPK advancing under the banner of anti-imperialist independence"

Comrade Kevin Cain read out a statement of the Central Committee of
the All Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks.It said in part

"Without exaggeration, one can say that today on Earth there is no other state where so great and responsible for the destiny of the country and so significant is the role of the ruling political party in the internal and foreign life of the country like in the DPRK.
The Songun policy, basing itself on the Juche ideology, provides firmness, constancy and steadfastness of the political policy worked out by the political- ideological general staff – the CC and Central Military Commission of the WPK under the leadership of Kim Jong IL.
The WPK at the 62 anniversary since its formation is courageously and most certainly storming the heights of the victorious rising to the peak of Juche socialism, demonstrating to the whole world the huge advantages of a socialist system of world building, the highest rates of its development in the extremely unfavourable conditions for this.
In the famous October dates we especially emphasise the significance of the activity of the outstanding political and state activist of the modern times- the General Secretary of the WPK – Great Kim Jong Il in the cause of the strengthening and developing of socialism and the communist ideology in the world as a whole, in the cause of preserving and strengthening peace in N.E. Asia, despite the acts of provocation being encouraged by the USA, directed at the destabilization of the situation and attempts to ignite a world war in this region of the world.
Congratulating Comrade Kim Jong Il on the 10th year since his election to the post of General Secretary of the WPK, we sincerely wish the Supreme Commander in Chief of the KPA, the Chairman of the State Committee for Defence of the DPRK, Great Kim Jong Il boundless living strength in the leadership of the Korean Revolution and the defence of socialism across the whole world.
Long live the WPK – the cementing basis of unity, solidarity and invincibility of Korean society!
Long live the heroic and courageous Korean people, with certainty building socialism, having become an example for all peoples, aiming towards freedom and independence!
Long live the glorious Armed Forces of the DPRK – the guarantee of peace and stability in N.E. Asia!
Long live the political headquarters of the Korean Revolution - the CC and Central Military Commission of the WPK together with the State Committee for Defence led by the outstanding politician of modern day, Comrade Kim Jong Il!
Long live international solidarity of the peoples of the world against the instigators of local and world wars, against the criminal foreign policy of the USA – the international terrorist and sponsor of all the main terrorist organisations of the world!"N.A. Andreeva General Secretary of the AUCPB
Discussion was held on an introduction to the Juche idea.Comrade Dermot Hudson pointed out that KASS now has a section of the Naenara site and
there is an excellent on line introductory course on the Juche idea on the