Thursday, 22 October 2015

KCNA Commentary Blasts S. Korean Authorities' Moves for Introduction of "State-compiled Textbooks"

 Pyongyang, October 22 (KCNA) -- The south Korean authorities made public the "system of introducing state-compiled textbooks" for teaching history to the students of the middle and high schools.
    This is aimed to instill reactionary view on history and value into the rising generations in a sinister bid to turn the south Korean society into the one dominated by the "Saenuri Party" and other ultra-right conservative forces and keep escalating criminal confrontation with fellow countrymen and ensure longer stay in power based on it.
    The above-said system was enforced for a considerable time during the Park Chung-hee regime. This was abused for justifying the ruling conservative forces' pro-Japanese and pro-U.S. dictatorship and inciting confrontation with the fellow countrymen.
    The struggle of south Koreans from all walks of life resulted in replacing the system by "the system of screening textbooks" in 2003. But the conservative authorities are making desperate efforts to retrieve the antiquated system from the dumping ground of history.
    The announcement of the controversial system set the stage for adding pages embellishing the past dictatorial era and justifying the moves for confrontation with the fellow countrymen to the history textbooks for middle and high school students.
    This is attributable to the south Korean authorities who are working hard to revive the "yusin" dictatorship, drive the livelihood of people into dire destitution and achieve "unification through absorption" after labeling the fellow countrymen in the north as enemy.
    As a matter of fact, the south Korean authorities have been forsaken by the people for their crimes committed against the nation.
    The daily-mounting anti-"government" struggle of the south Koreans casts dark shadow over the ruling quarters' ambition for a longer stay in power and their confrontation moves.
    Much upset by this, they crafted the above-said system in order to attain their sinister purpose at any cost.
    They claimed that the system is meant for the unity of the people. But this trumpeting only brought to light their ulterior motive to imbue the rising generation with the consciousness of confrontation with the fellow countrymen and fan up extreme hatred for those struggling for justice and progress in a bid to build their support base and realize their ambition for a longer stay in power and "unification through absorption."
    Their moves for enforcing the above-said system are a hideous act of treachery as they are designed to bring the south Korean society back to the dark era and scuttle the efforts for the improvement of the north-south ties.
    South Korean academic, educational and media circles and lots of civic and public organizations have turned out in the actions against the system.
    Those who go against the history and mindset are bound to face miserable self-destruction.
    The south Korean authorities have to face up to the reality and immediately stop the moves.

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